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Women's Swimwear Textile Trends S/S 2014. MarediModa

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Textile Trends Womens Swimwear Bodywear: On view a succinct beachwear fabric report for Spring Summer 2014 which includes directional trend themes for the women’s swim and bodywear market. The themes range from laid back retro spirited Fresh Sprit, to the lush and luxurious Exotic Glam. Other trends include, Power Play, Geo Evolution, Candy Baroque and Relive History. Presented on WeConnectFashion, courtesy of {::event fido=”INFSM0000258” /} the high-end beachwear and intimate apparel fabric trade show.

FRESH SPIRIT, Swimwear.

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Ways forward towards innovative design often come via the past. The friendly, laid back vintage spirit we have become familiar with these past seasons evolves into something more modern and young. Contrasts are sharp, lines lucid and colour harmonies more daring. The artful decorativeness and carefully organize ed mish-mash of geometric patterns is pleasing as well as teasing to the eye. Optical twists and puzzles play tricks by suggesting dimensions and textures that are, in fact, flat print. This playfulness goes further than just the pattern. It evolves into game-like garment design and styling opportunities - cut and pasted into engineered patchworks or well-directed – based on combining, exchanging, mixing and matching of contrasting swimwear items and accessories.

EXOTIC GLAM, Swimwear.

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There is a natural bond between exotic folklore and swimwear, but it evolves from one season to another. Previously, culture crafts were dry, rustic and pure; this season, the trend is layered in richness and glamour. Ethnic patterns, folkloric motives, exotic florals, feathers and animal skins are omnipresent and topped with high tech finishing. Techno crafts create metallic laminations, intricate embellishments and applications, embossing, carving and cutting. Traditional tropical and ethnic motives are updated by digitalised and manipulating swirls and twists. Think lush and luxurious!

POWER PLAY, Swimwear.

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Helped and motivated by modern technology, the body is encapsulated in smart and sensitive materials - intelligent sunscreens, contouring body-gloves and pro-active skins. Tactile surfaces add new dimensions and futuristic capacities to the body. Layers of sensitive mesh filter sunlight and water and add to the aesthetics of performance swimwear. Bonded materials, spacer fabrics, laser-cut open works, carved patterns and padded and embossed aspects enable sensual sculpturing. Smart fabrics and suits are truly smart if produced in a considerate manner allowing minimum impact on the environment and fast and efficient manufacturing. New engineering techniques such as sew free manufacturing, lamination and novel adhesives combine new optics and aesthetics with effective and swift processing.

GEO EVOLUTION, Swimwear.

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Celebrating nature and striving to reconnect! Inspired by the deepest layers of the earth’s crust and the ocean, diving and digging down for the unseen and the unexpected. 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. It is the science of nature and its surreal aspects that inspire. Natural aspects and rusticity are combined with precious luxury. The spirit of the fabrics is opulent but garment design is quiet and restrained.

CANDY BAROQUE, Bodywear.

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Welcome to the dollhouse! Escape into a world of candy, cakes and fairytales. This is a story, reminiscent of the past and fuelled with daring modernity. Opening the treasure box to find unique pieces and true collector’s items. Slightly theatrical, definitely dressing up, but it’s not a question of copying old lingerie pieces from some box in the attic! Fabrics are new, fresh and vivid. High tech and sophisticated materials make garments that are contemporary with youthful elegance, grace and a light-hearted touch of humour. A playful eclecticism matches 1930s frills and laces, 1950s naïf prints and 1960s synthetic tulles with a hint of frivolous Chinoisery - all translated into the sensible, wearable and comfortable fabrics of today.

**RELIVE HISTORY **, Bodywear.

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Historical periods continue to inspire because of the extreme richness of historical arts and crafts. All treasures are crafted with supreme artisanship; the ornaments are expressive; the embellishment is opulent and the details refined. An aristocratic élan is radiated. Surface detailing refers back to historic times, but the materials and techniques are often extremely innovative, not to replace the authentic but to match it. Intimate apparel for lovers of luxury, who appreciate the value of well-rooted quality, but, at the same time, want to fit historically inspired concepts into their contemporary lifestyles. Thus, they look for concepts that incorporate all the values, benefits and performance of up-to-date bodywear.

MarediModa was established as a point of reference for beachwear and lingerie producers. Its intent is to unite different groups in the textile industry in a joint effort, with a commitment to defend the quality and creativity of Italian products, and bring added value to the Italian textile business, which has already established its leadership in terms of tradition, uniqueness and prestige. Visit MarediModa to view details of their upcoming beachwear fabric trade show along with other international trade events they participate in.

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