The heat is on and it pays to take comfort in cotton knits this summer. Indulge in a variety of colours and prints to present a cool side.
Highlighting the charm of feminine dressing, knits are atop the fashion calendar.
FLIGHTS OF fantasy with practicality as the hallmark -- modern knits would charm Reverend William Lee, who in 1589 transformed hand knitting into machine done warp and weft knitting.
Treasuring his efforts, contemporary knits bring to the forefront a representation... a blend of fashion and technology.
Highlighting the charm of feminine dressing with high level comfort and excellent abrasion and wrinkle resistance, cotton knits have taken a giant leap on the summer calendar.
Bases like IXI rib, single Jersey, tricot, burnt-outs, interlock and drop needle are going strong. This season talks of a multitude of surface design and print concepts on knits.
Technological advancements indicate high-density puff prints that create and interesting three- dimensional effect.
Based on the design and colour type, these print concepts take you from a simple setting to a dressy one.
Also, non PVC (poly vinyl chloride) transfers are gaining fashion momentum as these design concepts can be ironed on the right face as well -- a problem point that persisted for quite many seasons.
Embroidered ticket is selling well. Knitted fabric is a base that stretches and thus does not allow thread tacks to stay on. New techniques this season indicate motifs (in the form of neat transfer concepts), which show the thread tack as a part of the print design, giving the impression that the motif is embroidered.
"Colour me happy" scream the summer knits.
Printed knits that are look-alikes of denim and yarn dyed concepts are at the peak this season. Also, concepts that talk of five to six print ideas on one blouse or dress are sailing strong.
Go in for a vibrant floral spread. The coming summer is very colourful. Refreshing verdant, sunflower yellow and masses of unadulterated white form the right colourama. Also, tangy orange, tomato red and powder tones of pink and blue take a seat under the summer umbrella.
You could customise your knits with glitter and non-glitter fabric paints. The brightness of the summer sun is translated in the form of heat set crystals on apparel. Swarovski components continue to dazzle this season.
Indian concepts continue to charm the fashion spirit. Tie-dye, Indian gods and goddesses against a Sanskrit script in the form of a transfer print create magic this summer.
Over the seasons, knitting - a method of fabric construction involving interlooping of yarns has grown tremendously in popularity.
This is because of versatility of techniques, the adaptability of new man-made fibres and growth in consumer demand for wrinkle resistant, stretchable and snug-fitting fabrics. So, ensure the right snug for yourself this season.
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