10 MUST KNOW TRENDS FOR FUNCTIONAL FABRICS S/S 2021

June 15, 2019

THE BEAUTY OF FUNCTION

10 must know trends for functional fabrics S/S 2021 at PERFORMANCE DAYS in Munich

It is inevitable to deal with the topic “The beauty of function”, the focus of functional fabrics S/S 2021, seen in Munich May 2019.

We know how much fashion and function emerged together in the last years:

  • the athleisure trend brought performance wear into the office which made daily office wear sporty in a smart and cool way
  • as a result of this trend fashion brands starts to integrate functional details in their collections
  • for many seasons e.g. the fitness brands have been toping each other with a wide variety of detail solutions, especially reagarding to the tops, prints and fabrics; far too beautiful to be worn only during sports.
  • sports brands pick up more than before fashionable styles and casual looks which was obvious at last ISPO in February 2019.

LIFESTYLE WEAR IS THE NEW FUNCTION

There is a big demand now for a functional garment appearing cool and stylish and so appealing to be worn as everydaywear:

  • Clothing that reflects an active lifestyle and combines the aesthetics of fashion and functional clothing
  • Functional properties as for example comfort, waterproofness and clima regulation are not enough anymore for functional wear of the future: beauty through fashionable shapes, nice graphics and irresistible fabrics must be added to attract the consumer

In my ” guided tour + “ with this topic I selected four suppliers with stylish and highly innovative products -Tintex, Isko, Woolmark Company and Pioneer Elastic – to demonstrate the beautiful mixture of fashion and function.

Guided Tour + at Performance Days May 2019.

FUNCTIONAL FABRICS S/S 2021

The functional fabrics S/S 2021 show a big diversity in performance, surfaces, hand feel and graphics. Most of the fabrics are multi-functional and offer

  • moisture management
  • odour control
  • quick-drying
  • thermo regulation
  • UV protection
  • sustainable production or biodegradability

BUT HOW BECOME FUNCTIONAL FABRICS STYLISH AND FASHIONABLE?

They adopt fashion trends but use functional details as beautiful design feature at the same time: e.g. laser cut punch holes or  geometric prints with cooling effects.

I picked up 10 trends depending on the fashionable and aesthetic appearance of the fabrics.

10 MUST KNOW TRENDS FOR FUNCTIONAL

FABRICS & TRIMS S/S 2021:

 

1. DENIM

Festival charme – denim shades – quilted patchwork – frayed edges

Fabrics & trims by: PONTETORTO | MERRYSON | PIONEER ELASTIC. Click on company link for further info.

 2. DRY & CRISPY COTTON

French terries – double face with contrast terry backing – dry touch – athleisure styles

Fabrics: TINTEX . Click on company link for further info.info.

3. TRANSPARENCY

 ultra-light & soft – striped – as lightweight for high-fashion activewear jackets

Fabric & Trims: TINTEX I TAUBERT I RIRI . Click on company link for further info.

 

4.GEOMETRICS

prints with thermo regulating effect – embossed surfaces – mathematical patterns

Fabric & Trims: TAUBERT I LAUREMA I MERRYSON I PIONEER ELASTIC . Click on company link for further info.

5. Breathable

3D warp-knit technology – laser-cutted punch-holes

Fabrics:  TRANS-TEXTIL   CHIA HER . Click on company link for further info.

6. Multi-colour effects

ribbed multi-coloured midlayers – iridescent surfaces & prints

Fabric:  TRUEWAY . Click on company link for further info.

7. Jacquard mania

geo-inspired jacquards –  – stitch free quiltings – 3D jacquard knits

Fabric:  TRUEWAY I MERRYSON . Click on company link for further info.

8. EXOTIC BIRDS

brilliant colours -exotic birds – jungle motifs -photo realistic fur prints

 

9. GLAMOUROUS SHINE

wet looks – ultra-light weight metallic foil – multicoloured shimmer -futuristic

 

10. CRUSHED & CRUMPLED

80ies inspired – crincled surfaces or backings – paper touch 

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