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Animal Prints -- The Pattern Trend for Menswear
Animal prints play an important role in prints. On A/W 20/21 catwalks, animal prints remain favored by designers. Unlike the sexy feel previously, recent animal prints incline to a neutral and elevated appearance. In addition to realistic sexy leopard print, dotted simple leopard print is more practical. Hawksbill texture resembles leopard prints, so the natural gloss is a key way to distinguish them. Tiger print and snakeskin use unisex colors to tap into the market.
New Letter Craft -- The Pattern Craft Trend for Menswear
As a common pattern, letter is widely used and combined with various crafts. Print & embroidery is the core expression in this season. Glossy print and 3D embroidery enrich the pattern. Splicing enlivens the pattern. Delicate beads create refined high-end ready-to-wear. Textural 3D print and decorative letters are highlights. Multiple crafts make the pattern tensile and layered, showing more possibilities.
"Butterfly Effect" -- The Pattern Trend for Womenswear
Recently, butterfly prevails. Tmagazine' cover of Zhao Wei, Cosmo of Angelababy, the Korean and Mexican edition of ELLE March issue, all employ butterfly element. Kylie is also enthusiastic about butterfly. She designs Stormi Collection into the butterfly shape, and gives her daughter a dreamlike butterfly themed birthday. The latest showcase of McQueen combines butterfly decoration and its rebellious style.
Tranquil Garden -- Theme Design & Development for Kidswear
Modern urbanites are increasingly longing for returning to nature. The idyllic style caters to this trend. We are in a soothing and natural garden with various plants and florals. Cream Gold, Stratosphere, Almost Apricot and Eggnog decorate the whole picture, and create a leisure and free vibe.
Reconstructing Mondrian Geometry -- The Pattern Trend for Womenswear
Mondrian is a Dutch painter. He takes geometric figures as the basic elements of his painting, and adopts three-primary colors to simplify the form into the pure abstract composition of horizontal and vertical lines. With his deep internal observation and insight, Mondrian creates the beauty of equilibrium in the universal phenomena. The dress of Yves Saint Laurent is inspired by Composition in Red, Blue and Yellow by Mondrian, which is the first time to combine fashion design and art. This leads to a trend of collaboration design between fashion and art. Yves saint Laurent also launches his own A/W 1966 collection, showing 10 Mondrian-inspired dresses that would surely make their way into fashion history and have a special name: Mondrian dress.
Iris -- The Pattern Trend for Womenswear
Iris blooms in early summer. Iris, is also the name of the ancient Greek goddess of the rainbow, standing for light and freedom. It is the symbol of Kingdom of France, a sign of virtue and prosperity. Iris will be an important floral pattern in 2021, because its gorgeous colors and soft appearance perfectly show female beauty.
Revival of Monogram -- The Pattern Trend for Womenswear
Monogram has a century-old history in the fashion industry, serving as a status symbol for its users and a taste label for mega brands. Nowadays, monogram weakens the noble feel, blends with modern elements and returns back. Billie Eilish, a super star, is also keen on the bootleg monogram.
Life Mode -- The Silhouette Trend for Women's Sets
Conventional sets remind us of formal suits or sport suits. But in S/S 2021, conventional sets will totally change. Suits are combined with Bermuda shorts, and cropped suits are styled with tone-on-tone skirts, which will be a both fashionable and casual look. According to the survey, people pay more and more attention to comfort, including a comfortable life and casual clothing. Thus casual sets will prevail, and comfortable casual sets will also be necessary.
Retro and Leisure-luxe -- The Fabric Trend for Men's Wool
From catwalks of A/W 20/21 menswear and the latest issue of ALBERTO&ROY for A/W 21/22 menswear, we can see designers begin to explore fashion, classical furnishings, as well as the art of retro aesthetics in interior design, and draw some inspiration from them. Weird wool, tweed with dual visual effects, disruptive wool with yarn knot and lightweight double-faced flannel all inject a leisure-luxe feel to A/W 21/22 menswear.
Natural Scenery in Painting -- The Pattern Trend for Menswear
The nature is charming. Artists use cameras or paintbrushes to record the beautiful scenery, and designers combine the art with fashion. In S/S 2021, hand-drawing is the main express technique of scenery pattern, renewing the regular abstract pattern or layered collage.
Fashion of Everyday Objects -- The Pattern Trend for Menswear
Off-White A/W 20/21 menswear collection has teamed up with the Zurich-based painter Pascal Mohlmann. In addition to portraits and nudes, he loves to paint realistic still lifes of everyday objects. This time Off-White combines his paintings of wrench, warning board and medicine box with brand logo, creating an artistic vibe. This report analyzes everyday objects, and takes on the form of graphic & text.
Loving the Net -- Theme Design & Development for Women's Tennis Apparel
The Wimbledon Championships in June 2020 is suspended due to this pandemic. Roger Federer, a grand slam of four major tennis tournaments and with the world's highest score, has raised money for Australian wildfire. Tennis has developed from an aristocratic competitive sport into a general public sport, and tennis apparel is also affected by the vintage trend, showing a light retro style in 2021. Womenswear is dominated by sets and dresses, and the length is longer for convenient movements. Considering sweat and due to the pandemic, tennis apparel features detail craft changes, as well as the breathable and antibacterial fabric. We recommend Ralph Lauren's latest Earth Polo which is a waterless dyed polo shirt made from an average of 12 plastic bottles, and a tennis skirt in bio-fabric released by Adidas × Stella McCartney in 2019.
