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FW16 Commercial Themes at Trade Shows

FW16 Commercial Themes at Trade Shows

Trendstop gives our blog readers readers a first look at three essential commercial themes validated during the FW16-17 trade show season.


Every season, Trendstop’s trend team hit the biggest fashion trade events across the globe to bring our subscribers an exclusive look into the upcoming seasons’ collections. From WOMAN in New York to Who’s Next in Paris, the coverage showcases upcoming brands to know and the most exciting trend innovations to keep watch on.


As well as pinpointing the newest trends in apparel, accessories and footwear, Trendstop presents how the forecasted trends have translated into collection must-haves in our Commercial Themes. These themes track the emerging trends from our forecast concepts to commercially successful products at seasonal trade events.


This week, our blog readers get a first look at three essential commercial themes validated during the FW16-17 trade show season, as the seventies colour palette adapts for formal silhouettes and utility influences expand into denim essentials.


New Utility

Trendstop - New Utility

Trendstop’s Trend of 2016, New Utility, explored the concept of dressed-up practicality as fashion meets function on a contemporary level. Hardware accessories maintain a matted, worn quality to express this functional aesthetic. Ribbed panelling and dark-wash denim boiler suits showcase how fashion silhouettes can be adapt to express this utilitarian mood with a focus on military detailing.


Images courtesy of Trendstop, left to right: Knitss, MFP, Sunnei.


70’s Gentlewoman

 Trendstop - 70's Gentlewoman

The 70’s Gentlewoman forecast theme developed the Modern Seventies aesthetic with menswear inspired fits in autumnal tones. Boyswear features multi-surfaces textured knits in chevron inspired patterns. Women’s accessories are simple and sleek with 70’s inspired details. The warm, nostalgic palette features saturated tan shades and rich ochre hues.


Images courtesy of Trendstop, left to right: Idano, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Peregrine.


Quiet Comfort

 Trendstop - Quiet Comfort

Luxury lounging is explored within the Quiet Comfort theme, as silhouettes lose their shape and adopt voluminous proportions with minimal detailing. Shapes are basic, with minimal detail such as frilling and wrapping to evoke movement the dense fabrications. Footwear maintains this minimal appeal, with cocooning pumps in neutral tones.


Images courtesy of Trendstop, left to right: AKIN TO, Gray Matters, By SUN.


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