The GCC Lookbook 2018

 

Agnona for the GCC

Century Cashmere

Century cashmere is an iconic Agnona fabric sustainably produced in the Zegna fabric mill and sourced from Inner Mongolia, where the farming is not intensive. This means that damage to the environment is minimised and traditional farming has remained unchanged.

San Patrignano

Each passage of the weft yarns across the warp represents a step forward in life for a person in recovery, in the San Patrignano programme mastering a craft with a renewed sense of purpose. The unique programme represents the pinnacle of Agnona’s path of supporting Italian craftsmanship using responsibly sourced and natural materials.

 

 

Alberta Ferretti for the GCC

GOTS Certification

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) isrecognised as the world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain, and also requires social criteria compliance.

Repurposed Components

For every new collection, samples will be created, using fabrics, embellishments, and fastening components. Often these materials and components can be repurposed, removed from unused samples and re-used for new pieces. 

 

 

Denimcratic / Marta Goldschmied X ISKO for the GCC

We Wear the Pants Collection

Denimcratic / Marta Goldschmied created a capsule collection We Wear the Pants in collaboration with ISKO Denim. This line consists of contemporary power suits featuring low-impact laser engraving of newspaper articles that reference issues relating to gender inequality and sexual harassment in the workplace.

Laser engraved denim

This denim has been created using ISKO’s patented Recall technology to retain its shape, meaning that it needs less washing and will therefore use less resources during care. Laser engraving allows for production without any additional waste or environmental hazards that often come with traditional textile printing.

 

 

Diesel

Ice Blasting

Ice Blasting is an innovative technique for the abrasion of denim and does not generate any secondary waste. Dry ice is non-toxic, non-hazardous and does not release harmful gases into the atmosphere.

Regenerated Cotton Denim

Regenerated cotton denim is made from waste cotton from pre-and post-consumer sources, that has been broken down and regenerated to create new cotton yarns which can be spun, woven and knit into new garments. 

 

 

Ermanno Scervino for the GCC

GOTS Certification

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain, and also requires social criteria compliance.

 

 

Ferragamo for the GCC

PerPETual fabric

This bespoke gown has been made from ‘perPETual’ fabric, named this way because it is made from post-consumer PET bottles transformed into jersey by a patented polymerization process. perPETual has developed breakthrough proprietary recycling technology (ReNEW process), to transform 100% postconsumer-waste plastic bottles in to 100% recycled polyester filament yarn. 

Low impact leather

This look features leather tanned with Metal Free Hydroki® Technology and finished with Smartech technology, meaning no water, or CO2 emissions (bag and shoes).

 

 

Genny for the GCC

GOTS Certification

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain, and also requires social criteria compliance.

Swarovski Lead-free Advanced Crystals

Advanced Crystal is an innovative, lead-free* patented formula by Swarovski. Advanced Crystal has raised the bar for quality and sustainability in the industry, offering our customers crystal of the highest quality, whilst ensuring our products meet and surpass legislation, regulations and industry standards. As a result of Advanced Crystal, Swarovski now leads the industry in sustainable crystal composition.

 

 

Jean-Louis Sabaji Couture for the GCC

Palm Straw

The palm straw was sourced from Amsheet, a coastal town in Lebanon which has been known as a hub for tradesmen dating back centuries. It is still a small craft-based community, in part sustained by weaving this wicker into diverse objects. The materials were sourced from this community, then woven in the brand’s atelier.

 

 

L'Agence X ISKO for the GCC

ISKO RECALL Technology

ISKO’s patented RECALL technology enables denim to retain its shape wear after wear, meaning that it needs less washing and will therefore use less resources during care throughout its lifetime.

 

 

Laura Biagiotti for the GCC

Heritage

This custom silk gown has been created in Italy. The designer, Lavinia Biagiotti Cigna, is the third generation of the family company founded in 1965 by Delia Biagiotti, preserving the heritage of Made in Italy.

 

 

Laura Strambi X ISKO for the GCC

ISKO RECALL Technology

ISKO’s patented RECALL technology enables denim to retain its shape wear after wear, meaning that it needs less washing and will therefore use less resources during care throughout its lifetime.

Newlife™

100% post-consumer plastic bottles are sourced, mechanically processed and spun into yarns in Italy with a fully traceable supply chain. This process saves energy and reduces CO2 emissions compared with creating new polyester fibre. More than 100 million plastic bottles are used worldwide every day. An estimated 1,500 plastic bottles end up as waste in landfills or thrown in the ocean every second. Just one plastic bottle takes 450 years to biodegrade.

 

 

Luisa Beccaaria for the GCC

Natural dyeing

Natural dyeing is the process of colouring fabrics using materials found in nature, for example tree bark, berries, roots and also flowers.
This gown has been coloured using dyed created from flower petals, wiithout the use of harmful chemicals. 

 

 

Max Mara

NewlifeTM

100% post-consumer plastic bottles are sourced, mechanically processed and spun into yarns in Italy with a fully traceable supply chain. This process saves energy and reduces CO2 emissions compared with creating new polyester fibre. More than 100 million plastic bottles are used worldwide every day. An estimated 1,500 plastic bottles end up as waste in landfills or thrown in the ocean every second. Just one plastic bottle takes 450 years to biodegrade.

 

 

Missoni for the GCC

Archive and Reclaimed Materials

For every new collection, samples will be created, using fabrics, embellishments, and fastening components. Often these materials and components can be repurposed, removed from unused samples and re-used for new pieces. Sometimes irregular quantities of materials are also stored in archives, previously used for colour testing and sampling. These materials are ideal for small runs and bespoke pieces, which are suited to using unique materials in smaller quantities.  

