Arvind Limited, India’s leading textile to retail and brands conglomerate along with INVISTA, one of the world’s largest integrated producers of fibres, recently, showcased its exclusive denim collection in New Delhi named ‘GRAVITY’, at its annual event called Arvind FESTIVE 2018. A pioneer of the denim revolution in India, Arvind has introduced many firsts to the denims industry including various IP led designs and technologies. The FESTIVE 2018 also witnessed the launch of futuristic denim technology brands like IKAT DENIM, BOOMERANG™ 360*, BOOMERANG™ BOUNCE, CHROME CORD and HYBRID CHINOS.
Taking inspiration from the most powerful force on our planet, Arvind launched its latest collection called ‘GRAVITY’, a range of new denims that embody Power, Stability, and Comfort. The collection was introduced through engaging displays and an enthralling runway show that highlighted the most desired features of modern day expression of energy.
Woven-Knit Denims category has been driving the Indian denim market for last few years. It has now reached a saturation point. Market is looking for new ideas. During the event, Arvind and INVISTA hosted an expert panel to brainstorm for such new ideas, in a thought provoking session titled “Looking beyond Woven Knit Denim.” The event also included a unique experiential concept titled ‘The ADL Experience: Art and Science of Denim wash’ curated and developed by on board international laundry experts, Giovanni Petrin & Andrea, who have been previously instrumental in the success story of the famed Italian laundry, Martelli. This installation showcased the most trend right, aspirational, yet sustainable denim wash directions. With sustainability lying at the core of Arvind’s belief, this wash trend collection has been developed at Arvind Denim Lab (ADL) using eco-friendly technologies and processes.
Commenting on the Festive 2018 event, Aamir Akhtar, CEO, Denims, Arvind Ltd. said, “Arvind Limited is taking steps for leveraging innovative technologies to create the best fabrics across performance, fashion, and functionality. We are constantly pushing our limits to redefine denims every season. It is our endeavour to bring customers the best products that are aesthetically elevated, technologically innovative, and most importantly sustainable. We will continue to work towards creating disproportionate value for our customers by providing them with end to end solutions from design to delivery.”
Renowned for introducing innovative products to the Indian denim market for years, Arvind created a visually stimulating Indigo Art Centre, that gave visitors a sneak peek into their vision of ‘Indigo inspired lifestyle’. This section of the event focused on creating endless possibilities with Indigo, beyond just Jeanswear.
A key Innovation highlight at the show was Arvind’s new product range christened as IKAT Denim. This range uses a path breaking new Indigo dyeing technology, which is not only substantially more sustainable compared with traditional dyeing techniques it also imparts a completely new & aspirational aesthetic appeal to the finished product. The technology creates unique & controlled patterns on the fabric that resemble traditional textile art form of Ikat. Arvind takes pride in being the 1st textile company in India to exclusively offer this product to the domestic market.
The show was curated in collaboration with INVISTA, which has been a long standing technology partner to Arvind and have collaborated to jointly undertake path breaking research & development in the field of textiles. Transforming daily life through its innovations, INVISTA also showcased the path-breaking technology of COOLMAX® ECO MADE that has been brought to India exclusively in partnership with Arvind.
Arvind is a $1.5 bn conglomerate with interests in textiles, branded apparel and accessories, engineering and real estate and is one of the leading textile to retail and brands conglomerate in India. Arvind Limited, manufactures and sells about 300 mn mtr of fabrics and over 30 mn pieces of ready to wear apparel. Its denim, woven and knit products are known for being innovative and sustainable, which are sourced by some of the most iconic apparel brands around the world.