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The interpretation of letter pattern is always the key developing direction of men’s knitwear. Multi-form, minimization and craft combination are the keywords, which shows a more minimalist style trend. Stripe, ring, wrong-vision fold and size contrast enrich the pattern forms. Hand-written or printed letters are combined different colors, textures, arrangements and imprinting to present practical and variable letter design.
Tiny and delicate letters become the key trend of digital embroidery, which is mainly decorated on front chest, shoulder, back and hem. To enrich the layer of letters, jacquard, color-blocking and asymmetry are added to form the changes in vision, tactility and space.
Plush touch is an indispensable point of knitwear. Except for the application on yarn, it is also used on patterns. Napping, towel embroidery, flocking, applique and loop-yarn embroidery can present the 3D plush effect. The combination of gradient letter, towel embroidery and digital embroidery is more innovative.
Metal texture is the key pursuit of combined craft. Rivet and rhinestone are combined with printing, embroidery and jacquard crafts to show the fusion of dot-line-surface. The combination of gold&silver foiling and embroidery, lustrous sequin and bead brings metallic visual effect with lights and shades.
T-shirt and sweatshirt items constantly occupy the biggest proportion of fashion markets for their versatility, comfort and cultural heritage. Therefore, there are countless evolved detail crafts. In this season, designers pay more attention to the structure design. The destructive structure design is noteworthy for its visual impact; classic double-layer structure design provides newness and continues its popularity. Rich changes and decorations are also applied on the structure of pockets. And with the development of craft and technique, deconstruction design has more possibilities and diversification. Notably, the distressed design at structural edges is not too extravagant but ingeniously integrates whole body with details.
With more attention is paid to the pioneer structure design, destructive detail design emerges in the fashion markets. Loose T-shirt and sweatshirt silhouettes provide an intensive visual impact with the destructed structure. Creative tailoring is applied on flat tailored cloth to increase the structural layers and lead this detail craft to the vision of young consumers. This design well satisfies those who is pursuing free personality and unique appearance.
Classic mock-layered design once led a fashion trend in the markets, and it is more delicate and ingenious this season. The double-layer design is mainly applied on neckline, sleeve and hem, which provides abundant layering visual effects in summer. And with the development of craft, double-layer structure is also presented on shoulder and front part through tailoring. No matter the creative design or reformed classic design, the mock-layer design occupies a large proportion in the T-shirt and sweatshirt detail design this season.
Because of the extension of practicalism and the revival of functional elements, pocket design is applied by many big brands. In menswear fashion markets, the pocket design of T-shirt and sweatshirt is especially important. 3D patch pocket and welt pocket are rebuilt. Different textures will provide distinct effects. The additional pockets at unexpected positions increase the practicality and enrich the detail and highlight.
Craft form has a close relationship with the science development. And with the development of VR technique, many brands start to combine reality and virtuality for clothes manufacturing and marketing. Light and Shade, which presents indistinct visual effect, is under great attention. Various social concepts can lead to various craft applications. People’s stronger environment awareness causes the recreation of worn-out clothes. Repurposed remakes the garments and creates more unique products. And people are still pursuing 3D clothes texture and natural delicacy. 3D sunray pleat and shirring are popular this season. Keywords such as environment, three dimensional and technology will influence the craft trend of A/W 22/23 and also imply designers that they can realize the brand value through crafts.
With the development of internet and 5G, many brands are trying digital clothes. And it is used widely among marketing and communicating designs. The pattern of light and shade is the combination of virtuality and reality. There are two expressions to present this effect. The first one is to shoot patterns on white shirt and background through projector. And the second is to use digital printing to present light and shade patterns.
Millennials pay more and more attention to environmental protection, and major brands also reuse and redesign materials. Many brands redesign the worn-out clothes in A/W 22/23. They adjust the silhouette and take advantage of the original structure to make tailoring. Worn-out clothes is combined through blind stitch or weaving to show deconstruction aesthetics. This method also solve the clothing inventory problem.
