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Isko Embraces “Disruptive Creativity” In a New Collaboration with François Girbaud

Isko tapped denim veteran François Girbaud for a collaboration that reimagines warp stretch denim through the designer’s signature disruptive and creative lens.

The new collection, called Eyether, a moniker that stems from “eye” and “other,” revolves around the idea of combinations. A myriad of different weaves, wefts, colors, shapes and volumes are combined to create effects that correspond with specific functions, Isko explained.

Garments include drop crotch trousers, wrap dresses and tunic jackets.

Eyether showcases Isko’s Straight Stretch fabrication, a warp stretch with an authentic denim look. This fabric, Isko explained, can be pulled lengthways, meaning accessories and footwear can be framed in impactful ways.

Girbaud emphasized this quality by making hems the focal point of the collection. Hems are embellished with raw edges, laser drawings, scratches and engravings. Others are cinched with laces or modeled after stirrup pants.

Isko presented the collection this week at ReMode’s Trend Gallery in Los Angeles, where it held a sustainability course for media and an interactive “denim plant” workshop for attendees.

Along with debuting Eyether, the mill showcased inspirational garments made with its Arquas advance fabrics.

Arquas blends Isko’s expertise in denim and woven technologies to create fabrications well-suited for the performance and outdoor apparel and sportswear markets. The fabrics boast performance properties like wind protection, water repellency and UV protection.