Precision cut, polished and crafted. This new crop of jewellery looks ahead with cool confidence. For women’s earrings the mood swings between balance and imbalance. Precision is countered with asymmetry and irregularity, creating an engaging off-kilter look. Solo earrings or mismatched pairings add to the sense of disruption and subtle irregularities evoke a hand-touched appeal. Bold design dominates the eyewear sector, with a wave of transparent, angular, geometric and patterned frames. Wiry metal structures square up into retro influenced styles, and action-ready sporty wraps add delicious curves.
Angular lines introduce a sharp geometric look to women’s footwear styles and technology plays a leading role for the men’s market. In the youth sector there’s a softening effect in styles which incorporate stretch woven/knit fabrics or malleable materials. Women’s hats look to the past for inspiration and masculine styles take a casual route.
Original Bag & Belt designs are shaped by the movement of trends and highlight the key pieces to impact fashion in SS18. It’s an era of extreme proportions with both mega and mini size bags dominating the scene. Belts are also feeling the supersizing effect in extended lengths for men and women. Add-on details are key, sometimes purely for effect, but more often for functional adjustments. Lifestyle additions are key, with straps for yoga mats and links for clip-on purses and wallets.
This report targets exactly what the influencers are wearing now, and takes this information forward to predict the direction of trends for next season. Expert analysis highlights the important aspects to include in future design collections, and the content provides full coverage of all menswear apparel including outerwear, jersey, knits, denim, wovens and tailoring. The report focuses on cut, proportions, materials, patterns and detailing, in addition our accessory clients and other niche menswear sectors also get valuable styling information.
This comprehensive accessories report focuses on the emerging street trends for women, men and youth markets. This important issue zooms in on the current crop of influencers attending London’s Fashion Week shows, with expert analysis to take the ideas forward. Women’s jewellery is uncompromising and confident in designs that clearly look forward. For men’s jewellery this direction is reversed with inspiration from vintage and heritage styles. Bags for women are structured with bold metal details and men’s styles are designed to fit close to the body. Headwear reinvents classic styles and adds customised aspects, new details and alternative fabrics. Footwear for men and women focuses on hi-tech materials and innovative details.
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.
An exclusive accessories report focusing on the trends emerging from street level for women & men. This important issue zooms in on the current crop of influencers attending London’s Fashion Week shows, and our analysis describes how to carry these looks forward. It’s an exciting time for women’s jewellery with lots of experimentation and innovation, for men the look remains classic and dips into vintage for inspiration. For women’s bags the latest covetable styles feature distinctive details and are immaculately finished with strong structural lines, while men’s bags, are at a midpoint between creativity and functionality. In women’s footwear there’s a retro ‘60s vibe that combines technology with skilled craftsmanship. Men’s footwear styles are reworked and re-energised with a strong sporty vibe. Headwear for both sexes reinterprets the classics by adding subtle subverted details in new fabrications.
A comprehensive analysis of street-led trends, focusing on the influencers at London Fashion Week with a detailed guide to emerging trends in women, men and youth markets. Each page clearly identifies the details that define each look, and outlines how to move the trend forward. This 94-page report explores four key areas: URBAN, a combination of street-styled denim, casual workwear and leather looks. LEISURE, sports-inflected jerseywear, long ethnic-inspired layers and the latest graphic patterns. FASHION dives into contemporary looks and the forward motion of cutting edge design, while TAILOR is a combination of classic looks and styles that are inventive and progressive.
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.
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.
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.
PITTI UOMO 90 14-17 June 2016 Fortezza da Basso, Florence. A valuable insight into the accessories sector from a street perspective. The report is an analysed view of men’s and women’s trends covering the main areas: Bags, Jewellery, Footwear and Headwear with additional information on connected products. We have analysed styles down to the finest details to be sure of the direction that products are heading for S/S 17 so you can be sure that your designs are on track. This 65-page report also looks at styling, the highly personalised way that items are being worn, and importantly, what with. Don’t miss this essential look at street trends from a forecasting perspective, there’s nothing like this available anywhere else.
PITTI UOMO 90 14-17 June 2016 Fortezza da Basso, Florence. The Italian men’s tradeshow continues to prove its relevance and place in the fashion calendar. This powerful platform attracts a wide range of businesses, from niche brands, to international labels and top designers. This season the event hosted catwalk shows by Raf Simons, Fausto Puglisi, Vivism and Gosha Rubchinskiy with a photographic exhibition by Karl Lagerfeld. This season’s theme of ‘Pitti Lucky Numbers’ looks at numbers in their pure graphic form and as symbols both in and out of fashion. Undici magazine set up 11 massive sail-like sculptures dedicated to the jersey numbers of legendary European football players and the designer Oliviero Baldini artfully decorated open spaces with numbers in colourful patterns. The show also features the work of talented video makers, installation artists and digital technicians overseen by creative head Sergio Pappalettera. For the duration of the tradeshow the historic city of Florence comes alive with pop up fashion events and art shows providing a buzz of creativity and flow of ideas everywhere you look.
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.
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.