Looking ahead to spring/summer 2015, what textiles will be dominating our wardrobes? We noticed texture and subtlety will be important in the spring 2015 season, with color palettes that emphasize pastels, faded colors and golden yellows.
Mending in focus, show creativity and give personality to the clothing; darning as an embellishment. Re-awakening age-old techniques add value to memory; paying a tribute to quality as you only repair items of worth. Ever rising importance of micro fashion companies producing one-off garments. It’s a fascinating hybrid of personal and general. Volume and dimension: Folded-fabric silhouettes, bonded lace, cut-yarn motifs, perforated tulle and voile, geometric stripes and iridescent fabrics. On the edge: “Unfinished” designs, mix-and-match fabrics, hand-drawn and pencil-like prints, “dusty” shading and bleached and worn look.
Air-filled, see-through materials, that provide maximal protection of the body. Ephemeral fabrics, new ways of creating net and tulle with laser, and/or mutations of weaved cloth. 3D patterns or shapes growing out from garments in dramatic volume, stylized white flowers. Soft fabrics, set off by more rigid ones, caress the body. Air currents: Sheer, opaque and ultra-light crepes; open-weave knits, pleats and vents.
Vibrating print in clashing colors, graphic and figurative patterns. Use this, preferably on textured fabric, interrupting the surface and allowing two pattern-worlds to interact, creating a third. Obviously contrasts too: areas of difference, in choice of material, techniques, color and cut. the counteracting yarns knit-design is counteracting yarns, which bristles and bursts the mold.
Material and appearance at its core, the architectural interplay of edgy shapes and refracted surfaces that are metallic and shiny, complex and crackled. Constantly moving, busy and quivering. Exploit the field of tension between cutting-edge techniques and materials, and reflections over historical ornaments and elements. Volume and dimension: Folded-fabric silhouettes, bonded lace, cut-yarn motifs, perforated tulle and voile, geometric stripes and iridescent fabrics.
Textile techniques reflecting the network you voluntarily take one step back from. This textile is age-proven weaving and knitting; a haven of core values. Qualities entice feelings of warmth and handmade, even though industrially produced such as checks and stripes, mélange, and similar types of subdued effect. The colors of the palette lie on the same level; nothing to strike the eye. All effects serving the same objective: time spent for and by oneself, as a natural part of life. Tactile effects: Grainy fabrics, soft graphics, textured piqué, second-skin stretch viscose, jacquards and “dirty” denim.
Fantasy, fascination, discovery, adventure – are all fundamental in the development of new materials. Identify a demand, and there is a solution – detect a phenomenon and implement the result – add value to capacity, environment, production. Color blocking without pattern; pure function to stand out devoid of distracting elements and effects.
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