Under the changeable fashion, warm and soft cashmere refuses complicated utility, and adopts fine stitches and the superior texture of the cashmere to display the fashion charm of urban business style. The fine-gauged texture in the new season creates an orderly linear space, adding elegance and calmness to pre-fall.
In the new season, business leisure men’s knitwear insists on compact stitches and meticulous beauty. Different from basic ottoman stitches in the past, this season men’s knitwear pays more attention to crossed stitches and the dense gap between 12 stitches and 14 stitches. The orderly crossed stitches create a tensile spacial sense and bring a 3D impact. Black, white and grey tones bring simple and charming fashion items.
The structure of points, lines and plane is significant in men’s knitwear of urban business style. Unlike the previous seasons which adopt orderly points to create lines and patterns brought by crossed lines, the knitwear in the new season emphasizes the crossed planes more. The purl and kwise textures can imitate lines and gradually shape a geometric plane. The irregular contrast of planes has richer textures and comfortable touch than the flat jacquard.
Previous seasons adopt rough heavy-gauged cables, while in the new season, men’s knitwear of the urban business style uses simple lines to be modern. Compactness and fineness become the key to fine-gauge. Rhomboid checks are not restricted to graceful cables, and use neat straight lines to display the clear checks, reinterpreting modern classics and easily creating an elegant image of business men.
The combination of multiple stitches is a key craft to show the personalized business men’s knitwear. Fine-gauged cables are softer and more soothing when applied to cashmere. The stitch integrating purl, kwise and jacquard in a dotted line can create fine textures, with blue and green tones having moderate saturation to create a cultured and elegant image of business men.
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As people advocate a simple and comfortable lifestyle, the cutting craft of knitwear is gradually developing towards ready-to-wear, aiming to make life simple and efficient. Because of soft lines outside and firm lines inside and the neat cutting, women’s knitwear needs just silhouette change instead of decorations like jacquard, sequins and rhinestones. The neat and proper silhouette makes it favored by the lady style and the mature lady style.
Asymmetric collar tips are individual and fashionable. Compared with the past, it pays more attention to the contrast of colors and the outline. The concave-convex texture of stitches is the key research direction. The clear layers are quiet and restrained, forthright and sincere.
The feature of sloping shoulder is asymmetry and imbalance. Different materials and cables arranged in different directions are combined to create unique clothing. The tensile space sense breaks the tedium of regular pullover, fit for early spring.
Layered match is reflected by the one-piece pullover. To avoid the heaviness of mock sleeves, knitwear in this season chooses light and comfortable scarf-style panels. Thus resting indoors and walking outdoors will be freer and more casual, and the bleak season becomes more flexible.
As a symbol of Hanfu, diagonal plackets are increasingly applied to women’s knitwear in the new season and become a major wind vane for the simple and sophisticated style. Neat diagonal cutting is elegant, simple, nonchalant, individual and calm with the help of plain colors and soft cashmere. Buttons can highlight the forthright and sincere feature.
Buttons replace regular stitching, and this technique is bolder in knitwear. Buttons in the shoulder and sleeves are casual, showing the free and diversified wearing styles. It’s also helpful for cutting details of simple and neutral style.
In this new season, ordinary print is applied less on sweatshirts. Beads and sequins appear on lots of pattern to make a statement. Moreover, the combos of crafts see a rise.
The shares of different pattern change in this season. Letters see a decrease, holding 42%, while animals and plants see a rise.
Animal patterns see a rise this season. The combo of print and applique, or print and beading is more popular. Quilting and sequins are often seen on animal patterns. A variety of pattern techniques elevates the artistic quality, meeting the needs of Gen Z and Y.
Dimensional florals are emerging. Applique and sequins create the dimensional effect. Cross stitch is a key technique this season. In this season, Alexander McQueen and other brands all use cross stitch to decorate patterns.
In this season, dimensional letters stand out on sweatshirts. Beading and sequins create the 3D effect. And embroidery is combined with rhinestones and sequins to add a richer visual.
Misplacing, applique and embroidery are used with large-scale offset printing to offer a layered effect. Statement-making offset printing becomes a key option for fashion-forward brands.
The warm and soft knitwear is necessary in winter. Flexible and changeable stitch letters unlock the pattern craft for men’s knitwear. Strings, stitches, yarns and accessories are adopted to present exquisite styles, helpful for men’s knitwear development of fashion and leisure style.
Changeable stitches are adopted to form lettered pattern, which is a focus of men’s knitwear. Different from the solid fine-gauged pullover with letters, lettered pattern in the new season pays more attention to the combination of line and plane. The slightly coarse hand-sewn stitches, dense and sparse dotted jacquard, 3D floating threads, and contrasting colors display the collision of traditional and modern crafts, so the knitwear will be more fashionable and vibrant.
