ALBINI GROUP presents the trends A/W 2014-15 for shirting fabrics
Albini Group, world leader in shirting fabrics, is present at Milano Unica with 5 Made in Italy collections for 5 different brands, each with a defined identity. In common: they know how to anticipate and dictate shirt trends for Autumn-Winter 2014-15.
The most prestigious fabrics are open to experimentation with structured effects and more daring fantasies. Emerised finishing for softness and “peach-skin effect”, brushed on heavier fabrics. Discreet femininity, vintage-inspired, neutral bases with prints from the Forties. Denim, Jacquard and fil-coupé effects for high-end sportswear.
Albini Group, an interpreter of the avant-garde fabrics for shirts, presents suggestions of colours, yarns, bases, prints, patterns for fabrics that will inspire specialist shirt makers, tailors and designer labels for fashion in Autumn-Winter 2014-15.
A collection from a metropolitan mood, the charisma of three global locations - Milan, Hong Kong and New York - serves as inspiration to the three main styles of the collection of Cotonificio Albini: Classic, Urban and Sport.
Classic white and blue shades are seen alongside sophisticated, intense colours, such as aubergine, pearl grey, teal; basic tones which go beyond the blue/red/yellow version of “primary” experimenting with shades of orange, light blue, forest green, teal, lilac. Brown is important in the stripes design, also used to “cut the colour”, in addition to the traditional blue or grey.
Shirts and apparel experience reciprocal influences. The coat has long been interpreted in a more and more unstructured version, unloading itself. Cotonificio Albini responds to the trend by creating fabrics for a brand new concept of jacket/shirt, inspired by the tweed and the suiting, creating proposals for fabrics with more body.
The collection is embellished with new blends and new yarns: cotton-wool, linen-wool, brushed linen with wool effect, blends or mouliné. Sometimes even fortified with structures or small dobbies. But in order to fully appreciate the quality, the fabrics must be touched and felt: many different hand feels are proposed from the most classic and silky, eggshell, “peach skin”, the warmth of flannel.
The fabrics confirm their vocation to the dynamism, uniqueness, to the overcoming of the conventional. Even the sophisticated Piuminofeeling, the fabrics made from Egyptian cotton Giza 87 Yarn 100/1 - 120/1, are notable by the movement of structures with twill, prints and mélange versions.
Always articulate and creative in the world of prints, from the precious and sophisticated on yarn dyed bases, to classic ones on beautiful variegated bases in solid colours, up to the corrosion prints, particularly valuable. In terms of winter prints Albini also enrich the bases with flannels creating shadows and new curious plays on designs.
To complete the huge collection of Albini, an innovative project: ECOtone, the fabric made with two-fold 100% organic cotton of the highest quality.
Colour and tradition, these are the most important ingredients of the new collection of Thomas Mason for Autumn/Winter 2014/2015.
The identity of the British crown throughout the collection, from the most Classic traditional and rigorous, with bold stripes in typically English colours, to the Casual offering sophisticated sporty fabrics, where the colour, absolute protagonist, enhances the stripes and checks, arriving at the new tartan, completely reinterpreted with innovative & particular colour combinations.
Curiously the use of emerising scratches the colour creating new shades and effects on flannels.
Starting from the precious Egyptian cotton Giza 87 in an intimate mixture with cashmere, Thomas Mason has created Balmoral Lux, a precious fabric with a splendid hand-feel, charming to the touch, in both plain and fancy colours, also with mélange yarns.
Rigour, prestige, exclusivity. The peak of perfection in shirting fabrics, this is David & John Anderson.
Golden Jubilee. Millennium Star. Great Mogul. Sancy. Cullinan. The five most splendid diamonds in the world give their name to “The Diamonds” by David & John Anderson: the most precious collection of cotton fabrics ever made.
The exceptional know-how of David & John Anderson succeeded in transforming the finest cotton yarn into a fabric with absolute strength, studying the correct rhythm between thread and loom, modulating the speed to be able to weave the finest yarns in Giza 45: Golden Jubilee in 330/4, Great Mogul 300/3 and Sancy 240/3 step forward in support of Millennium Star 330/3 Cullinan and 300/2.
David & John Anderson for the Autumn/Winter 2014-15 collection present a new seasonal proposal with elegant and sophisticated designs.
The bases range from the most classic poplins to elegant and refined micro-structures. A proposal in 100% silk enriches the collection with delicate colouring and fantasies.
Finally, completing the collection is a complete renewed range of white fabrics, ideal for a tailored shirt that best expresses the real quality of a fabric.
The collection Albini,donna for winter 2014/2015 is characterised by modern fabrics, with a contemporary philosophy. A trend towards the ultra-classic and chic, moreover, unconventional in the unusual combinations of the yarn-dyed.
Essential colour in the fancy design development, strictly in tone on tone, sometimes re-drawn on a natural white background, to achieve a particular “handcrafted” sophisticated aspect.
The attention to colour is developed from natural, neutral tones to warmer ones, camel, khaki and honey, passes through an autumnal interpretation with orange, rust, amber and leather, with coppery reflections. To complete the range of colours and lively & extravagant tones to show off and play with bright colours, intense taste; woody nuances, intense and mysterious such as cognac, blackcurrant, grapes and mahogany.
The fabrics in cotton, blends of cotton/silk, cotton/wool and silk, principally stretch, give freedom and comfort to the shirt, lend themselves to creative solutions, reinterpreted according to the season and proposing rhythmic patterning with simple stripes, strictly minimalist.
Do not miss new elaborate bases in cotton seersucker effect for sophisticated effects of textured and unstructured surfaces.
Interesting “double face” fabrics, highlighted by lively contrasts, also jacquard, in satin cotton, stretch mélange and plain, to enrich the surface and create the effect of matt/gloss.
The prints starts from simple motifs, also highly decorative tone on tone, a development proposed for a highly geometric optical illusion of three-dimensionality, inspired by the suiting and tie fabric creates false plains harmoniously realised also in corrosion.
The shirting fabrics of Albiate 1830 interpret the concept of high-end sportswear, organised between denim, jacquard and yarn-dyed, sometimes enriched by over-prints and, thanks to intensive research, moving though all the styles of mouliné, mélange blends and nubby yarns.
The colours are mostly dark, interpreted in shades that leave the primary colors for experimentation in more sophisticated gradations.
In the fabrics with indigo yarns a wide offer of innovative bases, mostly double-twisted that guarantee exceptional effects in the treatments to garments. Indigo is woven with cotton, wool, and silk wefts. Completing this first part is an exclusive proposal Jacquard with indigo yarn, sometimes classics, sometimes curious; the prints clothe the denim with bizarre patterning, even with digital technology, which complement the more traditional print proposal.
In the world of jacquard, in addition to indigo, we find also traditional yarns. The proposal goes from classics with elegant and minimalist designs and tones, to sporty with plays of colour that complement creative designs, such as camouflage flowered with micro-patterns.
Rustic fabrics, new double, heavy weight bases, create an innovative and avant-garde proposal. Check, tartan, slub fabrics, nubby and mélange are particularly important, giving life to flannels from the lightest weights finishing with the most important ones. The flannels in particular synthesize all the creativity of the collection of Albiate 1830 with versions in jacquard, indigo, indigo over-printed and fantasies that range from micro-designs to oriental style floral designs.