The latest design report reveals the new shapes for women’s jackets and coats, from casual street-styled pieces to upmarket luxury items. A new approach to outerwear breaks down traditional concepts in favour of deconstructed styles, which re-examine what we expect from this sector of the market. This new wave of jackets and coats reshapes the future with styles that break away from the norm. Familiar styles are recut or skewed and bold design details shift the focus.
The latest design package for S/S18 spotlights women’s jersey and knitwear areas, covering tops, sweaters, dresses, skirts and trousers from casual street-styled pieces to upmarket luxury items. The middle ground falls away, leaving behind styles, which either connect to the street or push into the luxury sector. At the sophisticated end are jersey tops with chiffon sleeves or decorative crop tops with lingerie details, while youth-centric looks revolve around distorted classic sportswear incorporating unconventional design ideas.
Skirts incorporate movement in styles with a gentle flare or through the addition of splits, gathers and frills. Hybrid skirt styles combine the structure of tailoring with soft frills or gathers. Tailored trouser silhouettes are nostalgic with high waistlines and neatly cropped lengths. Sports-inspired pants feature gathers and drawstrings and shorts have a lingerie look with delicate details.
Structure eases off in generously proportioned styles and soft, easy shapes. Where there is structure, it’s softened with deep splits at the hemline, or wide cuts at the neckline. This free-spirited look opens the way for lighter, softer, more open fabrics in sheer lace; qualities with a fluid handle and fine cottons with added stretch.
In this season of contrasts, menswear silhouettes are divided and pull in two opposing directions. Slimline styles skim the body and contrast with wider and longer silhouettes, which are generously proportioned. Tailored jersey adds a casual note to structured styles, and construction itself is in the spotlight with contrast stitching and visible linings.
The new outerwear silhouette is dominated by unstructured shapes, and drop shoulder/rounded raglan sleeves add to the easy mood. Fabrics determine the finished look, which can be soft and shirt-like, or stiff like a protective uniform. The movement towards workwear uniforms throws the focus on pockets, reinforced panels and shirt-style collars.
The polo shirt is a key player with alternative versions for men and youth sectors. Stretch terry fabrics add an accessible retro vibe, and engineered knits upgrade the look with luxe yarns. Handknit sweaters feature subtle alterations to proportions and new points of focus. The relaxed mood expands into jersey shorts and pants in wide, easy proportions with fresh details.
There is a subtle push towards tailoring, which in the trouser/shorts sector, smartens up the look. Rather than having a formal effect, styles remain grounded with the addition of sports detailing and the casual, relaxed attitude of streetwear. Slouchy volume is balanced and controlled with pleats and a belted waist or a tapered cut and braces are revived as part of the trend for a higher waistline.
This issue provides original menswear designs and insider analysis for the shirts/woven tops sector. In it we take a look at the new stretched and expanded silhouettes, and the romantic detailing used to soften some of the contemporary lines. Hybrid designs provide shirt/jacket combinations, which are perfect for early spring drops, in lightweight and technical fabrics. Blank-fronted shirts take minimalism to the extreme and are a great direction for formal styles.
This exciting introduction to the new season brings together original multidisciplinary research and detailed catwalk analysis. Forward fashion information is gathered from Ready-to Wear, Haute Couture and Street sources. We translate the influence of science, technology and food, exploring what’s happening culturally in music, books, photography, architecture, interior design, art, films and video.
A brilliant design issue for the DENIM sector, complete with detailed design flats, fabric swatches and an inspiring edit of catwalk and street styles. The A/W 17-18 season brings a fresh perspective on denim: OUTSIDER provokes with retro-influenced shapes and off-kilter decoration. INTERFUSION is defined by a new polished look for denim with exaggerated proportions, and CIRCULAR references workwear styles with distorted shapes and construction.
Inspiring and original accessory designs for Jewellery, Bags and Footwear markets, with detailed design flats outlining the direction of accessories for autumn/winter 2017-18. Actionable information-filled pages feature inspiration from the catwalks with additional information highlighting key styles for gloves, belts, scarves, hats and eyewear sectors.
