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The Trendstop team give FashionUnited readers an insider's guide to the inspirations and innovations impacting the denim market. Fresh from the 10th anniversary edition of the Denim Première Vision trade event in Paris, our experts reveal the key concepts, technical advancements and consumer insights that will be shaping this sector into Fall/Winter 2018-19 and beyond. Our comprehensive trade show coverage and product galleries analyse and evaluate each trend's commercial value and longevity, giving you the best possible basis for your decision making.
This week, Trendstop present three influential themes essential for any Fall/Winter 2018-19 denim collection. Neo Paddings introduces outerwear influences into the denim language through puffy silhouettes and quilted fabrications. Lasered Impressions brings technology to the fore with new patterning and surface decoration techniques. The Vintage Wash gives a nod to jeanswear heritage as reinvented classics reinforce denim's enduring qualities of authenticity and timelessness.
Quilting and padding redefines Fall/Winter denim silhouettes with a new outerwear inspired aesthetic. Puffed up proportions and inflated fabrications lend an insulated quality to jackets and gilets while quilted panelling and contrast inserts introduce added warmth to layering pieces.
A key advancement for Fall/Winter 2018-19 denim, lasering techniques offer a fresh take on surface design. Traditional prints are updated as digital laser technology is used to create imprinted and embossed patterns, distressed effects and intricate cutwork on a variety of jeanswear pieces.
The Vintage Wash
Contrasting with the season's high tech developments, Fall jeanswear goes back to its roots with a celebration of its workwear heritage. Classic silhouettes are heavily laundered and indigo dyes over-washed for a timeworn vintage appeal that brings authenticity to denim looks.
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Images courtesy of Trendstop: Filatures du Park, Kipas Denim, Toray International, Nihonmenpu Textile, Jeanologia, Soorty, Tavex, all Fall Winter 2018-19.