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Three main denim trends emerge at kingpins hong kong show

Three main denim trends emerge at kingpins hong kong show Source: www.fibre2fashion.com
Date: 22-09-2013
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The Kingpins Hong Kong Show, an invitation-only textile, apparel and manufacturing sourcing trade show featuring 25 leading denim and jeans accessory suppliers from seven countries, was held in August.   
 
The show, which this season moved to the larger and more central InnoCentre venue in Kowloon, enjoyed strong traffic, despite being cut short by a typhoon. In total, approximately 271 attendees from 103 companies shopped the show floor for the Fall/Winter 2014 season.
 
Attending brands ranged from Givenchy and Burberry to Gap, Levi’s, DKNY, American Eagle Outfitters, Target, S.Oliver and Ralph Lauren.
 
Three main trends emerged on the Kingpins Hong Kong show floor:
Denim for F/W 2014 will continue to dig down into its deep blue American roots. The trend leans heavily toward true indigo hues, classic silhouettes, natural-looking wear patterns and fabrications ranging from classic raw denim to soft, buttery textures.
 
Brands looking for a sense of luxury for the F/W 2014 gravitated toward textured denim. Mills offered jacquards, nubby weaves, embroidery, dobby weaves and all manner of techniques. Womenswear brands opted for classic florals and organic-feeling patterns while menswear brands opted for textures that recalled checkerboard and plaid patterns.
 
The all-over print trend continues into F/W 2014. Mills offered prints ranging from masculine camouflage to uber feminine florals, spots, natural elements such as leaves and insects, animal prints and even art-inspired prints. Colors ranged from shades of indigo to saturated tones of pink, green, purple, black and white.
 
Some of this season’s highlights include:
 
Invista showcased innovative denim fabrics made using Lycra.
 
Certified Fibermax Cotton debuted E3, its new sustainable cotton program. E3 is a transparent, environmentally responsible, economically viable, and socially equitable program that provides stringent, third-party verified guidelines for farmers in the United States who grow Certified FiberMax or authentic Stoneville cotton.
 
Cone reported that their SGene stretch products continue to be one of the most popular fabric categories. The yarn core contains a spandex component to allow the fabric to stretch + conform to the body and a polyester component to control the recovery + maintain the shape of the garment. Our most popular SGene stretch is a pure indigo quality with a subtle slub character, which can be easily handled and provides a wide range of wash looks.
 
Prosperity Textile debuted its newest item this season, R0459. New for the Fall/Winter 2014 season, this new fabric targets the women’s market with a combination of stretch, embossing and soft hand feel.

Nexgen reported that Kingpins Hong Kong attendees enjoyed looking through their latest label, hangtag & packaging samples. There were many positive discussions around Nexgen’s diversity of techniques & applications and specifically how relevant they were with what is trending. Nexgen debuted a new environmentally friendly price ticket available in both white and eco craft.

Designers responded well to the Pantone FASHION + HOME cotton products. They are the users of the Pantone Products and would like to get the most updated information on products, Pantone said.
 
Deyao found that customers were really drawn to their indigo yarn dyed shirting. The collection was designed by Paul Vogel and had a great response to the quality, patterns and color combination. Deyao also offered a new item this season - a super stretch sateen denim collection. The price, weight, color and hand feel provided a versatile range of style options for the design teams.
 
LST Laser reported that most visitors liked their new line of coated garments with full-body laser print as it gives a unique look. Also popular were fabrics with shiny coatings, which designers felt would make perfect party pants. LST’s Laser systems are specifically designed and calibrated to print detailed designs on garments.
 
Advance Denim debuted white selvage denim at Kingpins Hong Kong and had great success with their super stretch color denim, which has 50% stretch ability, 85% recovery, 7-9% shrinkage and 4% growth. The stretch series is available in three bright colors as well as indigo and grey tones.
 
Kurabo International reported that a super stretch fabric made with back side brush and vintage selvage denim were strong performers at Kingpins Hong Kong. Blue Diamond had a strong reaction to cotton/rayon/polyester/spandex blend fabrications, which has soft hand feel, excellent recovery and growth at a good price.
 
Seazon reported that the most popular item in their booth for this season was its SC518 collection, which is power stretch made with untwisted yarn combined with DualFx.
 
Siddiqsons said that its newest offering, Supplex Denim – registered product of Invista, garnered a lot of interest. Supplex has never been used in denim before. Supplex Denim has a super soft hand feel and drape, Siddiqsons said.
 
Base Wealth reported that the most popular item in their booth was super stretch printed denim because of its comfort, soft handfeel and latest trend of printing. Their newest item this season was a new collection of dualFX denim. Besides being high stretch and recovery, the collection is available in light to dark washes.

Soorty debuted a sustainable collection as well as a “natural beauty” collection at Kingpins Hong Kong. The sustainable collection was developed considering the green practices in supply chain. It included 100% recycled denim and select articles that were made using 80% less water during dyeing.

Copen reported that printed pocketing enjoyed a warm reception at Kingpins Hong Kong. Designers loved it as patterns are printed to bleach resistant with wash down to vintage effect for jeans, Copen said.

H.W. Textile, which showed its collection in the Cotton Council International booth, debuted its dobby fabric and a new collection of fabrics with a soft hand feel and stretch at Kingpins Hong Kong.
 
FEN reported that most customers responded well to a 100% cotton yarn dye dobby (quilted) double weave with back side stripe brush.
 
At Lucky Textiles’ booth customers focused on price driven items, with most responding well to a rope dye dark indigo fabric with a reasonable price.
 
Denim Bar, which showed its collection in the Cotton Council International booth, debuted its indigo yarn dyed and color sulfur dyed shirts and pants.
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