Hey Everyone!

Every year Lenzing releases color trends for fashion and home which are extremely important for all designers and stylists. Here are some inputs on the same.

Sustainable Future:

The crucial need of co-existing between nature and urban landscapes is reflected in the color palettes and the stories from where they come: urban concrete and formal darks meet nature’s mid-tones and bright shades.
Eco-fashion, lo-fi, laboratory-grown fabrics, food fashion, fusing product and garment, beetroot-dying, victimless leather, bone ivory, up-cycling and all the other experiments concentrating on environment issues, are so important; some ideas will eventually end up as valid solutions to problems we fight with, some are indispensable because of the discussion they rise.
Solutions are imperative to solve the paradox of the fashion industry obsessed by the nonstop change and the vital demand of sustainability. The focus has moved from pure aspect to content, with everything this brings along in terms of questions. Finishing and added functions are areas still to be explored and bringing in new, complex and fascinating elements.
Craft techniques are reinterpreted and completed by using the newest technology. Warmth, comfort, caring, reassuring, thoughtfulness are terminologies to have in mind when developing fabrics for the autumn and winter of 2010/2011.

Below are the 5 textile and color trends for Autumn/Winter 2010/2011 by Lenzing.

PURITAN:Luxury and elegant esteem! Only the superb, regarding materials and finishing – for regular clothing purpose – is approved. Fabrics are coated, weightless, fluid – simply impeccable. Aspect is precise and perfect, feminine and sensual at the same time. Colors are subdued – the essence of the mood is material.

Highest quality bespoke sophisticate. Shapes are geometrical, folded, draped. Bodies are carved, curved, monumental. Surfaces are minimal, smooth, easy. Colors are gentle contrast, tint tones.

REFLECTION:Tinted by technology! Playing with effects, light and shine – special effects applied to fabrics in finishing, printing, laminating or whatever it takes to deceive the eye. Technology and artificial materials in all aspects, is brought into play to achieve the trickster-appearance. Exploiting interactive technology in clothing framework.

Light-changed colors, Painting with light Lustrous Cristalina Moonlight, e-Mirror shine Other-wordly Colors reflecting Scientific Mineral Technofoil Iridescent Interactive Opalesence Sky-light

RUGGED:Nature’s resources! Exploring the relationship between the urban and the natural landscape. Merging the industrial and the handcrafted techniques. Nature is dealt with under a man-made aspect, caring for the best components. Materials are natural or derivates from natural sources refined by using the best of industrial techniques in order to save the human dimension. Patterns – or the supreme of nature’s structures – are handcrafted repetitions, embracing the small imperfections, adding life to expressions.

Urban alongside Rural, Organic alongside Artificial, Warm tones alongside Cold tones, Industrial alongside Craft, Caring alongside Happiness

EXOTIC:Fashion impact! It’s all about color, dye, tint, hue…Decorations are complex: caliper drawings neatly colored or animated colored paintings. The curios clash of tapestry and techno. The interference of a precise pattern and a texture. The oddity of a meticulous image …spray painted. It’s glamorously artistic.

Illuminating, Super-brights, Unique Chameleon, Eye catching,Capricious, Expressive, Explosive, Revealing, Kaleidoscope,Vivid Color abundance

IDENTIKT:Towards the future! The hyper newest technology is implemented in the story created by these dark shades – and moods. Breaking down into single elements, looking through in order to discover what and preferably how. Materials are inspired from high technology building and military industry. Pattern language is graphic.

Emotional Overtones Rich lacquer shine, Hollow shades, Dense darks, Appear / Disappear Film noir Connotation Collapse / Expand

Hope these trends prove useful to all designers, product developers, stylists while designing collections for Autumn/Winter 2010/2011.

Cheers!