The new design issue is dedicated to menswear and features the key shapes for men’s and youth apparel. Our themes: OUTSIDER, INTERFUSION & CIRCULAR are developed into clear sketches incorporating the research into colour and surface pattern from the Fashion Trend & Colour Forecast. The disruptive street energy of OUTSIDER combines clashing patterns and textures. INTERFUSION offers athleisure design with precise tech-infused details, and CIRCULAR brings a grounding effect with practical workwear inspired styles.
The first of our unique design issues is dedicated to womenswear and packed with original sketches. These downloadable design flats are complete with front/back views and feature precise detailing. Download the entire design matrix into your Adobe Illustrator compatible software and adapt to your needs. Our design pages feature inspiration from ready-to-wear, couture and pre-fall catwalk collections and are finished with colour references.
Our key themes: OUTSIDER, INTERFUSION & CIRCULAR are developed into design ideas incorporating the research into colour and surface pattern from the Fashion Trend & Colour Forecast. Outsider approaches the ‘more is more’ aesthetic in styles filled with exciting patterns and decoration. Interfusion is filled with precise construction and well-defined shapes. Circular cuts through the noise with easy styles connected to the natural and familiar.
In this unique forecast report we bring together catwalk analysis and multidisciplinary research. Fashion information is gathered from Street trends and the Ready-to-Wear and Haute Couture collections. We translate the influence of science and technology and explore what is happening culturally in music, books, photography, architecture, interior design, art, films and TV. All the information is brought together into three main themes that expand into detailed analysis clearly outlining how each will impact fashion, from major changes in silhouette and proportion, to the detailed finishing on a hemline.
An inspiration-packed issue full of original design flats combined with key catwalk looks for the swimwear sector. Designs cover all areas of beachwear from dressy poolside glamour to casual summer separates and include styles for women, men and youth areas. Transborder goes overboard with pattern and colour, Mindtime reminds us to slow down with pure minimal styles and Grounded adds a note of authenticity in practical looks with urban roots.
This bumper design issue focuses on accessories and provides original design flats combined with the most inspiring looks from the runways. Each of our spring/summer 2017 trends provide a different approach to all the product categories. Transborder dips into Afropunk inspired jewellery, tourist inspired bags and tropical footwear. Mindtime applies a precise geometry across the board in a collection filled with surprising contrasts and slick lines. Grounded keeps a sense of balance with designs that are rooted in the street yet still acknowledge retro and vintage influences.
A brand new look for our DESIGN issue combines original design flats and skilfully presents them with key catwalk looks to create super-inspiring pages. The report provides an extensive collection of apparel designs covering women’s, men’s and youth areas, which are ready to download and adapt to your needs. The TRANSBORDER trend brings a Latin energy that gives womenswear designs a sense of movement and translates into a retro Cuban vibe for menswear. In MINDTIME the focus switches to relaxed, leisurely ease in fabrics with natural texture and raw finishes. GROUNDED is rooted in practical and functional styles that radiate towards the familiar and authentic.
This comprehensive forecast provides an in-depth guide to the overarching trends of the season. The report is packed with information and shaped by the latest innovation, cultural shifts and the leading influencers in design, art, fashion, film, photography and music. Inspiring research traces the origin of each trend and provides the backstory for each of the main trends with links for further research. The report covers Women, Men and Youth areas and includes strong indicators for surface pattern, colour and detailing.
The DESIGN issue completes the forecast for AW 16-17 and takes the TREND & COLOUR information through to finished sketches. The key looks are skillfully presented as design flats with front and back views, which are ready to download and adapt to your needs. The report is divided into WOMENS & MENSWEAR and includes youth apparel and accessories.
Designs for the AUTHENTIC trend fuse urban and casual styles with a focus on uniform-like details. A darkly sensual bohemian spirit lies at the heart of DUALISM, a trend that combines offbeat combinations with an irresistible sense of imbalance. The designs in REDUCTION are sharply disciplined and the look hinges on clever construction and highly-visual linear aspects.