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…