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TRENDS BOOK on TEXTILES HOME FURNISHING + FASHION

SPRING SUMMER I AUTUMN WINTER I FALL WINTER

2014-2015

National Centre for Design and Product Development

Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts


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NATIONAL CENTRE FOR DESIGN AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT Presents

TRENDS BOOK on TEXTILES HOME FURNISHING + FASHION

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FOREWARD Home & fashion textiles are two of the major product categories of Indian exports. One of the constraints faced by the Indian handicrafts sector today is the lack of access to new design trends, forecasts and colours. Indian craftsmen and exporters suffer from a lack of knowledge and understanding of the latest design trends and forecasts as well as their interpretation. Forecast is a major component of growth and development of the handicrafts sector. The handicrafts sector needs major references to update the design needs of thousands of exporters and manufacturers. There is a need to spread awareness of new design and colour forecasts present in the world market, in the Indian crafts industry. This Trends Book on Textiles for 2014 - 2015 brought out by National Centre for Design & Product Development (NCDPD) in association with Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) under the financial suport from Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) , Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India, is an important step towards bringing in fresh ideas and energy into the handicrafts sector. The Trends Book comprises of the latest worldwide inspiration design trends and forecasts in home & fashion textiles. The export market is trend driven and buyers are looking for exciting products, now, more than ever. With the help of this book, craft persons and exporters can explore new ideas, products and designs and customize them to market requirements. The book will also help the craftsmen to understand the national and the international market better and use their creativity to develop new designs in their crafts which are in sync with the international market demand and the latest trends. Release of this book is a step towards development of new design skills and research and development in the handicrafts industry. Preparation of this product specific trends book is a very important segment of publicity and a step towards fulfillment of the need of the new designs & innovative products in the Indian handicrafts sector. The Trends Book on Textiles for 2014 - 2015 has been designed, developed and conceived by NCDPD.

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Spring Summer TRENDS & FORECASTS 2014-2015

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TRENDS SPRING SUMMER 2014

Inspirations RESOURCE RE-SOURCE RESOURCEFUL Fibre development can influence the entire life-cycle of a garment. Re-juvenating textile waste can take us far. Fashion design is important in supporting this. Multiplicity of ideas and solutions; the epoch is creative. Openness is the punch-line. Innovators, change makers and collective mind sets are the drive behind reforms. Design for need. Craft offers a renewed interest in artisanal intelligence. This is how we conceive all this to be, on the fashion scene, through our themes: SENSUAL, SERENE, COLORQUAKE, OASIS and DIAPHANOUS Trends Source: Lenzing

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SENSUAL

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SERENE

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COLOR QUAKE

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OASIS

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DIAPHANOUS

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HIGH SUMMER SUPER BRIGHTS

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COLOR / WOMEN

COLOR / MEN

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COLORS / INTIMO WOMEN

COLORS / GIRLS

COLORS / INTIMO MEN

COLORS / BOYS

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TRENDS / THE MUNICHFABRICSTART - SPRING SUMMER 2014 The MunichFabricStart is an international fabric trade fair that holds two fair trades a year features a wide range of textiles, accessories and trims at this exhibition. They wrapped up their S/S 2014 fair yesterday and if you missed it, here is MunichFabricStart's Spring/Summer 2014 trends for the season: BEAUTY FULL... we position the unbelievably complex beauty of fashion and the fabrics it is made from. Textiles and styles reveal a lot of technique and know-how as well as an artistic extravaganza in the haute-couture manner. What's most exciting is that all this is realized sotto voce. It is not about showing off. It's all about joy, finesse and intelligent realization. A game between high-tech and naturalness, approach and distance, anonymity and decoration offers so much space for staging, art, and surprise.

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EDITORIAL VIA MUNICHFABRICSTART

SWEET FICTION The clear yet soft style of the 50's and 60's, with a whiff of the high-tech, dictates this theme. Nostalgic, touristic images of these by-gone days inspire a new photo-realism. Technical influences such as see-through surfaces with tenderly changing colours or the direct reflections of sunbeams diffuse a soft, spheric atmosphere.

