The new Vislon® Crystal arrived to YKK London Showroom


We all need a little sparkle in our lives. Glitter, shimmer, and shine were certainly in evidence on the Fashion Week AW17. From sparkly disco-inspired creations and sequin-studded dresses to glitter-enhanced slogans, designers added oomph with shimmering elements and glittering colours.

Truth is, the trend for sparkle has been around for a while and is likely to stick around even longer. Designers need innovative ways to incorporate this theme into their collections. At YKK, watching industry trends develop and creating products that designers can use is a key part of our work. We’ve been working on a rather special luxury zip that has been launch just few weeks ago – the Vislon® Crystal.

The Vislon® Crystal is a crystal studded zip, the go-to name in fashion crystals, and features crystals set in the injection moulded plastic elements of the zip to create a visually stunning effect, ideal for high-end fashion and accessories. It’s a great new way to introduce that sparkle into your designs, and transform a functional detail into a fashion statement.

At YKK we have a close dialogue with designers, and the Vislon® Crystal plays into the key high street trends of the moment. The Vislon® Crystal range versatility means the range works for so many different looks and product categories, from the ever-popular military and workwear-inspired utilitarian trend to sports casual and outerwear, luxury kidswear, footwear, luggage, and even jewellery.

We released the Vislon® Crystal in five different colours – Crystal, Black Diamond, Aquamarine, Light Colorado Topaz, and Jet – and two different weights. There’s the medium-weight size 5 (available in closed end, open-end, and in a roll chain); and the chunkier, heavy-weight size 10 (available in closedend , open-end, movable, and in a roll chain), perfect for making a statement on outerwear, footwear, and accessories.

You can, of course, choose any colour for the tape and plastic elements of your Vislon® Crystal zip from the YKK Global Colour Card. And all of these are available from our Shoreditch showroom, so feel free to come in, take a look at the product, and talk to our knowledgeable staff about your requirements. At the showroom we sell zips in minimums of one, which gives you great flexibility to try out products and designs.


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