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Eco-friendly Innovation and Ecological Fibers -- The Fabric Trend for Women's Denim
Environment and comfort become key driving forces of consumption after the pandemic. Consumers will long for practical, fashionable, eco-friendly and cosy elevated basics. This season designers pay more attention to sustainability, and use mono material, less harmful washing and eco-friendly fibers. Innovative materials and durable silhouette create brand-new women's denim fabric.
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.)
Rebirth of Song Brocade -- The Pattern Trend for Womenswear Thematic Fabric
Nowadays, cultural competition is increasingly fierce, and traditional culture draws much attention. Intangible culture is a key focus. Song Brocade, Nanjing Brocade and Shu Tapestry are known as the three famous brocades in China. Song Brocade is listed in the World Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2009. Song Brocade has a soft touch, a compact quality, exquisite patterns, high practicality, durability and washable ability. It is widely applied to clothing, bags and suitcases, home textiles and other industries. Designers integrate western artistic and chic designs into magnificent oriental beauty hidden in Song Brocade to meet current demands and bring Song Brocade closer to our daily life.
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.
Refreshed Surface -- The Fabric Trend for Kidswear
Driven by the pandemic, eco-friendly and sustainable fabrics are necessary. Cotton and linen fabrics draw much attention, and show creativity through trimmed fringes and retracting. Seersucker and crinkled textures inject novelty into classic shirting. Lace cutout, fleece, metal luster and silk satin cater to the revival of romanticism and handicrafts. Technical fabrics are combined with environmental protection, which gains more attention.
French Beaded Embroidery -- The Accessory Trend for Womenswear
The popularity of French vintage drives the decoration trend of handcrafted beads. French style is displayed by not only style, fabric and color, but also the French style beaded embroidery. The color of beads and placements all well display the exquisite maximalist aesthetics.
Time-tested and Elevated -- The Fabric Trend for Women's Tweed
As consumer groups pursue the improvement of life quality, the delicate and elegant tweed has been further expanded. The most representative Chanel tweed is leisure-luxe and elegant. In the new season, tweed uses light fine yarns, and delivers a noble temperament through mixing colors or intertwining yarns. Soft multicolored yarns are integrated, or blended with metallic yarns to be more luxurious. In the new season light and thin tweed expands the age group.
Talk About The Orient -- The Thematic Fabric Trend for Womenswear
As China's status in the world continues to rise, it is now enjoying a global reputation. Chinese cultural elements have become the favored elements in the fashion industry. More and more designers apply Chinese style elements to clothing, and Chinese silk is the favorite in the fashion week. This theme will analyze the contrast between oriental traditional elements with fashion trends, and explore the unique culture and regional style in China, so that Chinese traditional fabrics can blend with modern, technical and futuristic elements, and fashion trends can create new visual aesthetics.
Nostalgic and Luxurious -- The Lace Fabric Trend for Womenswear
As a key fabric, lace rises. It remains an important element to create classic luxurious formal dress, and exudes the warm romance and seduction of autumn and winter. Classic black or white lace wins more consumers with its versatility. This season lace prefers nostalgic looks. Plush cutout enhances the warm touch of lace. Superfine edges and black seduction reveal female charm. The high gloss creates a luxurious feel like in the party.
Lightweight and Transparent -- The Gauze Fabric Trend for Womenswear
With the popularity of sweet romanticism, gauze rises in the fashion industry. It is made of silk and synthetic fibers, or mixed by polyester and nylon, polyester and rayon, nylon and rayon. In the past, it was applied to exquisite haute couture and wedding dress. In S/S 2021, gauze is made into clothing worn outside in summer. The gauze clothing is lightweight and transparent, sun-proof and layered.
Various Decorations -- The Yarn Trend for Knitwear
For knitwear, wool, cashmere and yakwool are widely applied. With the emphasis on environmental protection, organic plant fiber and recycled chemical fiber yarn gain much attention. Various yarns are used as decoration, renewing the all-over use. Flat tape yarn, paper yarn, loop yarn and melange yarns are non-negligible. Melange yarns are frequently used. Color layers and stripes need constant attention. Paper yarn will grow in despite of its small proportion.
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.
Urban Bystander -- Theme Fabric Trend for Womenswear
We walk through the busy streets, pass by the familiar coffee shop downstairs, visit the exhibition of Vincent van Duysen, wear basic clothes and live in a comfortable and warm house. In such a relaxed day, we enjoy the city life, feeling down-to-earth yet a little lonely. Seemingly absent, but we are determined to find ourselves - be social men, also sober urban bystanders.
