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Outerwear is a key category of A/W knitwear. Sophistication style maintains the ready-to-wear appearance. Baseball jacket and puffa jacket will attract more attention. Heterogeneous splicing, heavy-gauged stitching and jacquard are still the most important crafts. Slight deconstruction design, moss stitching and float jacquard are also applied to present diversity. Drawstring and snap strengthen the functionality, and practicality will be the key developing direction of outerwear items in the new season.
With the rising influence brought by sport style, baseball collar has become an important collar element of knitted jacket. Pattern and texture design will be the key point of this new season. Geometric elements and brand logos are presented by stitching, jacquard and splicing. Stitching puts emphasis on the crisp and solid effect.
Hooded jacket accentuates the comfort of style. Heterogeneous splicing and pattern design are the two noteworthy design directions. Drawstrings are added to cuffs and hemline to strengthen the thermal function of knitted jacket.
Stand-collar jacket features heterogeneous splicing, variable collar length and fancy yarns(sequined yarn & color yarn) to accentuate the visual layers.
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.
Consumers’ promotion and practice of slow and easy lifestyle make people feel that delicate urban clothes provide restraint. Finding a balanced point between urban fashion and relaxed leisure clothes therefore has become the main pursuit. Blend knit fabric is combined with minimalist modern aesthetic to refresh the fashion leisure items. It also endows delicacy based on the comfort. Flexible lifestyle allows comfortable and fashion feel to be the main point of blend knit fabric. Refined rib, thermal napping knit, mineral-textured fancy yarn and faded plain knit will be the main fabric trend for A/W 22/23.
Different from the cotton rib and chemical fiber rib in the past seasons, bio-polyester-amine, recycled polyester and spandex are added into recycled cotton fiber to present lustre. Naia fiber can also be used to show the shiny effect. Two-color rib and double rib are applied on structure to provide the refined solidness. Its good elasticity is comfortable and delicate.
Refined rib fabric mainly selects organic cotton, recycled cotton and recycled cellulose fiber blended with recycled or bio-based polyester and spandex to create exquisite rib, presenting elegant delicacy. The combination with loose or fitted tailoring is suitable for A/W 22/23 men’s and women’s knit T-shirt, sweatshirt and trousers.
The increasing outdoor time leads to the demand for protective thermal knit. Skin-friendly napping yarn is selected, and its fluffy effect provides comfortable wrapped texture. Blended loop velvet made by recycled GRS wool, RMS mohair, GOTS leather yarn and paper yarn presents the look of mesh teddy velvet and coarse fleece.
Apricot Gelato is selected from the theme Sunlit City. The warm and gentle interlace sunlight releases the life and mental space which the urban city is longing for. The urban commuting style is presented through minimalist and New Scandi color tones led by positive psychology and optimistic awareness. The changing density of knitting is the main method to present the interlace light and shade effect on women’s knitwear. The hollow-out textured pattern and transparent silk are used to create the transparent effect. With the help of more fitted silhouette, it can redefine the strong and independent image of modern urban women.
Apricot Gelato is the key of urban commuting style in this season. Designs like fitted tailoring, hollow-out, outerwear underwear can perfectly show the sexual appeal of female. Neat and tight-fit silhouette, leather splicing and metallic accessories increase the power and build more stylish independent urban women.
Apricot Gelato is gentle and inclusive, which is suitable for minimalist and light commercial commuting collections to present the elegance. Details like hollow-out and vent can increase the sexual appeal. The tonal colors like Doe and Egret are the main colors. And the complementary Della Robbia Blue is used to brighten the palette.
Line segmentation is the key point of taking Apricot Gelato as the main color. It is suitable for applying on tight-fit dresses, bottom shirts and short-cut cardigan through tailoring, changing knitted texture and color lump splicing. The simple and powerful linear feeling brings elegance and warm healing sense.
Seoul is the gathering place of young, vigorous and fashionable clothes. This report concludes women’s knitwear in S/S 2020 Korean wholesale markets and analyzes from details, crafts and patterns. Details (asymmetrical neckline and ruffled collar), crafts (cables and mixed materials) and patterns (fresh flowers and repetitive animals) work together to enhance the chic feel and display female charm.
Asymmetrical design is offbeat. Multicolored stripes decorate the neckline, creating a colorful and asymmetrical visual impact.
Layered ruffles display female elegance. In S/S 2020, gauze ruffles are soft, and bright-colored ruffles present the young vitality of summer clothing.
Cables have always been indispensable for knitwear. In S/S 2020, cables and the crisp silhouette are combined, or multiple crafts are mixed, strengthening the quality sense.
