Crafted to last: Ten c unveils S/S 2022 collection
The new S/S 2022 collection from label Ten c takes military-inspired technical wear to the next level
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The lightness, resistance and transparency of parachute silk, the rangy, strength and beauty of bamboo, and the trippy potency of Absinthe green are all inspirations that combine in the masterful hybridisation of technical fabric and traditional tailoring techniques that is Ten c’s new S/S 2022 collection.
Featuring durable and technical investment pieces, Ten c’s new collection reiterates and reimagines the label’s core values of craftsmanship and longevity. A commitment to reducing the fashion industry’s environmental impact by creating long-lasting garments remains at the centre of its origins and ethos.
Founded and designed by Alessandro Pungetti and part of FGF Industry Group held by Enzo Fusco, the label takes a unique approach to design, with all garments based around the properties of one single cloth: OJJ – Original Japanese Jersey. The versatile nylon/polyester microfibre jersey is cut, sewn and dyed in Italy, the material’s stiffness giving way to a softer feel during use. The new collection, across all its product categories, Pungetti explains, is ‘contaminated’ by its signature OJJ fabric, while maintaining a military DNA.
The S/S 2022 colour palette is neutral-leaning with the addition of Ten c’s orange and Absinthe-green accents. A series of mid-layers, conceived as interseasonal garments, are lightweight, with a single layer of fabric. Military-inspired garments include the Ten c bomber, which nods to the classic MA1 US Air Force and Navy flight jacket, and a reinterpretation of a British Army parka.
Also new this season is the Nylon Crinkle Rip-Stop, an extremely resistant and transparent fabric that is taped at the seams – the garments are thermo-welded at reinforcement points and details such as patch pockets, zips and hoods to give greater structure and contrast. Ten c’s familiar OJJ fabric, meanwhile, continues to offer a unique appeal. It ‘adapts to the body’, says Pungetti, ‘providing not just a protective layer but also a garment that will mould itself to you and, with time, become part of your story.’ No two jackets from the label will ever look the same.
The S/S 2022 collection launches 15 June with a full video presentation. §