The international collaboration blends Lenzing’s Tencel botanic fibers specifically developed for the denim market and Berto’s traditional Italian weaving capabilities with Manufacture New York’s local design and craftsmanship to create garments that Lenzing’s Director of Business Development for Denim Tricia Carey says delivers the performance, heritage, and style women today demand.
The collection features Queen Denim fabrics, a combination of high strength Tencel and Lycra dualFX fibers. The result is a jean with excellent recovery over time, even after many uses. Berto Marketing Manager Arianna Morimando said, “This is the season of empowered core denim and of techno chic style which is both eclectic and sophisticated.” She added, “The Queen Denim fabrics respond to the sophisticated woman who wants to highlight her curves to feel sexy but also wants to be comfortable and free to perform her everyday activities.”
The final garments in the Italian Heritage Collection were designed by Manufacture New York, a fashion incubator and factory fostering the development of independent designers in New York City’s Garment District by providing affordable domestic production resources.
“Our mission to reawaken and rebuild America’s fashion industry requires unabashed innovation as well as an unbreakable connection to artistic expression. The Italian Heritage Collection is the perfect example of the partnerships that bring together talented, independent designers with exceptional fabrics and experienced Made in NYC manufacturers,” said Bob Bland, Manufacture New York founder and CEO.
Carey added, “The Tencel fibers in this collection instill remarkable comfort into the fabrics, Berto contributes their Old World weaving legacy, and Manufacture New York applies their local New World style and manufacturing expertise. The result is a remarkable collection that is extremely beautiful and comfortable and deeply rooted in the denim tradition.”