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Innovation and Sustainability -- The Felt Fabric Trend for Women's Outerwear
In the post-coronavirus era, comfort and protection drives the rise of double-faced felt which becomes a key fabric in A/W 21/22. Normally, felt is created by combining two kind of fabrics via an adhesive, quite warm. And now needle-punching process is employed, more eco-friendly and novel. The black-white check felt, Chanel style spotted felt, washed nostalgic check felt, dynamic handcrafted felt and color-blocked felt emerge, promise the final design effect of ready-to-wear and exude different visual charm.
Renewed Holidays -- The Cotton and Linen Fabric Trend for Womenswear
The pandemic and social distancing greatly change our lifestyle and also inspire people's longing for the outdoors and nature, so relaxing trips or outings become popular. Besides, people want to minimize their effect on the environment. Romantic outdoor adventure and outside picnics bring new inspiration for new femininity. Influenced by that, plain natural cotton and linen, leisure wide-spaced pinstriped fabric, lightweight casual striped fabric and resort check fabric appeal to consumers because these fabrics can easily create a natural, casual and cosy vibe. Moreover, they bring infinite vitality for S/S 2021 cotton & linen style.
Long Confession -- A/W 21/22 Theme Fabric Trend for Womenswear
Economic turbulence, political turmoil and unsteady society make people fear and panic, and they have a growing demand for daily necessities. In the post-coronavirus era, home has been an important part in our life. We have an intimate relationship with our families, and the healing and soothing home protects us mentally and physically. This displays the A/W 21/22 fashion trend of a simple home life. At present when stay-at-home economy and otaku culture prevail, women tend to buy less but better, so the minimalist trend will be a mainstream of womenswear. Sustainable, protective and healing fabrics become a main trend for A/W 21/22 womenswear.
Long Confession -- A/W 21/22 Theme Fabric Trend for Menswear
Social turmoil and social distancing lead to changes of working and living habits. In the post-coronavirus era, protective and healing designs as well as simple soothing home life have become the definite trend for A/W 21/22. Data shows 55% of the global population mention the home aesthetics and Wabisabi from January to April 2020. At present, home has become the haven for existentialists to heal themselves. Just like Claire Dickinson says, the home space plays a vital role in relieving stress and anxiety. Home, brings spiritual comfort and provides infinite possibilities for A/W 21/22 business menswear fabrics.
Green Fashion -- The Trend for Womenswear Sustainable Fabrics
How to make the fashion industry and fabrics sustainable is a focus of designers and fabric developers. Stelley, an environmentalist designer, integrates eco-friendly fabrics into every season. Composite environmentally-friendly stretchable fibers, eco-friendly sea-island filament, Lenzing tencel and regenerated sheeny double-faced satin become new fabric directions of womenswear in the new season. "Less but better" design style and eco-friendly fabrics are combined to display the charm of sustainable fashion.
Eco-Friendly Cotton and Linen -- The Trend for Women's Cotton and Linen
Influenced by dematerialization, people shift their focus to the society and environment protection. Consumers will give priority to eco-friendly and dematerialized goods, so natural and comfortable womenswear will gain more attention. Designers and brands explore the use of simplified and eco-friendly techniques to reduce the pollution and the waste of resources. Natural undyed fibers, antibacterial China-hemp fabrics, eco-friendly linen and other natural textiles meet consumers' demand for sustainable fashion and contribute to environment protection.
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.
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.
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 Menswear
"BoBos" is the mix of bourgeois quality and Bohemian style. With the popularity of urban resort, the lifestyle pursuing freedom and close to nature also prevails. BoBos start the discovery tour of holiday, blend bourgeois qualities with Bohemian free will and art vibe and bring perfect holidays to S/S 2021. The resort way close to nature allows people to immerse in the good times. This is a brand-new spring and summer resort theme for men.
Reversed Future -- Theme Fabric Trend for Womenswear
From the 1940s to the 1980s, technology developed rapidly. Lloyd Dunn, a famous publisher, coined Retro Futurism in 1983, which refers to the imitation of early futuristic design by contemporary art. Nostalgic and technical futuristic styles mix, and contrasting elements create parallel space-time like reality. 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."
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.
Durable Clothing| Soft and Retro Ecology -- The Fabric Trend for Women's Denim
Denim is getting increasingly popular. And the cinematic aesthetics of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood has inspired emphasis on durable denim look. Catering to the revival of retro style, in S/S 2021, designers adhere to the nonchalant and sincere attitudes of the late 1970s and 1980s, use the retro keynote to add novel elements to unsalable and recycled denim, apply primitive elements to enhance the indigo denim texture, and utilize the improvement of laser and ozone to display the denim charm of natural original ecology and to bring close to the aesthetic perception of the natural environment. Reactive dyed denim, soft denim and eco-friendly denim jacquard are integrated with soft practical style, adding modern elegance and enduring vitality to new femininity.
