ISPO Trade Show Report, 3 Essential Unisex Activewear Trends F/W 2016-17

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The experts at Trendstop bring WeConnectFashion readers a special feature dedicated to the latest developments emerging in the sportswear sector, as we reveal three directional new trends that combine athletic, performance-led design with a fashion-forward twist. Our trend-spotters were recently stationed at ISPO Fall 2016 in Munich, analyzing every collection presented on the trade show floor. The essential themes include: Minimal Utility, Undercover Denim Blue to Marled Active Textures.

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#Trendstop on #WeConnectFashion, Unisex Activewear trends FW 16/17 ISPO tradeshows. Pictured: ISPO display
pictured: ISPO tradeshow.

Minimal Utility

#Trendstop on #WeConnectFashion, Sportswear trends FW 16/17 ISPO Munich tradeshow: Minimal Utility.

Utility-inspired styles are stripped back with a minimal aesthetic, creating clean, functional styles for winter.

  • Clean-lined shapes update outdoor jackets and parkas.
  • Embossed surfaces add interest to single-color footwear.
  • Key details emerge with multi-pockets, zips and small-scale fastenings.

Undercover Denim Blue

#Trendstop on #WeConnectFashion, Sportswear trends FW 16/17 ISPO Munich tradeshow: Undercover Denim Blue.

Denim blue is subdued with a dark gray cast, producing a versatile shade with stealth undertones.

  • The deep color introduces depth to winter outerwear designs.
  • Technical bombers, furry parkas and padded jackets are updated.
  • White contrast details lend a sporty dimension to footwear.

Marled Active Textures

#Trendstop on #WeConnectFashion, Sportswear trends FW 16/17 ISPO Munich tradeshow: Marled Active Textures.

Marl textures are introduced to the active wardrobe, creating a must-have materials story for fall.

  • Different yarns are twisted together in tonal neutral shades.
  • Thick fibres add warmth and tactility to outerwear and bags.
  • Contrast textures like nylon or wovens inject a forward feel.
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