A FREE Report of PREMIÈRE VISION Spring Summer 2017. Download the pdf of 23 pages with the Macro trends of the season!
Fabrics are shaken and stirred for Spring Summer 2017, as leather appears artificial and linens have refined coatings, as seen at PREMIÈRE VISION Paris, fashion’s leading international fabric fair 16 to 18 February 2016, showing the latest fashion orientations. A focus on non conformist fabric finishes, softens the boundaries between the raw and synthetic. Raw looked artificial and synthetics natural. With a lil ray of sunshine added to the colour spectrum of light yellow leather, all the way through to bolder mustard shades.
Intentional imperfection and inter-playing between yarns, fabrics and leathers, highlights the outstanding speciality of finishing techniques. Restrained fraying, matted fibres and modified materials, manipulated to assume different textures.
Hand drawn illustrations have a loose, freestyle and exotic feel. Lots of animals, birds and sketchy pencil lines mixed with ethnic elements in the jungle.
Romance and floral Offbeat romanticism. Feminine, flirty, and all things floaty, with lots of soft lightweight fabrics, including pastel checks, stripes and florals, were given a rebellious undertone with a hint of sass.
Sporty sensuality and synthetic satins showed great importance alongside stretch silks. As well as cotton or linen blended with Lyocell and playing on transparency added a sense of sensuality to otherwise unsexy sportswear.
Plastic chic PVC was given a luxurious feel and a retro idea of ‘plastic chic’, it has entered the sphere of luxury.
In general, an overall hue of fantastical inspirations and avoiding the obvious, saw romance hinting at rebellion, over-layers and under-layers, sporty and smart in one and, including sensual elastics. In knitwear, flirtatious stitching and frivolous crochet. Leather wise, taupe and neutral tones are still classic favourites, as well as deep red, burnt brown and brilliant black. Suede, reptile skins and bird feathers also made an appearance.
This years event saw 55’000 fashion industry visitors, 73% of whom were international, to see the shows organisers turn the spotlight on the designers and creatives. The weavers, the tanners, furriers, accessory manufacturers, knitters and textile design studios. All of whom, invent the collections that bring the magic of fashion to life, as the rarely seen and heard talents within the industry, who inspire fashion.