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Aqua Green is a refreshing, cold-tone, and saturated botanic green that may cool down the hot summer. The application on infants’ go-outing clothing fully represents summer vitality, while the use on loungewear shall be presented on small-scale prints and color blocking.
We can see multiple color combinations with Aqua Green from following looks. The matching with oranges and yellows presents strong visual impact and enriched sensory experiences. Innovative purple, white, and pale khaki complete a well balanced palette.
Textured fabrics elevate the quality of products. Cotton-linen is combined with floral embroidery and smocking for delicate highlights. Boyswear tries 3D patches and embellishments to bring playful details. Floral and forest animals are selected to be the core pattern elements to continue the concept of fresh nature.
Sharp color contrast is the main idea of this palette. Aqua Green is matched with saturated Flame Orange to reveal a powerful visual tension. Gentle Sugar Swizzle is added later for a harmonious touch.
According to the researches toward consumer portraits, data trend, design evolution, and the dynamics of fashion industry, the forward-looking group of POP Fashion released the forecast of five themes in S/S 2023 to predict the fashion trend and broaden the horizon of fashion design. When the virtual world started the fashion “Metaverse”, the physical world opens the “Animism”, which is the future vision of Meta-Heuristics, the mega theme of S/S 2023.
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Metaverse: With the shift between virtuality and reality, the digital world made a brand new interpretation through dynamic visual art and technological dark tones.
Multifaceted Player: Under the fast life pace, urban people need to switch between multiple characters and scenes. Impactive tones and sublimated activeness interpret one’s value.
Retro Time: Go back to the classic moments and release pressure. Gentle tones are integrated with saturated colors to express the mindset of Hedonism.
Deed: Getting rid of the control of science and technology, find the new self in the future scientism. Erosive, mechanical, and skin-touch pales interpret the confidence of niche culture in a world of spiritual illusion.
Animism: From dawn to dusk, the colors of sky are grouped to form a onderful rhythm. The pure pales in spring are matched with neutrals to interpret the fashion about natural spaces and modern cities.
The color trends in 2023 put emphasis on the sporty S/S palettes. The pure hue of blue always makes us think of sky, lake, ocean, and flo-wers. The key color this season is based on the natural world and extracted from the elegant and tender tone of forget-me-not. This airy, sweet color brings us coolness and vitality in spring and summer.
The blue tone of Forget-Me-Not exudes a sporty and lively scent on the looks. The perfect fusions with different matching colors create vitality. Fashionable yet minimalist styling, colorful and fun printing, and comfortable cotton fabrics are the key points.
The gentle tone of Forget-Me-Not creates a comfortable, peaceful atmosphere and makes us refreshed and relaxed. Being more soothing than the saturated blues, Forget-Me-Not also sends out an elegant tonality and a sweet scent. Soft knitted fabrics are selected to fit the skins of children and provide a tender tactility. The combination with fun patterns made of different crafts enlivens the looks.
Refreshing, elegant Forget-Me-Not is paired with Candy Pink to inject sweetness and vitality into children’s spring and summer. The tint of Petal Pink upgrades the flexibility of this S/S palette and provides great energy.
The colors of Metaverse look like the spectrum reflected by a crystal prism. These pure colors extracted from the virtual world are extremely bright and clean. The ethereal and dustless visual features of artificial universe are fully expressed, and we apply these virtual colors into fa-shion design to bring refreshing visual effects.
The blooming flowers in placement have the visual effect of translucent shell and virtual spectrum, and the combination with checkerboard strengthens the modern technological sense to present a dazzling and immersive effect. Being both loose and tight-fit, the clothing silhouettes fully reveal the powerful charm of women. In details, sharp visual effects, cutouts and decorative sequins are more attractive.
We divide this theme into four colorways: Girls’ Universe(Sweet & Cool), Oriental Phantom(Chinese Chic), Virtual Sunrise(Western Fashion) and New Era(Scientific Streetwear). Neutrals, warm tones and cold tones are all involved to enrich the color inspiration. Girls’ Universe is ins-pired by the works of Chinese digital artist Jiahui Ding to describe the life condition of oriental girls; Oriental Phantom comes from the photo-graph collection ‘Oriental Beauty’ by Zhong Lin; Virtual Sunrise gets inspiration from the digital artworks of Bloo Woods and Blake Kathryn; New Era extracts the charming blue and purple tones from the digital artworks of SMECCEA to lead us to the gate of Metaverse.
