FFT Trends

Spring/Sum­mer 2019

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Key De­vel­op­ments in Yarn: S/S 2019

This sea­son is about ex­plo­ration and evo­lu­tion, and the mélange of strength with soft­ness, em­brac­ing a wide spec­trum across high im­pact ac­tiv­i­ties through life­style, to out­doors and soft fur­nish­ings.

The fab­rics pos­sess much lighter prop­er­ties while main­tain­ing their core character and de­liv­er­ing im­pec­ca­ble per­for­mance.

An up­ward spike in out­door sports, travel and fit­ness-re­lated ac­tiv­i­ties has di­rectly im­pacted a surge in the demand for per­for­mance and tech­ni­cal fab­ric blends with de­sign­ers and brands main­tain­ing a key fo­cus on those ar­eas. Func­tion and util­ity also fol­low close be­hind with the rise of reengi­neered op­tions.

A softer and more glam­ourised ap­proach is ob­tained with the in­cor­po­ra­tion of lus­trous yarns that serve the demand for op­u­lence and metal­lic sheen. The prod­ucts are more sen­sual and tactile, fea­tur­ing a soft and silky touch with iri­des­cent fin­ishes.

After analysing the themes pre­sented at var­i­ous trade shows, re­ports such as the ones re­leased by SpinExpo and ISPO Tex­trends, and val­i­dat­ing the find­ings with top In­dian play­ers – Vid­hya Shankar from Gana­p­athi Chet­tiar; Vikas Wadiker

from Reliance In­dus­tries; Roopali Beri from Vardhman; and Luv Jain from RSWM,

Ap­parel On­line and FFT teams present to you the top di­rec­tions in yarns for the ap­proach­ing sea­son.

Key trends in yarns and its end-prod­ucts have been high­lighted, by defin­ing in­di­vid­u­al­is­tic prop­er­ties and colour ways that pro­vide a fair idea about the fu­ture of tex­tiles for the up­com­ing Spring/Sum­mer 2019 sea­son…

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