OPTIMISED SELF: This trend revolves around people being the best versions of themselves and working hard to maintain their body balance. Fashionable sports shades are seasoned with a hint of intimacy,while skin tones are energised with bold accents. INVISTA recommends the use of high-tech fibres to improve performance and comfort, including COOLMAX technology, Cooling technology by Lycra and Lycra Power, which is designed to provide controlled compression.
FLAWLESS ME: Inspired by health, mindfulness, peace and tranquility, this trend focuses on lingerie that is seen as a luxurious cosmetic foundation – the perfect understated and luxurious base layer. Fabrics using Lycra Beauty Cooling technology smooth and pamper the skin, offering sculptural shaping with comfort and long-lasting freshness. Lycra Beauty technologies are also used in draping fabrics to offer contouring qualities. A palette of pale shades matches the softness and subtleness of this mind-set.
MOST FEMININE ME: Lace transcends borders and cultures and brings feminine qualities to wearers next season. Projected into the present via the use of modern materials, LYCRA fibre is designed to add figure-hugging freedom to any lace garment. XTRA FINE technology by Lycra allows for barely- there, smooth-fitting fabrics, while EASY SET technology by Lycra allows heat-sensitive fibres, such as viscose and acetate, to be used.
Asia inspires the use of colour in this trend, with subtle yellow and golden hues, tropical green, mysterious vapour-grey, warm hazel and
THE REBEL IN ME: The intimate wardrobe embraces festival wear with a rebellious and wild nod to fashion and music. Escapist events need escapist wardrobes, with lingerie worn as outerwear. Fabrics are bright – mixing heritage and modernity, romance and technology, leather and lace, while folk influences collide with punk, pop and art. Black is the rebel’s essential base colour and Lycra Black technology is used for deeper, darker, radical shades. INVISTA also recommends the use of Shaping technology by Lycra to provide structure.
MY WILD SIDE: This trend is all about connecting with nature. Textiles are lightweight and draping, with wild, slightly raw colour clashes, while animal, camouflage and tribal prints feature heavily. INVISTA recommends the use of Lycra Xtra life to allow swimwear to last ten times longer than unprotected garments.
BETTER ME: This trend revolves around making strong statements and showing off curves with force and finesse. Black will be used for illusionary shaping and a stay-true black is possible with Lycra Black technology. It is also designed to deliver durable chlorine resistance, excellent uniformity and virtual elimination of unwanted elastane grin-through.
PLAYFUL SELF: New ideas in online customisation allow consumers to invent personalised swimwear that will creep into a more creatively versatile wardrobe. Primary colours are broken up with unexpected accents of pastels, acids and black and grey. INVISTA recommends the use of LastingFIT technology by Lycra for easy-wear, feel-good garments.