In preparation of the upcoming edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics (11-13 October 2016), the fair has revealed its trend guide for the FW17/18 season. At the show, the three trend themes – Enigmatic, Manifesto and Eccentric - will be further discussed and explored at the Directions trend forum.
Enigmatic can be characterized the as the contemporary one under the trend themes. The gender-neutral movement takes the center stage here. Dominating colors in cutting-edge fashion of FW16/17 will be “hazy naturals” and “sensual pastels”. The fabrics trends go from rustic to precious: sensual sheer, oxidized wool, lofty tweed and pleating are the key garments together with floral, woodgrain, linear drawing and handkerchief foulard prints.
Manifesto is all about sustainability – upcycling and recycling are the key words. “Nostalgic uniform” and “Authentic sport” colors characterize the mood tonality of the looks in functional & casual fabrics including recycled tweed, suede, vintage denim and stretch jersey. Paired with graphic and eastern ethno-inspired prints authenticity and nostalgia are represented at the same time.
Eccentric embodies high-end fashion. Unexpected color combinations of “Poetic darks” and “Circus brights” rule. Also the fabrics represent the high-end spirit: brushed mohair, satin & fluid jersey, velvet, brocade and jacquard can be found here. Prints such as enlarged classics, funky 70s and playful graphics round off the trend.