Fashion should celebrate life while lingerie is still a more intimate feminine domain that is immediately associated with feelings and fantasies which are to be cherished and expressed.Let’s look at the lives of contemporary women, what they like, how they dream, what makes them happy: what are their priorities?
Focus on fabric trends for autumn/winter 2018-19
ALWAYS AND FOREVER… LIGHTNESS
The keyword of the January’s Interfilière show is the ubiquitous theme of lightness. New forms, new finished products using conventional materials and brand new circumstances.
After years of focusing on smooth and flat designs, we are seeing a major comeback of textured effects. What we are seeking: more refined textures and neat finishes. New colour effects combining pastels and browns.
BLURRED, PRINTED DESIGNS
The effect of prints: collection plans and merchandising are key factors in the new world of lingerie. Design consultants are steering away from product classifications that are too rigid. Prints and colours provide the central themes for telling stories.
A new school of printing and decorative embellishments is daring to combine feather effects with camouflage effects, along with clear and precise graphic influences. Combinations of black and dusty shades. Brand new trims using eyelash and pointed lace.
Velvet, burnout designs and alternative colours for a new era of bodyfashion. Lingerie is becoming an accessory.
THE SOFT CUP REVOLUTION
Marketing aimed at reaching the so-called “tipping point”. The moment when a slow development becomes a major transformation. Bralettes and triangle-bras with conventional cut-and-sewn designs: no padding, no more underwiring. The revolution has begun!
EMBROIDERY IS ON THE WAY BACK
All the exotic and rather eccentric designs are beginning to make an impact on the market. A major comeback for embroidery in the fashion collections. To be continued…
A/W 18-19 COLOUR PALETTE
Ghostly colours: neutral colours intensified with emotion, echoing a yearning for spiritual and tranquil beauty. These colours are the very essence of a new season, which has adopted a strange and mystical theme. Morning mists with frosty touches: transparent, veiled, frosted and blurred details, combined with sparkling whites.
Brown is the new black!
Dried leaves with chocolatey tones as well as the fascinating textures of mushrooms. Gold and brown tones blossom with the help of iridescent fibres and surface effects.
PROSPECTIVE MATERIALS OR… THE IMPACT OF MATERIALS
Natural and sustainable fibre resources have become a major concern for the future. Textures coming from domains other than flowers and ornaments, naturally.
The focus here is on new developments in embroidery, yarn dyes and 3D lace effects
The A/W 2018-19 fabric trends are available for purchase: [email protected]
Rediscover all these trends on Interfilière’s next General Forum on 8-9-10 July in Paris.