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SS23: Textures Guide

Talking textures! 

The talk about tactility has been all around over the past seasons. With an increased focus on the sensation of touch and the skin, we have seen designers exploit new strategies to address touch through their choice of fabrics. The trend is now being adapted by the market. We can see more commercial interpretations within subtle surface designs of small creases and bubbles, brushed yarns to create a super-soft effect and plissée as an all-time favorite to resonate fluidity and elegance at the same time. Another stable trend is quilting that references a cocooning experience and prevails due to its comforting and soothing qualities. On the SS 22 shows, texture is stable by number of outfits, but textures are more 3D and experimental. More creative textures increased by +55% on the runways.

Shirring is a technique that allows to create a more 3-dimensional surface as well. With different stitches different effects can range from soft to sharp and edgy. Lastly, the taste for the 00s has resurfaced the popcorn and bubble styles. The look is bold but offers interesting qualities to adapt to various shapes and work on currently demanded one-size and inclusive collections.

Take a look at how to interpret this need for texture moving forward:

The Texture Trends

SUBTLE SURFACE

QUILTED

BRUSHED YARNS

PLISSEE

SHIRRING

BUBBLED

Subtle Surface

Credits: @sourceunknown.store, @marie.jedig, @bohemegoods, @shopknuppkouture, @mariejedig / Credits: @gracemcgraath, @bohemegoods, @mariejedig, @arumstreetstyle, @lessismore

Quilted

Credits: @andotherstories, @_aje_, @resumecph, @ienki_ienki, @roomshop / Credits: @arketofficial, @ienki_ienki, @vi_bogodist, @silfenstudio, @koibird

Brushed Yarns

Credits: @asos, @growandgloboutique, @_the_tomorrow_collective_, @koibird, @sourceunknown.store / Credits: @touristmagazine_, @kaseyandherklothes, @houseofsunny, @kristinas__kloset, @despi_naka

Plissée

Credits: @esthe_clothing, @chloebbbb, @thefrankieshop, @kajsaellen, @missguided / Credits: @whowhatwear, @sourceunknown.store, @zara__international, @emilisindlev, @summerjadestyle

Shirring

Credits: @garmentory, @emilisindlev, @klarahellqvist, @lisasaysgah, @fox_maiden / Credits: @robertaeiner, @neithanherbert, @klarahellqvist, @kubidezse, @oliviarosethelabel

Bubbled

Credits: @emmanuellek, @chet_lo, @chainykr, @sydneygum, @apocstore / Credits: @jadedldn, @tinamora.nyc, @esthe_clothing, @upnextdesigner, @vasquiat_official

Soft or Loud !

As seen above, the must-have property for textiles when moving into the next seasons is TEXTURE. Your pieces will be able to build a more intimate relationship with clients as they are in direct contact and dialogue with the body of their wearer. New fabric qualities create a desire-to-touch appeal, not only on the skin but through screens as well. Exploit such new staples and reframe the connection to your clients.

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8 November 2021
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