Distressed stitch can enrich the details. And there are many crafts to present this effect. The first craft is that you can splice the fabrics without edge sealing, and take the inside as the outside. The second one is suturing the positioning yarn. Two kinds of yarn are available. The one is to use the yarn made of the main fabric to show unity. And the other one is to use additional material to provide contrast.
Detail is the best place to show ingenious designs. As an all-year-long item, the diversification of sweatshirt design attracts more attention of designers. The inner side of loop fabric is used as the outer side. And the splicing of two sides presents a delicate textural feeling. Diverse necklines can better present the uniqueness of design on neat structures. The innovative multi-edge design is suitable for avant-garde brands, and the layered hem is also noteworthy. Besides, raw-edge irregular splicing, side splicing, shoulder details and exposed seams are also recommended.
The inner side of loop fabric is used as the outer side. And the splicing of two sides presents a delicate textural feeling. BEIOFF and David Catalan splice loop fabric at cuffs and hem. The decorative edge presents delicate layers. Large-scale loop fabric is also available. The splicing of two sides is more daring and shows brand new visual and dressing experiences.
Diverse necklines can better present the uniqueness of design on neat structures. We11Done and Raf Simons present advanced street sense through slight worn-out effect and accessories like eyelets and medal loops. The splicing design of Iceberg is eye-catching with elastic ribbons. Breaking through the basic designs, buttons and hoop strings show more diversified styles with necklines.
The multiple edge design this season is outstanding. The triple-layered design of LUKEWARMPEOPLE presents the multiple edge effect. The triple-splicing of hem and sleeves on hooded style shows a repeating effect. The drawstring and elastic band at double-edge, and the double-layered design of two-line piping and rib edge are also noteworthy.
With contemporary consumers’ rising beauty-appreciation of individuality and fashion, the craft details are also developing and updating, and the requirement of design sense is also getting higher. The concave-convex texture craft design is often used on clothing fabrics, such as shearing, slitting, quilting, applique and relief. It enriches the visual effect and satisfies the detail requirements, also provides more collocations.
The cut pattern craft on polar fleece, shearing, pure woolen and artificial cashmere is the key trend for A/W 21/22. This noteworthy craft meets the consumption direction of contemporary young consumers.
Slitting craft is a relatively popular craft form for fur and leather. And V-line and slant slitting are more attractive. The application of slitting can be combined with leather and knitted fabrics to reduce the material and cut the weight.
Quilting is still an essential craft for A/W 21/22. It can not only fix the liner stuff and also bring textured patterns to the leather surface. The simple diamond pattern of quilting is extended to many fancy patterns in this season. The smiley quilting of Moschino provides visual texture and brings healing feeling in the post-epidemic era.
With the social economic development and rising feminine influence, women are having a stronger desire for high-quality clothes. Thus, the crafts with delicate keynote become more exquisite. The application of handcrafted lockstitch, edging, black-white stitch, laser hollow-out and placement pockets on clothes designs can rebuild the classics and demonstrate the elegance of new women.
The application of woven stripes can strengthen the edges. The weaving on edgings ,zipper edges and bright red colors reveals a splicing and contrast effect, which is used on various tonal fabrics. The heterogeneous designs provide a visual beauty, the mono-colored edging craft of Miu Miu increases the layers and presents a delicate but low-key decorative effect.
With the popularity of designs which pay attention to the delicate handcrafted feeling, decorative stitch has become a new choice of detailed craft. The contrast-colored thread is common but filled with details. The strong contrast between clear stitch and leather underlines the delicate craftsmanship and endows leather items with a special visual division effect.
The cut-out edge design is a new emerging form which combines handicraft and modern techniques to present details with better 3D and fun effects. And the injection of patterns also enriches the clothes.