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EDITORIAL VIA MUNICHFABRICSTART

BUENOS DIAS MESSIAS Gold – pomp and circumstance, folklore and culture, belief and superstition form the frame for a rich theme of elaborate refinement and patterning with styles and designs inspired by the Hispanic tradition. Everything is reduced, whether in colour, form or pattern. This forms an exciting combination of the tight fitting matador-style and the wide wraps of Zorro.

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EDITORIAL VIA MUNICHFABRICSTART

L.A. CODE American coolness in clear forms appears with a mysterious anonymity. This leads to sex-appeal galore via perfectly figure-hugging shapes, transparencies and high varnish styles. Super-chic styles atomize Hollywood finesse. Clean agent-looks show pure elegance. 3-D perspectives and optical illusions are applied both in prints as well as in inserted cut-constructions.

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EDITORIAL VIA MUNICHFABRICSTART

ENGINEERED JUNGLE Digital exotic as art: the calculated chaos of graphics, cuttings and pattern mixtures forms this theme. Nature is the main source of inspiration – whether utopian, free and painterly or realistic: the limits of art and fashion melt together. With the help of intelligent transformations of pixel-art and micro- or macro-zooming, this jungle of different worlds becomes modern.

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BEACH FABRIC TRENDS 2014

The creativity of swimwear fabric manufacturers enables us to define 4 key trends for summer 2014, which will be presented in a series of posts.

BEACH NATURE: PLANET EARTH AND RICH ECOSYSTEMS What better than the wealth of nature with its huge resources to dictate the style of 2014? So crowded vegetation, rich plants of the tropical paradise and the luxurious jungle, evoked in an abundance of imposing foliage and majestic flowers and in urban gardens with their perfect flowers and compositions created by man. Well represented too is the animal world, a bigger expression in the new skins and blazing plumage, revisited with a fresh eye but also in the figurative prints of mammals from faraway lands and coloured butterflies. And another inevitable source of inspiration is the submerged world with its rich chromatic palettes of blues/greens, borrowing from crystalline waters and the deepest oceans with their extraordinary flora and fauna, brightly coloured fish and sea horses set against the South Seas with graceful anemones and precious shellfish and coral. And also of course the grand landscapes of nature – luminous beaches of fine sand and unending burning deserts offer beachwear a palette of hot tones and minerals. “Palm trees, coral and sea horses in an attractive palette inspired by the Caribbean… but also the submerged earth with its rich world of fish, shellfish and anemones, the all in one tones of blue, green and coral”.

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BEACH EXPLORER: TRAVEL NOTES Beachwear 2014 tours the world of the globetrotter! On the way to rich distant lands with their landscape, culture and inspiring architecture: destination Latin America, the opulent Amazon to the intriguing austerity of Fire Island, before flying off to the East, in the direction of China, Indonesia and the countries of Levant … not forgetting to stop at Egypt, before returning home. A necessary passage to complete colours is a trip to the paradise destinations – from the Caribbean to Hawaii, whilst going through the warm seas in search of lost paradises where heaven meets the sky and sea. This is also the theme of civilisation and folklore, with the encounter of big ethnic groups, the wild and remote tribes, the customs of the world and the distant ways of life. Here are symbols and tribal pictograms for dynamic prints but equally secular techniques originating in Indonesia (batik), Africa (tie & dye) and for astonishing effects Japan (origami) for original designs.

And at last a small detour to the urban jungle with inspiration from the architectural lines of huge buildings with patterns and colours derived from the urban culture.

“For 2014, colour is grasped by cashmere to personalize drawings by hand with vibrating strokes, and the African print paréos with elements of large motifs alternating between Mayan tattoos and almost washed out effects.”

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BEACH-RETROFUTURISM: A LEAP IN TIME A dive into the fashion of last century with a chic return to the past: from the frenzy of the mad years to the revival after the war and the glamour of the pin-up decade, without forgetting the free spirit, pop and rock of the 60s and 70s. Inspiration is resolutely borrowed from wallpaper designs and tapestries, current artists, interior deco right through to the more refined prints inspired by the famous Hermès square. Fashion is an eternal point of departure, always reinvented with a modern look and the beachwear of tomorrow echoes these futuristic impulses.

On the technical side of fashion welcome to the new three dimensional effects, to trompe-l’œil more realistic than nature, to the digital chromatic, almost unreal, palettes and also the futuristic iridescence, galaxies of sparking stars and glimmering moons. And this does not include the high tech developments which push back even further the limits of technical progress.

