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”, main focus of the munich functional fabric fair in 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.

 

LIEFSTYLE 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

Functional Fabrics S/S 2021 -Denim

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

 

Functional Fabrics S/S 2021 -Dry Cotton

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

 

 

3. TRANSPARENCY

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

 

Functional Fabrics S/S 2021 -Transparency

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

 

Functional FabricsSS2021Geometrics

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

 

PD Trends SS2021_breathable

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

 

 

6. Multi-colour effects

ribbed multi-coloured midlayers – iridescent surfaces & prints

Functional Fabrics S/S2021Fabric:  TRUEWAY . Click on company link for further info.

 

 

7. Jacquard mania

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

 

Functional Fabrics S/S2021Fabric:  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

 

 

Please feel free to contact me for any questions . Just write an e-mail to hello @moject.de.

 

 

 

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