FW17-18 Essential Jersey & Knitwear Directions

As industry insiders get ready for the upcoming edition of Premiere Vision Parid, Trendstop's material experts introduce the latest trends impacting the season, helping to ensure that collections have the optimum analysis to inform decision making. These emerging trends are developed through our carefully curated, inspirational seasonal reports that evaluate each individual trends commercial value as well as their longevity over the coming seasons.

This week, FashionUnited Readers get an exclusive insight into three key women's knit and jersey themes emerging at the international Pre Fall and Ready-to-Wear collections. Knits Undone and Candy Floss Knits put the emphasis on texture and tactility with distressing techniques and utility colour-ways bringing a laid-back grungier appeal to knitwear. Meanwhile Fluid Lurex Jerseys offers a fresh twist on eveningwear with shimmer-shot metallic co-ords.

Knits Undone

FW17-18 Essential Jersey & Knitwear Directions

New season knitwear expresses a grungy worn-in aesthetic through undone and distressed finishes. Oversized sweaters and maxi dress silhouettes come with ladders, loops, holes and unraveled edges enhanced by loose yarns in abstracted patterns and soft blocking.

Fluid Lurex Jerseys

FW17-18 Essential Jersey & Knitwear Directions

Winter jerseys focus on lightweight layering sprinkled with stardust that offers an alternative take on contemporary eveningwear. Sheer super-fine knits come in dusty pales and inky darks shot with glittering Lurex in silver and gold while flowing silhouettes amplify the luxe appeal of fluid co-ord pieces.

Candy Floss Knits

FW17-18 Essential Jersey & Knitwear Directions

Fluffy mohair yarns are a knitwear staple reworked in cargo inspired colour-ways for winter. Undone, wiry fibres have candy floss tactility and a super-soft aesthetic for a cosy comforting feel. Deep blacks, rich blue and khaki tones lend fuzzy textures a utilitarian sensibility.

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FW17-18 Essential Jersey & Knitwear Directions

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