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BEACH VITALITY: ELIXIR OF YOUTH The true secret of youth through fashion swimwear: filled with enthusiasm as seen in vitamin colorama: a lively and sunny palette which places in the centre the bold tones, the sorbet shades, flashy tones that breath the joy of life, but not forgetting the fluorescent and neon or the mix & match prints and pop designs that give life to carefree beachwear. Then you can add the girly spirit with more accent on teens, spangling and festive, fun and mischievous prints, trendy accessories of hearts and rock stars alongside urban designs in graffiti style.

The footprints of 2014 beachwear are full of energy, that suggest youth with sporty activities: it is here one also rediscovers the developments (both technical and stylistic) of water sports and surfing beachwear.

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SPRING SUMMER TRENDS 2014

MATERIALS & TEXTURE

Key trends emerged for SPRING SUMMER 2014 yarns with linen highlighting eco-awareness as an important fiber, appearing in rustic slubs and fine gauge fancies. Metallic aspects continue from the past few seasons to be important, while nylon yarns with transparent aspects are explored in a variety of stitches. Viscose and cotton push for a clean and lightweight approach to Spring dressing.

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S/S 14 MEGATRENDS DIGEST

To navigate through the noise of the digital age, to seek a level of clarity, where silence will transcend the noise. Move from augmented realities to augmented spirituality, where crave contemplative spaces that make us feel, not think. Venus eclipsing the Sun represents an awakening of the Divine Feminine energies in our world. For thousands of years, the world has been ruled by patriarchal societies. These masculine rulers have created wars, power struggles, destruction, pollution, fear, pain, separation and famine. They have shown little or no respect for feminine wisdom or Mother Earth. Recently, information has been revealed that recognizes the truth of how women have affected our history. It is time for the pendulum to swing back towards the Divine Feminine and rest comfortably in the middle. To become whole, we need both the Divine Feminine and the Divine Masculine energies, equally in our lives; it is a question of balance. The megatrend CREED, it undertake a silent journey to explore the mysteries of different worlds: the oceans and its fascinating world of chaos and order, and the infinite space outside our planet. In 2011 the confirmation of the existence of Kepler-22b was announced. Discovered by NASA, the planet is the first to have many similar qualities to planet Earth and also contains the right atmosphere to potentially support life. However, there is a downside: its 600 light years away.

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Blue takes prominence this season, reflecting our new enchantment with oceanic worlds. Turquoise, algae and bright yellow recall plankton while warmer colors like poppy, mulberry and pink represent coral.

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An in-depth view on influential developments in the area of home textiles. Reflecting the spirit of the times, they relate to the complex lifestyles of contemporary consumers. The current trend themes using four representative personalities, each with his or her own hopes, desires, aspirations and ideas: Trends Source: Heimtextil

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The historian A treasurer of the past, seeking value and discovering ways to make history relevant to contemporary life. Partial to noble products of supreme craft and artisanship with aristocratic ĂŠlan.

The treasure box of Western civilisation in the late 16th and 17th centuries has been thrown open. This period continues to inspire due to the extreme richness of its historical arts and crafts. All treasures are crafted with supreme artisanship, the ornaments are expressive, the embellishment is opulent and the details refined.

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The historian

Who we are and how we live These are lovers of luxury who appreciate the value of well-rooted quality and the concept of pedigree. Born into a technology-dominated culture, they are devoted to finding ways to fit history into their contemporary lifestyles. With a disdain for disposable gadgets, they chase concepts of beauty with intrinsic value, historical magic, storytelling and craftsmanship.

Shades of value The historian palette is muted by the absence of bright light. Daylight shimmers through to reveal pearlescent pales, candlelit metallic sheen and dim and mysterious dark shades.

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The eccentric A hunter and collector, chasing the exquisite and the unique, cherishing and mixing discoveries with daring eclecticism. Assembles flamboyant concepts that have a timeless quality and an extremely decorative character.

Daring flamboyance is mixed with a passion for decorative arts and crafts, creating a contemporary curiosity cabinet filled with the unique and the one-off. Products of true origin show folkloric aspects, exotic references and tribal influences, all matched freely with the traditional and authentic to create a generous and eclectic mix.

