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Nature -- The Thematic Color Trend for S/S 2022 Sportswear
This season sportswear palette consists of two themes. The first one is enhanced natural colors which root in nature and deliver a joyful lively style via high saturation. The second is everyday pleasing colors which create a soothing and relaxing vibe. Designers can use these two themes to echo the S/S 2020 trend. In a post-pandemic world consumers will seek comfort from familiar styles. Earth tones offer reassuring tactility and can also be dyed by vegetable dyestuff. As consumers long for an optimistic attitude, vigorous acid summer hues can create energetic summer looks. As people's life shifts toward online, digital workout classes emerge. It is of vital importance to make colors stand out on screen via dynamic brights echoing digital theme. Classic sporty tones will appeal to emerging fitness-driven consumers. Familiar reds, blues and greys will attract new fitness lovers and consumers who hope to blend sportif style with streetwear.
Physical -- The Special Trend for Yarn and Stitch of Knitwear
Physical will starts with modern sportswear which is soft, chic and ergonomic, and highlight the use of yarns and fabrics in the changing climate. Protective yarns and fabrics adapt to climate change and provide cosy products for mankind. High-quality yarns and minimalist designs reinforce the luxurious feel, and aim at high-end athleisure and luxury sportswear. This theme also injects vitality into the leisure-luxe knitwear market and brings new inspiration. (This report, Physical, is one of yarn trends for S/S 2021 SPINEXPO.)
Lost Horizon -- A/W 21/22 Theme Trend
With the increase of turbulence and unrest in real life, the concept of "wandering in the wild" shows its strong appeal along with the rise of escapism and outdoor trend. Busy urbanites long for a poetic journey, encounter the wide wonderland, and stretch their free and unruly soul. Vagrancy is a dialogue between the spirit of self and the outside world, and allows us to feel the free new self in the essence. We listen to the call of the wild, combine casual cosy tone with light folk elements, and interprets the brand-new outdoor attitude of outdoor fashion. In A/W 21/22, we respect the laws of life and nature, experience the vastness and wildness of nature, and step on the wandering to the end of the horizon.
Recreate & Emerging -- The Silhouette Trend for Urban Outdoor Men's Trousers
Combination of outdoor and urban styles becomes an emerging trend in menswear. Versatility and comfort of outdoor clothing renew functional details. Straight and gathered-ankle silhouettes are dominant in this season, and reinforce functionality and practicality on fabrics, details and crafts. Technical fabrics create highly functional styles, bringing a new trend for future commute. Detachable trousers can be worn in multiple ways. Drawstring gathers the opening. Big color blocks strengthen the structure and functionality. Functional details on jumpsuits are ergonomic.
Wilderness Survivors -- Theme Design & Development for Functional fabrics of Womenswear and Menswear
"What do you want to do after the pandemic?" Many people choose to go on a tour and embrace nature. Outdoor sports cover physical exercise, travel, leisure and social activity, thus becoming the favored choice. With the continuous development of outdoor sports, once niche sports have become an important way to exercise, and a new direction of fashion and leisure styles. Mountaineering, diving, skiing and other outdoor sports are popular among young people. In last year, outdoor enthusiasts prefer hiking, followed by mountaineering and camping. Due to the pandemic, now consumers pursue protective outdoor clothing. Therefore, highly protective and adaptive designs become the mainstream. Ripstop, antibacterial, durable and insect-repellent clothes allow consumers to enjoy outdoor sports without worrying about anything else.
Dandelion -- The Thematic Color Trend for Menswear
We escape from the pressure of city, embark on a journey to the distance, and find a blend of youth and nature. We roam freely under the sky and enjoy the warm sunshine. The soft halo carries a languid feel, shining out everywhere. Let's breathe and experience the beauty of sunshine. Dandelion is like the color of sunshine, gentle and beautiful.
Dragonfly -- The Thematic Color Trend for Menswear
Embrace nature, enjoy relaxed weekends and feel the nature. The outdoor world becomes a desirable spiritual place. Lush and serene forests extend green to the sky. Primitive plants show the vastness of nature. Dragonfly brings us reverie when walking in the woods. Inspired by the culture of Yama, this theme shows Dragonfly can well combine outdoors with fashion through various designs, and interprets a casual outdoor style with a brand-new life attitude.
Future Laboratory -- The Special Trend for Men's and Women's Denim
With the popularity of digital appearance, technical and functional denim becomes an important direction of this theme. The soft focus filter drives the development of pattern and brings a new look for denim. Abstract digital print and ecological camouflage will occupy a place with a brand-new look. Outdoor protective details will be an important direction of this theme and become the necessary series for S/S 2021 denim.
Ice Age -- The Special Trend for Men's and Women's Ski Suits
As the impact of the environmental crisis gradually becomes more urgent and obvious, high intensity is the key design requirement of the ski theme. Carbon fiber, recycled nylon and graphene fibers can face the extreme environment and drive the development of sustainability. Vollebak's extreme thermal outerwear is made from dyneema yarn, which is 15 times stronger than steel and gets stronger in colder weather. Thus ski items need to adapt to severe weather, take toughness and durability as the top concerns, and combine protection with lightness and flexible elasticity.
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.
