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S/S 2024 Sporty Knit Keywords
Sport boom is still the focus in 2024. With the rise of Generation Z, new sports have been developed into communities. Multi-purpose sportswear will become a trend. Popular elements team up with active performance to update the traditional sportswear. Influenced by the concept of Carbon Neutrality, this report introduces the following directions for sporty knits in S/S 2024.
The Material Trend for Antibacterial Fiber
After battling with virus for several years, humans’ requirement for antibacterial performance is rising. This report focuses on the latest antibacterial materials in A/W 2023: healthcare antibacterial seabuckthorn leaves, odor control FRESHGUARD®, Recoyarns® and chitosan fiber.
Dynamic Ribbons -- The Accessory Trend for Sportswear
Stretchy ribbons and elastic bands are applied widely on sportswear. How to effectively integrate key accessories and details into timeless products will be the key issue for designers. To be in line with the sustainable development, detail and accessory are at the center of basics. Logo print elastic straps are loved by young brands and consumers. Elastic bands made of nylon fishing cords and see-through mesh are widely appeared on the cuffs and waistbands of jacket to improve the value. Design elements like embroidery and flocking endow accessories with unique appeal.
The Campaign for Wool -- The Athletic Fabric Trend for Menswear and Womenswear(Part One)
The Campaign for Wool is a global endeavour initiated by its patron, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, in 2010 in order to raise awareness among consumers about the unique, natural, renewable and biodegradable benefits offered by the fiber. With the rise of healthy and casual lifestyle in the world scale, wool has been applied more on sportswear. Its natural properties allow wool to be the best choice for daily running, yoga and riding.
Emotion Healing -- The New Fiber Trend for Womenswear and Menswear(Texture)
Since the world entered the 21st century, the amount of natural resources that human beings can obtain from the earth is decreasing, the environmental awareness in consumer goods market is gradually strengthening, and the concept of low-carbon, environmental protection and sustainable is highly praised. Therefore, new fiber textiles have attracted more attention and development. The natural color of Plantcot fiber is eco-friendly and healthy which also reduces the pollution caused by dyeing. The new natural fibers extracted from corn, lavender, banana and sarcandra decrease the waste of plant resource and strengthen the health function of fiber textiles. Moisturizing and skin-protection Collaskin collagen fiber is made by the extraction of the scale and skin of deep-sea fishes. Green energy is the only way to realize sustainable development of human beings. The bio-based products and green energy have become the forefront of the world science and technology field. Therefore, bio-based fiber fabric will become an important trend for fabric development in the future.
Vitality and Balance -- The Fabric Trend for Women's Sports Knitwear
With consumers' longing for slow and relaxing life, balanced and healthy comfortable items are in a rising trend. Sports knit fabrics are combined with modern and fresh design aesthetics to bring a brand new feeling. And the new layering design is injected into the basic sports style to endow the comfortable clothes with elegance and delicacy. Flexible life and work styles make comfortable and secure feeling become the key to sports knit fabrics. Therefore, driven by encouraging consumers to maintain a balance between physical and mental health and vitality, stretchy knit fabric, functional mesh knit fabric and 3D applique knit fabric have become the trending fabrics to create versatile sports styling.
Comfortable Fashion -- The Knitted Fabric Trend for Women's Loungewear
This pandemic blurs the boundary between loungewear and everyday wear, and also offers an opportunity for loungewear to expand. Without compromising comfort, chic womenswear fit for both sofas and streets appeals to consumers. Breathable mercerized cotton, antibacterial compound knitted fabric and silkworm pupa protein are added by liquid ammonia, mercerizing, water-proof, crease-resistant, mosquito-repellent and UV-resistant functions, and mixed with new functional fibers including mulberry silk and Sorona, guiding a new direction for S/S 2022 women's loungewear.
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.)
Meditation and Practice -- The Fabric Trend for Women's Yoga Clothes
Comfort and renewable fabrics are increasingly important in S/S 2021. Based on adaptability, functionality will be more and more prominent. In search for optimized technology and innovation of fabrics, consumers demand for personality and sustainability. In S/S 2021, clothes for yoga and Pilates will be more durable and practical. Functional knitted items, matte quick-dry fabric and sustainable polyester fabrics are used to create leggings and base-layer, and to protect the wearer during exercise.
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.