Menswear design connects to the changes happening culturally across all areas of fashion. In this forecast issue we turn these concepts into solid product design. Highly detailed design flats reveal, not only the key silhouettes, but also the smallest detailing. The pages bring together original sketches with images, to explore fabrics, patterns, fastenings and the important style lines and proportions.
Women’s and Men’s accessories collide in this latest design forecast issue, which turns concepts and theory into inspiring and fresh product design. These original design flats reveal the new style lines, materials, surface patterns and detailing for the new season over 74 information-packed pages.
This issue turns concepts and fashion theory into actionable design flats for the women/youth apparel sector. These inspiring designs form the building blocks of the season with key silhouettes and the latest style lines to construct these shapes. It also outlines when to use surface pattern or add in detail and decoration for the best effects.
All trends are aware of a shift in attitude towards fashion, and are part of a move into intelligent, thoughtful design that embraces sustainable practices. The three trends approach solutions in a different way, FLEX looks at the versatile aspects of design, FLUID TECH is full of innovative ideas for the future and CITIZEN looks to the past for answers
Despite the renewed interest in structured tailoring the overall feeling for spring/summer 2020 is relaxed and easy. Menswear designs are cleverly constructed and versatile with attention to key details. In this report our ready-to-use design flats combine with curated catwalk and street looks to inspire your future collections.
An exciting season for womenswear full of creative concepts and unique ideas for surface pattern. Styles are cleverly constructed with attention to proportion and detail. In this report the three concept trends for 2020 are translated into womenswear, covering all apparel and swimwear areas. Ready-to-use original design flats combine with selected catwalk looks to inspire future collections.
This design issue focuses on the all-important accessory sector. This 54-page report is packed with original sketches and catwalk/street inspiration to push your product design forward.
concepts translate into actionable trends across womenswear, menswear and youth categories. Problem solving is design at its most creative. The challenge of finding ways to reduce fashion’s negative impact is triggering inventive ways to approach design for 2020.
In the JEWELLERY sector single statements are creating dynamic points of focus. BAG styles merge with clothing, worn across or around the body. FOOTWEAR designs push forward with new heel shapes, fat layered soles and patterned hosiery. Unstructured clothing, utilises the power of BELTS and ties to control excess volume and add detail. In HEADWEAR structures are relaxed, soft and easy, while SCARVES dominate many looks as the top styling accessory. EYEWEAR designs are new and contemporary, with roots in classic retro styles.
New womenswear fuses functionality, aesthetics and an element of distinction. Consumers are seeking out meaningful purchases, styles that are familiar, but at the same time offer an opportunity for self expression. Designs need to connect with consumers, instil confidence and above all inspire.
The defining menswear trends are revealed through a cleaned-up less-is-more aesthetic and a reverential acknowledgement of the past.
Men are embracing the empowerment of accessories, the dynamic accents that animate a look. These strategic choices are part of the widening demand for original and authentic design.Brands are tapping into their own heritage, to produce accessory lines that combine a nostalgia dip into their own DNA, with high-quality craftsmanship. It’s a winning combination.
Fashion reacts to its surroundings and as society and politics change, so does fashion. We’re in an age of fast fashion, slow art, soft tech and hard politics – change and disruption are everywhere – not least in fashion. Brands are shaking up the system from the ground up, seasons are blurring, with some replaced entirely by multiple product drops announced on social media.
Statement-making, quality products are a celebration, not only of men’s individuality, but also a reaction against low-quality or unethical mass production. These accessories are strategically worn to create a strong impact while being easy to combine with a variety of looks.
Streetstyle looks dominate the menswear landscape and influence all areas of the market. The focus turns away from low-cost product into long-term value items. These considered choices are often statement pieces which impact the whole look.
A crafted approach is key to authentic design, and ACCESSORIES for SS19 are punctuated with handworked details and tactile materials. The youth market is in a playful mood, full of unexpected designs and quirky touches. Designs continue to be influenced by the ‘90s but push forward with fresh concepts.
For spring summer 2019 womenswear is grounded and often references classic styles – but that doesn’t mean serious! In most cases designs give way to playful styling and experimental design. Youth apparel is honest and open, favouring familiar styles with a clean finish. On the flip side are styles, which take a nostalgic trip back to the early ‘90s grunge scene.
The new focus for swimwear is on clean bold lines with subtle interventions, and within these bold lines there is ease, smoothness and an emphasis on comfort. In place of structure there is strategic manipulation of drape or clever layering.
New menswear taps into the prevailing disruptive mood, embracing the transition with exciting and alternative design solutions. Designs accommodate this flux with clever hybrid styles and a new focus on detail – effectively changing the emphasis and balance of styles. A relaxed sensibility emerges in designs which offer less restriction and more freedom. Fabrics are a key consideration enabling this required stretch and essential comfort.
Womenswear carries a sense of authority and confidence, a practical approach to design with subtle deviations to the norm. This turbulent effect ripples through womenswear with hybrid styles combining elements from opposing sectors of the market.