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The eccentric Who we are and how we live These people are hunters and gatherers: freespirited individuals who lead an abundant and Burgundian lifestyle and share a common preference for the decorative and outspoken. C o nte m p o ra r y d a n d i e s a n d m o d e r n bohemians are touring the globe for joyful experiences and meaningful products. They scavenge the globe for the iconic and the extraordinary and are aware of the cultural context and origin of the trophies of their tours.

Palette of passion A range that stages the abundant as well as the understated to enable the flamboyant colour clashes where extravagance meets elegance and exoticism

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The inventor An intelligent free thinker, experimenting and researching solutions to make life fulfilling, fun and exciting. Fond of concepts in which function meets fun, wellness and entertainment. Eager to leave a personal trace on designs.

We’d all love to invent our own personal living environment that eases our life and accommodates our most intimate desires. To discover challenging ideas that explore the fringes of the possible, with the satisfaction being more in the process than the result. To create concepts where function meets up with fun and wellness with entertainment. To conjure up the sensorial, the kinetic and interactive and link these to our favourite media, allowing us to play our way through the day

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The inventor Who we are and how we live These people love experiments, seek adventure and yearn for undiscovered worlds of wonder. They are opportunistic characters who like to try things out and make their mark on the design and production processes. Connected to friends and the world, they are ready to share both the inner and outer.

The intrigue is drawn by the strange contrasts, combining the clinical with the organic, the hot with the frozen and sparking understated functionality with a healthy dose of fun. A playful range of vivid shades.

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The geologist A nature lover, preserving as well as exploring the deepest layers of the earth and digging down for the unseen and the unexpected. Values the precious imperfections of geological textures, the science of nature and its surreal quality.

Celebrate nature and strive to reconnect with it by exploring the unknown and the unexpected. Embrace its ravishing powers, which are both destructive and beautifying at the same time. Value the precious imperfections of geological textures, the constant evolution of organic growth, the continuous change triggered by erosion, oxidation, natural distress and nature’s own self-destructive forces. Listen to the Earth, experience it to the fullest. It is the science of nature and its surreal aspects that inspire. Some of these traces of nature’s energy can fiercely liven up our home environments.

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The geologist Who we are and how we live These are lovers of the good life, considerate yet demanding citizens who are aware of the quality of a product as well as its origins. Where does it all come from and what is the environmental and social impact of what surrounds and serves us? They love nature and natural products, yet at the same time, they are still intrigued by the fact that man, the city and the economy are an integral part of our current ecosystem. We live in the next stage of nature.

Poisonous sparks This range reflects the mysterious, dark side of nature. Intense hues are sparked with poisonous brightness and metallic sheen to light up our urban caves. Irregular surface effects breathe life into dense and understated natural shades

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TRENDS / LENZING FABRICS

THE TIME IS NOW Get moving.Turn your back on mediocrity. Push the boundaries even at the risk of failure. This season is all about change.After a period of unease and longing for better days, we realize that we are no longer at a standstill. We embrace generosity. Empathy is a driving force. And the interplay between knowledge and intuition will lay the path for new inventions.We wish to create iconic, timeless and narrative design that is a testament to a time when we finally acknowledged that the only endless resource is our creativity. We are curious.We want to collaborate.We see the future in a brighter light. Stretch your imagination – the time is now!

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FUSION

Control, Masculinity, Uneven vs Solid colors, Perforation, Clean lines, Spatiality

Colors are distorted and mediated by cutting, breaking and interfering with the surface of the textiles, creating grids, panels and other geometrical shapes, 3D, airstuffed and mesh techniques are put into play to emulate architectural structures. Excessively even and smooth surfaces mask the tactility of the textile. The fabrics are generallly light-weight, crap and cool to the hand, and high-performance materials are imperative.

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FAIRYTALE

colors of a dream

Mystery, Playfulness, Ambiguity, Hide and seek, Decadence, Allure, Eccentricity

The frosty and crystal bright winter light is translated inot shimmering metallic or leather-coatings in surprising combinations. The overall pallette is warm with an intriguing depth. Fur is a new obvious component in the design of the textiles. Lightweight fabrics are essential to the look, as is subdued decoration, mostly obtained by special weaves and yarns with unique properties. Bonded fabrics add extra volume and density, shaping new bold silhouettes.