Symbolic Youth -- Theme Color Trend for Men's and Women's Sportswear
As "restraint" is increasingly prevailing, simple design will grow in A/W 21/22. Home exercising, the horror style, Bauhaus minimalism, outdoor modular design and dystopia will run through the A/W 21/22 sport market. A single color and small-scale color decorations are used, breaking the restrictions of season and fashion trends. Inspired by Stone Island and the collaboration collection of ROKSANDA x lululemon, warm or cold tones are complementary to neutral colors, presenting a bolder autumn palette. In the new season, color is closely tied to the fabric quality. More accurate quantification of color through fabric to clothing is our appeal for sustainability in the sportswear market. Colors fit for the whole year are explored.
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.
Key Items -- The Trend for Men's Sportswear
In A/W 20/21, men's sports items feature the minimalism and functional details. The extreme simplicity displays the "less is more" wearing experience. Due to the rapid deterioration of the climate and environment, items in this season aim to save social resources and encourage consumers to support sustainable development. The item explores the improved design of outdoor styles, and focuses on durability and transseasonal wearing. The function of fabric needs improvement to adapt to flexible cutting and strengthen the recycle value. Besides, the layered match is also a key design point for outdoor styles.
Free Sports -- The Silhouette Trend for Women's Sportswear
As consumers pay more attention to health and exercise at home, products' versatility and expansion of service cycle are more important. Female consumers hope to show the figure while taking exercise, especially the upper abdomen. Ergonomic unibody knitting technology is combined to create functional and personalized items. Different items are created for different exercises. The service cycle of products focus more on sustainability and whether the fabric is healthy to human body. Technical methods, unsalable stocks and recreation of fabrics can be adopted to reduce the resource waste.
Layered Art -- The Craft Trend for Menswear Applique
Applique adds details and layered sense with its rich looks and changeable forms. Pattern prints and various crafts are still key points of applique design. The combination of big or small applique, lettered decorations and mixed materials are also important. Applique interprets the artistic design language of clothing in diversified ways.
Immersive Weekend -- Theme Design & Development for Menswear
The spread of the outbreak once again sounded the alarm for human beings-be kind to nature and be in awe of life! Unexpected haze will eventually be dispelled by the sun! The lush forests, the gentle breeze, and the fertile soil are all free gifts from nature. The ordinary existence is worth remembering forever! Inspired by the culture of the mountain system, take a wonderful journey across mountains, lakes and seas, break the boundaries, and find a breakthrough self from the infinite possibilities.
Forging Ahead -- The Silhouette Trend for Men's Jackets
With the improvement of people's living standards and consumption awareness, it has become an important trend to escape from the city and embrace nature. Currently, we have to stay at home because of the outbreak, and it's a good time to learn and recharge ourselves. And we can also know about how to travel outdoors responsibly and to be more fashionable when wearing outdoor clothing. A comfortable jacket is key to outdoors. The hooded jacket, the pullover jacket and the stand-collar jacket combine the neat cutting with rich colors, bringing more diversified design language to jackets.
Immersive Weekend -- The Fabric Trend for Menswear
Escape from the pressure of the city, embark on a journey to the distance, and find a blend of youth and nature. As Fernando Pessoa wrote in The Book of Disquiet: I would like to live a different life in a faraway land. We roam freely under the sky, search the comfortable shore of the deep heart. Every time we set out, it is to meet a better yourself. Whether it is the original intention of human, or the call of nature, the outdoor world has become a desirable spiritual place. Data show that outerwear made of recycled polyester in the UK and the US grow sharply year on year. The exploration of new protective materials and forward-looking design is getting more and more attention from brands and designers.
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.
Relaxed Outdoors -- The Accessory Trend for Sports Equipment
As the outdoor equipment is increasing important in street swear, the boundary between it and fashion is getting vaguer. In S/S 2021, sports wear will be more adaptive and functional. Consumers are increasingly demanding for the durability and practicality of products. The mixed design is not limited to street wear and sportswear, and the integration of daily commuting apparel with outdoor accessories will lead consumers to transform into multi-field sports, which is reflected by release buckle straps, decorative strips and color-blocked pipping.
Uncompromising Wool -- Sporty Wool Yarns
In recent years, the circular all-in-one machine has been gradually popularized, which eliminates most stitching of knitwear and enables the knitwear more well-fitting, with more delicate craft details. Together with the breathability brought by special structures of knitting, knitted sportswear is more and more popular. In addition to sportswear brands like Adidas which have knitted sportswear, luxury brands like Prada also release knitted sportswear in A/W 2019.
Extreme Future -- The Protective and Functional Fabric Trend for Womenswear
In A/W 20/21, human, nature and technology have a significant impact on extreme outdoor sports. Brands are paying more attention to innovative fabrics that are both environmentally-friendly and technical. The emphasis will be on regulating temperature and superior air permeability, which is evidently reflected by nylon fabric. It is functional, practical, glossy and futuristic, so humans can better cope with changes of the environment. Ecological rainproof materials are used to create items suitable for the city and outdoors.
Reversed Future -- The S/S 2021 Theme Trend for Kidswear
What is Reversed Future? Literally, it means looking back at how people thought about the future in the past. Flying car, airship, laser cannon, floating city, pipeline transportation, conquering several planets, personal submarine and personal robot... All these imaginative visions were once thought by people in the past to be what life should be in the future. With the support of modern tech, early futurism still has unrealized ideas, adding appeal to "the future that never happened", and enhancing the S/S 2021 retro futuristic aesthetics through virtual technology and brilliant colors. Digital space reverses the future, taking us back to a new world that "never happened."