Neo-Grunge -- The Special Trend for S/S 2021 Denim
Grunge was originally a musical style originating in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It was a combination of heavy metal and punk music. At that time, financial crisis and economic recession led bandsmen to embrace durable denim pieces, resulting in a decadent and casual style. With the return of retro trend, neo-grunge style is back. Denim items in this season employ magnified and exaggerated design techniques to add a modern sloppy style, showing the collision of various prints and messy colors in a nostalgic way.
Sustainable Application -- The Accessory Trend for Men's Street Wear
Sustainability is now an imperative. For fashion industry, clothing accessory should carry out sustainability, including adopting basting stitches, using multifunctional detachable pattern, applying silicone accessories, and enhancing consumers' DIY awareness to create their own items.
Colorful Warm Winter -- The Fabric Trend for A/W 21/22 Kidswear
Sustainability and recyclability lead the innovation of A/W 21/22 kidswear fabric. Recyclability and simple ingredients are major points. On one hand, the pursuit of nostalgic vibe brought by conventional fabrics drives the application of sustainable materials like cotton, linen and wool to kidswear. On the other hand, natural fibers bring a luxurious touch. Comfortable fleece, corduroy, velvet and brushed fabric will lead the trend of kidswear. Improved cotton, hemp and cellulosic fibers are adopted to alleviate the environmental problems caused by microfiber shedding. Besides, with the increasingly heated environmental protection, flash treatment will be subject to public scrutiny. In 21/22, flash and sequins will bring a high risk when used as sales driving factor, unless they are produced in a sustainable way. Thus the fabric with its own gloss, and the eco-friendly recyclable fabric will become the first choice.
Ancient Star Map -- The Pattern Trend for Womenswear
Star map accurately depicts persistent features in the night sky. The Dunhuang star map is the oldest surviving map in the world, and now it's in the British Museum. The western star map originates from the ancient Greece-roman period, develops in the 16th century after the Renaissance, and reaches its peak in the second half of the 16th century to the 18th century. Star map not only records the stars, constellations, nebulae and so on, but also draws many patterns related to myths and legends. It has the serious aesthetics and a mystical feeling, quite in line with haute couture.
Natural Camouflage -- The Pattern Trend for Menswear
Camouflage, originating from military and combat readiness, has been endowed with rich design connotation since its birth. Mow it is widely accepted as the representative element of fashion trends, and considered as an important expression of military style. In A/W 20/21 shows, camouflage also follows the trend. With increasingly hot natural themes, traditional camouflage is renewed. This season based on natural elements, camouflage blends with floral, branch, leaf and marble texture. Floral camouflage in the darkness is quite novel. Branch camouflage and marble camouflage are more practical and marketable.
Natural Mottled Texture -- The Pattern Trend for Menswear
Tie-dyed pattern remains hot. Natural patterns can be used as the improved tie-dye. With the promotion of sustainability, denim is the first to use eco-friendly acid pickling to create mottled items. Abstract patterns are fit for various markets. In latest A/W 20/21 shows, LI-NING, FENG CHEN WANG and MSGM all apply abstract mottled textures to outerwear, knitwear and sets in terms of color, appearance and application.
Everlasting Paisley -- The Pattern Trend for Menswear
Paisley pattern has a long history. It originates in ancient Babylon and flourishes in Persia and India. It is said to come from the leaves of The Tree of Life in Hinduism, which is Bodhi leaf or the date leaf. This iconic pattern, with its hidden messages and foggy symbolism, has come a long way. It travels from east to west along the Silk Road, decorates the headbands of cowboys and cyclists, and is accepted by 19th-century Bohemia. Then it gets more famous thanks to the Beatles, and becomes the symbol of rock and roll.
Patterns Under the Plague -- The Pattern Trend for All Genders
The outbreak is spreading, and all Chinese people are making efforts. After the outbreak, people may have different life philosophy, and may focus more on health and nature. So there will be a new pattern trend. Many designers and illustrators also create works about moments of the plague.
The Flower Field -- Theme Design & Development for Kidswear
In the modern city life full of reinforced concrete, returning to nature is more and more concerned. Inspired by the flower field, designers combine sweet flowers with utility, focus on comfort, take neutral tones like reseda and sunny yellow as main tones, and use red tones like gossamer pink and coral as decorations, presenting the colorful and soft natural theme.
Calm and Primordial -- Theme Color Trend for Men's and Women's Sportswear
More than just losing weight and getting in shape, primordial exercisers devote more time to their health and reverence for nature, creating new forms of exercise and eating habits. They advocate the outdoors and the "earth gym", drawing inspirations from nature and also influencing the use of color. Collaboration collection of Adidas × Wood Wood inspires the theme, showing the amiable tones. A/W 20/21 emphasizes more the perception of the environment, and consumers pursue physical and mental strengthening. Natural colors should be combined with functionality to be fit for the market, and the colors need to be sustainable dyed.