10 Spring & Summer Trends to Get into Your Wardrobe

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The start to every year keeps the fashion savvy glued to every bit of news snippet from the fashion capitals. It is the time of the year to update the wardrobe and to gear up for slaying the fashion circuit with style. We have curated a list for you, bringing together the must follow top Spring – Summer trends for this year.

1. It’s all About the Hats

Queen Elizabeth still rules the look and so does the whole royal family with the world following their lead this season. It’s going to be all about the hats, the bigger the better.

2. Athleisure – at its best with shorts

Wear those shorts with panache and add glamor to your look by adding on a blazer to your ensemble. Last year was all about stylized cycling shorts and this year will see a lot of tailored ones and Bermuda shorts added to this list. Many celebrities are already slaying the look with biking shorts and stilettos!

3. Tie & Dye and Animal Print

Maxi dresses, co-ordinates, summer blazers, kaftans, yoga wear and everything that you can think of is looking uber chic in this fabric which hibernated after the ’60s but is here to stay. No longer just a bohemian fashion trend, tie and dye and animal print is making a fashion statement on runways.

4. Bling it

Who doesn’t love a little glitz and it has always been the favorite of designers? Sequined shrugs, tops, skirts, shorts, dresses, and jumpsuits are a must own look for 2019. Don’t just stop the bling to your dresses for it is the trend in gym gear too for this season.

5. Go Earthy

The terracotta color palette has made a smooth transition from last year to maintain its position in the top trends for this year as well. Combinations of sunburnt orange and wine, deep reds and sunshine shades are what you must go in for your cocktail dress or flared pants.

6. Puff it Up

Big and bold is the mantra when it comes to shoulders this season. The boxy padded look has given way to dresses with puffed shoulders. The style works well with flowy silhouettes and defined necklines.

7. Take a bow to the Bow

Bows have always added a feminine touch to any outfit it is made a part of and this is the year of the Bow. Big and small, at the neckline or cinching the waistline, bows are going to be everywhere.

8. Tailored Tuxedos

A look made immensely popular by the Duchess of Sussex with her tuxedo dress and Hermes coming out with their line of tuxedoes with missing buttons, it is the new yet the trendiest kid on the block.

9. Pleats and Ruched Dresses

A look carried over from the last season, ruched dresses accentuate the curves. The blue Givenchy in this style is already making waves. Micro pleating brings volumes, eases movement and lends a silhouette-flattering look to the body.

10. Work the workout

The season of Athleisure is still not over yet as spandex mesh leggings continue to keep the fashion gurus excited. Paired with bomber jackets, they are perfect for gym and also for a luncheon. Leather look shiny spandex leggings is the perfect combination of Athleisure meeting bling for this season’s one of the top trends.

 

 

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EVOLUTION OF SUITING: FROM RIGID GARMENT TO FLEXIBLE ONE

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The suiting much to our realization was came into being around the 17th century, and then in the 1800s, Beau Brummell reformed the typical suit combination which was earlier more on the lines of ornate and dandified to a more subtle and composed version.

And now here we are in the 21st century with an ever-changing and evolving range of suiting. The recent most development in the garment category of suits is adding stretch to the ever loved formal wear.

Typically suits were and still are made of fibers like wool, cotton, linen and polyester, all of these fibers when woven produce a hard constructed fabric ideal for suit making. But this fabric construction leads to an absolutely negligible stretch in the final garment, thus making the garment stiff.

In older times the stiffness or compact construction of suiting was not much of a concern as the lifestyle was not as active as compared to now.  But as times change the need of the individuals’ changes as well, hence to adapt to the 21st century’s active lifestyle “Suits with stretch” in them have been developed

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ROLE OF SPANDEX IN DIAPERS

 

role of spandex in diapers

Diaper is defined as “a basic garment for infants consisting of a folded cloth or other absorbent material drawn up between the legs and fastened about the waist” by Merriam Webster dictionary.

Now based on the requirement diapers are primarily used for infants and young children but they are also now used for elderly people and for adults suffering with mental or physical disabilities. Now-a-days people have started using them for pets too, so diapers have become an integral part of our lives.

Disposable diapers have now completely replaced the traditional re-usable diapers made of cotton fabric used earlier. Disposable diapers are mostly made using the following components and materials:

1) Polyethylene film

2) Polypropylene Non-woven Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic

3) Absorbent core – Wood pulp fluff

4) Super Absorbent Polymer

5) Elastane /Spandex fiber

6) Quick wicking layer

7) Adhesive Hot melts and Elastomeric

8) Fastening tape Stick type/Hook and loop type

9) Moisturizer lotions and fragrance lotions

10) Breathable/Cloth-like back sheet

Here we will focus on the role of Elastane /Spandex fiber in diapers.

In disposable diapers usually polyurethane or polyester foam elastics, and synthetic rubber or spandex elastics are used. But due to their properties now-days mostly spandex elastics are used.

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SPANDEX: A JOURNEY FROM AN ALTERNATIVE TO AN ESSENTIAL IN GARMENT INDUSTRY

spandex-journeyIn 1956, a spark was ignited in the form of the invention of a product which was supposed to be the alternative for “Rubber” in that time of war where rubber was getting scarce and expensive; this yarn was given the name of “SPANDEX”.

After a few years of its invention, the first ever use of spandex in clothing was in “Pantyhose” around 1960s. Then later in the ’60s, the spandex was used in swim-wear, due to its high stretch, flexible and comfort providing properties.

Wearing garments having spandex in them by French Olympic ski team for the 1968 Winter Olympic Games, lead to various designers to use it for the garments which need functionality (mainly sportswear).

Amongst various garments where spandex was used in the ’60s and 70’s here are a few prominent ones: women’s pantyhose, swimwear, wetsuits, cycling shorts, bra-straps, leotards, tights, aerobic wear, and athletic clothing.

Then by ’80s many of the prominent designers started to use spandex in fashion clothing and out came the garments like form-fitting dresses, women’s spandex bodysuits.

With the coming of 90’s the spandex use boomed in the garment industry now it was used is – body-shaping foundation garments, shirts, pants, dresses, shoes were made from spandex blends. Soon it progressed into men’s wear market.

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DEFECTS OF CIRCULAR KNIT FABRIC AND THEIR REMEDIES

 

The major defects in Knitted fabrics be it flat knit or circular knit are as below:
1. Barre
2. Streakiness
3. Imperfections
4. Contaminations
5. Snarling
6. Spirality
7. Spandex Jump
8. Spandex miss

1. Barre

Barre is a defect observed in widthwise direction, broad in nature with equal interval over length of fabric

Causes:  

• High Yarn Tension
• Count Variation
• Mixing of the yarn lots
• Package hardness variation

Remedies:

• Ensure uniform Yarn Tension on all the feeders.
• The yarn count CV. should be less than 1.2
• Ensure that the yarn being used for Knitting is of the same lot
• Ensure that the hardness of all the yarn packages is uniform using a hardness tester.

2. Streakiness

Streaks as the name suggests are horizontal line which appear in fabric, they are irregularly spaced and can be of various sizes

Causes:

• Faulty winding of the yarn packages.
• Yarn running out of the belt on the Pulley

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