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Spring/Summer 2012 Apparel Fabric Trends by Interstoff Asia Essential

Interstoff Asia Essential- the home of cutting edge textiles, it’s direction committee (a part of Messe Frankfurt in Hongkong) recently released the trend forecast for the wardrobes of Spring/Summer of 2012. Here it goes.

Re-Start: It is time to Re-set with positive energy and pep up the season. Check out the color palettes below.

Color Palette Spring/Summer 2012- Courtesy: Interstoff Asia Essential

ORIGIN: Extreme Serenity! A breath of fresh air floats over this theme. Pastel colors are combined with chalky neutrals to create extremely soft harmonies – white, sky blue, beige, pale gray and pale pink are used together or combined with silver. Fabrics are extremely light and transparent – voiles, poplins, devore transparency, ultra-light gauzes. Paradoxically, compact fabrics may be associated with these light fabrics.  Everything seems natural (cotton, linen, soybean, milk fibre, paper fibre); but it’s not just that! Synthetic or manmade fibres such as polyamide, polyester, Tencel or carbon offer great modernity. Finishes are chintzy and glazed with shine that is silvery. Surfaces may come to life: quivering, blistered, undulating or crinkled. Shirting checks and stripes are faded. All the prints appear to be veiled, superposed, shaded or cloudy.

Origin- Courtesy: Interstoff Asia Essential

PATINA: Here is a desire to suspend time, to reconstruct our own privacy far from maddening, crowded world. Colors are beige neutrals (bread, butter, milk) combined with greenish or bluish chambrays that literally breathe manual work. Earthy brown and khakhi place vegetable dyes in the spotlight. Rusticity reworked in a more refined spirit: chambrays, sturdy canvases, slubbed fabrics or basket weaves. Marled effects for pure linens or else blended with Tencel, Lyocell, viscose or cotton, silks combined with linen, lots of little yarn-dyed “country” checks or “pajama” stripes combined with bucolic flowers over dyed in blue or green. Furnishing Jacquards and thick laces or embroideries feminize the ambience along with more “country” flowers, and finishes that are soft and occasionally emerised.

Patina- Courtesy: Interstoff Asia Essential

GLEE: Make it fancy and express it! An urge for eccentricity blows through this theme by mixing all different cultures together and breaking the established rules by combining infinite amounts of prints. Colors are acidic and enlivened by exotic touches. Fabrics are elaborated in a vintage spirit: fancy yarn voiles, summer tweeds, crochets. All kinds of fancy weave techniques are used: big basket weaves, cut yarns, checks and stripes awakened by acid colors and colored slubbed yarns. Brightly colored lace and embroideries, prints are accumulated from little outlined flowers to exotic South American flowers. Here linen, silk, rayon and cotton blends dominate. Touches of plastic materials may add a “kitschy” note to this theme.

Glee- Courtesy: Interstoff Asia Essential

REFLECTION: Key words: shine, phosphorescence, luminescence, laser rays. The glamorous ambience of a night club for daywear, the colors themselves give off the same impression of luminescence. Black and the two dark tones accentuate the “black light” effect. Silk – either pure or blended – is in the spotlight. All the synthetics: polyamide, polyester, rayon or acetate. Ultra-stretch: increased importance of spandex. Satin, gauzes, organza and jerseys are the stars, either as solids or Jacquards. Digital prints and motifs inspired by plays of light (rays, dappling, shadows and geometric graphics), shaded stripes in a camaieu of colors. Bright satin stripes on dark or white grounds, reflecting or iridescent finishes make up the theme.

Reflection- Courtesy: Interstoff Asia Essential

Autumn- Winter 2011- 2012 Apparel Fabric Trends by Interstoff Asia Essential

Interstoff Directions Trend Committee (a part of Messe Frankfurt in Hongkong) tells the story of tomorrow’s apparel fabric trends to help designers and garment professionals gear up for the upcoming fashion season. This year they have released 4 trends to mark a very joyous and colorful season with cutting edge textiles.

