FW16 DEVELOPMENT, JAPAN, 2016
The long forgotten technique of needle punch has been reintroduced for FW16. Involving a rigorous and detailed process in which two different fibres are mechanically weaved and interlocked, seamlessly fusing them together. This season the focus was on experimenting with vastly different textures and fabric weights, examining how each one reacted to the technique. The final outcome has distinct qualities, profound in both depth and textural quality.
An exclusive fabrication for POÈME womenswear created in collaboration with our mill in Italy. This floral jacquard pattern uses a combination of four fabric types to amplify it’s depth and richness in colour and texture.
[ROYAL NEEDLE PUNCH] FW16
Royal Needle Punch uses a charcoal wool fabric layered atop a black base, before a blue silk chiffon is bound on top. The Needle Punch technique is used to create a smooth transition between all textures, as the needle passes through each layer at varying depths to bind them seamlessly into one.
Honeycomb is another womenswear exclusive fabric for POÈME. Featuring a subtle floral pattern, this unique blend of virgin wool, alpaca, and mohair is Italian milled and one of the most tactile in the collection.
Using the softest wool in the world, Lunar features virgin wool which comes from the first shearing of a lamb, resulting in such softness. This is made in direct collaboration with or Italian mill, featuring a custom, non-repeating print.