Cordura debuts ESMOD workwear at Expoprotection event

November 10, 2016 - France

Invista’s Cordura brand fabric, known for durability, comfort, and performance, unveiled original workwear designs of students from ESMOD Paris, the international school of fashion design, at this year’s Expoprotection event for international specialists with equipments for the management of risks, from November 7 to 9, 2016 in Paris, on stand U117.

The ESMOD + Cordura brand collaboration challenged students to bring a new perspective to workwear, integrating “la mode” into aspects of protective work clothing. Beginning with traditional work clothing concepts and inspiration from a broad range of Cordura fabric technologies, the students applied modern world fashion styling techniques to develop street savvy garment style portfolios for both men and women. A selected number of garments were featured in the ESMOD Paris + Cordura brand young designer display on the Cordura brand stand.

Also on display, were the latest performance denim fabrics from the Cordura brand + Lenzing TENCEL collaboration. New softened strength denims incorporating TENCEL fibre were featured in the Cordura Denim ‘Infinity’ collection, part of the “Authentic Alchemie” portfolio.

In addition to its line of hard wearing woven outerwear fabrics, the Cordura brand also launched its latest developments in its high tenacity polyester qualifying fibre range, which have helped generate an expanded portfolio of durable knit, fleece and woven laminate Cordura Hi Vis fabrics for the protective wear market. The high tenacity polyester fibre range in a broad range of weights/sizes (90 to 1180 dtex) is air-jet textured for enhanced abrasion resistance and tensile and tear strength.

Also on display was Cordura brand’s new range of “leisure-chic” fabrics for the workplace from Marlane, a division of Biella Manifatture Tessili S.R.L. Officina Endurance by Marlane is a range of performance Cordura Combat Wool fabrics for menswear, crafted to merge fashion and function in the contemporary suiting market. A durable wool blend technology, Cordura Combat Wool woven fabric offers enhanced abrasion resistance and longevity. (GK)