Hand-crocheting has a long history. It depicts the beauty of patterns and displays the warmth of handicrafts. Hand-crocheting makes the knitwear more layered and 3D. In A/W 21/22, hand-crocheting is more lavish and finer, presenting the charm of elegant and sophisticated women via daily clothing.
In A/W 21/22, exquisite lace appears. Hand-woven lace has been a daily fashion with the development of science and technology. Lace enhances the quality of knitwear. And the lace set is well-fitting, ideal to be the base-layer of overcoats.
Delicate sets work well for commute, leaving a harmonious and orderly impression. And the set can also be separated to pair with other items, quite flexible.
Hand-woven flowers are created by the combination of chain stitch, long stitch and short stitch. Complicated crafts display the delicacy of hand-crocheting. In A/W 21/22, hand-crocheted flowers decorate the collar and cuffs, enhancing the 3D feel. With the development of technologies, machines can also create a hand-crocheting effect, greatly improving the production efficiency.
As knitwear gets more ready-to-wear and consumers increasingly pursue high-quality clothing, traditional embroidery gains more attention. In A/W 21/22, embroidery pays more attention to the color contrast with the knitwear body, different combined elements, the combination with other crafts and handmade embroidery effect, bringing a simple yet chic visual feeling.
Color-blocked letters, as well as integrating floral and stripe into letters are recommended. Machine embroidery can well control the pattern effect, displaying the combined multiple elements.
Fine hand-embroidery enriches the expression forms. Color-blocking on placement is exquisite. Hot florals as main patterns are mostly applied to the neckline, hemline and cuffs, making a sharp contrast with the knitwear body.
Emphasizing edges is a key design of knitwear. When yarns are turned into hand-made overlocking, color-blocking, asymmetric design and silhouette are emphasized. The rough visual impact displays the aesthetics of handicraft.
Founded in 2006, III VIVINIKO has always taken “simple freshness” as the design concept. It advocates using the most minimalist technique to interpret freshness. With the theme of My City My Holiday, its S/S 2020 collection conveys a life attitude of keeping pace with the times through the relationship between color, pattern and silhouette, and advocates urban women in the city to enjoy a free and comfortable lifestyle like during holiday.
III VIVINIKO S/S 2020 collection brings the auk, shell and waves in the south China Sea into urban life. The jacquard, print and cross-stitch of flying birds depict fun pictures, with the coast map and big florals to echo the theme and bring a strong resort style.
French ditsies pattern is the main element in this collection. Romantic florals break the plainness of solid knitwear. Dotted line jacquard and letter embroidery enrich the layered sense, bring strong vitality of spring, and create a relaxing holiday vibe for urban women.
The knitwear dress of III VIVINIKO is soft and elastic. Orderly stitches make the item well-fitting and comfortable. Cutout on the shoulder, layered ruffles and transparent yarns are quite important, adding a soft feeling. Natural transfer stitches and smooth lines make the item strongly feminine.
The minimalist aesthetics always occupies a certain space in the fashion world. This season women’s knitwear emphasize the appearance change and transfer stitches to create 3D sleeves. The appropriate space is free and easy for the body. Smooth lines are in line with human curves. Subtle changes of details display the fun of simplicity.
The one-piece sewing is the main expression of designs on sleeves. Buttons, long straps and contrasting overlocking create soft and natural sleeves. The simple and flowing visual effect is the direction of the new season.
The draping sleeves have layered crinkles. Compared with disorderly gatherings in previous seasons, the draping sleeves are more regular, with tensile stitch textures to leave some space for the arm.
A piece of spliced clothing that combines knitted and woven fabrics implies structure changes and secrets to diversified clothing collocation. It can bring a warm and skin-friendly wearing experience, fit for early autumn. The organic combination of ready-to-wear with knitwear will provide new inspirations for new season’s development. Compared with previous seasons, this season pays more attention to the direct splicing of materials, and uses inserting or sewing silhouette to integrate naturally.
Diversified clothing market is open and inclusive. Spliced materials make a contrast and form a unity, which is a key factor. For women’s knitwear, apart from splicing shoulder with front panel, splicing shoulder with the back panel also pursues the layered contrast brought by different materials. The structure change will enhance the inclusiveness of knitwear.
Splicing of knitted and woven fabrics tends to be integrated in the new season. Deconstruction is for wearing one piece of clothing in multiple ways. The most representative brand is Burberry. It integrates sleeveless shirt with cashmere cardigan through sewing the two hemlines, so the item can also be a dress, fit for multiple occasions.