Alpes Manifattura Filati – The collection has been enriched by the soft and precious characteristics of Baby Alpaca – Sushi – Babele – and it also confirms the extension of mélange and solid colors developed in superfine Alpaca blends, in raised and subtly plush versions - Spumante - up to bulky twisted artisan yarns with the speckled look of Cuzco Cotton. Softness and lightness are expressed in Ameba, the Superkid Mohair with delicately clinging elasticity in contrasting mélange colors. The fancy yarns range from bulky bouclé meshed with mohair to ultra-soft furry effects, bold slub effects, or thick rovings. Extensive research into a new range of mélange and shaded mouliné tones, in harmonious combinations or in contrasting Alpaca blend yarns, represent the core business of the collection.
Filpucci – The Tuscan spinner par excellence celebrates its 50th anniversary. Yarns, performance, and unconventional features undergo a revolution. Stretch, glossy, clean tech-type and compact yarns, luminous frostings, extremely fine stretchings, and caged yarns: modern yarns for clean and compact knitting. Newly released: MEME gauge 14, 2/48000. Superfine core-spun stretch wool that is streamlined and sophisticated, for active and technical knitwear with a soft touch. Pleasant memories of the highlands and mountains, soft blends of protective and rare fibers (baby alpaca and yak). An art-ethnic and gently rustic mood, with furry surfaces or surfaces reminiscent of compact, spongy musk. Hybrids that imitate re-generated elements. Brand-new: PITTURA, gauge 12, 2/48000. Creative writer-style graphic design. Dotted micro-writings for new mélange effects: an artistic-geometric pattern for youthful, smart, and sophisticated knits. CIPRIA gauge 14, 24000. This winning item makes its return in seasonless stretch matte viscose. It combines a high-performance profile with an easy-care Machine washable label.
Ilaria Manifattura Lane - Highly technological yarns are developed to create the most pleasant and natural tactile sensations, while adhering to a completely sophisticated look. The key features include sophisticated, delicate, and protective mélange shades and the noblest blends. Wild-looking furry yarns are made soft by the extremely high quality of raw materials that maintain a soft and warm hand. Matte and silky features are used to create partial feltings and ultralight gauzy effects. The yarns used in protective applications are extremely lightweight and imitate nature: bark, rough textures, yarns printed with wood effects, marbling, twisted, malfilé, and bouclé suited also to hand-knitted fabrics, links, plain stitch and reverse stitch, dual gauge, multilayer, paddings, tubular processes, and embroideries. A yarn par excellence is proposed for the company’s fiftieth anniversary: Super Kid with a 50000nm thickness and unique light (as a throwback to its founding years).
Isy by Torcitura di Domaso – They belong to the category of “posh” yarns that includes the finest blend of silk, worsted baby alpaca and super kid mohair. Meribel, Hair, Beauty, Baby, Bella with gauzed effects and slightly blowed. Baby light, Bella light, and the fine-spun Titti, featuring shiny / opaque contrasts, given by the addition of tone-on-tone metallic yarns. Mixer, like a mousse for 5” gauge, in glossy matte effect, for a sportier look and a sophisticated hand at the same time. Bubi an extremely soft mélange chain for 5” gauge in baby alpaca and extra fine merino wool. Pansina, lightly stretched, to give steam to an incredible mix of selected raw materials, such as Super Kid Mohair, Alpaca baby, Makò Cotton and Modal. On-trend for the season is ultra lightweight chenille for 12” gauge in both an intimate blend of silk and Makò Yuki cotton, and in worsted cotton with Peposo polyamide.
Lana Gatto – The colors of flowers and exotic fruits inspire the shades of the collection for the forthcoming summer season, speaking the language of natural, lightweight, yarns, which are pleasant to the touch, yet also resistant. The brand heading Tollegno 1900 does not sacrifice the glamorous appeal entrusted to its products, and so aesthetics are matched with research and performance. “Exotic”, “Summer” and “Party” become the keystones of a line that focuses on a playful mood, unexpected combinations, and a beach lifestyle. The summer 2018 revolution for Lana Gatto begins with the evocatively and aptly named BIKINI for use in this kind of product: the yarn, which is 100% acetate, thanks to its high performance features (maximum resistance to UV rays and saltwater, with extremely rapid drying times), is ready to become a cult classic.
Mister Joe – The company specialized in Mohair and fantasy yarns proposes six new fashion atmospheres in its new collection. MINIMAL CHIC: ultra-fine gauges for light caresses with a fusion of Baby Alpaca, Mohair, and fine Merino Wool dedicated to essential knitwear. FOREVER: yarns with a traditional look in heavy gauges for a timeless line of knitwear. GIPSY: yarns inspired by Northern populations, as an ode to wild nature. Surfaces and structures with an animalier flair, soft Astrakhan furs in Mohair and Alpaca. POP: a modern style made of bold-looking colorful yarns, with movement provided by irregular surfaces and matchings of British colors. RELAX: chenille yarns made in Viscose, Cotton, and Linen to convey unique tactile sensations. MOONLIGHT: sophisticated jewel yarns where foils and lamé shavings blend with fine Mohair yarns.
Todd & Duncan - Celebrating 150 years of history, the Fall/Winter 2018-19 season of Todd & Duncan presents the perfect opportunity for digging through its extraordinary archives, in order to re-propose colors that represent an iconic “Scottishness”. This research and revamping of the rarest colors is the starting point for the new “Heritage colors” collection, next to the archive’s historical colors. A celebration of Lochleven Mills, which is at the heart of the Todd & Duncan story. Heritage colors: there are 12 new “Heathered” Mélanges that represent recollections of another era, with close ties to the earth, sea, and skies of Scotland. These color matchings were associated in the past with fabrics. Not to be missed: Composition: 100% Cashmere. Count: 2/28Nm. Knit on: 12ndle. Multiply for 8, 5, 2.5ndle. The New and Archive Colors are those of the past and present: Archive, as cutting-edge today as they were 30-40 years ago, and New, taking the pulse of modern times.