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Surface effects come to the forefront in the CAVALRY collection as a look to past innovative structures are reworked into new lightweight qualities, enhanced by the inclusion of creora® spandex/elastane. It’s time to delve into the archives and remaster those classic weaves that create surface effects. Now the focus is on being bold and breaking away from the classic simple 3/1 twill structures.

Attention to surface detail is the focus, as raised regular and irregular structures come through. This direction also pulls from a layering direction by achieving the best bases that can then be applied with different technologies in getting the complete look. Look to the history of Japanese denim, the premium elements that it has delivered in the past. From chevron structures, to traditional selvedge denim with stretch, cross hatch and jacquard effects, all bought to a new level of comfort and fit with creora® Fit2.

Hand feel ranges for a natural soft touch to waxy and dry add new tactility comes into play. A very traditional delivering on the content front, with cotton remixing string. Other cellulosics including wool and linen bring a new touch, while lyocell and modal bring an enhanced soft approach, especially when incorporating creora® eco-soft low heat settable spandex/elastane. This direction is about using today’s clean technologies in creating an unbeatable natural look.

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PRODUCTS

  • · creora® eco-soft – low heat settable spandex/elastane for a super soft touch
  • · creora® Fit2 – for 360° stretch and flexibility
  • · creora® Black – black spandex/elastane for intense tones

COMPANION FIBERS

  • · Cotton – BCI, organic, circular economy cotton
  • · Complimentary natural fibers – wool and linen for added raw touch to the textured weaves
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    Lyocell and modal – adding a softer touch in hybrid blends or worked directly with creora in creating lightweight and fluid qualities

CONSIDER

  • · Vintage appeal – textured touch and matte appeal
  • · Classic 2/1 3/1 twill in bi and mono stretch denim
  • · Cross hatch denim structures – consider printing for layering techniques
  • · Stretch selvedge denim – vintage and traditional elements inspire this direction
  • · Stretch denim with varying degrees of power and fit – from comfort stretch and super stretch
  • · Jacquard denims – create interesting
  • · Reversible denim – get creative with contrasting colored yarns and coatings
  • · Brocade effects – work matte and bright yarns
  • · Tone-on-tone prints to create interesting surface detail
  • · Slub cotton and linen yarns for subtle surface irregularity
  • · Vegetal and bio-based dyes for a natural influence
  • · Chalky coatings on matte bases
  • · New color offerings – complement deep and sun dried indigo tones from nature’s color palette
  • · Semi matte marble finishes
  • · Distressed finishes – use laser finishing to eliminate the need for water
  • · Ozone laundering – eliminating an abundance of water
  • · Geometric and organic jacquards
  • · Denim linen knits

TARGET MARKETS

  • · A strong direction for an alternative appeal in the men’s market
  • · Active living – knitted denim taking on the surface relief featured here
  • · Women’s true denim and non jeans-wear applications in readyto-wear – jackets, dresses
  • · Classic casual denim pieces

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