“Girls are the future!” Girls in both the real world and virtual world are pursuing the principle of self-pleasure. Pastel green is paired with gradi-ent metal purple and blue to present wonderful and clear visual effects. The full and lustrous texture looks like crystal artworks. Delicate linear ornaments with butterfly elements are added to make girls whimsy and agile.
POP-Fashion released one of S/S 2022 color trend themes, Island, in November, 2020 to take us to witness the charm of primitive nature and its healing power. With the natural trace of time, pure island life is soothing. Blending with local clay and sea tones, the new bionic neutrals complete a natural and healing palette. In this season, the newly unveiled collections from fashion brands have already proved this theme right.
Gold Flame with handmade feel calms down the restlessness with paradise spirit, developing into the eternal art of nature. Mineral and naturally dyed materials show the charm of Gold Flame. In this season, many brands applied Gold Flame with washed woven fabric, natural suede, crinkled twill and knit to present the charm of nature.
The separate island with boundless coastline is inviting with the clear and healing color. Wave patterns show the natural of Blue Glow, reminding of the blended sea and sky. Blue Glow was also used widely on suits in this season. Water-washed denim and soft knit are recommended.
With the natural trace of time, people feel the comfortable environment with islanders. Neutral Ivory Cream merges with clear Blue Glow and Gray Mist for a mid-tone palette. The application to plant outline, check printed items or yarn-dyed color blocking knits give a natural twist. We can see from the following looks that the general colorways basically fit the prediction. Shirt is mainly paired with trousers and shorts to complete the look. The small amount of knitwear enriches the category.
In the era of overloaded information, our senses are easy to get tired and hungry. So we need the stimulation from all aspects to awake ourselves. The Sensory Intensifier pursues orderly aesthetics and transboundary senses to present the Intimate Customization of retro quality elites. The psychedelic visual effect of Op Art is fused with the extreme joy of Radiant and Colorful to reach the inner senses. Spatial hierarchy and color fluidity refine the real requirements of consumers, and extend the collection design and structural features of production.
This kidswear report is divided into infants, toddlers and teenagers. These keywords extracted from trend concept and consumer analysis lead to the thinking of design application. The drivers of the theme affected many aspects including positioning, styling and design characteristics. The design, therefore, adjusted through the theme concepts which were refined from customer needs.
The Korea-based Lucky Try is a high-class label with a French accent. To express the unique character of every single kid in the world, the brand uses bright colors and loose silhouettes to create a dynamic vibe. Checkerboard pattern and colorful tie-dyed effect bring us a thick retro feeling.
The New York brand Marc Ellis was founded in 1920. Except for its eye-opening shoes, the brand also presents a distinctive womenswear line. Gorgeousness is brought into a series of clothing and ornaments for girls to explore fun styles, prints and seasonal must-haves.
Free, a word with infinite energy, gives people the prepared tension. New-emerging fashion we-medias and arts force the young generation to accept information constantly and try to look for their real-selves. Influenced by pioneering fashion culture, the dress of children is guided by the aesthetic of their parents. And Freed is more important to the fashion looks of teenagers. The core of this theme, Genderless Fashion is more likely to be accepted by young fashionistas. Loose outfits, plain materials, internet IP and crossover collaboration allow Freed to lead the fashion trend.
This kidswear report is divided into infants, toddlers and teenagers. These keywords extracted from trend concept and consumer analysis lead to the thinking of design application. The drivers of the theme affected many aspects including marketing, styling and designing characteristics. The design, therefore, adjusted through the theme concepts which were refined from customer needs.
The Italian fashion brand MSGM is known for its unisex, delicate and artistic styles. Eye-catching colors and prints break the traditional kidswear styles of both boys and girls. Modern looks and high-brightness colors are paired with dark colors. Besides, digital pattern elements inject more vitality into the individualized looks.
