Back to the Future
The trend observes a weightless direction across micro-fine hosiery-inspired knits to micro-light trims and accessories, through engineered structures and technicalities.
The structure of the yarns enables these materials to know when and how to react and protect, guaranteeing enhanced performance and a truly visionary approach in the sportswear sector. Artificial intelligence and automation inspire fabric construction, boosting and strengthening the motion and friction between the body and the garment.
Cool touch, compression, UV protection and anti-bacterial pose as key properties delivering barely there, ultra-lightweight fabrics that provided unmatched performance. A strong influence in engineered fabrics through body mapping specific functions into key zones in fabric constriction leads to a more seamless result.
FIBRES, YARNS & FINISHES
High powered spandex/elastane
Embedded sensors linked to apps to monitor performance
Power stretch spandex/elastane – super chlorine resistant
Futuristically optical heat transfers
Thermochromatic yarns and transfer prints
Reflective technology in yarns, prints and finishes
Day-Glo trims and yarns
Phosphorescent micro-fine yarns
PU tapes – heat bonded seams
FIR and NIR yarns for enhanced performance and comfort
Variable modulus fabrics
Patina surfaces through yarn content or finish
Marathon & Triathlon
Fitness & Gym apparel and soft equipment
Active intimate apparel and bodywear
Cross training and cardio classes