Inspired by iconic utility silhouettes from the past, such as workwear overalls from the Gold Rush era, Americana inspired cowboy classics and vintage tactical, the latest Sapphire Finishing Mills Limited and CORDURA® Advanced Fabrics partnership explores the versatility of CORDURA®NYCO Fabrics re-imagined for today’s urban living and crossover lifestyles at Kingpins Amsterdam (April 20/21st, 2022).
The new capsule collection comprises over 20 different CORDURA® NYCO Fabrics using a broad range of weaves (canvases, twills, rip stops), weights (180 to 350 GSM) and finishes (mechanical and chemical including wax coating, DWR, insect repellent and more). The fabric selection combines the comfort of cotton, the durability of nylon 6,6 and engineered stretch and stretch-recovery properties. This versatile fabric collection offers adaptable solutions for the creation of flexible, comfortable, hard-wearing garments with long-lasting performance.
“We’re excited to debut this latest combination of light, strong, soft, stretchy and smart CORDURA® NYCO Fabric constructions. With combinations of unique technologies, this new collection is pushing the boundaries of comfort, flex, durability and ultimately sustainability due to the built-in longevity of CORDURA® NYCO Fabric technology.”
The five main themes of this collection:
- Theme Yosemite: Classic trucker jacket with extreme durability of nylon 6,6 and inherent softness of cotton is equally at home on the ranch or the city street. With iconic styling, built in durability, soft hand-feel and integrated stretch, this motif offers a perfect robust fabric blend for timeless workwear…farm and ranch meet urban living.
- Theme Gold Rush: The silhouettes created for this assortment borrow from the functional shapes and authentic details of iconic garments taking inspiration from the resilience and trailblazing attributes of prospectors in the mid-to-late 1800s. Chunky canvas that is never out of style and offers consistent utility. CORDURA® NYCO Fabric with MoveX stretch canvas provides comfort stretch for freedom of movement and a clean look with iconic durability. Also available as very light yet functional fabric through the combination of CORDURA® NYCO Fabric and MoveX technology for enhanced strength and exceptional comfort.
- Theme Tactical Inspired: CORDURA® NYCO Fabric with stretch for conditions that need robustness while keeping it light yet durable for all levels of outdoor adventure. Vintage looks with functional pockets and robust construction are designed to help make those hunting and hiking trips more fun, secure and hassle-free.
- Theme Smart Casual: Style meets functionality. A perfect balance of nylon 6,6 and cotton with optimised stretch and recovery levels. Cotton combined with high performance nylon 6,6 durability provides the ideal blend for seamless ‘day into evening’ sophisticated comfort driven apparel. Slim line silhouettes with hidden strength are the focus for this classically inspired, timeless portfolio.
Workwear x Streetwear: With a nod towards the incorporation of performance attributes- both overt and covert- the finely woven twill CORDURA® NYCO Fabrics in this portfolio fuse cotton and the benefits of nylon 6,6 to deliver all season comfort and versatility. Streetwear and lifestyle brands are taking cues from workwear and outdoor for the ultimate in ‘fashion meets function.’