Escape from the pressure of the city, embark on a journey to the distance, and find a blend of youth and nature. As Fernando Pessoa wrote in The Book of Disquiet: I would like to live a different life in a faraway land. We roam freely under the sky, search the comfortable shore of the deep heart. Every time we set out, it is to meet a better yourself. Whether it is the original intention of human, or the call of nature, the outdoor world has become a desirable spiritual place. Embrace nature, relax at weekends, connect with nature, we interpret the casual outdoor look and revive mind with another life style.
The 96th Pitti Uomo menswear exhibition was held in Florence. The “I Go Out” exhibition area of outdoor sportswear made its third appearance. This time, I Go Out worked with And Wander (one of the three major Yama Brands in Japan), Hi Tec (an outdoor brand founded in the UK by Dutch Frank van Wezel) and Topo Designs (founded by Americans Jedd Rose and Mark Hansen) to put on a fashion show. The show was particular about materials and functionality, displaying fashionable designs of “Go Out” and interpreting the beauty of nature through clothing.
Marble is the metamorphic rock formed by high temperature and high pressure in the earthcrust. Its section can form a variety of colorful and natural texture with different patterns. Marble patterns are blurred and abstract, with the soft pink tones to be unique in outdoor clothing.
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As a hot element in the fashion world, tie-dye is still the mainstream, but it tends to turn towards softer colors. Hazy effect, soft focus and ombre effect develop quickly in the fashion world, so tie-dye is upgraded. Watercolor, digital feel and ombre effect are combined together to bring an ethereal visual effect. The style with all-over irregular colors is especially fit to be expressed by digital print which can create rich colors, natural ombre and fine textures. The tie-dye developed by digital print can well display the charm of hand-made tie-dye.
Multi-colored tie-dye and reactive dip-dye bring a stronger visual impact with the help of high saturated colors. Blurring effect takes on irregular and asymmetric look, breaking conventional aesthetics.
Reactive dip-dye and distortion dye appeal consumers. Soft prints are overlapped and integrated to bring a watercolor effect, making the print more abstract.
The ombre texture renews tie-dye. The washed appearance and watercolors soften candy-like pastel colors, which adds vitality to design and becomes more suitable for young consumers.
Energetic bright colors enhance the layered sense, combines vague patterns with glossy fabrics, and heightens the blurred effect. Therefore, the visual picture is more vivid.
Different expression techniques of the designer endow the portraits with different soul. In the latest S/S 2020 series of MSGM, simple hand-drawn figures have hilarious facial expressions, showing the slight fashion sense. Designers of Moschino wear Picasso’s classic paintings in S/S 2020 show. The abstract figures, color blocks and texts make a strong visual impact, very unique and fashionable.
Hand-drawn figures and texts are like doodles which record thoughts and jotting of the painter. Hilarious facial expressions and movements bring a relaxing and leisurely visual feeling. This kind of pattern can be printed and embroidered.
Seemingly casual brushwork expresses the gesture exaggeratedly. The minimalist style requires exquisite skills to express the gesture and mood of the figure. Letters strengthen the expressive sense of patterns. When added with brushwork, the pattern shows an artistic feeling.
Figures in illustrations have exaggerated facial expressions, pretty humorous and funny. Illustration normally implies the reflection or irony of the reality. Good illustrations can resonate with people and highlight their individuality.
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Animal pattern is still popular. One of the hottest patterns is the king of beasts- the tiger. The image and expression of the tiger still attract many designers. This report concludes tiger and geometrics or tiger and texts which are very fashionable and convenient to use. Hot techniques like doodles and illustrations present more fashionable tiger patterns.
The hand-drawn tiger, the extended tiger head, or the hidden edge weaken the ferocity of tigers. Texts strengthen the layered sense. The form of graphic and text is in line with current trend. The printed tiger and embroidered texts can be combined.
Tiger head is combined with geometrics. Color blocks add the fashionable sense and the youth sense. Printing and embroidery can be mixed. Sequins can be adopted in color blocks to show the exquisite craft. And patch can be applied to letters in color blocks.
Doodle is hot currently. Casual and ethereal brushwork presents the free and unconstrained attitudes. It can be printed or decorated with sequins in bright-colored placement.
Illustration is the hot technique in recent two years. The scene arouses imagination. Hand-drawing and color blocks show the fashion and vitality. This kind of tiger can be patches in patterns of tiger and letters.
Valentino’s S/S 2020 menswear collection is fantastic. Valentino’s creative director and British artist Roger Dean joined hands to create the exotic Utopia. Many fantastic and surreal patterns, bright tones and different materials are used to show us the beautiful and mysterious journey.
British illustrator and visual artist Roger Dean is famous for his surreal style. His illustrations explore spirit and life, serious yet imaginable. His works of art are incorporated into Valentino’s new collections. Imagination and crafts are combined to show the mysterious Utopian journey.
The quiet scenic illustrations in antique and soft tone create a intense sense of space.
Beautiful scenery illustrations are full of tones. Plants and mountain ranges add a fuller visual.