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Trendstop's womenswear team bring you a first look at an essential trend direction that will be impacting the women's market into F/W 2018-19 and beyond. First identified in our Themes forecasts this influential trend will be inspiring all sectors of the women's fashion market, from apparel and accessories to print and materials. Our carefully curated seasonal reports evaluate each trends commercial value and longevity with accurate analysis from our trend experts giving you the best possible basis for decision making.
This week, Trendstop reveals three key aspects of our Fall/Winter 2018-19 womenswear theme, Softly Sculpted to FashionUnited readers. 3D forms and sculptural shapes inspire a luxuriously feminine take on womenswear. Architectural influences, modernist styling and clean silhouettes are softened by tactile, natural textures in a refined palette of neutral tones for an effortless approach to winter dressing.
Softly Sculpted - Colour & Print
Off-white and putty tones with a chalky handle bring a fresh femininity to a neutral palette. Accented by inky darks or dusty synthetic pastels, classic blocking and two-tone placements are abstracted with rounded edges and muted textural contrasts. Stark linear patterns achieve a more painterly feel through expressive hand-drawn illustrations.
Softly Sculpted - Apparel
Cosy knits and outerwear are the core staples for any winter collection. Trumpet, flared, tapered and cinched silhouettes play with volume while Layering techniques offer a conceptual take on comfort, mixing regular and asymmetric placements. Self fabrics and trims ensure a clean, minimalist line to elongated forms.
Softly Sculpted - Footwear & Accessories
Simple shapes and constructions are elevated through premium quality, fabrications that are ultra-tactile to the touch. Glove weight, butter-soft suede and smooth, fine grained leathers bring a feeling of understated luxury to oversized clutches, structured belts and knee length boots.
FashionUnited readers can get free access to Trendstop's Fall Winter 2016-17 Womenswear Commercial Themes, an essential report featuring the season's best commercial apparel, footwear and accessories products. Simply click here to receive your complimentary report.
Trendstop.com is one of the world's leading trend forecasting agencies for fashion and creative professionals, renowned for its insightful trend analysis and forecasts. Clients include H&M, Primark, Forever 21, Zalando, Geox, Evisu, Hugo Boss, L'Oreal and MTV.
Images courtesy of Trendstop, left to right: TSE Pre Fall 2017, Nina Ricci Pre Fall 2017, Max Mara Pre Fall 2017, Pringle of Scotland Pre Fall 2017, Joseph Pre Fall 2017, Eudon ChoiFall Winter 2017-18.