Global Denim is telling a story based on movement, stretch and recovery for A/W 2016 at the Kingpins Show in New York, July 21-22. The Mexico-based mill is presenting RampUp, a three-part collection of denim that keys into stretch phenomena for men and women with Lycra and Tencel blends.
In Altered State, Global Denim focuses on fit, comfort and soft hand feels for men and women. The line aims to address the market’s preconceived notions of comfort with denim that offers hi-stretch and ease of motion without the calling out gimmicky performance features.
In Blurred Lines, the mill examines mobility and the end use of the product. Here, some fabrications have a more masculine appearance. The mill is also incorporating warp-only stretch to reflect how men really move.
In Asphalt, Global Denim is playing with various types of black denim—from the darkest shade of tar to the palest slab of concrete—as the color maintains its status as a fall staple. Asphalt offers a variety of weights and weaves, allowing for creativity.
The A/W 2016 collection is leading up to the opening of Prime, a game-changing, state-of-the-art denim facility which will begin shipping for the Spring/Summer 2017 season.