Nowadays we need socks which are practical, decorative and chic. Innovative details, attractive patterns and sustainable materials update socks. As essential items, socks echo the athleisure trend of A/W 20/21 garments. The nostalgic and romantic trend in the 1970s and 1980s, street skateboarding add newness to fashion socks. Trendy patterns and bright colors appeal to the young generation. The lightweight and translucent quality and shiny details are perennial. Yarns and finishing are updated.
New fashion colors renew socks. bright yellow, lime green and blue sapphire smarten up fashion styling. The slight nostalgic palette works well for day-to-night styling and wider age groups. Vivacious and Chili add a retro aesthetic. Refined knits or lightweight and translucent silk stockings can all make a statement.
Geo patterns are often seen on socks. The updated geometrics add a modern touch. Scottish checks, Happy Socks’s colorful puppytooth, Shrimps’s mini abstract polka dots and Burlington Socks’s contrasting colors are all novel, interpreting vintage cultures. Simple styles are livened up through new patterns.
Florals are important for socks and leggings. Digital prints enrich color combinations of complex florals. Size and density can be changed according to market trends. Miu Miu’s floral embroiery is texturally novel.
Lock socks can be worn for daily dressing. In skateboard and basketball sports, they are also popular. Fashion long socks are as functional as sporty ones, and the appearance is key. HUF got inspiration from the skateboarding culture and put wee patterns on long socks. Statement contrasting colors and tie dye show a street Americana feel.
Simple colors and slogans are combined to deliver a humorous message.
Shiny embellishments add appeal to fashion socks. Burlington Socks’s special large sequins are outstanding. Love in wonderland’s simple designs are for suitable for daily life. Sequins, pearls, rhinestones and metallic threads update solid knit socks.
Metallic threads are softer and subtler. Manish Arora’s vintage color blocks smarten up items. Metallic threads are added to the shiny pieced socks at FENDI and Happy Socks, and Antonio Marras’s tight pantyhose.