Published 23 April 2016 - 125 pages 21633-21757

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.
This season the overarching themes are: OUTSIDER, which looks at the disruptive force of outside influences, INTERFUSION, which looks at past technology to envision our virtual future and CIRCULAR, which explores our relationship with the environment – through a microscope.
The analysis for each theme is divided into women’s, men’s, youth female and youth male categories and provides inspiration for apparel, accessories, fabrics and surface pattern. The colour map reveals the entire palette for AW 17-18 and key colour-styling combinations within each theme are outlined and ready to use.

CONCEPT & COLOUR Forecast AW 2017-18

OUTSIDER – a disruptive force that fuels a collision between past and present

INTERFUSION – informed by technology the look synthesizes high and low culture

CIRCULAR – embracing the processes of destruction and regeneration

COLOUR – complete analytical colour palettes with key colour selections for each trend