Drive the Change: Take the situation in your hands and risk the creativity. It is time to express individual capacities in order to drive the change towards more quality than quantity, comfort and security, authenticity and sustainability, emotion and dreams. Durable values, capable to reset our life’s rhythm, to introduce new languages in a constant dialogue between tradition and modernity that conceive fabrics in a dream like dimension, which serves to provide refuge from a not very happy reality and to look into the future with greater confidence and positivity.

Fashion joins sustainability, leading the way towards a world more respectful of environmental qualities and renewable resources. Function meets fashion, integrating the most advanced performances and technologies into creative fashionable products.

Below are the trends and color stories for Autumn-Winter 2011-2012 Apparel Fabric Trends by Interstoff Asia Essential.

Color Stories-Autumn/Winter-2011/2012 Apparel Fabric Trends by Interstoff Asia Essential


Northern Shelter by Interstoff Asia Essential

Colors are cool with a neutralized light effect. Frosted and foggy blues and moss greens, the everlasting grays and white.

Materials explore the natural quality of rounded wool rowing and coarse cashmere mélanges. Cotton-polyester fleeces, felted wools and brushed mohair stay for warmth and lightness. Smooth microfibers add softness to fine jerseys. The other fabric techniques such as boucle and furs, jacquard and cross stitch embroideries, old faded checks and flannels, cotton cord, undefined textures, blankets and quilts will be widely used. Thin coatings for a wet look and frozen effects, crinkled crystallized surfaces, windproof nylon and resistant Cordura are going to be in vogue.

Prints find their inspiration from Nordic landscapes, smoky and foggy graded aspects.

Shapes are enveloping, protective, voluminous cocoons, cross point between naturalness and technology.


Indulgent Dreams by Interstoff Asia Essential

Colors are serene and soft. Nude skin tones, cosmetic pink hues, lit up by vivid accents of lipstick red.

Materials are precious but simple. Burnt out textures will be seen widely. Cashmeres carry a used up look. Superfine wool appears in smooth textures. Silk jerseys remain in and so do antique laces enhanced with golden reflections. Wool velours, shiny matt viscose velvets with a caressing feeling, softened cottons, embossed, emerised, brushed surfaces, voluminous Chanel type weaves and monochromatic brocades along with pearly effects will hit positively.

Prints explore diffused ephemeral motifs, wallpaper archive designs, small nostalgic florals, poetic pictorial roses and mini geometrics.

Shapes recall the feminine silhouettes of the 50’s, seductive and robust at the same time.


Layers of Time by Interstoff Asia Essential

Colors are modulated by a vintage patina. Dense faded dark, tones of wood and earth.

Materials with a sense of authenticity, durability, sustainability and comfort will remain popular. Woolen twills, haphazard tweeds, redesigned tartans and checks, historic lace in new laser cut variations, compact double-jersey and coarse canvas, mohairs and natural alpaca blends will take the power in hands. Tapestry, jacquards and brocades, historical paisleys on velvets and satins will be seen too. Using technology to reproduce crafted fabrics and coatings for aging, evolving, metamorphosing, twisting traditional fabrics will dictate the fashion arenas.

Shapes reveal the confidence in secure values of rigorous elegance and timeless comfort.


Crazy Creations by Interstoff Asia Essential

Colors vibrate with energy: bright, ornamental, audacious hues with a festive attitude.

Materials interpret an uninhibited creativity. Clever colored denim and sparkling jersey knits flirt with fake furs. Patchworks with crazy patterns and disrupted designs, exaggerated graphics and color blockings, 3-D textures and matelasse fabrics, extra matte or super shiny surfaces, stretch compact jerseys and laces, techno Lycra, bold satins and chiffons in a visual cacophony will make a mark.

Prints and Coatings play with laminated, lacquered or chameleon effects, bright lights appear as reflections.

Transgressive Shapes between clown-like madness, artful creation and rock vibrations.

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