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The twenties are taking shape

“The Twenties are taking shape”

Trend analyst Carl Tillessen on the start of a new macro trend and the new awareness of the clientele

30. August 2022

Trend analyst Carl Tillessen not only observes; he anticipates. As a member of the management and chief analyst of the Deutsches Modeinstitut, he knows the textile and fashion to the smallest detail. Here he reveals the upheavals and trend changes that are in store for us.

How can you foresee which trends will develop?
What role does culture play, do current events play?

As part of an association of the most important trend institutions in the world, DMI always sets the key directions for a season two and a half years in advance. To think that far ahead, it is not enough to sell people something as a trend that is already visible in Milan, Paris and New York. You have to recognise trends before they become visible. Let me explain it this way: A bad trend analyst and a good trend analyst go to a bar. They see that the guests are nibbling salty biscuits. The bad trend analyst says: ‘People are eating savoury biscuits. We need savoury biscuits.’ The good trend analyst says, ‘People will get thirsty soon. We need drinks.’


Are people consuming more again right now? If so, why? Does compensation (e.g. for the time lost during the pandemic years) play a role?

Yes and no: No, little is being consumed at the moment. Yes, compensation plays a big role. Before the pandemic, people had increasingly spent money on experiences and less on things. Then the pandemic came and many experiences were not possible or not allowed. So people spent more money on things again. Accordingly, retail sales in the last two years have been much higher than before Corona. Now people are trying to make up in one summer for everything that was cancelled in the last two summers – trips, weddings, festivals, concerts … That costs a lot of money. And this money is missing from the shopping budget.

Carl Tillessen

In view of the very contradictory developments – sustainability and minimalism on the one hand, hedonism and expression through consumption on the other – what forecast would you make for the next few years?

The pandemic has polarised our society in this respect as well. While the majority of people simply wanted their old lives back and to continue exactly where they left off, it became apparent after only a few weeks that the powerful cultural elite took the sitting-at-home-and-cleaning-out-the-closet as an opportunity to rethink their overconsumption and to make a resolution to live more frugally after the pandemic. This idea of consumerism is now in the world, and it is only a matter of time before it becomes mainstream.


What are the challenges and opportunities ahead for the industry?

So far, fashion companies have been able to answer the demand for more sustainability with a more sustainable quality of their products. They replaced cotton with organic cotton, for example, and customers simply bought the same thing in green. But now customers are additionally questioning the quantities. It is less and less about what they want to buy and more about how much they want to buy. Adapting to this new situation is currently the big challenge and opportunity for the industry.

Do your trend analyses differ for the different price segments?

Yes, also. But due to people’s hybrid consumption, this is becoming less and less important. Luxury fashion is increasingly being bought by people who can’t actually afford it, and cheap fashion is also being bought by people who don’t actually need it. In this respect, buying decisions are determined much less by how much someone earns than by what style world they want to live in.

What long-term changes do you see in the next few years?

We are actually just at the end of a macro trend and the beginning of a new one. It’s about more than just a fashion variant. It’s about a new style, a new music direction, a new attitude to life. The twenties are taking shape. But more on that elsewhere.

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TREND FORECAST Autumn.Winter 23/24

19. August 2022

The MUNICH FABRIC START Autumn.Winter 23/24 will be staged in the seasonal theme FURORE. Catch the eye, cause a stir and get excited about new worlds like the metaverse, a new sense of community or newly developed organic materials. But FURORE also stands for a bit of frenzy and anger about all the things that are going on in the world right now. Outside as well as inside our common industry, which we do not want to close our minds to, but want to and will face up to. The world is changing faster than we are used to.

Let’s join in; from totally invisible to maximum visibility – let’s far furore!

WHAT’S NEW?

The key colours of this season are warm, earthy ochre and a digital-electric blue. Natural hues set the tone – cool or warm – along with deep blue, sulphur, and turquoise contrasted with rainbow highlights.

