“Tech check” fabrics: new-generation checks

Checked prints are coming back into fashion, making the most of new technologies and modernising their aesthetic and manufacturing methods alike.

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prints that blend tradition and modernity

Checked prints are being brought up to date and taking on quasi-futuristic looks that offer them a new lease of life. With all due respect to hypnotic or holographic motifs, traditional houndstooth check and Prince of Wales check prints are being given a twist at the very heart of their production using new manufacturing processes, such as coatings or polyurethane films.

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Whether classic or on ready-to-print (textile or film) backgrounds, these new-generation, ultra-fine fabrics also feature subtly gummy and rubbery feels for diverse textile applications.

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50 shades of tech check

At the manufacturer ITS AREA, these new “tech checks” come on a polyurethane base, in a relatively light-coloured Prince of Wales check version that we can find in the AW20-21 Menswear Trenbook, page 38 (which will be released next week) and in the AW20-21 Kids Trenbook (page 72). On the strength of its British roots, it adds a vintage touch to winter looks, blending nature and tradition, without denying them an ounce of modernity.

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On the other hand, at FRIZZA, these high-tech checks are displayed in darker shades, twisted with a polyurethane and polyamide blend with coating. Mackintosh-style on a men’s waterproof, for example, it offers a way of revisiting outdoor wardrobe essentials while combining elegance and technical expertise. These complementary qualities have won over our designers with conviction and spontaneity.

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Also, you can find those 2 fabrics in the AW20-21 Textiles Study (page 31).

Also note that during the last edition of Première Vision Paris, this range of fabrics was mentioned on a special focus.

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