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9th December 2014, Reutlingen, Germany & New York

New Stoll Trend Collection AW 15/16 - Urban Natives

Leading flat knitting machine manufacturer Stoll has launched a brand new knitwear collection for Autumn-Winter 2015-16, called Urban Natives.

Head of Stoll Fashion & Technology Jörg Hartmann launched the new collection today on the German company’s website, commenting:

“Our AW 15/16 collection is inspired by the native cultures of North America, as well as current sportswear and fashion trends.”

Urban Natives AW 15/16

“Tribal ornaments and natural tones meet the modern lines and bright colours reminiscent of varsity gear. The result is a seemingly spontaneous patchwork from the worlds of traditional Native American clothing, sportswear, denim, fashion and vintage. Ethnic fringes and futuristic spacer knits highlight the collection’s hybrid spirit: from ancient traditions to modern sports.”

Hartmann goes on to explain that the knits feature an appealing used look – the result of sophisticated laser and wash effects - innovative coating techniques create textures that recall leather and antique rugs.

Intarsia Plating was used for individual motifs, partially with an ‘anti-crocking’ function – where only the outside is selectively plated with indigo yarn and the inner face remains free of indigo.

Urban Natives AW 15/16

“Unique motifs were also produced using Inverse Plating. Material contrasts between wool, linen and polyamide create astonishing effects unattainable by any printing technique,” adds Hartmann.

With Selective Plating, colours achieve a particularly harmonious chromatic expression, as the plating colours blend with the basic colour.

“Our collaborations with Tonello (page 33, 37) and Studio Yarn (page 7/9, 15, 34) were successful in every way. With Tonello we explored how to dye the yarn after knitting and with Studio Yarn we developed a yarn which produces a colour gradient during the knitting process.”

Urban Natives AW 15/16

“This wealth of inspiring techniques and designs is now available online at our Stoll pattern shop (www.patternshop.stoll.com ). We hope you enjoy our collection,” concludes Hartmann.

View the new Stoll Trend Collection AW 15/126  - Urban Natives 


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