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RAINBOW

Vitality, Glow, Simplicity, Play, Reinvigoration, Excess, Optimism controlled by white

Fabric surfaces are re-worked to obtain a textured and detailed look Prints, mainly stripes, are interpreted in new ways, while intricate techniques are used to add dimension, and emphasize the tactile qualities of woven fabrics, knits and jersey. Colors rise from the surface of fur and other soft and tangible materials as lines of bright needle punching. Crisp, fresh fabrics are used against super-heavy materials in order to create a sensation of heavenly luxury.

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MIND’S EYE

memories in motion Blurred perception. Dreamlike landscapes.

Instincts. Eroticism. Intensity. Recollection.

Hairy surfaces and rough textures meet sleek and smooth Fabrics, and similar to the colors some ar warm and heavy, while others graceful and airy. The seductive play with multiple layers gives a sense of double vision blurring the lines between beginning and ending. “High-tech craft” creates a sophisticate uniqueness for the consumer which combines the best of intelligent fabrics and high-end technology, with design anf craft manufacturing.

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SHADOW AND LIGHT

Strenght Movement Shadow play, Reflection, Mellowness, Duality, Energy, Projection

The colors are brought to life in materials which instantly capture light and reflection. Different varieties of coating alter the look and properties of the fabrics, adding depth, nuance and substance to pure white, pure black and the dynamic play of shadows in the space between the two. Folding fabrics create a sensation of protection and care, and plain woven fabrics represent the honest simplicity of the pallette. Embossed jacquard patterns and bonding fabrics, different in weight, expression and handle, allow us to further play with contrast shadow and light.

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FLORAL FEVER

Exotism. Abundance. Optomism Transparency. Artistic flair. Romanticism.

Spring florals reflects a fun and carefree lust for exotic adventures. Reach out for a bouquet of vibran colors with intense undertones. Go less prissy and more powerful.

Fluid fabrics embrace the body, clinging to every curve, while solid fabrics conceal and shelter the silhouette. Traditional highquality materials with an honest and authentic air such as basic gabardine, poplin and plain weaves, are contrasting more effortless and playful materials. Sheer fabrics are adorned with subtle prints; a touch of vanishing motif. Jersey garments are embellished with intricate eyelet all-ove patterns. Coarse and fine knitwear in plain purl knit are essential to the look.

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COLORS / WOMEN

COLORS / MEN

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COLORS / GIRLS

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Showcase for textile trends Fall/Winter 2014/15 from ISPO TEXTRENDS FORUM 2013

Focus on innovations, trends and quality. Fibers, fabrics and other component materials play an incredibly important part in the sporting goods industry presenting trends and developments that will not be available to consumers until about 2 years later.

All component product manufacturers were welcomed to apply with their products (must provide samples and technical specifications) matching these textile trends in one of the 6 categories. This new area concentrates as much as possible on innovation, trends and quality.

Despite this, it is hard for designers and product managers to source the latest developments. This is the reason why ISPO MUNICH decided to develop a new area showing the best available component products in a concentration nobody else offers.

A jury of independent experts examined all entered products and selected those with the highest degree of innovation. The selected companies benefit from an exclusive presentation in the very unique ISPO Textrends Forum, the must-see platform for all sportswear, fashion and accessories designers and product managers. And this is only one of several benefits which will accompany this opportunity. ISPO Textrends Forum is the center of component product innovation.

In order to achieve this focus, we divided the area into 6 product categories (First Layer, Second Layer, Accessories, etc.). In addition, we identified 5 different textile trends in cooperation with experienced trend experts.

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Categories – where can you find innovations? Innovative component products are divided into 6 different categories defined by well-known industry standards. First layer Next to the skin fabrics for technical underwear, with shaping, support, thermal or moisture management performance. Softness, comfort, anti-bacterial or ecofriendly properties are added values. Second layer Fabrics with insulation properties. Fleece fabrics, lightweight protective fabrics, performance linings, stretch or non-stretch; they can be used for maximum thermal characteristics. Natural fibers including wool and cotton through to eco-friendly and sustainable fibers including cellulosics.

Fibers Traditional feather down, hollow and cross-section man-made fibers, insulations. Tapings Tapes for sewn and heat-welded applications. Reflective, UV resistant, windproof and waterproof tapes. Accessories Innovative zippers, buckles and buttons. New eco-friendly developments, watertight, windproof performance. Lightweight and durability are added values.

