Textile Trends Fall/Winter 2016/17

Overview of the Textile Trends for Fall/Winter 2016/2017

Megatrends – Zeitgeist, Progression, Tecvolution
Three megatrends impact the textile selection in the sports market in fall/winter 2016/17:
Zeitgeist encourages the tapping of all opportunities presented by our time period and infusing the active wear market with new inspiring products. Progression focuses on strengthening the subject of sustainability by making it even more comprehensive and consistent. Tecvolution strives to turn futuristic concepts into everyday products and allow the public to benefit from their advantages.

Color Palette Fall/Winter 2016/17
In terms of colors the textile trends draw from the Pantone chart Active Instinct. Four additional complementing color charts accompany the trends for 2016/17.

Textile Trends
Activation, Duality, Hardcore, Dexterity, Circuit
Five detailed textile trends reflect a variety of influences ranging from consumer behavior to the state of the global economy.

Trend 1 – Activation. This trend describes the latest functional factors that improve performance and wellness.

Trend 2 – Duality. Increasing acceptance of responsible production processes results in a combination of eco-friendly processes with sustainable production.

Trend 3 – Hardcore. This trend relies on innovative fiber and textile composition resulting in a strong appearance and maximum function, as a result of the increasing demand for protective features in active wear.

Trend 4 – Dexterity. The optical stimulation of consumers with the help of colors or prints is extremely important for the continuing development of the market. The senses are excited without compromising function or protective characteristics of the fibers, fabrics or surfaces.

Trend 5 – Circuit. Intelligent technology has become indispensable in the life of consumers; therefore it is time to take advantage of this hyper-connective atmosphere when considering the latest generation of textiles.