AW 21/22 Trend Analysis: DREAMATIC

3. November 2020

The Autumn.Winter 21/22 Trend Forecast by MUNICH FABRIC START presents HOPETIMISM, this season’s title which stands for hope and optimism – it is a mindset that explores new ways and perspectives. Its spirit brings our industry together during a very challenging time to design innovative products and processes that fulfil new market needs. The MUNICH FABRIC START Trend Team presents the 5 trend themes for AW21/22: FOREVER, DREAMATIC, EARTHTOPIA HAPPY CHAOS & GAMESHIFTER.

HOPETIMISM AW21/22 Trend Themes

FOREVER stands for semi-elegant, cosy and classic home & all day wear.

DREAMATIC creatively stages a progressive and urban casual fashion.

EARTHTOPIA shows a strong consciousness for function and tradition.

HAPPY CHAOS is an optimistic playground for sports, diy, craftsmanship and improvisation.

GAMESHIFTER combines futuristic high-tech innovation with flashy glamour.

We focus next on the trend theme DREAMATIC:


DREAMATIC is a word creation combining DREAM and DRAMATIC – the theme is characterised by longing and melancholy, merged with a positive outlook. Here you will find the progressive poets and visionaries who actively seek solutions to current challenges. These digital humanists are dreamy and imaginative, but always have a connection to reality. With this attitude, worlds can be moved.

Blue is the focus here and represents the fluidity and movement of water and air. Contrasted by delicate natural tones such as hibiscus or vicuna. The distinct look of this trend comes from the faded primary colours and degradé tones, which can be found in shades of blues and reds.

For the full AW21/22 Trend Forecast which includes Pantone, Coloro and Archroma colour codes combines a mix of fashion trends, sustainability and innovation alongside current inspirations in art, culture, architecture and design, order your copy here.

When it comes to fabrics and materials, we encounter provocative, punk batiks and pastel fades, which are combined with classics such as a simple herringbone coat or elegant pumps. Classic elements in delicate colours with highly technical 3D patterns are decorated in a charming way and produced with a high attention to detail and craftsmanship. Romantic floral prints are found in combination with shiny, reflective, technical or transparent materials.

Barutcu Pazarlama, Sauer Textile
AGM di Acciaioli & Co, Schotte

Take a look through the fabric and accessories highlighted in the DREAMATIC trend theme showcased in the HOPETISIM Trend Forum at Fabric Days, 1-3 September 2020 in Munich.

The full Autumn.Winter 21/22 Trend Forecast is available to order from our website. For further trend information in the following categories:

Emotions and Moods
Fabrics and Materials
Fashion and Classic Styles
Technology and Science
Thrivability Values as innovative sustainable impulses
Covid-19 influences for a future in times of a pandemic

Order the full AW21/22 Trend Forecast here.


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