Re-created Classics -- The Fabric Trend for Womenswear Accessory
Fabric and detail of accessories are deeply influenced by fashion trends and decorative designs. Designer brands also interpret classic accessories through brand-new techniques. They focus on elegant feminine details, including traditional and avant-garde elements. Comfortable plush and individual quilted fabric create items fit for the extreme weather.
Entry Luxury Decoration Trend -- The Accessory Trend for Women's Knitwear
Modern women turn towards rational consumption, advocate the pursuit of high-quality life, and decorate the look with small accessories. The minimalist style solid knitwear shows elegance with the help of pearl, gemstone, button and belt. The collocation between accessory with knitwear is emphasized, so urban women can fully enjoy the quality life brought by entry luxury decorations.
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.
Fancy Producing -- The Quilting Fabric Trend for Women's Puffa Jackets
As people are pursuing life quality, the clear space evokes people's sensors, focuses on inner appeal and expresses the self-awareness. Quilting fabric brings warmth, and displays a voluminous sense and comfort. Various fabrics and stitching design are used, including 3D textural fabric, printed base-cloth and conventional check. Unique print on surface injects novelty. The minimalist quilting and soft padding bring a comfortable and light wearing experience.
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.
Key Words for A/W 21/22 Eco-friendly / Sustainable Material Trend
This year, a sudden outbreak sounds the environmental alarm for the heavily polluting fashion industry once again. If we consider Fashion Convention jointly signed by 32 fashion enterprises in August 2019 as a start of whole industry making efforts to carry out large-scale sustainability, radical environmental groups outside of the A/W 2020 four fashion weeks, and environmental protection creativity in the show, have highlighted designers' or brands' passion for fashion environmental protection and a sustainable future. Eco-friendly / sustainable fashion has become a common topic and a new trend in the international industry. Then, as the second most polluting industry and the source of the fashion industry -- textile fibers and fabrics, how to jointly build a sustainable eco-friendly system through sustainable design, production and reuse, is an important direction for the sustainable development of the fashion industry in the future. The three key words for A/W 21/22 eco-friendly / sustainable material trend will give you a glimpse into the future of sustainable fashion fabrics.
Holiday of BoBos -- The Theme Fabric Trend for Womenswear
Holiday of BoBos is inspired by Cesky Krumlov which is an ancient town in south Bohemia in Czech. The old castles, the painted towers, the winding Vltava river, the orange roofs covered by the lush green are all appealing. In S/S 2021, hand-made fabrics and tropical plants print well show the holiday sentiment and represent a fashion returning back to nature.
Luxurious and Minimalist -- The Fabric Trend for Women's Wool
Elevated and durable concept is increasingly popular. Wool is practical and widely applied. The sustainable blended fabric of wool and ecological viscose creates the shirt-like overcoat, seen at Stella McCartney. Fabric and manufacturing crafts are renewed to optimize comfort and visual looks.
Soft and Retro -- The Jacquard Fabric Trend for Womenswear
With the increasing popularity of second-hand markets, consumers refer to historical elements and pay attention to the jacquard fabric and details of old style. The dark fairy tale and classical culture give birth to the new items of new goddess style. Exquisite and luxurious details interpret the new feminine trend for A/W 21/22. In a new decade, the folk custom creates the romantic delicate jacquard dress, and update the design of party dress. The soft glossy fabric works with metallic feeling to sketch the 3D florals and inject vitality into the ethereal looks. Natural hand-made jacquard in Nordic highlands replaces the dramatic sensuality, so as to appeal to consumers who pursue uniqueness and sustainability. Thick cotton and jacquard silk, firm fabric and bold pattern, and the retro look display the sculptural feminine look. Geometric lines of handmade jacquard awaken the nonchalant and mystical new sensors.
Belle Époque -- The Theme Fabric Trend for Womenswear
In recent years, with the popularity of retro trend, people explore the European classical aesthetics and integrate ingenious thoughts of Belle Époque into clothing design, fully displaying new classical beauty. Lace, an important element, appears in retro court style. The maximalist technique of "more is beauty" emphasizes the decorativeness of lace. Light and transparent sheer continues the romance of Belle Époque, and retains a playful and modern feel. Smooth taffeta is fit for layered match, shirring and crinkles to display luxury. Women's aesthetics and clothing details of Belle Époque call for art restoration and reinterpret classical decoration.
Exotic Nostalgic Holiday -- The Fabric Trend for Womenswear Cotton and Linen
The return of the 1970s Bohemian style drives the popularity of the lifestyle which is close to nature. Exploring the folkloric style is the theme of high summer. Catering to Holiday of BoBos, sustainable development is the necessary condition of fabric choice. Organic plant fabrics like linen, hemp fibers and organic cotton become the focus of environmentally-friendly fabrics.