“Fashion is not really about clothes, it’s about life.” This quote from Franca Sozzani, former editor in chief of Vogue Italy, is Interfilière‘s motif for the coming seasons. Forget the idea of trends, fashion should be a celebration of life and lingerie; a very private feminine affair, to cherish, to express your senses and your fantasies. Interfilière looked at the life of contemporary women, what they like, how they dream, what makes them happy and reflections of their social priorities, arriving at six themes ahead of the Autumn/Winter 2018 season.
Lingerie has a very special place in the romantic corner of the female heart. She loves to play on the dualism between tough feminism and eternal girlishness – a touch of vintage, light and frivolous, with a strong focus on innovation and surprise. This dreamer loves her stories to have an original plot.
The new sensual frontier – supernatural with a bit of witchcraft. Misty, foggy and definitely a major challenge to match this amazing visual impact of materials with the current need for lightness. Here is where lingerie moves away from the aggressive S&M cult into something of an imaginative realm of female mystique.
The need to be free: no restrictions, no boundaries, no time limits, no weighing mundane responsibilities. This nomadic lifestyle, so well exploited by leading retailers who understand that this is more than an ethnic trend, but a need to renew with our primal need to be actively involved in a healthy existence. A new look on natural colours and craft.
Flowers are lingerie classics, but this theme is much more challenging than its first impression. Dare to break rules of taste and look for unusual colour harmonies and scales, an aspect of seductive eccentricity in the blend of colours and materials. Broadening the scope beyond florals into the aromas of autumn leaves and mushrooms.
The warrior seeks serenity and protection from the daily challenges of urban living. She is a woman confident of her power and does not need to wield it; she is tough on the outside, soft and inviting within. She is wrapped, laced, banded, zipped, bonded and swathed in camouflage and metallic accents.
Sport elements and the growing awareness of comfort are morphing into everyday athleisure garments. With the exception of real functional sports bras and performance gear, sporty developments are on their way to become the essentials of a new way of dressing. After wild prints in previous seasons expect to see a more architectural mood concentrating on wearability.