Favoured by fashion’s front-runners for its effortless appeal and unrivalled comfort, cashmere remains the epitome (fabric) of affluence and style. In part thanks to Mongolian designer Mandkhai Jargalsaikhan, the goat-derived fibre has now been given an extended life through the summer season.
Having developed new techniques and structures to appropriate the sweater-frequented fabric for Spring/Summer wear, her eponymous knitwear brand is on a quest to challenge the perception of cashmere. Looking beyond roll necks and V-necks, Mandkhai approaches the material in fresh, forecasted and heat-friendly ways. For SS17, designs range from classic tank tops and bare-back halternecks to imaginative fringe detail day dresses – all crafted from cashmere sourced from free roaming goats.
After growing fine and soft fibres during the harsh Mongolian winters, each coat is combed out by nomadic herders in spring, and the fibres are then produced into a highly resistant fabric. The complete control of the supply chain from goat to garment is imperative as Jargalsaikhan is looking to educate consumers to make a more informed choice about the cashmere they buy. With cashmere’s spreading all-season suitability and Mandkhai’s radical transparency, we found a summer fling with staple potential.
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