The London street scene brings out the best emerging trends. These original images show how women’s apparel is changing within each style category. In general there is an increase in proportion and volume, and this ‘taking up space’ reflects a growing confidence for womenswear. In styling there’s a contrast between delicate pieces that are sheer, second-skin or cutaway, with items which are oversized in more durable materials. Investment styles, such as coats or leather pieces come in safe, core colours but these are countered with bold-colour or bold-texture contrasts. This curated insight into trends is edited into a flow of looks, which is organised by style category.
The street scene in Copenhagen reflects a new confidence and growing excitement for fashion and individual expression. Styling is important and becomes more crucial as consumers want to wear clothes for longer. These womenswear trends focus on looks that are attainable and inspiring with fresh details or styling to encourage creativity and experimentation. Materials are important to all looks offering everything from craft-like texture to dream-like sheers. Durable fabrics are increasingly important and surfaces reflect this endurance in washed and abraded finishes. This is a highly curated insight into trends edited into a flow of looks which are organised by category.
This design issue releases a flow of fresh ideas and inspiration into womenswear. It explores the key drivers for this sector and answers questions concerning sustainability and longevity. Our design solutions incorporate versatility and adaptability into product to achieve extended use, while also providing practical ideas for layering and styling. As well as addressing the important issues, the report’s main objective is to encourage and stimulate creativity with new and innovative ideas.
This deep dive into menswear reveals the important design directions for the autumn/winter 23-24 season. A look at adaptable designs with adjustable details, optional layers and different ways to style, with the aim of ultimately extending the lifespan of product. There is a casual ease to construction that is countered with high-quality, durable fabrics to add structure and shape. Approach the new season with confidence and faith in your designs with this inspiring, in-depth menswear report.
Denim jeans and jackets, baseball and biker motifs, knitwear and casual sports-inflected styles are an important part of men’s streetwear. Jeans are easy-fit, straight or baggy with lots of personality; denim features unique and irregular patterns, misplaced utility details, splits and frayed finishes. Baseball, motocross and utility jackets styles stand out in blocks of colour and use distinctive motifs or hardware detailing. Statement knitwear has openings and holes that appear as slashes, while more traditional patterns are seen in sweaters and tank tops. Hoodies and sweatshirts move forward in bold prints.
Stylish knitwear and warm winter outerwear in fur, faux fur, shearling and patterned textures. Shaggy and thick-fur coats are softly structured and collarless, while short-hair versions feature neat shirt, revere or shawl collars. Two-colour checkerboard fur is a popular look, though faux chinchilla, leopard and other natural-look patterns remain a classic option. Other textures include crushed and patterned velvets, brocade and jacquards, tweed and fleece. Hairy knits and loopy wool construction creates a fur-like effect for jackets and sweaters. Knitwear has a hand-crafted look with laddered holes, colourful patchwork and decorative crochet. Fringes are part of this textured look, adding movement to the edges of knitwear, outerwear and separates
The street scene offers an important insight into what women are wearing and how these looks are being put together. In tailoring the oversized proportions are key with lots of exaggerated shapes being balanced against regular fits. Prints are introduced across a lot of denim, outerwear and the casual-sports section, where patterned mesh is an important trend. Dresses confidently occupy space with added volume, or skim the body with cutout details
The street scene delivers a grounded view of men’s apparel trends. Mono-colour dressing and statement pieces deliver a strong impact while frayed denim and mismatched styling offers a more relaxed look. Graphics take centre stage in knitwear and also spill across jerseywear in the casual-sports section. Suits are classic and understated with black ranked as the leading colour, exceptions to this are bold-colour jackets and patterned retro styled tailoring
In this FOCUS report we analyse what’s happening in the denim sector to form a new vision for denim design. We look at emerging ideas in shape, detail and finishing, while also considering ways to lower the impact of manufacturing and work resourcefully to make use of existing materials and surplus stock where possible. New designs need to be durable, long lasting and ultimately cherished by the consumer. This report provides a way forward.
Womenswear moves forward with optimism, shaking up the norm in SHAKE IT, exploring styles that fit our physical and emotional needs in BIO-SYNCH and making better design decisions in SMARTS. This report looks in detail at the future design of women’s apparel and what’s driving these new looks for autumn/winter 22-23. It provides a unique perspective that translates concepts into solid product.
Menswear shakes off preconceptions and moves forward into AW22 with optimism and confidence. The report analyses the direction of apparel and what’s driving these new looks. It provides original ideas for sustainable and authentic design from a fresh perspective, translating the current zeitgeist into actionable apparel for men.
This report looks at the future of menswear and analyses what aspects of design will continue to be relevant. It reveals which key shapes will emerge, where to find inspiration and provides solutions to some of the problems that designers face. Get more than inspiration – get involved in the real changes happening in fashion.
The womenswear report gets down to business, exploring the finer details of design. It analyses the key shapes and lines of construction, offers fabric inspiration and new solutions to current issues. Get more than inspiration from this issue, get involved in the real changes happening in fashion.