One of the hottest trend details of the moment, as defined by the Livetrend Social Media Tracker, is undoubtedly openwork. Whether skin is showing through eyelets, lace or other variations of crochet-inserts, creativity knows no limits within the depiction of this finishing. Searches for this detail have been up by +120% compared to the last year, with especially keen interests on the products blouses and dresses. Openwork is pulsating across Instagram. Here, it is worn from the most fashionable (in more extravagant or bucolic interpretations) to a broader range of consumers (via subtle details around the hems, necklines and sleeves). E-commerce is also confirming the easy applicability of the trend, which currently makes up 12% of global RTW assortments.
Currently, this trend is especially popular on easy-to-wear, airy dresses/blouses with soft volumes and puffy sleeves. Within those pieces the trending detail feels summery fresh, not only because it literally makes a garment more breathable, but mainly because a lot of those must-have garments favor a white coloring. The lightness of this summer season seems to be propelled into the following seasons as well. First Resort 2022 collections show a similar sensibility for this trend, looking at brands such as Chloé and Valentino.
Since the trending style is highly popular across Social Media and searches show a growing perspective, the detail has big potential to remain a must-have for the upcoming seasons. It is easily adaptable for autumnal and wintery pieces, used on collars and hems, and openwork knitwear is already announced as a safe bet for the collections ahead. Due to such high commercial potentials, based on a booming range of magnitude and stable growth perspective, Livetrend grades this trend as a big trend. If you want to maintain a sense of feminine ease within your assortments, do not miss out on this opportunity and get inspired to purposefully punch holes into your top sellers.
30 June 2021