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.
FOCUS reports are back! This issue looks at the point where fashion meets active and the way these two worlds have moved closer. The focus on sustainability is pushing fashion towards practical and longer-lasting product, and activewear offers a way forward with durable, highly functional and adaptable design solutions. Brands will find direction for form, detail and styling with inspiration for print, pattern, fabrics and finishing.
This definitive swimwear report provides a valuable insight into the new direction for swimwear in women’s, men’s and youth markets. Expert analysis reveals the emerging trends and newest looks from São Paulo, Australia, Miami, Resort 2017 and Menswear S/S 2017 shows. Each of the 50+ pages presents new inspiration for designs with a focus on construction, surface pattern, materials, proportion, line and details for swimwear and beach apparel. Key drivers for the season include new contemporary and covered styles for women and retro styling for men with matching shirts. Don’t miss this unique issue and the first of our new season reports.
The definitive swimwear report provides an insight into the new developments driving trends forward into 2017. Extensively researched information pulled from the Resort 2016, Menswear S/S 2016 and Sao Paulo/Miami swimwear shows is compiled into a unique issue focused on this highly specialised sector of the market. Coverage includes direction for Women, Men & Youth areas and covers swimwear, beach and lounge, with particular attention to surface design, fabric and details.
A definitive overview of forward-moving trends in the highly specialised denim sector. Influences filter through from catwalk collections, the retail scene and street culture into new directions for A/W 2016-17. The issue curates this information, and gives a clear guide to new developments in Fit, Fabric and Detail, with additional focus on the influences of Workwear and Retro styling. Trends cover Women, Men and Youth areas with the emphasis on where these looks converge, or divide into gender specific designs.
Blue denim pushes forward with new confidence into oversized silhouettes, styled in a head-to-toe look. Designs are minimal and clean, arranged into cleverly proportioned layers or simply designed with colour-match details and stitching, which add to the clean look. Other styles lean back into the seventies with rounded edges and crafted detail, these look ahead with lively contrasts in bright vinyl colours. Industrial fastenings, and bold singular details grab the attention. New fabric developments are key and the latest designs are spun with metallic yarns, laser etched with patterns, or made supple and stretchy in loopback jersey disguised as denim.
This focused report provides a definitive outline for the swimwear sector. Trends filter through from the catwalk collections into definite themes for women’s, men’s and youth areas. Each page presents new inspiration for surface pattern, silhouette & proportion, colour usage, embellishment & craft or fresh styling ideas with related beach apparel. Key drivers are bold colour combinations, shapes that mix a modern/retro look, hippy prints & tribal crafts, scuba influences and styles with novelty or kitsch graphics.
Animals, from charging bulls to pretty butterflies, are bursting onto the scene across apparel and accessories areas for women’s, men’s and youth sectors. We track this concept trend as it moves through S/S 2015, in airy sportswear and into A/W 15-16, with inspiration for knits and outerwear. Creatures add impact as a singular motif, or become part of a repeat pattern through the surface of fabrics. In accessories there is often a novelty aspect at play, while in jewellery handcrafted finishes are key.
The focus is on food-inspiration. The research covers surface pattern through menswear, womenswear, youth apparel and accessories. Ideas stem, not only from the catwalk, street and retail, but from art sculptures and timelapse videos. A great source of inspiration for placement prints, repeat patterns and new directions for jewellery, footwear, bags and concepts for tech products.
Clear, transparent and colour-tinted plastics are emerging as a strong trend. Not only for outerwear and accessory areas, but also in separates and dresses. We track the trend through recent seasons, where it has been gaining momentum on the catwalks and at a commercial level. The report reveals the best designs across women’s and men’s products with inspiring images and informative analysis.
Streetstyle separates are minimal with bold, graphic qualities. Construction is spliced with contrasts and linear patterns in a singular accent colour. Retro varsity styles are reduced to simple, oversized shapes with a focus on contrast prints, layered patterns and chunky graphics. This report highlights the new developments in shape, proportion, styling, graphics and fabrics for men’s and women’s casual areas.
Lip-shaped designs, lip patterns, lipstick prints and lips formed from beads, sequins, lace and embroidery have burst onto the fashion scene. The motif has spread across all design areas including: jewellery, footwear, clothing, scarves, furnishings, hosiery, gadget cases, bags, cufflinks and sunglasses.
A strong focus report for the women’s sector with applications for mens and childrens markets.
The eye is an important motif across jewellery, leather goods and apparel areas. From novelty, cartoon-style graphics, through to intricate fine jewellery with a spiritual vibe. The motif will appeal to a wide demographic including men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories.
Fashion sportswear moves forward with an old-school approach to design that pushes forward in a mix of high-end and high-performance materials. Bold contrasts and proportions in minimal shapes, give styles a modern edge and capture the new direction for sportswear. This report highlights the new developments and changes in styles ranging from youth-led casuals to contemporary classics.
The increasing focus on health and fitness makes activewear a fast-expanding area of the sportswear market. This report analyses the key drivers and new directions for this area and highlights the emerging silhouettes, latest details and changes in fabrics and surface pattern. Everything from gym-appropriate styles for intense sports, to low-impact designs for yoga and post-workout loungewear.
An in-depth analysis of surface print and patterns for the swimwear sector. The report reveals new directions for animal and camouflage prints, the trend for high definition photo prints, cartoon fun and a fresh look at floral designs. Swimwear pushes forward for men and women with stunning graphics that add impact to styles. Surface prints create a sense of movement, optical illusions or the effect of crafted dye techniques. Fine lacy knits have an ethnic vibe, while decorative details and applique additions create 3-D and tactile effects.
The first of a two part report looking at swimwear trends for next summer. This report analyses the key design directions for men’s and women’s swimwear with a closeup look at the important detailing and fluctuating changes in silhouette. Swimwear pushes forward with intricately cut designs, featuring dynamic colour contrasts, while other styles cleverly bridge the gap between the pool and day/clubwear.
Our new FOCUS reports have been developed to respond quickly to fluctuations on the fashion radar and to provide in-depth intelligence for specific areas of the market.
The first of our new-style reports is denimFOCUS: Womenswear and Menswear denim analysis for S/S 2015. We look at key fashion drivers: must-have details, the latest custom effects, new styles for premium denim and essential updates for core and fashion areas.