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Class to Present New Sustainable Material Trends

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Class, a style and international network platform that endorses the latest sustainable fabrics for the designer collections of tomorrow, will showcase its Spring/Summer 2016 collections on its World Class Tour. The collections include exclusive eco-materials, certified and selected for their unique innovations.

The World Class Tour begins in Milan, from Feb. 3-5, and then moves to Madrid, Feb. 17-18; Copenhagen, Feb. 23-24; London on Feb. 25; ending in New York, March 10-13. The showrooms will welcome all designers and fashion companies by appointment.

Trend-watchers at Class Spring/Summer 2016 say it will be characterized by a contrast of strong emotions and softer contradictions, similar to an emotional journey.

These trends are split into two key terminologies. The first trend, Unconventional Mellow, highlights chromatic dynamism and multi-colored patterns. According to the company, it is an adventurous trip to seek out new emotions and ideas, using fabrics with shiny effects, geometric prints, drawn lines, irregular jacquards and light embossing. The second trend, Emotional Resonance, embodies “the harmonious essence of fabrics that blend practicality and comfort with intense tonalities in powdered effects.” It uses reliefs, circular knits, striped fabrics and denim looks.

“With the World Class Tour of S/S 2016 style leaders will be able to preview products that embody the very latest trends; new, high-performing technologies; and the added quality that is their sustainability. These three values are sought not only by those who work in the industry but also increasingly by the final consumer and by a public that is aware and demanding.” Class founder and president Giusy Bettoni said. “The international schedule of 2015 will see us working hard to offer professional advice to those who wish to re-orientate themselves towards the future and use certified products that meet the fashion trends of tomorrow.”

Class chose companies with eco-textile credentials for the S/S 2016 World Class Tour to present new fashion collections that provide an array of exclusive solutions. The products presented in the showrooms use yarns and fibers of the finest silk, 100 percent bio-cotton, knits and woolen fabrics.

Among the collections is Shinnaigai Textile Ltd., which presents a collection of yarns and fabrics in organic cotton, Tencel and organic bamboo. For S/S 2016, the company is focusing on mélange effects with natural dyes created from flowers, fruit and tea leaves.

Another collection, Fox Fibers, provides one of the widest ranges of fabrics available in 100 percent organic cotton, with its S/S 2016 collections ranging from yarn to finished product, and include natural dyed fabrics.

Italian company Euromaglia Srl specializes in refined textiles created from performing processes and the workmanship of high-qualified professionals. The product quality is due to strict production control, from the raw materials up to finished textiles. Its S/S 2016 collections use sustainable materials including wool, organic and recycled cotton, milk fibers, recycled polyester and regenerate wool.

Other collections include Bacx by Centro Seta, Hausammann + Moos AG, Borgini Jersey, Gruppocinque, E.Boselli, Lanificio Zignone, Re.Verso, Lanfranchi, lpeker, Green Fiber and ROIKA EF.

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