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Application of Metal -- The Pattern Craft Trend for Menswear
The craft of letter pattern is an important factor for menswear market. Designers focus on the metallic textures this season to subvert the traditional pattern craft and start a new era. Metallic elements and accessories are presented on the items of many brands. The strong metallic lustre of embroidery shines all over the garment like starry night sky. The updating and iteration of craft allow more patterns to be acceptable.
Collage Art -- The Fast Response Pattern Trend for Menswear
Collage is a common technique for the design of menswear pattern. Different types of elements are cut and recombined through various arrangements and artistic effects to show enriched and playful pictures.
Collaged Decoration -- The Pattern Craft Trend for Menswear
Pattern craft is always an important element for clothing design. With menswear's pursuit of more fashionable patterns, pattern crafts have been enriched and combined. Ribbons and hood ropes are used to present patterns, and labels are collaged to fuse text & graphic with garments. Different materials set off the special 3D decorations. Notably, tasseled patches are also more and more popular.
Distortion Process -- The Pattern Trend for Menswear
Distortion is the changing of the appearance of something in a way that makes it seem strange or unclear. And the distortion process of pattern is no more limited by the effect of digital glitch and shows diversification. Blurring, twisting, liquefy filter and reverse color inject abstract features into patterns to improve the appeal, while the various color changes present changeable styles.
Chanting Knight -- The Pattern Trend for A/W 22/23 Theme
The New Romanticism under the theme of Chanting Knight interpreting the colors those artists used during the European Romantic Period. The mind emancipation of today's world is just the same as that time. Breaking the limit of time and space, the chatting scenes of the past royal family and aristocrats stimulate the longing for chivalry. Court colors are used to reinterpret classic pattern elements. The coolness of European patterns and the luxurious metal feel of knight equipment render the fantasy of the past romance and interpret the patterns of New Romanticism.
Rebuilt Denim -- The Pattern Craft Trend for Menswear
The versatility and unique charm of denim have attracted countless consumers, and designers also take the pattern design of denim as a key point in every season. In this season, unique sewing texture brings special patterns to classic denim items. And the linear pattern brought by eye-catching colored binding and innovative ergonomic overlock improves the recognition. Common laser technology is applied to the denim pattern process. Younger hand-drawn doddle injects a thick street sense into the denim items. Notably, the contrasting bleached and dyed appearance is another important developing trend. The combination with water-washing and over-dyeing makes the distortion dyeing process more novel.
Exquisite Handicrafts -- The Pattern Craft Trend for Menswear
Crafted designs increasingly prevail driven by slow fashion, including fringed edges, 3D rope embroidery, simple thread embroidery and floral and folkloric patterns. Refined handicrafts appeal to more nature-inspired consumers and further renew styles. DIY handicrafts reuse old styles and create emotionally special fashion items.
New Stripes -- The Pattern Trend for Menswear
As a flexible design element, stripe has always been an essential part in daily life. It creates multicolored and rich products in various fields such as graphic design, home decoration and fashion industry. As one of the most vigorous element in the fashion industry, striped items appear in every season. They are seemingly unchanged but surprising indeed.
Visual Contrast -- The Pattern Craft Trend for Menswear
Patterns add a sense of design, and pattern crafts underline the quality and charm of items. Different crafts use color changes and varied combos to bring visual contrasts, display exquisite details and make items more appealing.
Color Blocks -- The Pattern Trend for Menswear
Geometric color blocks have always been popular design elements. In terms of painting, the memory effect of chromatic colors are 3.5 times stronger than that of achromatic colors, which is the reason why chromatic colors are more attractive. As Da Vinci said, "If you want to make similar colors orderly and pleasing, pay attention to the order in which the sunlight is formed." Bright color blocks create a big color world which challenges our visual sensors. Color blocks are also statement-making in clothes.
Long Confession -- The Thematic Pattern Trend for A/W 21/22
Social changes transform consumers' habits, and necessity economy brings simple durable products to the spotlight. Influenced by the COVID-19, "less is more" life concept has been a must. Modular all-year design will appeal to comfort-driven consumers. Home will be the haven for existentialists to soothe themselves. Modern lines and geometric patterns balance the need for safety via their simple and pure beauty. Tones covering designs and arts tell the peaceful long confession.
Distorted Letters -- The Pattern Trend for Menswear
Letter plays an important role in pattern design. Letter changes extend individuality and inspire designers. Serif and sans serif are common forms, and sans serif is favored by designers with its simplicity. Hand-written form and curlicue are highlights of the new season.
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.
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.
Psychedelic Optical Art -- The Pattern Trend for Menswear
Optical Art is an art that uses optical illusion as a technique of expression. It produces the illusion of vibration or deformation through a dynamic picture created by color and geometrics. The black and white optical artworks created by the British painter Bridget Riley in the 1960s became the inspiration for fashion designers, and drove the craze for optical art trend which led to a greater diversity of clothing designs. Taking a look at the A/W 20/21 four fashion weeks, we can see psychedelic patterns are widely applied in this season. With the return of vintage trend, designers reinterpret the Optical Art in this season.
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.
Hand-drawn Creative Graffiti -- The Pattern Trend for Menswear
Graffiti, scattered in city corners or in details of life, is always surprising. It carries a strong style and characteristics of the times, and fully display the essence of current street culture. Letter graffiti, figure graffiti and fun graffiti all present the novel maximalist theme and show unique attitude of current youngsters, so they are applied to clothing, shoes, bags and accessories, quite popular.
The Collision of Western and Chinese Elements -- The Pattern Trend for Womenswear
Since Chen Caixia founded Shiatzy Chen in 1971, she has always insisted on the Chinese style, even in the era when the public pursued European and American trends. In A/W 2021 show, Shiatzy Chen deconstructs and reorganizes the traditional Chinese elements and western traditional objects, displaying the traditional culture in a young way.
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.
Caring for the Earth – Pattern Trend
The earth is the only home of human beings. Only when the natural environment is in a harmonious state of ecological balance, can the future of human beings be optimistic. In recent years, the frequent natural disasters, the melting of glaciers and the gradual extinction of species show that it is extremely urgent to protect the ecological balance of the earth. The outbreak of NCP also exposes many hidden problems. Therefore, we must maintain the diversity of species and work together to protect our planet.
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.
NMD STUDIO -- Introduction of An Artist
NMD STUDIO is a Spanish fashion design studio specializing in clothing patterns of dark style. They have a long-standing collaboration with ZARA, and the studio has a wide variety of original patterns.