As we move into 2021 the CONCEPTS that we set out in AW20 have become clearer – and the call for sustainability becomes more urgent. Each of the three themes approaches this future space from a different angle: Source encourages an exploration into ways to minimise the environmental impact of production, Reset looks at technology and how advances are shaping product design, Voice considers ways designers can connect with social, environmental and political issues – fearlessly.
Launching into spring/summer 2021 with the COLOUR report, an exploration into the 40 shades set to dominate the fashion and accessories scene for women, men and youth sectors. Get a first look at the three new trends of the season and discover their influence on the palette. We reveal the transseasonal core colours and the KEY6 standout shades which will define the spring/summer season.
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
The season ahead will see individuals become empowered by energy-saving technology, new and faster connectivity, and the realisation that small changes in behaviour can have positive, far-reaching effects.
The focus for brands will be on transparency in manufacturing, repair services and meaningful actions to reduce climate change. In fashion there will be a rise in expectation, not only in terms of durability and longevity, but also the idea of extended use through multi-purpose or multifunctional design.
Colours for autumn-winter work through the still-warm transition of early autumn straight into the party season and through the cold winter months leading up to spring. This is a first look at the 40 colours which will dominate throughout this varied season.
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.
Inspiring CONCEPT ideas for 2020 and complete COLOUR for the spring/summer season – shaping the year ahead in fashion! The current climate of disruption and uncertainty is sending shock waves through all industries. Fashion is highly reliant on ‘natural capital’ and also driven by change and newness, which places the industry in a position of conflict. As the new decade approaches no trend is untouched, or can separate itself from global concerns. This new climate will short-circuit some pathways, but also open up new ones.
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.
Pushing boundaries and crossing lines, colour for autumn/winter 19-20 involves taking risks. There is a growing need to harness a new positivity and to do this with confidence and intelligence. This indispensable report unveils the full range of colours for the new season, complete with a selection of core tones and key fashion highlights. It also introduces the three core trends, which have their own colour story.
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.