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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.
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.
Technical digital theme prompts the rise of unfocused prints and injects new vitality into flowers. Painting, twisting and layering bring rich intonation and visual effects to flowers.
The Philippine artist Olan Ventura has created a number of acrylic paintings in the tradition of 17th century Dutch still life. His paintings duplicate symbolic details in Vase by Jan Davidsz de Heem in 1660. Its ragged edges drop to grapes and other parts. His works are imbued with twists, abstraction and artistic feel.
Ink painting flowers are stacked on the blurred and painted background, strongly artistic. Crossed brushstrokes create a blurred and unfocused visual effect. Single lines draw layers.
Light blurred flowers dominate and pair with twisted, diagonal and waterfall fusion techniques to appear on the twisted and blurred background, delivering a psychedelic and mystical feel.
Under the epidemic situation, the frenzy of fashion week is no longer reappearance. Instead, it is a digital release mode with different time. At the same time, fashion design is quietly changing. From the original luxury to today’s simple and lasting, fashion style is adapting to the social situation, have you found it? Of course, for others, they will still choose to invest in bold and gorgeous fashion works in today’s environment, just like the crystal shoes of the brand AMINA MUADDI.
Presumably, in recent months, except for the occasional video conferencing and personalized styling, the rest of the people live in casual or sports attire. What will people look like when the world recovers after the epidemic?
After the upheaval, some of the most interesting moments in fashion have emerged. Just like a group of design masters who deliberately restore the elegant, sexy and charming charm of women after World War II, Christian Dior is the leader in this historical revolution.
Clothes can reflect the state of the world and people’s inner thoughts. After the economic collapse, bright will feel something wrong. At the same time, people will tend to value things that are well made and durable. Facing the uncertainty of the market, the investment choice will be more serious and different.
“When we get out of the epidemic, we want beautiful things,”Alessandro Michele, Gucci‘s creative director, said recently.
Sarah Staudinger, staud designer, said: “we’re looking for classic designs that transcend the seasons, slowing down to make fashion more sustainable.”
In which direction will fashion lean? Is it close to crazy charm or more restrained luxury? The answer may not be the same.
Retro, denim are long lasting fashion classic! The collision between retro and present, always explore the infinite possibilities of classic elements in the future development, showing a unique temperament. Retro large lapel, a traditional status symbol, helps to lengthen the neck line, improve the overall thin effect, but also gives exquisite clothing charm.
The lattice or stripe style is classic and simple, lasting for a long time in every season. The trend has never left the fashion stage and has a permanent fashion charm. By different colors of grain splicing, you can achieve innovative classics, flexible for any collocation, any occasion, high economic benefits!
“Clothes are simple, but simple concepts are used to fight against the chaos of nothing,” Miuccia Prada said of her collection. This is a time for seriousness, reflection and reflection. What do we do, what is fashion, what are we doing here? “
What is fashion? Fashion can last forever! Durable denim elements are durable fashion, elegant and cool mix and match style, achieve a unique fashion attitude, but also provide high-value clothing options for the return of normal life after the epidemic.
Petah Marian, senior strategist at WGSN insight, a trend forecasting company, believes that when we study the purpose of fashion and the meaning of luxury goods, we are entering an era of reflection. People have redefined luxury through the epidemic, she said. Living in a society that has been shrouded by the epidemic for nearly a year, health and peace, community and interpersonal relationship have become more and more valued elements.
Marian believes that many people will get rid of the symbolic flashiness and replace them with valuable things in the context of economic austerity. They can move towards luxury through more tactile perception and humanistic aspects, such as the softness of clothes, or understand how garment makers make clothes.
After the epidemic, brands tend to choose the earth color that can soothe people’s hearts, let the audience feel the nature and tranquility given by nature, and also revere everything in the nature. Color can reflect the real feelings of the audience’s heart, but also can pacify the mind. The warm, natural and healing colors of the earth are neither gorgeous nor flashy. They convey a low-key sense of closeness. They are full of peaceful atmosphere and warm the hearts of the audience after the epidemic.
Tiffany Hsu, fashion buying director of online luxury retailer mytheresa, believes that durable luxury goods will be the investment trend in the current fashion sector.
“I think we’re going to see a more restrained version of luxury, more about quality and permanence that you can wear at any time, which is what modern luxury really means,” she said
“After the closure of the city, people will be looking for simple and fashionable works like khaite, works like the row and Jil sander that are very suitable for indoor and outdoor use,” said Tiffany Hsu. We’ve also seen a rise in sales of high-end jewelry, which is a very permanent fashion again. “
In the end, timeless works will become our most cherished fashion works. For one person, it could be feather heels; for another, it could be perfect, tailored black pants. In fact, for everyone, it will mean different things for everyone to be well dressed and exquisite to step into society again, but this is definitely something to celebrate!
Craft and detail are of great importance in A/W 20/21. Compared with clothing silhouette, more designers convey their ingenious thoughts to cautious consumers through craft changes and creative details. Influenced by current trends, the market is more favorable to bold, eye-catching, individual, simple and versatile craft and detail. Rubbing, discharge print, digital all-over print, and combined crafts of offset print gradually enter into the public view.
Rubbing has a long history in China. It is a hand-made reproduction of a carved or stone-cut surface by covering the surface tightly with a piece of paper and rubbing in black or colored material. Now, a Berlin company, Raubdruckerin has done something creative. In more than 20 cities, they put dyestuff on manhole covers, fences and the rest public facilities, then directly cover them with clothes and even backpacks. The idea of printing the manhole covers on T-shirts came from Emma France Raff. A decade ago, as she traveled around the world, she discovered manhole covers were like unique business cards handed out by cities, which triggered her desire to leave the mark as a memorial.
Discharge print is breathable, visible but impalpable. But it can only be printed on pure cotton fabrics dyed by polymer reactive dyes which can be costly, rather than on light-colored fabrics (Watermark can be used as a substitution).
Variegated blurred patterns sweep catwalks for S/S 2019, and become hot currently. Each item has blurred color blocks, with a simple silhouette to be unique, and add commercial value to shirts and hooded sweatshirts in A/W 20/21. Illusive looks and blurred elements will be softer in A/W 20/21, fit for avant-garde young consumers. Besides, Alexander McQueen and Palm Angels use blurred patterns boldly.
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.