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Schoeller Textil: One of a Kind

Photo: Schoeller Textil

The Swiss creative think tank for functional fabrics is now already showcasing initial developments for Summer 2013.

The new dyeing process “One of a Kind” based on a random principle puts a new slant on familiar textures and colours and also provides a new take on camouflage. Natural tones make every fabric (even such highly abrasion-resistance outdoor fabrics as Schoeller dynamic) and thereby every garment unique.

By contrast, lightweight soft shells such as the Schoeller WB-400 with an embossed look in yellow-orange and blue are reinterpreted with reduced weight and brightness while discreet two-tones in rich coral or radiant marine colours in are ideal for light, two-way stretch Schoeller WB-formula fabrics. Climate membranes like c_change also provide extra weather protection here.

“Cord is Hip”


The specialists at Velcorex ought to know as pile fabrics are the traditional speciality of this French firm. Full order books until the end of the year plus cord and velvet-focused fashion trends fuel their optimism.

Now that velvet has stabilised at a high level designers are at present showing interest in ribbed looks again, say the company. At the forefront here are more finely ribbed fabrics although the XXL version is also meeting with interest. Alongside this are exciting innovations like lasered patterns, stone-washed finishes and sandblasting. Overdyed yarns and pigment-dyed blends – like cotton/viscose – give sportswear a good hand STEILVORLAGE here while pigment coatings should not be forgotten. And as if all this was not enough, the French have announced a renewed belief in prints.

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.