According to POP’s data about Top 100, Simple & Sophistication holds the majority. Simple and loose styles dominate in Top 10 of women’s knitwear. Details show a delicate style.
According to Top lists in may , simple & sophistication held the majority; preppy style saw a rise; athleisure saw a decrease. Stitches and contrast colors stood out. Piecing was not as popular. Jacquard is also key.
The colors of pared-back knitwear feel soft. Solid-color stitches are very common. Patterns made by different stitches with finer yarns feel delicate.
Soft contrast colors or deep tonal colors are key for stitches. The change of color softens and prettifies lines. Molli uses binding on the armhole. Ribs and tapes for piecing are practical.
The collars of women’s knitwear in May were more important. The two-layer collar forms a mock-layer effect, adding depth. Preen By Thornton Bregazzi’s added hood inside the crew-neck collar feels sporty and lively.
The diagonal closure is more practical, and it can be adjusted according to temperatures. The diagonal design shows an asymmetrical aesthetic. The barely there effect on the collarbone offers a seductive quality. Big brands such as LOEWE, Giorgio Armani and Alexander Wang use zippers and fastenings to ensure the practical and interesting qualities of knitwear.
The two-color contrast is often applied for simple&sophisticated women’s knitwear. Curved or zigzag lines are more creative for color blocking. The asymmetrical ombre tie-dye effect feels deep, and the brightness of color is low.
Jacquard is still the basic technique for camo. Jacquard camo for S/S 2020 underlines the combinations of stitch, print and embroidery. In S/S 2020, Prada uses different stitches for different colors and 3D textures.
In this season, machine embroidery is more delicate, and it also pairs with print and jacquard. Gianni Versace’s colorful ombre logo with flocking adds depth.
In S/S 2020, more logos and lines will be combined with color blocks. Jacquard are critical for color blocks with point, line and plane. Leisure and sporty knitwear is recommended.
Jacquard, print and collaging are key. Off-White’s blue pullover features 3D jacquard stripes, and the jacquard logo on the back is curved, adding a vintage and artistic mood.
Jacquard patterns for S/S 2020 are more delicate. The visual effect is better than that of printing.
Beads can also team up with print and embroidery. Valentino’s space and astronaut patterns are elaborate and delicate with beads. Gianni Versace uses asymmetry, ombre colors or heavy embroidery to bring newness.
Large-scale color blocks are critical for jackets. Contrast colors are mainly applied. The piecing on shoulders and sleeves stands out.
Back panels add interest. Movable buttons, pockets and zippers update looks.
Bindings and rubber strips give a fluid effect. Edges of sleeves and pockets are key for designing.
Zippers are functional and decorative. Zippers applied to sleeves and back panels are eye-catching.
Drawcords and buckles are decorative. The pleats made by drawcords and buckles linked to pockets are youthful.
Stripes include the nautical blue and white stripes, classic black and white stripes, dramatic rainbow stripes and others. Undoubtedly, stripes are timeless and vital. Stripes in A/W 20/21 are more diversified. Stitch stripes and colored lines, planes and lines, colored ribs and asymmetrical arrangements re-interpret classics.
Bright contrast ribs are often applied on edges of cardigans and pullovers. Solid colors make the color arrangements and stitches of stripes stand out. The width contrast forms a extending effect.
The arrangements of stripes are key for slant stripes. Mm6 by Maison Margiela add jacquard florals on top of blue stripes. Melange ribs form the light and dark effect.
Stitch stripes retain the stripe arrangement and add more textures. Delicate stitches are key. Horizontal or vertical stitches give an elevated edge.
Asymmetrical stripes are offbeat and novel with a strong rhythm. They are mostly applied to slim-fitting pieces. Versace uses misplaced stripes to form two-layer patterns; Etro focuses on color, width and size which deliver a strong sports feel.
Letter stripes are the trend for A/W 20/21. Interesting logo letters are key.
Zigzag contrast stripes, placement stripes and pieced stripes add novelty. Different stitches and arrangements make stripes more suitable for knitwear.
In addition to classic looks, bold and offbeat styles are also key. Influenced by womenswear styles, craft techniques develop in many ways. Newly cut and pieced checks echo modernity. Plush is still key. The application of fur has decreased because of sustainability, while synthetic leather gains traction. Large workwear pockets are practical and directional. Horn buttons are reinvented to be modern.
Quilted puffer coats and coats are combined through layering up and piecing, which enhances the warmth-keeping performance and reduces the voluminous feel. The bright material of puffer coats and coat fabrics make a strong contrast, which is eye-catching.
Checked coats underline piecing. Large or small checks, different materials and fabrics, and symmetrical or asymmetrical looks make a statement and add modern glamour. Synthetic leather is emerging in this season. The application of leather on details offers a vintage hip-hop feel.
Fringing is still prevalent. Fringing made of checked fabrics and tweeds is understated and delicate. The decoration of fringing on hems, shoulders, sleeves and the back adds a fluid feel.
With the prevalence of workwear, pockets are applied into coats. Oversized pockets are directional and practical. The flap pockets show a neat and modern quality. Bellows pockets and waisted shapes represent the mixing of rigid and feminine qualities.
Vintage horn buttons are popular in this season. In addition to traditional preppy horn buttons, the new cable knots, metallic horn buttons and patch-like button holes give a contemporary edge. The application of horn buttons is wider and more nonchalant. Horn buttons are directional and decorative.
Plush is the best option for coats. Cropped or elongated looks are appropriate for layering up. The piecing of different plush and suede is stylish.