Materials amaze through new extremes – from maximum padded cosiness to ultra-light fluidity. Patterns blow up to an ultimate size and checks and camouflage are oversized. Wool and fake furs offer an enhanced tactile sensation.

Progressive silhouettes make statements with extreme lengths and oversized cuts. Skinny shapes and cut-outs create a sexy contrast, while new coordinates meet ski-wear influences.

These 5 FURORE trend themes as well as the 4 denim, street and sportswear trends of BLUEZONE under the leading theme CAMPUS can be found as a comprehensive trend analysis with detailed colour cards, inspiring materials, moods, prints and styles in our TREND BOOK and COLOUR CODE.

Our COLOR CODE supports you with a high-quality yarn selection in key seasonal colours when designing the colour palette for your next collection.

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WITHSTAND

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EVERY.BODY SS23 Trend #4 – Wild Wide World

Wild Wide World

The race to the metaverse

26. May 2022

We are happy to present you the Spring.Summer 23 trend themes included in our MUNICH FABRIC START Trend Book. We hope the themes will give you the impression of what the next season will bring and that they will inspire you and spark new ideas for your future collections’ development.

WILD.WIDE.WORLD is our 4th trend theme and frankly it tends to be slightly unexpected and a little wild… This is where minimalistic geometrical shapes are being overlaid with traditional patterns to create a cultural screenshot, and where artisanal and folkloric forces meet and race towards creativity.

Quotes from the most diverse cultures of the real and virtual worlds are uninhibitedly mixed and tested

Which colours are of highest importance?

Apparently deep aubergine, dark indigo, earthy browns and blacks root us deeply into our homeland. Warm reds and oranges in the matte brilliance of natural pigments are also added to the palette. Urban accents are included with shining sand and cooper tones. Black is a flexible base colour – either washed out or in True black.

Bold fashion pioneers dive into phygital depths and bring back a style souvenir or two from there. Quotes from the most diverse cultures of the real and virtual worlds are uninhibitedly mixed and tested.

Prints, patterns & connection with nature

WILD.WIDE.WORLD theme is all about ritual motifs from healing and bonding ceremonies – and POWER. Animal prints reappear here like a mirage in a desert, offering an abstract alternative to pre-seasons in an artistic hand-painted style. Interwoven interpretations of patchwork in restrained colours underline the handcrafted character of the theme, while marbled and mineral prints confirm the connection to nature.

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EVERY.BODY SS23 Trend #3 - BAROQUE.POP

BAROQUE.POP

the maximalist mood of this trend theme needs expressive fabrics

17. May 2022

We are happy to present you the Spring.Summer 23 trend themes included in our MUNICH FABRIC START Trend Book. We hope the themes will give you the impression of what the next season will bring and that they will inspire you and spark new ideas for your future collections’ development.

BAROQUE.POP is the third trend theme included in our Spring.Summer 23 Trend Books. The maximalist mood of BAROQUE.POP needs expressive fabrics with extraordinary surfaces and rich decorations to shine. Without a doubt, this theme is best shown in unique surfaces – technical materials like sporty mesh fabrics or highly elastic stretch are at its core. Full of juxtapositions, BAROQUE.POP is responsible for releasing unlimited amounts of expressive energy.

Bold colours and otherworldly reflections – real and virtual – lure us onto the festival playground in this extroverted theme…

TURN UP THE VOLUME !

BAROQUE.POP is pretty much about celebration. The desire to celebrate concludes with expressively beaming colours – heavily influenced by the sportswear aesthetics. The motto of strong colour combinations is: Don’t be afraid of contrasts! Make statements! In juxtaposition, primary colours multiply their power. When used as solid tones – they reveal the spirit of expressive energy. Metallic coatings and the use of intensive gloss effects is definitely a move towards the virtual future…

Inspired by fantasy creatures of the techno era and gaming, patterns pop up as hip graphics.
3-D effects, sometimes visual, sometimes haptic additionally activate prints and patterns…

MORE IS MORE.

