Textile trends fall-winter 2016-17
In cooperation with trend experts ISPO Munich studied various global trends with influence on the textile industry and its products. In combination with the defined trend colours and five more detailed textile trends, these mega trends provide a good vision where the future of textiles will take us.
The mega trends show visions that are not specific to one particular area but will influence the entire textile chain right down to the consumer. The colour cards and the textile trends result from a range of influences, from consumer behaviour to the global economy. Film, music, social media, art and many other activities are reflected in these trends.
Zeitgeist: There is a greater demand for diversity and a strong impression towards reigniting existing innovations, as the sense of sameness that has previously infiltrated the activewear sector needs to be eliminated. Price isn’t the primary question anymore; function, performance and innovation is. Be brave, let this season be the Zeitgeist of the 21st century in defining a new approach to traditional activewear as we share our knowledge at all levels of the textile chain and generate the next level of fabrics and trims.
Progression: Sustainability continues as par for the course in the textile sector, as activewear brands are relied on by their loyal customers to do the right thing. But it isn’t all ‘au natural’ on the eco front, chemicals, synthetics fibres, dyes and finishes continue to move in on the act, guaranteeing an assurance of their clean credentials but also a reassurance to the end consumer. The conscientious consumer is the driving power behind this mega trend, enforcing onto their brands the importance that the sustainable sector still has mileage.
Tecvolution: The constant need to innovate features in Tecvolution, a groundbreaking path creates futuristic ideas into commercial concepts. Lightness is a key component in this mega trend, ensuring the consumer has full protection and performance no matter what the level of activity. Interactive textiles deliver, encouraging a strong wellbeing mood feature, as do fabrics that nourish the wearer. With sports on the increase as consumers aspire to participate in more physical pursuits, this mega trend appeals in attracting a new crowd to the activewear arena.
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