 

 

Miu Miu for the GCC

GOTS Certification

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain, and also requires social criteria compliance.

Swarovski Lead-free Advanced Crystals

Advanced Crystal is an innovative, lead-free* patented formula by Swarovski. Advanced Crystal has raised the bar for quality and sustainability in the industry, offering our customers crystal of the highest quality, whilst ensuring our products meet and surpass legislation, regulations and industry standards. As a result of Advanced Crystal, Swarovski now leads the industry in sustainable crystal composition.

 

 

Philosophy for the GCC

Upcycling

Upcycling is the process of turning old or discarded materials and garments into new products of greater value. It is a great way to reduce waste by transforming and old garment rather than disposing of it, and it can reduce the amount of resources used to create new materials. 

Archive and Deadstock

Archive and deadstock materials are materials that are lying unused for various reasons – for example if the colour was not right or there were leftovers from previous collections. These materials are ideal for small runs and bespoke pieces, which are suited to using unique materials in smaller quantities. 

 

 

Prada for the GCC

GOTS Certification

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain, and also requires social criteria compliance.

Swarovski Lead-free Advanced Crystals

Advanced Crystal is an innovative, lead-free* patented formula by Swarovski. Advanced Crystal has raised the bar for quality and sustainability in the industry, offering our customers crystal of the highest quality, whilst ensuring our products meet and surpass legislation, regulations and industry standards. As a result of Advanced Crystal, Swarovski now leads the industry in sustainable crystal composition.

 

 

Pucci for the GCC

GOTS Certification

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain, and also requires social criteria compliance.

Hand Embroidery

Hand embroidery is a traditional skill that is handed down through generations. Artisans are skilled in creating ornate and intricate embroidery using diverse materials, to create striking embellishments and surface designs. 

 

 

Roberto Cavalli for the GCC

SERI.CO

Seri.co is the quality trademark of Italian fabric that ensures the quality of fabric and the production system from which it comes in accordance with the principles of quality, environment, health and safety, sustainability, social responsibility and chemical risk management. 

GOTS Certification

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain, and also requires social criteria compliance.

 

 

Stella Jean for the GCC

Hand Painting

Hand painting by skilled artisans allows the creation of a unique custom design which can be applied to fabric to correspond with a garment silhouette. This can save resources used through industrial printing of large quantities of fabrics, and is an important part of fashion heritage. 

Hand Embroidery

Hand embroidery is a traditional skill that is handed down through generations. Artisans are skilled in creating ornate and intricate embroidery using diverse materials, to create striking embellishments and surface designs.

Organic Cotton

Organic cotton is cotton that is grown without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, or genetic engineering. Organic cotton farming uses water efficiently, does not involve harmful chemicals, restores and maintains soil health and promotes high social and working standards for farmers.

Hand Embroidery

Hand embroidery is a traditional skill that is handed down through generations. Artisans are skilled in creating ornate and intricate embroidery using diverse materials, to create striking embellishments and surface designs.

 

 

Trussardi for the GCC

GOTS Certification

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain, and also requires social criteria compliance.

NewlifeTM

100% post-consumer plastic bottles are sourced, mechanically processed and spun into yarns in Italy with a fully traceable supply chain. This process saves energy and reduces CO2 emissions compared with creating new polyester fibre. More than 100 million plastic bottles are used worldwide every day. An estimated 1,500 plastic bottles end up as waste in landfills or thrown in the ocean every second. Just one plastic bottle takes 450 years to biodegrade.

 

 

Valentino for the GCC

Artisan Production 

The “Pureté” evening dress has been crafted in Rome by the Valentino Haute Couture Atelier. The skilled hands of the seamstresses worked for 370 hours to create this piece.

Archive and Repurposed Materials 

For every new collection, samples will be created, using fabrics, embellishments, and fastening components. Often these materials and components can be repurposed, removed from unused samples and re-used for new pieces. Sometimes irregular quantities of materials are also stored in archives, previously used for colour testing and sampling. These materials are ideal for small runs and bespoke pieces, which are suited to using unique materials in smaller quantities.

 

 

Versace for the GCC

Swarovski Lead-Free Advanced Crystals

Advanced Crystal is an innovative, lead-free* patented formula by Swarovski. Advanced Crystal has raised the bar for quality and sustainability in the industry, offering our customers crystal of the highest quality, whilst ensuring our products meet and surpass legislation, regulations and industry standards. As a result of Advanced Crystal, Swarovski now leads the industry in sustainable crystal composition.

GOTS certification

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain, and also requires social criteria compliance.

 

 

Vionnet for the GCC

"To cut one dress, we usually waste about 20/30% of the total fabric designated. Each season we research new colors therefore new fabrics and new waste. With our resources we tried to create this garment starting from fabrics which are in stock.  Crepe de chine is a fabric we always use. We selected a few colors that chromatically work together and started creating the strings placed on a bias cut. Each ribbon is made individually by hand then stitched and reversed, so that the seam is clean. After preparing the bustier separately as well as the ribbons, our seamstresses start stitching them by hand one after the other in a precisely established color scheme sequence. The dress is made of approximately 300 multicolor strings. The purpose of the repurposed is to be unique and interesting with each individual piece created, but mainly to make sure we don’t create even more damage to our environment.”

 - Kosuke, Head of Vionnet Atelier

 

 

Zegna for the GCC

Achill Farm

Achill wool farm is an Australian property located in the New South Wales region, where Merino sheep are bred. Those sheep are raised in the open according to modern and respectful grazing practices. The farm is maintained in alignment with the Zegna Group’s recognition of its duty as a custodian of the landscape and its commitment to improving the environment.