Variety and diversification are catchwords for the season autumn/winter 2018/19. Visionary prints on one side, refined and eccentric fancy weaving, knitting and finishing technologies on the other side show innovation and bring excitement to the fashion business. Know-how and experience is needed since sewing patterns differ from tried and tested shapes giving new importance to sleeves, trouser legs and edges.Not only are contrast fabrics combined in unusual ways, also different embellishment techniques and materials are mixed.
Fabrics and designs are cut and repaired, destroyed and re-arranged, torn to pieces and re-composed using the patchwork technique. Cut-Out openings add “peek-a-boo” elements to reveal different layers. Wooly and cotton threads emphasize a structured, embossed and voluminous look.
Contrast fabric layers are overlapping and sewn or embroidered together. Reddish and rusty tones in different shades are amongst the key colours, however, metallic effects and iridescent shades are also important to express the desire for opulence and glamor.
The Look? Imperfect, with a hairy attitude, showing loose threads and irregular stitch effects. Sober earth colours and greyish pastels are accentuated with bright green, violet and red tones. Additional relief is created by detachable pompons and tassels.