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Première Vision Paris: Knits stole the show.

The latest edition of Priemer Vision in Paris saw a mix of different fibers, weights and constructions, with knits and weaves complementing each other. The trends showed the versatility of knits as a medium which respond quickly to technical advances and design.

Although aimed at winter, many jerseys and lightweight knitted fabrics were semi-transparent, in small stitch graphic micro designs and very fine yarns. Woolen knitted fabrics tended to be more chunky, with substantial designs in large dramatic jacquards and large gauge loops and bouclés in warm ginger and dark red colors. Menswear jackets from knitted fabric were versatile, fit for both work and play, cool for work and casual enough with jeans.

A trend for jacquards with heraldic looking themes and geometric patterns gave a rich look, teamed with velvets and deep colored prints. Pale winter tones, like light turquoise, pink, white were interpreted in jerseys with flammé random effects, as well as soft plains. A slight shimmer came from metallised yarns and small sparkling elements in the yarn.

Three dimensional looks were achieved in various ways, by knoppy and textured yarns, and knits of various thicknesses in the same fabric. Digital printing brought optical effects to deceive the eye – woven looks, shimmering surfaces and broken up geometrics.