The global textile event for North American fashion professionals
The global textile event for North American fashion professionals

January 17-18, 2017 / Spring Summer 18 / Pier 94 / 9 AM-6 PM


Color Portfolio Trend Report Summer S/S 2017 Sponsored by OPR

Trend 1 – Moody Blues


Shades of Blue are very important for knits and woven fabrics. The color Blue ranges from light powder Blue, Purple cast Blues, Grey cast Blues, Periwinkle, Cobalt, and dark Blue. Head to toe Blue is featured, as well as Denim and Chambray fabrics or indigo knits. Denim is ranging from washed out to stonewash, ultra blue, to dark denim. The Blue shades are found in casual and dress apparel and is a great color story mixed with the beach neutrals, Greys, and shades of White. Key patterns such as stripes and plaids work well in the shades of Blue combined with Khaki, Sand, off White and shades of Grey. Yarn Dye indigo stripes and plaids emerge as well as screen printing geometrics, Batiks, and Ikats.

Trend 2 – Gypsy Princess


The Gypsy Princess trend is inspired by the bohemian trend. Loose flowing fabrics are key as well as relaxing silhouettes. Gauze, Chiffon, and Crochet are key fabrics. Heavy threads are woven into bright color fabrics, and soft, suede like fabrics emerge. Crochet and lace fabrics continue. Darker colors emerge with brighter accents and mid-tones. Short dresses with fuller skirts, contrast with long maxi dresses and skirts. Peasant blouses feature peek-a-boo shoulders or fly away sleeves. Artisanal craftsmanship emerges in exotic patterns. Fringe, feathers, and intricate, beaded embroidery are key details. Patterns are globally inspired.

Trend 3 – Desert Explorer


This trend is a utilitarian wardrobe for modern adventure. Military inspired apparel continues from fall with a mixture of Safari Apparel. The color palette features, Sand, Green, Khaki, Brown, Light Blue, and Navy. There is a variety of fabrics such as Cotton, Linen, and slub yarns. Butter leathers and summer, light weight suede emerges. Knits and woven fabrics feature small or rough textures. Cargo pockets with flaps are key for slacks, shorts, jackets, and woven shirts. Belts emerge on jackets, and military belts appear on shorts and slacks. Epaulets appear on jackets and on woven tops as a key detail on pockets. Hardware such as D-rings, zippers, snaps, and metal buttons emerge. Peruvian inspired patterns emerge as well as south of the border, and Polynesian patterns.