With knits we can move seamlessly between superfine, smooth and fluid qualities to coarse, strong, stiff effects, providing contradictory solutions as to fibers’ blends, yarn construction, finishing processes.
This represents a revolutionary approach to garment design, combining the elegance, comfort and functionality with new shapes and extreme volumes, opening to sporty market segments, as well as to any other item that can be knitted.
Illusory extrafine yarns resulting from blends of viscose, recycled polyester and poliammide, where a soft touch prevails, and colours choose natural neutral tones remind of delicate skin and combine beautifully as a “second skin”, elastic but comfortable, transparent or dense, matt or with sophisticated controlled pearly reflections.
For the hottest summertime a fresh envigorating tactile feeling results from refined crêpe yarns with an unexpected sandy touch.
A particularly smooth and cooling wet effect can be explored through the “rubber” touch of Viscose and Nylon Comfort blends.
Switching to the opposite solutions we discover coarser yarns that thanks to a PA wrapping provide a perfectly rounded surface and an exclusive touch.
Yarns blended with thermoplastic Polyurethane become stiff and bridging the gap between the physical product and the final heating process ranging from 110 to 170 degrees Celsius, shapes can be modulated individually. Origami pleats can be designed as well as original plissés. Jacquards can be partially thermoformed and partially fluid to interpret new unexpected shapes.
Knitting the future, thermoforming will be an interesting opportunity for garments and accessories, like bags or shoes.
A revolutionary new bag design that combines the latest in knit technology with sustainable 3D printing and craftsmanship. Made with Icevict yarn, this bag is eco-friendly, highly durable and versatile. It’s easy to assemble, being produced in one piece and folded with just a few seams. The thermoforming feature allows for 3D structures without the need for reinforcements, the perfect blend of innovation and sustainability.
The designers will profit of the possibility of creating extraordinary forms and 3D effects and structures by using a combination of Merino wool and Grilon® polyamide by Expotex melting while ironed and opening a wide range of creative solutions.