The details of BAROQUE.POP follow a simple formula – MORE IS MORE. From futuristic trimmings, accessories, prints or through styling itself. Prints and colours are courageously and playfully layered. The playful aspect of this trend theme is shown in an almost childlike joy of combining such different elements together. Overcoming the conventional idea of beauty is the stylistic goal of the BAROQUE.POP trend theme. Combining crew socks in pool slides with bucket hats over hoods are the beginning of new aesthetics.

Fabrics glitter, sparkle and shine but always with the reassurance that sequins and coatings are sustainable. Even at the peak of exhilaration, BAROQUE.POP remains focused on sustainability, new technologies and provocative designs.

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EVERY.BODY SS23 Trend #2 - SOUVENIR D'UN MOMENT

SOUVENIR D’UN MOMENT

- the joy of carefree happiness and the little things in life -

11. May 2022

We are happy to present you the Spring.Summer 23 trend themes included in our MUNICH FABRIC START Trend Book. We hope the themes will give you the impression of what the next season will bring and that they will inspire you and spark new ideas for your future collections’ development.

SOUVENIR D’UN MOMENT is our second theme that is all about the search for happiness, joy and all the little things in life. This theme loves loose and relaxed, silky materials with hand-printed or regular prints and motifs. It definitely brings back this ‘Brigitte Bardot’ holiday vibe with a playful twist.

Even though, the moments of relaxation and joy are of highest importance within the SOUVENIR D’UN MOMENT theme, the sensuality, romance and a little bit of sex appeal are also crucial here. Shorts, midriff revealing tops and subtle cut-outs are the elements that represent the carefree aspect of SOUVENIR D’UN MOMENT. The overall feeling is that those colourful and intriguing textiles and cuts put you in a good mood and spread pure joie de vivre!

Playful details allow this theme to breathe with smiling ease

What colours stand out the most? Just imagine a poetic watercolour painting – calming blues, violets and yellow tones are paired with cool neutrals like matte greens and khaki. Off-whites and light-greys highlight the palette with perfect high-summer shades.

 

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How to mix playfulness with sophistication? It is all about the details… Contemporary illustrations are reflecting the mixture of those two currents by telling humorous and complicated stories in an approachable way – for example by using delicate lines.

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EVERY.BODY SS23 Trend #1 – AUGMENTED ESSENTIALS

Augmented Essentials

The need for mindful products

2. May 2022

After a long period of disruption and restriction, we enter the trend themes of MUNICH FABRIC START for Spring.Summer 23 with a new feeling – in fact, a new definition – of individuality and community. We are looking towards a time that will redefine our perception on many levels. We are longing for a post-pandemic world where everything is “back to normal”, and at the same time, we realise this magic moment of resolution and healing will not suddenly arise. Instead, we are experiencing a process of redefining meaningfulness, happiness, sustainability and participation.

In search of optimism, a new balance and an individual self-image, we rediscover ourselves and others with an improved worldliness and tolerance. We feel a new kind of empathy and connection to the grand human and climatic issues. Fashion that is guided by social activism and that creates products with a purpose pushes us towards truemorrow – towards a more fulfilling future. We take a new course with our lives with the goal of doing more good.

The upcoming blog articles will feature 4 trends of EVERY.BODY Spring.Summer 23. This first blog article is about Augmented Essentials and the need for mindful products. Find out what this trend is about:

Progressive, sustainable, and reduced to the max – in Augmented Essentials, the hidden benefits of fashion count more than ever before. Rediscovered natural materials and revolutionary features satisfy the hunger for mindful products.

Knowledge and information become crucial here. Disguised within the smart, minimalist designs, they appear on the label – listed as the most important material and as critical knowledge.

In the process of achieving a fully holistic lifestyle, research and science provide the correct answers. Thus, clever e-bikes are becoming a global choice, and biodegradable plastics are the key to truly ecological, circular products.

At the same time, customers are adapting more mindful consumption patterns and tend to prefer products that support non-profit organisations. Mindful products are therefore becoming increasingly important.

