Each season, Trendstop pinpoints the key trends influencing consumers, analyzing the latest inspirations and moods to help you understand the consumer mindset. For Fall/Winter 2016-17, we are seeing a shift towards a slower pace of life, as consumers make the decision to press pause and take a step back. The hectic speed of modern city life has taken its toll, resulting in the need to unwind. Part of this trend involves the desire to get away from (or at least reduce) an individual’s impact on social media platforms and digital technology devices. Consequently, we see how a dimension of human feeling is coming back into product and consumer engagement, from analogue media and comfort-centric clothing to slowed-down services designed to give time back to the user.
Discover In the Darkened Shadow, an essential new color group for Fall/Winter. Here, a palette of deep, dark tones evolves to introduce depth to product ranges, as nearly-black shades are treated with tints of color. Shadowy hues of green, purple, blue and black update tactile seasonal textures like knit and wool, while glossy leathers and polished accessories express refinement. Inspired by everything from catwalk and street style to art, lifestyle and design, see how these darkened shades can add sophistication to collections with Trendstop’s expert product suggestions.
This season, a tactile focus influences both print and material, as products explore innovative developments within the world of texture. Trendstop demonstrates a key print direction where printed surfaces imitate materials, inspired by upholstery patterns or interior aesthetics. Highlights include designs that resemble patterns sourced from the archive, while florals reference wallpaper. Materials themselves appeal to the touch with contemporary takes on antiqued jacquards, carpet weave and interior velvets, along with hairy woolens and structured silk. We’ll look at emerging executions of Fall/Winter 2016-17 print and materials trends using examples sourced from Trendstop’s catwalk, street style and trade show coverage.