The Italian streetwear brand GCDS combines original street fashion elements together through bold imagination and innovative reform. Eye-catching slogans and unexpected colorways create the vintage accent of GCDS. Impactive colors and pattern combinations provide more highlights.
New generation’s clearer recognition of the relationship between individual and the world has experienced the impact and integration of multi culture, which can reflect the evolution of independent mindset and aesthetic. Impulsive spirit calms down in the updating living conditions. With the rise of natural confidence, there are more and more bold dream-makers, who creates multiple interlaced spaces in their own world. Every unique individual should be appreciated in this inclusive and free condition.
The key words, “drivers and applications”, which are reflected through the trend concept and customer analysis aroused the thoughts about the themes in terms of design applications. The drivers of the theme affected many aspects including marketing, styling, and designing characteristics. The design, therefore, adjusted through the theme concepts were refined from customer needs.
The London-based kidswear brand Raspberry Plum draws inspirations from the album covering, cartoon and festival poster of late 60s and early 70s. This retro yet modern brand tells special fairy tales in an artistic tone. Being a pioneer instead of trend follower, every collection of Raspberry Plum is a unique and uncompromising fashion story.
The Korea-based kidswear brand Airfish, founded by the Park sisters, Jennifer and Chloe, is committed to integrating trendy artistic colors into pioneering designs. Its bold ruffles and stylish colors are beautiful and lovely, which have attracted the attention of young mothers and little fashionistas all over the world.
The penetration of diverse cultures has created more and more dream makers. The cognition of the young generation is gradually being clearer. This evolution process is continuously switching and transforming in the dream to figure out the real and unique ego. We dream fantasy but fail in reality. So we have to build a resilient castle in the real world when we constructing fairy tales in the dream. Those evolved dream makers can better include this fantastic yet real world and accept the imperfect but unique selves.
As a classic element for youthful lady, heart shape is mainly presented in a sweet style. The combination with retro and punk elements takes the place of traditional sweet palette, which endows classic with unconventional creativity.
The switch between multiple dreams makes dream makers struggle and transform, just like the interlaced planes brought by the real yet illusive mirrors. Each angle of the mirror may show a unique space, which allows the dream makers to have stronger plasticity.
The unique forms of bubble are dazzling and romantic in the sunlight, like illusive dreams. The moment of bubble breaking is the brave breakthrough of dream, which brings us back to the reality. The diversity of bubbles also represents the uniqueness of every living being.
With the updating digital technique, the immersive technology is gradually digitalizing human’s five sense. While daily social interaction is bound by virtual reality, real life is also selectively filtered. With the rapid extension and interlacement of reality and virtuality in every aspects, the identifications of materials and the concepts of environment are continuously being updated. The borders of creation have been unprecedentedly blurred, or even not exist any more. We need to abandon out pursuit of reality and redefine ourselves through surreal dimension.
1.K/DA is a virtual girl group based on the popular MOBA game League of Legends by Riot Games. The group appeared in the S8 final, and gained more attention than the champion IG. The era of virtual IP has arrived.2.Chinese characters are reconstructed to add a technical touch. The abstract and futuristic patterns of writing, painting and printing present a wonderful art form which combines tradition and modernity.3.Antoni Tudisco used virtual technology to create the world of 2054. In the further integration of virtual and reality, more fashion behaviors are expressed through virtual technology.
As Asian culture continues to influence youth, Radi-Asian benefits from technological innovation, but gets confined inversely. They passively consume time and themselves on social intercourse. In this digital era, they enjoy immersing themselves in a virtual audiovisual world and expressing their emotions and voices.
We11Done S/S 2021 series explores “homesick” which has been shared by people around the world. Due to this pandemic, people have to interact with each other via networks. The series features bold designs and patterned garments, inspired by Jung and Kwon’s interpreting home as a comfortable, safe and warm place, and the desire for the future. Details refer to artist Gerhard Richter’s vague paintings. Neon light and white lines form abstract patterns, and the unique appearance creates stripes on garments. Futuristic stripes are added. Taking cues from “Homesick”, pink is used to denim jackets, jeans and over-length dresses.