The Esmod + Cordura brand collaboration challenged students to bring a new perspective to workwear, integrating style into aspects of protective work clothing for which Cordura is most known.
Beginning with traditional work clothing concepts and inspiration from a broad range of Cordura fabric technologies, the students applied modern fashion styling techniques to develop street savvy garment style portfolios for men and women.
“Driving innovation is an integral component of the Cordura brand ethos,” said Cindy McNaull, global Cordura brand and marketing director. “The creative minds of young designers that help fuel this innovation are essential not only to our brand, but to our role in the industry as we develop the durable fabrics of tomorrow.”
Cordura also spotlighted its latest performance denim fabrics from its collaboration with Lenzing Fibers. New softened strength denims incorporate Tencel fiber in the Cordura Denim Infinity Collection, part of the Authentic Alchemie Collection.
The result is fabric that offers enhanced soft comfort properties, moisture management and sustainability benefits.
In addition to its line of hard-wearing woven outerwear fabrics, the Cordura also showed its latest developments in its high tenacity polyester qualifying fiber range that have helped generate an expanded portfolio of durable knit, fleece and woven laminate Cordura Hi Vis fabrics for the protective wear market. This high tenacity polyester fiber range in a broad range of weights and sizes is air-jet textured for enhanced abrasion resistance and tensile and tear strength.
Also on display was the Cordura range of “leisure-chic” fabrics for the workplace from Marlane, a division of Biella Manifatture Tessili.
Officina Endurance by Marlane is a range of Cordura Combat Wool performance fabrics for the contemporary men’s suiting market. A durable wool blend technology, Combat Wool woven fabric offers enhanced abrasion resistance and longevity.
Known for its resistance to abrasions, tears and scuffs, Cordura fabric is a primary ingredient in many of the world’s leading high-performance gear and apparel products ranging from luggage, upholstery and backpacks to footwear, military equipment, tactical wear, workwear and performance apparel. The Cordura brand is a registered trademark of Invista, one of the world’s largest integrated polymer, intermediates and fibers businesses which also produces the Lyrca and Coolmax brands for the apparel industry.
Founded in 1841 in Paris, Esmod is a network of 21 schools in 15 different countries that provides a foundation of training adapted to the culture and market of each country where they operate.