One of featured designs of men’s knitwear is the loose silhouette and simple letters. Apart from the basic jacquard in different tones making contrast with the slid clothing, in the new season, lettered pattern advocates more about applying melange yarns and metallic yarns to create the lettered jacquard. The visual sense is enriched by the texture difference like the count of yarns and appearance.
String is widely used in creative clothing in the new season. Satin or velvet strings are smartly woven into letters, with dazzling colors, a thick or thin voluminous feel to bring various 3D looks, thus decorations of letters are innovated.
Simple embroidered letters make the solid clothing no more monotonous. Dense and sparse stitches, different color tones and space structure combined with beads is chic and flexible. Styles of Just Cavalli display the outlines of pullover and embroidered letters, easily creating a fashionable and leisure vibe, fit for Chinese second and third-tier knitwear markets advocating simple designs.
Different from the roughness and flaunt of long tassels, this season floating threads will be daintier and shorter. One or two floating threads can display the 3D feature to the most, and make contrast with plane letters, thus the simple design is fully displayed and the style is practical and fashionable.
In recent years, business, leisure and sports were mixed. Comfort, functionality and sustainable fabrics are paid more attention to. Refined crafts and details play a key role.
Spliced fragments add a vibrant and humorous feel to the simple and slick business menswear. Different colors and textures add interest.
Different edges make a contrast with the body fabrics, underlining the silhouettes. Delicate leather and edge dressing in different colors show a simple and clean effect. What’s more, fringes, acrylic coatings, woven strings and stitch add newness.
Drawstrings and tapes, important decorative elements in smart and leisure garments, can adjust volume and add diversity. Etro’s crossed straps are novel. Craig Green adds straps at the neckline.
With the popularity of workwear, practical pockets and workwear silhouettes are key. In this season, workwear pockets are more refined. The flat pockets and diverse collaging are good options for elite business men.
Different materials at the closure and neckline bring a postmodern delicate feel, and they also create a two-layer effect to show a smart and leisure style. Feng Chen Wang’s two-layer closure half covers the workwear pocket.
Natural materials and traditional crafts stand out. Woven structures and exotic animal skins bring special appearances. Sporty mesh and fluid sheen are futuristic. The minimalist silhouette and rich handfeels add a luxe twist.
Inspired by watercolor techniques, designers analyze washing crafts in a brand-new way. With the popularity of environmentally-friendly crafts, more socially responsible ways are adopted to create more expressive washing effects. And they are combined with laser washing craft to bring more innovation to denim. And acid pickling becomes the focus. Highlight and blank washing effect creates an optical surface pattern. Mottled water soluble worn-out with a protective texture, textured brushstrokes, color washed blurring, as well as bright and dark layered coating effect display the unique charm of denim washing inspired by watercolor techniques.
Tie-dye, acid pickling and laser washing create a 3D effect of highlight and blank, bringing a visual impact to items. Dark-colored topping crafts are combined to create blue and black tones for weft knitted denim.
This craft gives priority to rewashing. Redyeing and recreation are used to renew the appearance of washing in S/S. As the protective texture of denim is improving, variegated and stained washing appearance become the focus.
Textured brushstroke is the scratched brushstroke and brush texture created by the combination of stone wash and enzyme wash. And the washing effect similar to animal prints renews denim textures, and becomes a new point of denim.
With the popularity of environmentally-friendly crafts, digital and laser washing technique will continue to infiltrate people’s daily life. The water soluble effect of blurring enrich denim’s color. Denim is digitally faded, and equipped with textured patterns, bringing a new optical surface pattern for denim washing.
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The royal court style is still popular. Puff sleeves and gigot sleeve become the key element for S/S 2020 catwalks. And the elegant royal court style will be integrated with more modern elements in S/S 2021, such as accordion press-pleating and the elastic band. Modern crafts are combined with the classic silhouette, creating a subtle balance and a girl image of modern royal court style.
Crinkle is often used in clothing. Different from previous seasons, in S/S 2021, crinkles will be throughout the sleeve. Raglan sleeves extend crinkles to cuffs. Soft cotton & linen fabrics are adopted to be crinkled, bringing rich textures and a layered sense.
The retro and elegant trumpet sleeves are combined with modern press-pleating, and spliced in sleeves. Ruffles in spliced parts are decorative. Smooth and draping fabric works with regular accordion press-pleating, exuding ethereal and romantic female charm when moving.
The wide gigot sleeves always create a powerful vibe. In S/S 2021, gigot sleeves improve details. The diagonal cutting in the shoulder is combined with soft fabrics to create voluminous crinkles, presenting the powerful and soft image of office ladies.
The wide elastic band is used to bring a layered design. Multiple sections create small lanterns. And gathered crinkles add more layers to sleeves. The gathered part makes a contrast with the voluminous clothing, accentuating the slender arm.
Puff sleeves are the representative element of vintage, and will appear in a crisper and more voluminous look in S/S 2021. Sleeves like a formal dress create a gorgeous vibe. Raglan sleeves can balance the shoulder and sleeves. The arc and inflated look bring the beauty of classic royal court.