September 13, 2016
ALBIATE 1830 AW 17-18: NOT JUST SHIRTS!
For Autumn/Winter 2017-18, Albiate 1830 presented a display of total look consisting of Jackets, vests, pants and shirts, all made out of Albiate1830 fabrics, reflecting the multi functionality of its denim and non-denim fabrics.
Albiate 1830 the brand recognised internationally for its authority in the world of fabrics for sport shirts and denim, has developed a collection around three main themes – Sports, Jacquard, and Denim.
1. Five different themes run through the Sport Line: black & white with three-dimensional-looking structures, nuances and check; Preppy Fusion, or flannels in soft colors; Buffalo Story, characterised by macro checks in red and black tones and fabrics with micro structures; Blue & Brown Nature, fabrics with nuances of wood, especially with nubby yarns combined with shades of navy and airforce blues and finally the most bold patterning of the Jacquard. The most widely used bases are both flannels and emerised poplins, with twills made from nubby yarns, as well as fabrics made with raw fibres. American-inspired fabrics such as Oxfords give a heavier aspect while the mélange wool is designed to create casual and cool outerwear. Prints on velvet bases are inspired by the world of floral tapestry, in shades of khaki, blue, grey and brown. Even the yarns are printed and are used to create bases with dobby and fil coupé effects.
2. The Jacquard is characterised by the use of mélange yarns and fil coupé effects. The jacquard designs range from classic to macro camouflage, finishing with the floral fantasies. Silk and nubby yarns enrich the collection, as well as the Dual Light Jacquard fabric, which can be used both for the front and the reverse faces.
3. The Denim represents a substantial part of Albiate collection for Autumn/Winter 2017-18 and covers the entire panorama of shirting fabrics and not only in the indigo world. The great research of the designers of the Brand led to the creation of innovative constructions with special yarns, thanks to the use of wool or yarn Tencel/wool for warmer quality bases; raw and nubby yarns allow the creation of more fashionable and rustic fabrics. Important is the part of jacquard and indigo printing, developed through multiple bases with novelty fil coupé effects in the first case and corrosion fantasies in the second case. The part in sports indigo is enriched with finer and finer yarns to create new muslins and new lightweight yarn dyed flannels. The collection also features some variants of fabrics with Japanese special selvedge denim. Not to miss the fabrics printed on flannel bases both light and with more structure, from the micro-patterns to a bandana theme.