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TREND FORECAST Spring.Summer 23

24. January 2022

The Spring.Summer 23 season is all about EVERY.BODY – a new definition of individuality and community. In the search for optimism and balance, there is a longing for personal exchange and the haptic experience of textiles – exactly what is missing without trade shows.

Please find the detailed forecast for EVERY.BODY with 4 specific trend themes as well as the BLUEZONE trends based on the main theme THE NEW BALANCE in our detailed TREND BOOK.

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AW 22/23 Trend Country Party

AW 22/23 Trend Country (P)arty

20. November 2021

The guiding theme and dedicated focus for Autumn.Winter 22/23 at MUNICH FABRIC START celebrates and perpetuates the meaningful connection to unite the industry under the seasonal title ‘RISE’.

New perspectives bring us closer together and give rise to dreams, visions and collections that brighten and uplift our world. Emotion is infused in our future as we seek out joy and comfort with a warmed sense of connection. To get started, let us briefly introduce you to the 5 trend themes, which are also represented in the DIGITAL TREND SPACE as 5 distinct exhibition rooms:

SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT – We are becoming inclusive, while entirely new design possibilities open up – functionally, socially and aesthetically.

MIXED REALITIES – As we travel and use the World Wide Web more and more intensively, “IRL” and “virtual” merge into a new phygital world.

FIRESTARTER –  Design inspiration from gloomy techno clubs ignite protests in the mainstream.

COUNTRY PARTY – Luxury and design are travelling in the luggage for the weekend in the countryside.

RADICALLY HOPEFUL – When we think “eco” instead of “economy”, we can achieve a holistic, sustainable goal together.

RISE Trend Theme: COUNTRY (P)ARTY

The land here is more than pure recreation, it serves as a source of inspiration. Not so much nature itself, but the open space. The city has lost its appeal in the short term and the longing to party, dance and dress up is easier to do outdoors with lots of people here. Crystal glasses are packed as well as the openness, creative expression and power. Elegant fabrics, sequins, decorative ribbons and ornate ingredients meet farmhouse baggies and impromptu floral tablecloth dresses. Energetic colours with a touch of retro charm and patterns with theatrical expressions come into their own in a new and humorous way in rural settings.

MOOD

It is no longer the rustic, simple houses in the countryside that fascinate. Luxury and design have long been part of the luggage transported to the countryside on weekends. Old cottages, farmhouses or chateaux are lovingly restored and renovated to a high standard. Between nostalgia, decadence and landscape, one thing, in particular, found a new home here: an innovative and creative lust for the countryside.

COLOUR

Lust for life, lust for the countryside, that doesn’t just mean lust for celebration, it also means lust for colour. The colour card is inspired by hypnotic sunsets and lush flower fields. Intense pink, yellow and rich dark red reflect these floral colours. Pastel accents are set by ripe peach tones; old pink berry colours mattify the palette. Grey tones in melanges, as well as strong cobalt blue and duck green, are used as a wintry base.

FASHION

Who says there can’t be sparkles in the countryside? When the sequin skirt meets the checked shirt, a whole new idea of glamour emerges. Celebrating fashion means putting it into new, creative contexts. Expressive outfits rise from particularly surprising combinations that combine urban chic with an antique check. That’s what we celebrate!

MATERIALS

Why can’t it be fur sometimes, like our ancestors wore? It can be lush, ironic and definitely made of artificial fibres that can be used to create a wonderful play of colours. And why not give a quilted jacket a glam update with shiny satin? But avoid an overload: Small patterned wool jacquards and checks keep suits and coats stylish. There’s no skimping on woven ribbons and playful borders when it comes to accessories.

When the floral power of the 60s and 70s meets the clean geometric lines of Art Deco, the results are striking floral prints that remind one a little of vintage collector’s cups. From macro blossoms to millefleurs prints, patterns bloom on dark or coloured fonts on façonné. Voluminous ajourés, crepe satin and wild silk in calm tones go beautifully with this.

