Mare di Moda Munich fair is an event for the beachwear and lingerie fabrics and accessories with the presence of international exhibitors and visitors.  It is scheduled on Feb 2-4, 2016 at the Munich Fabric Start in Munich, Germany.  Go here to learn more and sign up for the event.

Below is a preview of the Spring/Summer 2017 Beachwear Trends.


Inspired by rural island living, we escape to a scene of lush jungle greens and vivid brights. Materials & prints go on a cultural journey borrowing from many different indigenous tribes, coming back refreshed and revived. Wild nature brings forth raw unfinished textures and inspire breathtaking prints. Natural materials are paired with essential design, and craft is highlighted to bring to the fore the beauty of the handmade.


Light is becoming a new material shaping immaterial forms and changing the way we experience aesthetics. Technology enables us to go deeper into the recesses of the earth and explore natural light technologies. Looking towards nature and particularly the sea, deep into a mysterious place that offers much untapped inspiration. Iridescent surfaces and light reflective materials drive this trend coupled with a colour palette filled with high and low contrasts.


The nostalgia of the 70s continues to grow until reaches its peak by the Spring/Summer 2017 season. The trend pays tribute to the happy and energetic side of the 70s where future design was an obsession, modernity is key and geometry is essential. The naïve and playful aspect is transformed with a bold colour palette that serves best the optical weaves and textured surfaces.


Delicate and refined, the trend re-introduces the notion of softness, femininity and romance with a strong focus on botanicals. Floral patterns are at the heart of design, interweaved with jacquards and lace. Ultra lightweight sheer layers are delicately wrapped around the body like clouds. The gentle aspect is not only conveyed with colour and pattern but with also the importance of ultra soft hand finishes.