BYBORRE continues its fabric experiments with a fresh selection of Spring/Summer 2020 items, much of which is informed by a new design mentality. Dubbed The TDK Method (an abbreviation of Textile Development Kit), this ethos informs the progressive construction that informs the new range, crafted from custom knits, technical fabrics and heritage textiles alike.
TDK represents the BYBORRE studio’s open-ended approach to developing its signature knitwear, allowing skilled designers to transparently fabricate textiles locally and at scale. This centralization of the crafting process allows the team to circumvent a traditional supply chain, straying from the fashion industry’s constant drive to source new base materials. Specifically, this process has delivered Attachment Only 2 layer (AO2), a new textile for the warm weather season that’s durable yet breathable, allowing for stark graphics and colors while encouraging reversible construction.
AO2 is accompanied by Merino wool — sourced in partnership with The Woolmark Company — COOLMAX yarn, GORE-TEX lining and NILIT Heat, an environmentally-friendly yarn that utilizes coffee bean shells and nylon to create 75% Merino wool with enhanced breathability and moisture-wicking. All these fabrics go into a color-soaked seasonal range, incorporating a variety of staple BYBORRE silhouettes, like trim mid-layers, fitted tees and drop-crotch trousers. Bold color-blocking lends additional visual interest to weather-fighting jackets, while cardigans, hoodies, parkas and boiler suits appear in tonal makeups.
For more conventional technical SS20 ware, check out Karrimor Japan’s latest lookbook and The North Face’s Everest-inspired “Seven Summits” capsule.