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Sights on Womenswear


Part of the Benetton empire, Italian cotton weaving mill Pordenone is now supplying all good menswear brands from Gant through to Prada and Lacoste – though it still sees room for development in womenswear. For Winter 2012/13 these gaps in the market are now also to be filled.

For this special womenswear colours have been developed – with the range now including new, more feminine cotton blends with the Lyocell fibre Tencel or even viscose. Sophisticated, mill-washed finishes with artificial resins or enzymes give cottons a more formal feel.

Young Couture


Proving that womenswear fabrics can be youthful and yet still exude couture flair is the weaving mill Philea. At this French mill they are expert at dealing with viscose and similar silky fabrics and initial samples for Winter 2012/13 have confirmed the increased importance attached to good fabric quality in ready-to-wear.

This is a perfect match for the collection which fascinates here with warp knits blending polyamide and MicroModal, crepey, light viscose/polyamide/wool blends and elegant cotelés with polka dot flock prints plus lace jacquards that despite their finesse look simple and almost rustic. Flowing crepes with a satin reverse and lacquered acetate with viscose stripes also casually combine elegance with youth. Anyone with their eye on the French fashion label Kooples will know what we are talking about. They already featured skirts in Philea fabrics over the summer.

Green Couture

Kaska Hass

Cheerful, pert and refined – this is what the wedding and couture fashion by Kaska Hass Couture from Berlin aims to be.

And already the first High Eco Fashion collection launched by this label for summer 2012 embodies this independent style with a sense of humour, which does not come as a surprise knowing the designer Kaska Hass and her love of the theatre and affinity for the stage. The basis of this collection, however, is very sound comprising certified eco silks and organic cottons made by renowned Swiss weaving mills. We wish her lots of success!