Impressions from the AUTUMN.WINTER 22/23 TREND FORUM at MUNICH FABRIC START

ENTER AUTUMN.WINTER 22/23

There is an enormous need for real contact again and we now meet in a ‘phygital’ space which exists between the physical and digital worlds. We strive to come together again, to see each other and use our tactile senses. With this, we find new ways to connect and pave the way for positive, hopetimistic progress, because this is the only way forward.

To bridge the gap between physical and digital interaction we have created this 3D digital trend space for you to explore.


AW 22/23 Trend Firestarter

AW 22/23 Trend Firestarter

15. November 2021

The guiding theme and dedicated focus for Autumn.Winter 22/23 at MUNICH FABRIC START celebrates and perpetuates the meaningful connection to unite the industry under the seasonal title ‘RISE’.

New perspectives bring us closer together and give rise to dreams, visions and collections that brighten and uplift our world. Emotion is infused in our future as we seek out joy and comfort with a warmed sense of connection. To get started, let us briefly introduce you to the 5 trend themes, which are also represented in the DIGITAL TREND SPACE as 5 distinct exhibition rooms:

SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT – We are becoming inclusive, while entirely new design possibilities open up – functionally, socially and aesthetically.

MIXED REALITIES – As we travel and use the World Wide Web more and more intensively, “IRL” and “virtual” merge into a new phygital world.

FIRESTARTER –  Design inspiration from gloomy techno clubs ignite protests in the mainstream.

COUNTRY PARTY – Luxury and design are travelling in the luggage for the weekend in the countryside.

RADICALLY HOPEFUL – When we think “eco” instead of “economy”, we can achieve a holistic, sustainable goal together.

RISE Trend Theme: FIRESTARTER

Rebelliously standing up for what is good with the courage to confront – fashionable as well as ideologically – motivated to act. Protective clothing in a new understanding – against external influences, both climatic and emotional are visibly flaunted by stylised power and oversized looks. Fashion incendiaries ignite with provocative chic and super loud bling-bling trimmings and accessories. Ego and community celebrate a rebellious bond together with aggressive statements and prints. Black and grey are fired up by loud reds and purples.

MOOD

Fashionable incendiaries find their inspiration in the worlds between. Memories of parties in the underground, visiting a virtual rave space or streaming a DJ set are enough to ignite visions of provocative outfits with super loud glitter trimmings and accessories. With minimal lighting, their expressive bling-bling sparkles even louder. What is worn and shown here is a little bit posh and very exclusive.

COLOUR

Warm and cold shades of grey are lost in the shadows of the underground, as if they like camouflage colours. Black in particular, which has lost nothing of its popularity, plays with the ambivalence between disappearing into the crowd and aggressive provocation. The non-colours black, grey and white are fired up with loud red and purple. Smoky blue and dark brown add softness to the palette and combine it into a chic colour range.

FASHION

Spacious outfits, in which several layers of oversized pieces are worn on top of each other, provide a lot of space and a safe distance from the outside world. Sometimes so many layers, that the limits of the ban on concealment are reached. Long, loose coats and ultra-thick down are only the outer shell of a multilayered outfit.

MATERIALS

The bigger the arc of suspense, the stronger the tension? Here, this assertion is put to the test when classic outer fabrics like pepita, glen check or vintage vichy are combined with high-tech stretch. A truly exciting combination, bursting with power. Heavily washed-out denim and sweatshirt fabrics are combined to form a casual base for young protesters.

Have a look again? Whether strategically placed holes, fake destruction effects or mesh qualities: The game of concealing and revealing is used to great effect here. What happens to a luxury bag when it is “decorated” with large holes? Does it become worthless? More valuable? In any case, it becomes accessible to a target group that has outgrown luxury in the classic sense.

Impressions from the AUTUMN.WINTER 22/23 TREND FORUM at MUNICH FABRIC START

ENTER AUTUMN.WINTER 22/23

There is an enormous need for real contact again and we now meet in a ‘phygital’ space which exists between the physical and digital worlds. We strive to come together again, to see each other and use our tactile senses. With this, we find new ways to connect and pave the way for positive, hopetimistic progress, because this is the only way forward.

