January 25, 2016

TRENDS // TRENDSTOP - WOMENSWEAR MATERIALS DIRECTION . F/W 2016-17

A great resource for fashion and creative professionals is Trendstop.com an online fashion and trend forecasting agency based in London. They have an extensive data for forecasts and trends in all areas of clothing, accessories and beauty for Men's and Women's.

Below is a preview of their Key Material Trends for the F/W 2016-17 season.  To purchase the report, go here.


    KEY MATERIAL TRENDS FOR FALL/WINTER 2016-17    


Kick-start your season with an array of essential materials trends, updating Fall/Winter 2016-17 womenswear with directional new textures. Cold weather wardrobes evolve with fresh approaches to heavyweight felts and starched cottons, while innovative bondings emphasize body and hold. Elsewhere, fragile sheers inspire chic, feminine looks. These trends have been pinpointed by Trendstop’s materials experts. Here, Trendstop presents Fashion Vignette readers with three must-have F/W 16-17 materials trends forecast to influence women’s fashion, encompassing Wovens, Delicates and Jersey & Knits.
WOMENSWEAR MATERIALS DIRECTION


    CONTEMPORARY FELT . HEAVY-DUTY WOOLENS    


Coming through in Wovens, heavy-duty woolens utilize felted surfaces for added warmth. 

  • Military influences inspire utility chic in tailoring and outerwear 
  • Soft yet weighty textures are key 
  • Executed in a palette of cool winter grays

    FUZZY SURFACES.  JERSEY & KNITS EVOLVE   



Emerging in Jersey & Knit, materials refresh winter collections with soft, fuzzy properties.
  • A key update for mohair and angora textures 
  • Loose yarns extend from the surface, enhancing tactile effects 
  • Ideal for shaping cozy sweaters and seasonal skirts

    CLOUDS OF LACE.  3D QUALITIES   


In the Delicates sector, we see layering update lace textures with directional 3D qualities.
  • Produced with lightweight webbing and cloudy surfaces 
  • Soft, sheer textures create elegant garments 
  • Pale colorways highlight the trend’s airy feel

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