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.
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 dividing line between exclusive showcases for men and women is blurring. What was once the territory of one: catwalk seasons, fashion collections or tradeshows, has been invaded by the other. In Florence the Pitti show is predominantly menswear but womenswear is finding its voice among the big players, especially in the athleisure sector. This flux is reflected in the street scene where there is an even ratio of male and female influencers and fashion insiders from all over the world. Our photographers capture defining moments and trendspotters stop the cool crowd to get detailed shots of full outfits and back views. In the editing the best looks emerge naturally into trends assisted by our forecasting team. The result is a unique snapshot of advance fashion looks that will impact on trends going forward.
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.
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.
This streetstyle report zooms in on the key accessories creating a stir at London Fashion Week. Here the influencers and industry professionals gather and provide forward-moving indicators. Information is divided into product categories, edited and analysed to give a clear insight into the direction and movement of fashion trends for women, men and youth sectors. There is a strong movement towards individual styling and personalising accessories with customised details, creating a refreshing new look.
The fashion scene at London Fashion Week provides the raw material, which when expertly analysed, offers an essential insight into the direction of future fashion trends. This report combines women’s and menswear and is clearly divided into product groups covering all areas of the market. Coverage includes sportswear, tailoring, casualwear, knitwear and denim, with additional analysis shining the spotlight on proportion, line, detailing, surface design and construction. Don’t miss this uniquely detailed and inspiring look at street trends.