To bridge the gap between physical and digital interaction we have created this 3D digital trend space for you to explore.


AW 22/23 Trend Mixed Realities

AW 22/23 Trend Mixed Realities

1. November 2021

The guiding theme and dedicated focus for Autumn.Winter 22/23 at MUNICH FABRIC START celebrates and perpetuates the meaningful connection to unite the industry under the seasonal title ‘RISE’.

New perspectives bring us closer together and give rise to dreams, visions and collections that brighten and uplift our world. Emotion is infused in our future as we seek out joy and comfort with a warmed sense of connection. To get started, let us briefly introduce you to the 5 trend themes, which are also represented in the DIGITAL TREND SPACE as 5 distinct exhibition rooms:

SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT – We are becoming inclusive, while entirely new design possibilities open up – functionally, socially and aesthetically.

MIXED REALITIES – As we travel and use the World Wide Web more and more intensively, “IRL” and “virtual” merge into a new phygital world.

FIRESTARTER –  Design inspiration from gloomy techno clubs ignite protests in the mainstream.

COUNTRY PARTY – Luxury and design are travelling in the luggage for the weekend in the countryside.

RADICALLY HOPEFUL – When we think “eco” instead of “economy”, we can achieve a holistic, sustainable goal together.

RISE Trend Theme: MIXED REALITIES

The future is now! Artificial intelligence, 3D shops, 3D art, 3D textiles, 3D printing, augmented reality and its phygital spaces are becoming the new basis to explore and reflect. Aesthetic perceptions of digital styles, outfits and surfaces influence design and haptics in the real world. Digitalisation and especially digital gaming is awakening a strong trend towards a wide variety of technical surfaces and looks. The standard of faster and faster moving images and videos mixes with the longing for real technical materials and surfaces.

MOOD

Many meetings, fashion shows or even dates that we used to plan IRL (in real life) now take place online. But even without gathering hundreds of people, we meet, watch and stream amazing shows. Technology has stepped up to find solutions. We have modified large parts of our daily lives to now take place online. We have travelled the web intensively and feel more and more at home in virtual spaces

COLOUR

The iridescent colours of Mixed Realities condense between two worlds. Digital pastels appear light, exuding a technical softness. These soft, light tones define the colourfulness of the theme with a nebulous greyish pink, inductive silver, warm gold and a sulfur tone. Two sporty tones juxtapose the palette: technical turquoise and metallic jade. Depth and shade are added to the palette through a warm, dark smoky green.

FASHION

Like game characters who are not bound to physical limits, we are also longing for shapes that are not natural for a human body. But paddings, volume, avantgarde cuts and intelligent constructions will raise the illusion of a body that no longer follows its given restrictions. A choice and combination of digital colours and shiny surfaces add to the impression that human and avatar are merging.

MATERIALS

The desire for animated images and videos is reflected in new technical materials, among others. Holographic finishes and iridescent motifs create fluid surfaces and flowing qualities that dazzle and catch the eye. Gradients from technical pastels to pure white reflect the infinity of virtual worlds. They are inspired by digital gaming, a strong trend that connects online and offline.

Colourful, abstract prints are perfect expressions to merge the real and digital world. They work best on voluminous downs, fleeces and paddings. Instead of classic print motifs, large-scale, seemingly random gradients are patched onto the fabric. Holograms, mysterious motifs and batik prints experiment with new colourways.

Impressions from the AUTUMN.WINTER 22/23 TREND FORUM at MUNICH FABRIC START

ENTER AUTUMN.WINTER 22/23

There is an enormous need for real contact again and we now meet in a ‘phygital’ space which exists between the physical and digital worlds. We strive to come together again, to see each other and use our tactile senses. With this, we find new ways to connect and pave the way for positive, hopetimistic progress, because this is the only way forward.

To bridge the gap between physical and digital interaction we have created this 3D digital trend space for you to explore.