Outer layer Protective fabrics against extreme weather conditions. Lightweight but ultra-resistant woven fabrics, waterproof, windproof, UV resistance is a plus.

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Visions for the Textile Industry One goal of ISPO MUNICH is to be a gateway for future trends. In cooperation with trend experts ISPO MUNICH studied various global trends with influence on the textile industry and its products. In combination with the defined trend colors and 5 more detailed textile trends. These mega trends provide a good vision where the future of textiles will take us. ISPO MUNICH is very pleased to have the opportunity to share these visions for Fall/Winter 2014/15 with the textile industry and to use these trends as a basic guideline for ISPO Textrends Forum 2013. The mega trends show visions that are not specific to one particular area but will influence the entire textile chain right down to the consumer. The color cards and the textile trends result from a range of influences, from consumer behavior to the global economy. Film, music, social media, art and many other activities are reflected in these trends. They form a basic guideline how new developments and innovations of ingredient products will be shown, presented and highlighted at ISPO Textrends Forum 2013.

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Megatrends Eco Orbit The strongest mega trend to effect the entire textile chain – sustainability – reuse – recycling – traceability – reduced water consumption – eco-friendly chemicals – reduced energy – from fibers to finishes and garments. This is not new, but still plays an important role in the textile chain. It is no longer only a “green” issue, it is not just about recycling and regeneration but a global

+Value Fashion and function are attractive features, but for consumers to want to spend their money, fabrics and garments have to deliver what they promise. Added function and performance combined with a strong sense of styling at all levels enhance a product, delivering added value. Wellness also features in this mega trend, all parts of the outdoor lifestyle combined with fabrics that deliver high performance and that “feel-good” factor.

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Going Solo In a competitive world, collections with unique textiles and cuts appeal to the consumer who wants to stand out from the crowd not just due to the garment’s looks but also due to its performance. Multi functional fabrics and finishes can deliver these characteristics thanks to unique cutting applications.


Classic Active

Color Card

Core color palette leading the way for the season, with bestselling favorite colors remaining in favor. New for the Fall/Winter 2014/15 season, we see a range of satellite palettes complementing and contrasting with the best-selling base palette.

Curious Color inspiration drawn from the more unusual tones of the natural world, as bright naturals and striations of metallic minerals are featured alongside traditional neutral tones.

Light Fantastic A palette of â€œĂźber-modernâ€? electric shades with enhanced brightness set to energize the active wear market.

Playful The return to primary shades and fluorescent flashes inspire both active wear and urban active wear.

Regenerate A combination of natural and man-made colors delivers an antiutopian palette of distressed tones with a lived-in accent.

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The Mood

Textile Trend 1

Interactive Warmth without the weight, the latest textile trend for thermal regulation. From non-woven insulation to featherweight thermal knits, the ecological take on insulation and conserving body warmth during the most arduous of winter sports continues to be a leader.

Conserving body heat with the help of base layers, linings, soft shells or outer shells continue to be an integral part of the high performance active wear sector for the winter. Efficient thermal properties in new, lighter weight qualities drive the market, allowing the wearer to perform to their best capabilities even in the coldest of climes. While warmth without the weight is crucial to performance, sustainability is also a key issue; eco-friendly fibers, insulation and finishes in optimized thermal qualities envelop the wearer in a cocoon of insulation. In the thermal wear sector the trend ranges from a nature-oriented look in the form of classic insulation to the more futuristic effect of foil prints and the latest generating of heat-preserving membranes. Thermal membranes capture the body heat with foilbased coatings and linings. A comfortable touch is achieved with the help of liners and base layers made with materials with brushed surfaces to thermal micro fleece. Traditional feather down is featured alongside new generation featherweight micro knits in conventional and circular knits. As thermal function is a key issue, multifunction characteristics like quick-dry to moisture management further enhance performance.

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The Mood

Textile Trend 2

Synergetic Bold, bright and vibrant, a symbiotic relationship between the natural and man-made world results in harmony. Color is crucial in teaming up with the high performance fabrics ensuring the wearer achieves his/her goal.

