A must-see event for designers, trend forecasting agencies, managers and buyers, Interfiliere Paris is the key date in the season for stocking up on ideas and new trends. The four themes for Winter 14/15 (Silence, Oxidised, Sumptuous and Playful) will be presented in a festive atmosphere during the show on 6-8 July 2013, but a sneak peek is available covering each of the trends. From small delicacies, graceful details, delightful surprises to all things pretty. In a word … beauty.
An extraordinary meeting of elements which injects the newness in the revival of pastel shades. The general feeling of seductive beauty without ostentation is expressed in a fairy tale mood taking forward the highlights of last season’s celestial themes. Nature’s perpetual movements are captured in ephemeral still life. Everything is light and airy and in total contrast with the Urban themes which dominate outerwear trends.
Colour palette: the pastels take off again thanks to nuances which are perfectly tuned to floating lines and featherweights.
The brown, copper and rust family develops strongly in combination with amazing surface & yarn treatments. It is part of the ongoing fascination of artisanal and crafted elements and a counterbalance of the technical invasion in our lifestyles, but it calls for reflection and forward thinking on how to use and merchandise these colours. The danger of ‘heaviness’ needs to be avoided even when an element of roughness is introduced, combining metallic or shiny accents and tonal multi-colour to add movement and delicacy.
Colour palette: bronze, rust and brown tones for the artisanal effects and innovative animal designs.
Garments that are easy to wear but decorated with amazing, refined ornaments, taking inspiration from vintage to historical richness. The trend’s starting point is Venice with its melting pot of Gothic, Renaissance and oriental elements: velvet, brocades, mosaics. The vision of a night sky without light pollution, voluptuous, dark, mysterious.
Colour palette: dark and sombre shades and lighter accents for today’s casual glamour.
The spirit of mixology, the art and science of mixing drinks and cocktails. A big trend at the moment is to invent new tastes that coincide with the growing longing for discoveries and experiences. The mix is a bit of classic plus something from other eras or cultures, with the growing presence of colour, the importance of other continents, and especially Brazil. Another element of discovery is New Vintage which already makes furore on the menswear catwalks where a touch of dandyism is mixed with casualness and lots of unusual colours. A chance for lingerie to treat Playful ideas with a big dose of super chic.
Colour palette: a burst of bright, tonic colours with echoes from the past for new mixtures.