Under the influence of restraint, consumers are paying attention to practical and multi-occasion clothing. The super practical sweatshirt which can be worn in all four seasons has an outstanding impact to the market. Combination of slant opening, rubber waterproof zippers and delicate woven labels brings an entry luxury visual effect to the minimalist style. Besides, functional design details are also noteworthy. Weatherproof hoodie and high-neck design provide protection to urban runners. Improving the function and chic of sport sweatshirts is what we should consider. And this report analyzes the detail trend for 2022 early autumn sport sweatshirts.
Since slant opening has been a common design, the design of this season is applied on the high-neck silhouette to improve texture and chic. Rubber waterproof zippers which have letter patterns show hazy matte and delicate entry luxury sense through the textured contrast and shading changes.
The outdoor protective design is integrated into fashionable sport sweatshirts. Hat and neck can apply weatherproof functional fabrics splicing to protect urban runners. The moisture absorption and air-permeability of fabric is also important.
Pullover protective high-neck sweatshirt wraps the neck comfortably and provides thermal effect. The sewing between high-neck and neckline should be delicate, and even seamless sewing can be applied. Details like shirring can be used on neckline to increase thermal and stylish texture.
Individuality is the mainstream of this era, so many creative and artistic products become the focus. People pay more attention to things that stimulate emotions and express thoughts. Artistic lacquer spraying graffiti directly expresses inner voice, colorful and passionate. This technique retains the uniqueness and liveliness of handicrafts and becomes a key pattern craft in A/W 21/22. It is also used by Off-White and Christopher Kane. Alexander McQueen created a lacquer-sprayed dress on its S/S 1999 catwalk. Raf Simons once launched a lacquer spraying collection in A/W 2012 haute couture.
As the network becomes a key way for people to communicate and socialize, digital technologies in virtual reality are increasingly growing, and more dazzling electronic technologies and special effects become an important part of life. This is also a key expression form of street graffiti lacquer-spraying art. In A/W 21/22, it will be all-over used to garments, and lavish colors strengthen the virtual reality vibe.
Rich graffiti color blocks are all-over printed. Multiple colors give a strong visual impact and express inner feelings directly. It is ideal for dresses and jackets.
Ready cut shapes or patterns cover the panel, so as to leave the pattern we want after lacquer spraying. This craft works well for sweatshirts, dresses and T-shirts, bringing natural patterns.
How do we define female attitude in modern times? They are independent, brave and fearless. With women’s rising status, more and more women focus on self-affirmation and praise. They are brave to show the true self and fully display their own beauty, which is reflected by sexy craft details on the chest. Their free will, wild vitality and primitive temperament drive diverse designs on the chest.
Pleating releases more volume on the chest, or underwear structures are directly used to dresses or blouses, gradually abandoning cumbersome structures. Structures on the chest are underlined to display female own charm.
Lingerie look gets more prevalent in S/S 2022. The bra-style inner gradually replaces vest inner, or it is worn singly. Skimpier coverage reveals female independence and bravery to show themselves.
The blouse improved from bras is a key item influenced by new femininity. It is a key craft to use underwear structures to flatter the chest and make the chest more 3D, thus presenting female confident and elegant charm.
Hand-crocheting has a long history. It depicts the beauty of patterns and displays the warmth of handicrafts. Hand-crocheting makes the knitwear more layered and 3D. In A/W 21/22, hand-crocheting is more lavish and finer, presenting the charm of elegant and sophisticated women via daily clothing.
In A/W 21/22, exquisite lace appears. Hand-woven lace has been a daily fashion with the development of science and technology. Lace enhances the quality of knitwear. And the lace set is well-fitting, ideal to be the base-layer of overcoats.
Delicate sets work well for commute, leaving a harmonious and orderly impression. And the set can also be separated to pair with other items, quite flexible.
Hand-woven flowers are created by the combination of chain stitch, long stitch and short stitch. Complicated crafts display the delicacy of hand-crocheting. In A/W 21/22, hand-crocheted flowers decorate the collar and cuffs, enhancing the 3D feel. With the development of technologies, machines can also create a hand-crocheting effect, greatly improving the production efficiency.