Trends

Texworld Report F/W 2009-10 Trend Report

Courtesy of Messe Frankfurt France S.A.S

**Seasonal Direction Men’s, Women’s: **From the trends presented at TexWorld, late Sept 2008, in Paris, a report with four distict themes, appropriately titled “UNIQUE.” “The search for something special leads to a reassessment of materiality. Hand-crafted excellence, innovative technology, original visuals and exceptional handles make fabrics unique. Emotional colour contrasts and eccentric motifs fill us with astonishment. They give magic back to fashion…” Report courtesy of {::event fido=”INFST0000081” /}.

Fall/Winter 2009-10 “…magic back to fashion. In this connection, the fabrics gain their inspiration from nature and either quote minerals, woods, furs and feathers or orientate themselves on the urban graphics of modern art and graffiti. Hand-crafted quality and high-tech work hand-in-hand to create fabrics which combine ultramodern performance with the necessary human touch.

REALISTIC

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Urban rationality and the search for the perfect look leave their stamp on a cool, rational atmosphere. Quiet Neutrals reflect mineral structures. Diffuse metallic reflexes provide a modern gloss. Fabrics are fine threaded and compact. Doubles, sandwich weaves and ultra-thick technics shape the silhouettes. Graphic patterns have a softer look and larger repeats. Silk and Jersey provide a feminine contrast. Crystals, shimmering metal and varnish ornaments provide spectacular deco effects.

SENSITIVE

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Nature inspires a rich, soft materiality. Like the precious fullness of furs, high-quality fabric volumes create a cozy feel. Brightl warm nuances and dusty tones provide the basis for tone-on-tone looks with strong surface contrasts. Pastel-like accents stand for femininity. Hairy overcoat qualities are declined via light flannels to semi-transparent crepes. A strong focus is put on melange optics and color shadings. Velvets sensitively translate soft pastels. lace and devores stage seductive fancies.

MAGICAL

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Mysterious forests are full of surprising creatures. The feathers of the birds, the markings of the furs play with a palette of worm browns and vegetal green tones. Authentic materiality breathes an expressive casual spirit. Organic cotton and eco-friendly qualities have a high priority. Full cottons with structures and worker denim provide a contrast to milled and velor optics. Checks celebrate a real comeback from tartans right through to Canadian checks with an ombre effect. Prints redefine animal motives in complex fashion.

EXPRESSIVE

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In the age of networking, sampling cultures and artistic influences is simply child’s play. Folk, hippie and arty worlds flow into each other. With multicolored stimulation, the color series lives from powerful impulses. Unusual associations of cold/warm contrasts produce tension and new color sounds. Multi-colored tweeds and colorful checks provide a new rhythm. Recycled yarns generate random effects. Folk and neo-hippie prints show their colors. Ultra-lightweight technics and colored denims stand for sportsmanship.

I strongly urge you to view the full Texworld report. It is an etherial gem that includes color along with directional fabric and denim tendencies.

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