True Sustainable Fashion -- The Yarn Trend for Women's Knitwear
The relationship between environmental protection and fashion is getting closer and closer, which is one of the most important research topics in the fashion industry in recent years. Environmental protection is not only a call. More and more brands pay more attention to environmentally-friendly capsules, and plan to cover environmental products in the main series. Fashion companies are using practical actions to carry out environmental protection. For knitwear, yarn has become the most critical link in environmental protection. More and more enterprises begin to consider whether the yarn is pollution-free, degradable, recyclable, energy-saving, low-consumption and harmless to human body. This report starts from the connection between sustainable development and knitwear, and aims at the controllable cost and quantity production to extract three key trends: recycled cotton, environmentally-friendly tencel, and recycled polyester made from polyester waste like mineral water bottle.
Fetish Young Women -- The Accessory Trend for Women's Socks
Under the influence of exquisite fetishism, socks are more likely to refer to design elements of clothing. In particular, under the trend that clothing more and more emphasizes "simplicity is fashion" and "utility first", simplicity has also promoted consumers' preference for low-price products, namely "the lipstick effect" that relatively cheap and beautifully decorated clothes have become the necessary thing to stimulate the consumption desire. But the rich details are more able to withstand the test of the rational market. On the other hand, consumers are more willing to pay for creativity and crafts. They desire for companionship, or hope to connect with the world through objects. Therefore, three-dimensional ornaments and the maximalist details are very important for the development of female fashionable socks. These flashy decorations are attracting avant-garde consumers.
Gifts of The Nature- The Fabric Trend of Environmentally-friendly Cotton & Linen for Womenswear
Environmental protection becomes a topic of public concern, and drives the sustainable development and innovation in various fields. Thus natural organic and recycled cotton and linen fabrics become the mainstream. Comfortable recycled flax blends, skin-friendly washed cotton and sailing striped cotton lead the soft and simple comfort fashion. Workwear and folk designs can be used for reference to create the everlasting natural and comfortable style.
Sustainability- Trends of Sustainable and Environmentally-friendly Fabrics
As the concept of sustainability prevails, the environmental awareness of brands and consumers is gradually strengthened. More and more fashion brands are introducing eco-friendly and renewable technology, and consumers are willing to pay for it. Sustainable fabric trends for S/S 2021 will focus more on utilizing waste materials and natural materials. Natural plant materials could be used as alternatives to vegan leather and vegetable dyes to reduce damage to the environment. Used textiles are recycled to reduce the waste of raw materials. It is urgent to solve the problem of global plastic pollution. And the synthetic textile fiber extracted from plastic has become a hot topic. In the trend of environmental protection, people want to pursue the beauty of the original ecology.
Technical Stress- The Fabric Trend for Sports Outerwear
Global investment in sports technology continues to rise, from less than $1 billion in 2011 to $10 billion in 2019. Although it's not an explosive growth, but this is a potential area with steady growth every year. The explosive development of science and technology has greatly promoted the sports fabric industry. Innovators try to draw inspirations from the nature, and sustainable fabrics processed by biotechnology will get more attention. The outerwear fabrics get more and more technical, and functionality and adaptability are still focuses of the market.
Landscape Protection- The Thematic Fabric Trend for Womenswear
The fast development of human beings leads to the rapid consumption and extinction of resources, and makes global resources scarce and precious. We begin to reflect on the lost precious resources that we rely on for survival, and the reuse of resources has become an urgent way for the original ecology. Starting from the natural organic fabric, fabrics of Landscape Protection fully interpret the compound natural space of the recycled fabric with light and soft texture, arouse the designer's new concept of reshaping the nature, and create the new environmental protection integrating human and natural ecology. With the sustainable concept as the core, it returns to exquisite craftsmanship and handcraft. Nowadays the pace of life is accelerating day by day, it attracts unique minimalists who cherish the enduring popularity, and advocates the practical, enduring, sustainable and handmade fabrics for womenswear.
Ingenious Upcycling- The Creative Fabric Trend for Womenswear
Exquisite appearance and cultivating consumers' sustainable awareness have become the mainstream of new consumption. The demand for individuality and limited items is also getting stronger, which has driven the market's demand for retro upcycling looks. Inspirations are drawn from the routine to upcycle old materials, to deconstruct and creatively transform classic fabrics and the best selling goods in the past. Old practical materials, retro elements, the garage fabrics and accessories are applied to upcycle overflowing items, endow products with the real sustainable meaning, and make the old materials and unsalable fabrics vigorous again. Regenerated fibers create a natural color mixing impact, individual and creative. The details of old clothes and unsalable fabrics are artistically hand-made, such as splicing the cuff and the collar to shape the new appearance, show nifty and eye-catching effect, and create the unique sustainable items.
Stylish Wools -- The Fabric Trend for Womenswear Shearling
Environment and the apparel industry have a close relationship. Shearling is eco-friendly and sustainable. Shearling is elastic, absorbent and warm. In this age, the premium handfeel is the direction for all wool products. The understated, nonchalant qualities work well with consumers.
Landscape Protection -- The Thematic Fabric Trend for Menswear
With the fast development, we have lost lots of valuable resources. Relevant statistics show the rate of humans' consuming of resources is 50% bigger than that of renewing. The raw natural cotton fabric and other materials all interpret the relationship between humans and nature. Simple and cosy fabric gains momentum.
The Natural Quality -- Sustainable Cotton and Linen for Womenswear
Sustainability gains traction. Degradable and recycled cotton and linen are popular. Coarse cotton, pima cotton, cotton&linen blends and striped and checked cotton stand out.