Interfiliere’s Evolution trends book for AW13 sees the introduction of a ‘new beauty’ for intimate apparel.
The New Beauty is all about the hottest recession-proof things: prettiness and durability. Aspire to create the timeless lingerie that every woman has always wanted and dreamed of.
Forget trendy gags just for effect. Reject the boring and ‘safe’ classics. Colours, materials, shapes will all be tested for timeless beauty. Creations will be precise in every detail, worth spending money on.
The hottest word for seasons to come is caring. It is the big comeback of the French lingerie style. Brands must do major fabric research and avoid ‘have-seen-before’.
Those bias-cut 30’s gowns & PJ’s will now be in a super easy care, luxury feel and look Dogi tricot. Stiff satin poly is definitely out, while satin poly from Boselli steals centre stage.
Gain inspiration from movies such as Coco before Chanel and The Great Gatsby, remake or original. Indulge in softness via non-padded bras, concealed wire casings and developments in Spacers. This season is about luxurious softness with a spring.
The Trends: The New Eve, Symbolism, Visionnaire and Playtime
‘Beauty is in everything and knows no boundaries, geographic or historical’.
This sums up the creative mood of Interfiliere’s colour experts which is introduces its new trend guide.
Liberated from commercial constraints, the stylists expressed a strong love for colours that talk about emotion and, together with the fabrics, express the times we live in.
Nature, art and above all skill and artisanal interpretations are the underlying influences. Throughout this book, colours express our desire to participate in something worthwhile.
THE NEW EVE
This is a type of detoxification of lingerie: discard everything that is only for effect and start all over again.
Lingerie is designed as it should be: delightfully intimate and precious. Intimate memories and forgotten skills are re-interpreted by new technology.
The season sees a big revival of the French Style, detailed, light, frivolous. Products feature delicate powdery colours with a hint of decadence. The reign of Alexander McQueen directs the floral revival, focused on timeless beauty.
After the lace archives, printer archives provide a plethora of ideas for new placements. Foulards are very important vfor lounge and beach. Photographic images mix with hand-drawn lines.
The architectural mood and vintage meet in a luxury revival of genuine lingerie looks. Valenciennes bands are used for linear detail on crepes, satin, and luxury loungewear knits. Pieces display diamante and pearl accents.
There is a rich brocade feel for lightweight shaping jacquards and interpretations in lace and super–flat low contrast embroideries.
The new blacks tell the story of the myriad of fantasies and dreams that are related to the mystique of the night.
This theme reflects when nature exudes its sweet romanticism and flowers metamorphose into ‘erotic phantoms’. In this world of delightful darkness, seduction thrives on surprise and effects. The body is decorated and embellished to communicate desire at its most refined and sophisticated. It is eroticism at its most sublime.
These artistic and magical interpretations of nature allow for paint imperfections and rough/refined contrasts.
Materials feature creatures of the night with a festive interpretations of wing effects, combining feathers and refined shiny accents.
Placed digital printing is combined with refined grounds and mixed with other techniques and surface effects for garment mixes.
A dream of tomorrow manifests against the reality of a planet in danger.
Gain inspiration from earlier hotbeds of modernism – the twenties, fifties and sixties – but now in the context of the growing need for humility with regards to resources. The focus is on using modern technology for inspiration, not only for comfort and construction, but also as an imaginary source.
Pixels, fractals and the onslaught of 3D technology boggles the mind. Technology is in the hands of stylists who are focused on a new direction for beauty.
New garment volumes are worth a study for homewear. Products incorporate sculptural surface effect knits inspired by the artist Maya Lin and designs from Miyake and Mugler.
Experience the reconstruction of the lingerie wardrobe, combining optical perfection with super comfort.
The new stretch fabrics have cosmetic qualities and interesting handle and surface texture.
Lightweight and fine gauge remains the key to modernity followed by compact fabrics with effect and the comeback of glossy tricots with soft hand feel.
Dreaming of a world where the magic of transformation is reality? Then join the growing club of designers worldwide who are leading a new renaissance in design.
This is a world where the old classification codes no longer apply, where the idea of hiding in your own cocoon is no longer a sign of weakness. This is a parallel universe where Steve Jobs was uncrowned king. Playfulness is no longer a synonym for immaturity. Life accelerates: at home, on holiday… wherever there is a laptop.
Materials reflect fun and simplicity with lots of dynamism. Dots, stripes and blocks are the icons of youthful pleasure that has no age.
Between grandma’s leftovers and the casual lifestyle: denim, marl jersey, rugged workwear and romantic remnants of crafts and folklore. Re-using and remaking leads to new classifications of loungewear.
Design is in everything – a look at the world around us, spontaneous and free-spirited.
First ideas for cruisewear take the sportstyle into Legoland and times-past when everybody was still playing.