Mountain Khakis® SS12 Press Kit is Live!
(Jackson Hole, WY – August 1, 2011) Mountain Khakis®, a leading mountain-inspired lifestyle apparel brand, is proud to announce the launch of their Men’s and Women’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection.
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(Jackson Hole, WY â€“ August 1, 2011) Mountain KhakisÂ®, a leading mountain-inspired lifestyle apparel brand, is proud to announce the launch of their Men’s and Women’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection.
View MK’s complete SS12 Press Kit at http://www.mountainkhakis.com/pdfs/pressreleases/MountainKhakis_PressKit_SS12.pdf.
For Spring/Summer â€˜12, Mountain Khakis introduces 23 new Men’s and 21 new Women’s styles. For this historically â€˜hips-down’ brand, they are particularly excited that a majority of these new styles are tops, and that nearly half of the collection is comprised of Women’s styles.
â€œMK has been present in the Women’s category since June, 2006 when we launched our Women’s Alpine Pant,â€ stated Martin Wilkinson, MK’s National Sales Manager. â€œAs part of our growth strategy, we have invested in our Women’s program like never before, and are 100% committed to this channel. Our biggest statement for S12 is â€˜MK is now in the Women’s business!’â€
In the design and development phase for their Spring/Summer ’12 line, the MK product team collaborated with John Moore and his team at The POP Studio. Best known as the visionary behind the Hollister brand, Moore and his team have worked with MK’s product and creative teams since July, 2010. â€œColors and silhouettes are truly MK, met with some â€˜John Moore infusion’,â€ said Noah Robertson, MK Co-Founder and Director of Product Development & Design. â€œIt’s great for us to establish our design direction that is true to MK, then test it against John’s fashion insight. MK does not chase fashion and trend, but we are careful to stay germane to these patterns. Our style is mountain lifestyle, but relevant to all aspects of coastal, urban, westernâ€¦ MK relates to all sectors of Americana.â€
According to Moore, â€œThe MK design filter for the Spring ’12 collection is â€˜style that happens to offer performance.’ MK has cranked up the volume on superior fabrications, great fit and new signature details. We’re continuing to expand our tops assortment to offer more layers and versatility in the top to bottom look. It’s a new day at MK— everyone is inspiredâ€¦ and good things are happening!â€
On the technical side, Mountain Khakis is introducing two new fabrics with particularly unique attributes. The Approach Collection features a jersey fabric made from coffee grounds, called S.CafÃ©Â®. The Fairway Collection also features a performance jersey knit fabric made from PET recycled plastic bottles, called BionicÂ®.
A technical composite fiber, S.CafÃ©Â® exhibits inherent, permanent properties including odor control, UV resistance and quick-dry. The S.CafÃ©Â® life cycle and patented process starts with the green coffee bean: the peabody. Spent coffee grounds from coffee shops are salvaged. Redirecting the waste away from the land-fill is an added eco benefit of the fiber. The coffee grounds are recycled into a composite fiber. The fiber is made into yarn, which then becomes a knitted or woven fabric. Curious minds may wonder whether the odor control is masked by the smell of coffee groundsâ€¦ not the case.
BionicÂ® uses an innovative, patented process to blend cotton and recycled PET. The BionicÂ® life cycle and patented process starts with discarded plastic bottles. Redirecting bottles away from the landfill is one of many eco-benefits to the process. As plastic bottles are recycled into PET, or Polyethylene Terephthalate, the chips are transformed and melted into 2â€ fiber strips. Spun together with cotton through a proprietary spinning process to create a dual layer BionicÂ® Dpx yarn, the affect is a super-soft fabric surface of cotton and a core of recycled PET. Each MK Fairway shirt contains as many as 14 recycled PET bottles.
Mountain Khakis Spring/Summer 2012 collection will be available in February, 2012 at authorized MK dealers in the U.S., Canada and Asia, and online at mountainkhakis.com.
About Mountain KhakisÂ®
Rugged. Authentic. Reliable. Timeless. What started as a casual conversation at the Shady Lady Saloon in Jackson Hole, WY has become a top-performing mountain-inspired lifestyle apparel brand. Established in 2003, Mountain Khakis quickly became a staple in the wardrobe of everyone from ranch hands to golf pros, those who travel by jet, as well as those who travel by thumb. The Mountain Khakis brand story continues to resonate as it connects to the enthusiast who believes that freedom and rugged adventure is a way of life.
Mountain KhakisÂ® â€¢ Built for the Mountain LifeÂ® â€¢ Rise Above Itâ„¢
For More Information Contact:
Jen Taylor, Director of Creative Development & Public Relations, Mountain KhakisÂ®
firstname.lastname@example.org â€¢ www.mountainkhakis.com
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