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Check and stripe are not only the timeless mark of fashion world, but they are also the inspiration source of creation. Designers will never stop their exploration of innovation. Distortion, mismatching, multiple colors and element combination inject newness into traditional check & stripe patterns. Distorted lines can present psychedelic 3D effects. Flowers, human figures and other fun elements enliven classic checks and stripes.
Checkerboard is no more black and white. Variable creative details are added to present higher recognition and a more daring and fun style. Different patterns can also be injected to make checks retro and childlike.
Diverse colors, changed width and variable arrangement endow stripes with dynamic visual effects. The combination and overlapping of stripes and lines present free and avant-garde flow.
Simple zebra stripes send out the unique feeling of African grasslands. Color blocks combine zebra stripes and leopard print together to feel the minimalist fashion.
Color is always an important part of clothing, which can bring the most direct visual feel. The dynamic and dazzling color combination endows knitwear with youthful atmosphere. Romantic scenery, flower, colorful rhombus and trendy Scandi folk style are mainly chosen to be the patterns of knitwear. Besides, the technological fun brought by flowing liquid pattern is also noteworthy.
Scenery pattern with rich colors is extremely youthful. Remote countryside, mountain or industrial urban night scene are recommended. Intensive color blocking may further strengthen the vitality.
The romantic curves of floral patterns provide men’s knitwear with softness. Fresh lemon yellow is recommended. Steady dark red and sapphire or even classic black & white are also available.
Scandi folk style pattern is combined with color conflict to increase the youthful feel of men’s knitwear. Lovely bear and bright red maple leaf can also be added to enliven the whole style.
People always dream about the exploration of the unknown outerspace. With the development of era, the curiosity to space stimulates the bold description in film, TV drama and cartoon. And designers also draw inspiration from space element and have created plenty of chic futuristic patterns, which arouse public resonance and enrich daily looks.
According to the data analysis of womenswear pattern in June, future fashion is the main style. Space and letter elements are absolutely dominating. IP, cartoon and brand logo are also used more on such style.
S/S 2021 3125C X Star Wars collection was inspired by Star Wars: The Clone Wars . Classic characters are combined with letters and color lumps to present 3D effect. The overlapped signature lines in the film are printed on clothing to create a psychedelic visual effect.
BAIT X Star Wars collection includes T-shirt, sweatshirt and hoodie. The characters and signature scenes in Star Wars are fused with letters to present the collection culture in a cartoon style.
The architecture term Montage was firstly extended into the movie art, and it was later applied in the field of visual art. Nowadays, many artists will use the Montage technique during the artistic creation. James Rosenquist was one of the main promoters of American Pop Art in the last century. During his early career from 1957 to 1960, James painted billboards on the American streets. And this three-year-long experience make him start to produce abstract creation with surrealism and Montage.
After 1960, James finished his early career as a label painter. Then he tried to enlarge the structure of cubism and abstract expressionism. Montage technique was combined with surrealism to blur the structure of huge pictures, which just like the close-up shot of movie. Recently, the cooperation of Lanvin and James Rosequist Fund used a series of prints to salute to the works of American artists. Montage and surrealism are integrated into the culture of Millennial era, which is loved by many brands and fans.
The international famous painter Peter Doig was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1959. His layered painting is combined with imagination to express the childhood memory in an abstract way. All his works perfectly handle the balance between being concrete and abstract. Distinct scenes are unified as one.
DIOR MEN is collaborated with Peter Doig to release its latest A/W 2021 collection. Military element plays an important role in this season. The works of Peter Doig and his Milky Way(1990) are perfectly presented on clothes by Kim Jones. Besides, Peter also created a dog pattern and a lion pattern for DIOR.
The young women’s knitwear of S/S 2021 Chengdu market pays attention to the pattern design. Fruit, flower, cartoon IP, letter and color-blocking stripe & area are the popular pattern elements. Bright color is the key point. Besides, crafts are combined to present patterns. Jacquard, stitching and beading, embroidery, rhinestone, crochet and printing are fused to produce rich and vivid patterns. More variable techniques can even reveal the dimensional effect.
Fruit element fits summer the most. And the application of this element of Chengdu market pays attention to the heavy-industrial technique. Sequins and beads are decorated on jacquard patterns. Lustrous patterns show textural contrast with knitwear and form visual layers.
Jacquard and crochet flower patterns are presented with fine-gauged stitching. The combination of flower and letters is a more novel type of presentation.
The cartoon characters of Chengdu women’s knitwear market put emphasis on the liveliness and playfulness. Patterns are enlarged on the front part. Jacquard is combined with towel embroidery, and embroidery is combined with beading to present patterns with more depth. Single crafts like rhinestone, foam printing and applique can also be used to show 3D images, which have weaker visual layered feel than the former design.
Artists discover and refine the highlights in the daily life to create artworks through illustration, graffiti, sculpture and installation. This report will introduce those new-emerging artists and artworks which are suitable for kidswear patterns, and present how those elements and colors in the artworks be used on kidswear.
The Japanese illustrator Sarashina Mariko’s works seem simple but are filled with interesting details and thoughts. No matter on woodcuts or oil paintings, artist uses bright and joyful colors to present the childlike innocence, which makes people smile unintentionally. The details and colors of those repeated irregular hand-drawn geometric patterns in illustrations are suitable for kidswear. More artist information: ins@sarashinamariko(Artworks only for reference, and copyrights belong to the original author)
The pioneer of Japanese graffiti Snipe1 forms his representative personal style through breaking through borders and the conventional images of graffiti culture. He once created large-scale graffiti installation with Murakami Takashi and Kaikai Kiki’s artists MADSAKI and TENGAone. And he also cooperated with fashion brands. Snipe1 always makes fun of those popular elements and trending IP in his works, presenting a new individualized Japanese graffiti style through spraying. (Artworks only for reference, and copyrights belong to the original author)
In Red Valentino S/S 2021 collection, Piccioli combines his pursuit of advanced fantastic style with freedom and vitality. He widely uses May lilies as patterns in this collection. Various May lilies are presented through printing and embroidery. The fashionable pleats and pussy-bow blend romance with freshness.
May lily is a traditional French flower which symbolizes everlasting happiness. And French people have the custom to give each other lilies on the Le Muguet Festival in May. The lily branches are bent into circles or rectangles. And the injection of letters and pussy-bow further improves the vibe and fits lady consumers. The application on details is also eye-catching.
In April, lily stretches out delicate curved stalks from long oval leaves, and blooms pure white flowers. Red Valentino S/S 2021 applies lilies in this form through black and white paper-cut on white T-shirts to create unique visual aesthetics.
Flowers symbolize beauty and hope. They play a healing role in this society full of anxiety and unrest and more frequently appear on clothes. The lily in Chinese culture is auspicious, respect and good luck. Its elegant appearance comforts restless souls gently. As for patterns, outlining, yellowing illustrations, abstract expressions and fine depiction contribute to lilies in various forms. The lily plays a key role in patterns, connecting garments with the wearer tightly.
Fine and thick lines outline the lily. Minimalist brushstrokes and lavish color changes reflect the vitality of blooming lilies. Brights give positive energy to garments. This kind of pattern is ideal for shirts and dresses.
From buds, petals to stamen or pistil, fine depiction brings different forms of blooming lilies. Tones are bright and lavish, enhancing the visual tensile force. This type of pattern fits shirts and skirts.
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.