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Intertextile fair unveils Autumn/Winter 2022-23 fabric apparel trends

The Intertextile Directions Trend Committee has established the theme of E.VOLUTION for Autumn/Winter 2022-23 with four key trends; Resilience, Refuge, Unreason, and Booster.

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics show displays fabrics and accessories. Fairgoers can use the Intertextile Directions Trend Forum to get innovative fabrics that reflect the theme.

With the restrictions and challenges endured during the pandemic, the new fashion trends focus on a reconnection to nature and freedom, the approach of a new era, and the urgency to shape a better future. Innovation and sustainability are key to fashion evolving and expanding, so functional, recycled and eco-friendly fabrics are essential in representing Autumn/Winter 2022-23 textile trends, according to a press release by Messe Frankfurt.

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The Intertextile Directions Trend Forum will display on-trend fabric samples submitted by exhibitors and is a valuable resource for buyers to scope out potential suppliers. The Intertextile Directions Trend Committee is formed by top trend forecasters from the world’s fashion capitals; Elementi Moda (Milan), Doneger Creative Services (New York), NellyRodi Agency (Paris), and Sachiko Inoue (Tokyo), Messe Frankfurt said.

Reflecting awareness, sensibility, and originality, the Resilience trend colours express a range of tinged warm beiges, cold tones, and soothing coloured neutrals. The fabrics aim to enhance comfort and functionality such as natural cashmere, woven, knits, wool fleece, stretch flannel, and velvet. Technical fabrics are water repellent, antibacterial, antiviral, and thermal, according to Messe Frankfurt.

Refuge displays sensitive natural tonalities of amber-tinged vegetable dyes which act like a protective shield alongside dense forest darks. Fabrics are regenerated, recycled, and developed to follow sustainability: hairy brushed weaves, herringbone textures, wool-cotton blends, tartans, tweeds, and country plaid. Materials imitate nature and vegetation: blurring 3D embroideries, trompe l’oeil effects, wallpaper floral, foliage and tapestry jacquards, ombré camouflage, velvety smoothness, and optical illusions.

Unreason displays a dual palette transcending time alongside retro inspired mid-tones and dense dark tonalities, along with casual inspiration from the world of denim or sport. Fabrics include denims, boiled and felted wool, schoolboy plaid, vegan leather, workwear compact cottons, distressed velvet, and patchworks and deadstock materials upcycled to avoid waste.

Booster trend comprises of an assorted palette of modern pastels and shocking brights, where colours mingle in an energising mood. Fabrics are diverse in texture such as jersey, fuzzy fur, terry cloth, mesh and organza. Nylon-mixes incorporate biodegradable fillers, spacer, polyamide foil, Latex and neoprene for a dynamic comfort.

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics Autumn edition will take place alongside Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles Autumn edition, Yarn Expo Autumn, CHIC and PH Value, from August 25-27, 2021, at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (Shanghai).

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