Kapital’s FW20 collection includes five colored vests made entirely from their beautiful On-Pattern, 3D™ nylon knitted textile.
Kapital’s FW20 collection includes five colored vests made entirely from a beautiful On-Pattern, 3D™ nylon knitted textile developed especially for their Love, Peace, and Beethoven collection. Inspired by the classic Ortega vests from the Natives of New Mexico, Kapital’s vests poses a modern twist to a weaving design with such historic roots.
When developing On-Pattern fabrics, BYBORRE’s knit engineers work from the exact pattern of the garment, meticulously placing graphics and performing many tests to ensure that the artwork will be placed exactly where it needs to be when being cut in production.
Using the 3D™ technique BYBORRE’s designers were able to create a flatter structure to emulate the graphics from the iconic Ortega weave, and then a more three dimensional 3D™ structure to create texture throughout the rest of the fabric.
This 3D™ filled fabric is knitted with Meryl® Nateo nylon, a premium nylon from Spain which uses eco-dyeing, eliminating water use for dying and elevating the sustainability of the synthetic material. Nateo was developed as a cotton-feel nylon, that boasts properties commonly identified for active wear, including high abrasion resistance, quick dry, and antimicrobial protection.
There is a great marriage between a modern synthetic yarn and historic New Mexican inspiration for the vests developed for Kapital which speaks to the synergy of the collaboration between Kapital, the iconic Japanese brand, and BYBORRE, an Amsterdam based knit innovation studio.