Bold, bright and energetic, a symbiotic relationship between the natural and manmade world results in a harmonious effect. The production of virgin synthetics all the way to the dyeing process is redesigned with the help of new, eco-friendly methods, as reduced water and energy consumption become an integral part of the textile chain. Recycled synthetics are also improved, delivering integrated performance in the form of anything from moisture management to cool touch, quick drying, antibacterial and anti-microbial features. In the natural fiber sector wool and cotton play a pivotal role, improved with the help of nano-technology finishes that add water repellent characteristics and added protection to garments. The use of synthetics is key to this trend, basically delivering the vibrant tones this energetic spirit embodies. Synthetics, both virgin and recycled mimic the touch of nature on dry hands contrasting with the glossy synthetic spirit. Prints draw inspiration from denim and textured wovens are applied to smooth fabrics with a membrane finish, offering optical texture. Elastane/spandex and mechanical stretch provide base stability and stretch to garments, while the inclusion of prints delivers a bold statement. Mock and true mesh features are inserted for ventilation in high performance pieces. Heat-bonded seams and laser cutting create anti-roll finish for a tighter fit.

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The Mood

Textile Trend 3

Mutualism The inherent performance of natural fibers advances to the forefront thanks to new spinning and finishing processes. Nano-technology inspires finishes, while synthetics focus on the recycled sector, delivering the top-rate function conventional qualities are associated with. There is a growing demand for wellness and health apparel, as fabrics embrace, protect and nourish the wearer.

The inherent performance and touch of natural fibers teams up with nanotechnology-based functional aspects, as wool and cotton are featured alongside the new sustainable cellulose fibers including Modal and Cupro. The wellness factor and “health wear� aspect of this trend is delivered directly to the skin. Body-embracing fabrics enhance the wearer’s feeling of wellness to increase performance during low-level workouts. There is increased interest in microencapsulation, a direct carrier of vitamins and lotions released onto the skin through friction, which adds further value. Nano-tech finishes complement the natural nuances of this trend, including high-performance finishes such as water-proofing and stain-resistance. Enjoying the great outdoors is an obvious boost for this trend, as the focus shifts towards environmentally conscious textile chemicals, fibers and processes. There is a balance between wellness and performance, a harmony between high-level function and environmentally friendly textile processes. Natural fibers with inherent performance are improved with the help of innovative finishes, giving them equal opportunity next to performance-packed synthetics. Surfaces are soft and malleable, brushed or cut for a snug fit and warm touch, and are typically dry whether derived from a synthetic or natural source. The new area to watch on the active wear market is the development of biofabrics, derived from plants, environmentally friendly but performing on par with their synthetic counterparts. This group of fabric is warm, soft and light to touch, but can also deliver core stability for low to medium level active wear. TRENDS BOOK ON TEXTILES I 75


The Mood

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Kinetic Energy Performance-enhancing fabrics ensure prolonged activity, energy conservation and reduced fatigue during a range of high-energy activities. The mood is defined by the latest high-compression knits to core stability fabrics, by including true and mock mesh fabrics for detail and ventilation inserts combined with the latest developments on the functional fiber and finishing front. These fabrics excel in the active wear.

The energy conservation and muscle protection features not only enhance the performance of high-end athletes during competition, but also help the consumer stay on track by delivering energy regeneration and accelerated performance instead of hitting the wall. Compression fabrics, in warp and circular knits continue to gain market share, increasing the staying power in the most demanding of sports. Synthetic and elastane/spandexbased, bonded seams and flawless surfaces allow for laser cutting to create a clean-cut finish and bonded, flat-locked and taped seams. The next generation of compression fabrics offer a softer feel and comfort fit than the original, with contrasting fabrics inserted in targeted zones to deliver accurate performance where it is needed. Compression socks also follow this trend, with more comfortable fit yet still providing the require muscle support. The best of performance fabrics used in second layers and outer shells are becoming lighter, yet still deliver the desired function even for the most ambitious of athletic consumers. Safety gear, relevant in snow boarding and skiing, is becoming lighter as flexible 3-layer, impact-energyabsorbing fabrics are used. Edges feature flexible zippers contouring the body, stretching and moving in harmony with the second-skin fabrics. Threads are luminous and bright in flat-lock stitches, or inserted piping. Laser cutting not only works with densely constructed fabrics but also with edges that can be bonded.

