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8 October 2021, Lenzing – The Lenzing Group is proud to collaborate with London-based design talents OSMAN YOUSEFZADA and PEET DULLAERT on sustainable high-end creations. The two creatives are featuring fabrics made of TENCEL™ Luxe branded lyocell filament yarn in their new collections. Since launching in 2017, TENCEL™ Luxe filament yarn has received positive response across the luxury apparel sector. An innovative next-generation material solution for the high-end fashion world, the product provides a vegan alternative to silk, is biodegradable, and offers a luxurious touch.
“High-end brands show a growing appetite for sustainable alternatives that cater to environmentally-conscious consumers wanting to make a difference,” said Vineet Singhal, Vice President of Global Business Unit Noble Fibers at Lenzing. “Our partnerships with fashion houses are diversifying, from established brands to up-and-coming designers expressing interest to use our filament yarn, which is a further evidence that TENCEL™ Luxe is answering the industry’s need for sustainability-driven innovations and circular solutions to propel the eco-fashion revolution.”
Taking sustainability to center stage of European Fashion Weeks
Multi-disciplinary artist OSMAN YOUSEFZADA crafted a collection featuring 15 pieces made with TENCEL™ Luxe to showcase at a show called “What Happened to Last Season’s Collection?” at London Fashion Week, inviting audience to a journey into biodegradable clothing, exploring the path from nature to garment and back to nature. The designer selected a variety of fabric qualities made of TENCEL™ Luxe filament, ranging from Crepe Georgette, silk-like jersey qualities to hand-loomed organza textiles, to demonstrate the versatility of the filament.
“We need to let go of an all-or-nothing attitude to sustainability and just try to do better,” said OSMAN. “TENCEL™ is peerless when it comes to sustainable fabric innovation and the new TENCEL™ Luxe filament is utterly remarkable in its comparability to silk. I was amazed by the versatility of the yarn to be blended with other noble fibers and filaments, allowing an infinite scope for designers and brands to be more sustainable without compromising on luxury, quality or possibility.”
The opportunity to work with TENCEL™ Luxe represents Osman’s mission to taking greater steps towards sustainable materials and practices, further positioning him as a driver of change for the industry. The designer revealed his collection during London Fashion Week on September 20 at Amazónico.
Peet Dullaert, Creative Director of his eponymous label, has been a collaborator of TENCEL™ Luxe since the beginning. In line with his mission to bring responsible alternatives for luxury fashion into the mainstream, each PEET DULLAERT design in the upcoming collection is handcrafted to embrace the modern posture, comfort and body movement.
“The origins of TENCEL™ Luxe is fascinating and inspiring to me, one filament at the base of it all, created in such a revolutionary and sustainable way,” said Peet Dullaert, whose creative studio is now based in London following the move from Paris earlier this year. “What I feel connects us with TENCEL™ is our dedication and focus on responsible and modern design with forward-thinking savoir-faire, and our partnership enables us to create a better world together.”
PEET DULLAERT opts for a digital launch as part of his sustainability strategy, revealing his designs virtually on October 8, right after Paris Fashion Week.
Increasing fabric options to shape the future of sustainable high-end fashion
TENCEL™ Luxe is expanding its portfolio globally, having repeatedly appeared in collections by Italian designer Flavia La Rocca and renowned lingerie master Jos Berry from Concepts Paris. Through Lenzing’s partnership with Red Carpet Green Dress™, TENCEL™ Luxe has also made appearances at the Oscars®, with gowns created by Louis Vuitton and Vivienne Westwood.
The luxury sector is set to continue the trend of using biodegradable materials enhancing circularity for high-end fabrics, and TENCEL™ Luxe filaments are addressing the strong demand for sustainable fluid textiles with an elegant drape and added benefits of comfort and a cooling sensation to the skin. With a growing range of fabric options and applications, TENCEL™ Luxe provides a wealth of opportunities for fashion houses to embrace responsible practices and achieve superior aesthetics.
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