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The Mood

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Voyager Visionary in its delivery, this textile trend takes us on a futuristic journey, delivering fashion-led inspiration for the existing market with the help of the next generation of fabrics that will define the active wear sector of the future.

A visionary approach to the next generation of performance fabrics as new technologies emerge. High-performance fabrics and finishes are incredibly light with dense surfaces and jacquard effects. Featherweight fabrics appear, but don’t be deceived as they have the strength of an aramid fabric. Enhanced performance combined with reduced textile processing and garment production methods are used with bonding and molding techniques playing a role. There are heat generating, responsive fabrics that alert you to increased body temperature or outdoor climatic conditions. NASA-inspired, fabrics can be misleading: they appear like an opaque membrane, when, in fact, they feature a 3-layer laminate packed full of performance. Artificial intelligence comes to light with the help of embedded sensors, miniature solar panels and reactive performance readers integrated into the fabric measuring blood pressure and body temperature. The ultimate ripstop fabrics are used, filmy to the touch but very protective in their finished state. This is the future of active wear, as we boldly go where no one has gone before! Back to the present, this trend will also inspire prints and surface effects for existing performance fabrics as 3D digital prints refresh the look, and prismatic and holographic effects catch the winter sun. Reflective resin prints and logo details, embossed and calendared prints, as well as surface effects, high gloss membranes appear in liners, base layers and outer shells. Trims also follow the mood, futuristic in their application but also important for enhancing visibility. TRENDS BOOK ON TEXTILES I 77


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PRINTS & PATTERNS

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Children’s Trend: Circus Play

A strong colour palette, geometric prints mixed with stripes and circus illustrations – lots of fun & very playful. A little bit of the unexpected and theatrical.

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Children’s Trend: Sandcastle and Starfish

This trend has a little bit of romance; it’s about the sky and sea and how they tone and tint the colours around.

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Children’s Trend: Rock Chick!

Funky and slightly grown up – Rock Chick style. Textured patterns and illustrations with a little bit of attitude … lots of fun.

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Children’s Trend: Summer Lovin’

A hot and hazy summers day, a picnic with friends in a field full with wild flowers. This trend is an eclectic mix including; ditzy flower prints, paisleys, illustrations, hearts, dip-dye and spirograph … anything goes. A slight 60’s vibe that is whimsical and playful.

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Children’s Trend: Geometric Candy

“Pops of bright candy colour work beautifully with simple geometric shapes. This trend is energising and playful, a mix of placement prints and repeat patterns create a fun story.”

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Trend Report: On Edge

Beautiful scalloped edge detailing, like these options from Valentino, are a fun way to accentuate shoulders and hemlines for Spring ’15. If your client or customer can’t afford engineered printing or details, get creative and interpret the trend in a fun way, like the print seen above (top-right) from Schatzi Brown. Surrounding it you’ll also see a few other scalloped edge images that I thought you may find inspiring and beneficial to your work.

If the scallop trend is a little too sweet for you or your clientele, try experimenting with a more rugged, faded look, like this example on our Pinterest page from Louis Vuitton. If this is more your style, take inspiration from some of the images found below. Make this trend your own and enjoy the process! I hope you found this helpful and as always, please let me know how this trend influenced your work. I love hearing from you!

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Trend Report: A New Take on Toile

Toile is now being paired with stripes and florals and comes in a range of vibrant and explosive colorways. The highlight of the toile parade has to be Mother of Pearl’s spring collection. We featured our favorite piece (top-left) above, but I encourage you to check out the entire collection here. Etsy also recently featured the work of Richard Saja, an amazing textile artist who is famous for “embroidering bright and fanciful embellishments on top of historic toile patterns.”

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Trend Report: About Face

Face trend is widespread, from photorealistic to abstract, and was all over the spring runway.

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Found Patterns: Shattered

Shattered Trends- there are so many different ways to interpret this trend: clean, vector fragments, abstract photoshoped prints, collaged pieces or charcoal sketches, the possibilities are endless.

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Found Patterns: Maps

How fun are these map prints which are just beginning to emerge on the runway? This is a trend that works for a variety of markets: womenswear, menswear, childrenswear, home decor and possibly even for you quilters out there! I think the look could also be as detailed or as abstract as you wish, so you detail-phobic designers never fear..

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Street Patterns: Jewels

Street Patterns: Peacocks

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