Textile technology: trends for the year 2022
When we talk about trends for the year 2022, the year we thought we were going to reach the end of the Covid-19 pandemic, it doesn’t seem to be that close.
Because of the emergence of new variants and the delay in the vaccination process at a global level. It still seems like we’ll be spending more time at home and online too.
And even with all this uncertainty, the fashion market continues to constantly reinvent its creative and technological possibilities, as well as industry resources and measures for a more sustainable fashion economy.
In this sense, and through the survey of data on trends in fashion, clothing design, and accessories. We brought here, in this blog, some of the main waves that the so infinite world of fashion has been bringing around.
WGSN, the world’s leading trend forecasting company, held a conference where they discovered new trends and inspirations for the 2022 season.
Once again, Kutxa Kultur Moda with the collaboration and sponsor from Emporio San Sebastián made the webinar possible for all professionals and lovers of the sector. The best news about the trends for the year 2022, we present it for the continuation of this article. Good reading!
Colors of the trends for the year 2022
Textile technoloy: trends, what comes next?
Despite finding a consumer in the midst of a financial crisis, it is worth highlighting positive aspects such as the greater connection of the community, the discovery of pleasures, the agility with e-commerce.
The balance between culture, work, and life is born and, of course, a new consumer who has changed his priorities and awaits proposals that promote the family unit.
A consumer who will spend on brands that help with well-being and that convey optimism and hope. We are left with a curious fact, only 9% of the population wants to go back to life as it was before. Data that lead us to reflection and that we cannot let go unnoticed. But that will definitely change.
We start with colors. Neutral, commercial, and basic tones find their place in a context of prudence and survival.
“The novelty comes from the hand of olive green, which will have a lot of influence due to its connection with nature; magenta rose, conveying positivity, vigor, and beauty; the butter color, subtle, nourishing and with a luxurious aesthetic; the tropical orange, providing a feeling of energy and light, and finally, the Atlantic blue where handcrafted and sustainable inspiration is the hallmarks.” WGSN
Connected, Resourceful and Euphoria: The trends for the year 2022
The three trends that will star in the spring-summer 2022 trends are ‘Connected’, ‘Ingenious’ and ‘Euphoria’, which a priori seem very strange, but we promise you will fall in love with them.
It bases its inspiration on the relationship of ourselves to others. This brings us to natural and spiritual experiences. Mysticism is the new way of looking at the future. Clothing that protects us and designs that help us connect with ourselves.
The most exquisite comfort appears in this trend. Aesthetics and exclusivity. Archaic objects are re-evaluated as fashionable objects. Artificial and digital spaces merge. Game environments become relevant. The main colors are energetic and calming.
Light and versatile silhouettes predominate. Ergonomic clothes play with integrated accessories and details. Today, the important search for comfortable clothes to stay at home has discovered designs in pants, blazers, and skirts with great adaptability and comfort. The elastic and rubberized waistbands are back.
Blazers take on oversized, enveloping shapes. We discovered fabrics that are easy to iron and wash. The plush touch, the well-being, the enveloping silhouettes, and the relaxing colors are the main protagonists.
The 90´s also had their niche. Innovative cuts in contemporary patterns point to ’90s minimalism. Metal hardware and adjustable elements add a different touch to clothes. Silhouettes are adapted by bows, ribbons, and straps. The importance of consuming less and better increases.
“The great sensation of these trends for the year 2022 is the so-called ‘digital atelier‘, which brings us closer to 3D clothing and digital design.”
Whatever the trend, improving with less in a sustainable world is the essence that keeps repeating itself.
Sees fashion from a simpler, more natural, and sustainable approach. Creativity shows its purest state and colors and sober details appear. Exquisite materials and handcrafted luxury predominate.
A sophisticated yet adapted and homely aesthetic is appreciated at the same time.
The great importance of the country theme is in looks worn with organic textures and wildflowers. It is a cheerful style where the nautical theme and the holiday resort are also presumed.
Without a doubt, timelessness and sustainability are in their purest form.
The juxtapositions make their foray into floral dresses and handcrafted plaid shirts, two of the key pieces in the transition from winter to spring. We find sloppy comfort with fabrics that carry natural dyes. The designs are based on leftover materials, which leads to the creation of custom pieces.
Folkstyle reappears with handcrafted finishes, bohemian skirts, and turtleneck shirts. Tie-dye fabrics contrast with men’s work boots.
Femininity is reflected in serene pieces that remind us of wedding dresses. A renovated Victorian style with mother-of-pearl accented gowns in pink and champagne. Volumes and ruffles are back, as well as embellishments and delicate applications.
Reflects the strength of design, creativity, and freedom. Use the emotional power of colors to lift your spirits, betting on joy and optimism.
A trend where important references to cultural icons with exaggerated tropical print influences emerge. The designs exude sparkle and retro resort trends. Silhouettes with 70’s hippie touches contrast with materials of outstanding creativity. Craftsman concepts are elevated to vibrant colors.
These are times when the importance of the outdoors increases the need for practical clothes with technical qualities: hidden pockets, removable garments, and adjustable zips.
Relaxing looks with soft, comfortable tones where natural dyes are repeated.
Dream with the trends for the year 2022
An eclectic and youthful interpretation of the clothes emerges. The transference to the modern territory comes through the color and silhouettes where paintings and large flowers are characteristic.
Color clashes in bubble and volume shapes. Undoubtedly, a trend that lavishes colors, prints, and handcrafted details. The novelty comes from the collaborations between brands and independent artists.
Summer, sun, and good weather give way to beach-inspired collections and the pool looks. Katftanes, silk print scarves that transform into tops, and glamorous modern silhouettes are a must-have on summer days.
For the evening, we’re back to wearing glitter and lurex shirts and dresses. Like every spring, the safari collection cannot be missing. This time it was reinterpreted with cargo pants and shorts, practical overalls, and medium but vivid colors.
Textile Technology: Trends that make us fall in love.
We review what will be the key pieces, including tops with thin and delicate straps, blouses with striking collars, and balloon sleeves. Knitwear will continue to be allied in spring with jackets that replace buttons with drawstring closures, vests, round-neck sweaters, or cardigans with polo necks.
As for the skirts, we highlight the midi and maxi with elastic waist and rounded cut and also the knitted skirts where comfort prevails. Holiday-inspired dresses with clean, simple cuts versus romantic frilly designs.
The baggy boxers stand out as the undisputed novelty of the season, along with the kangaroo jacket with pockets and marked collars.
We finish this report about the trends for the year 2022 with shoes and accessories. Let’s fall in love with dancers with strings and jewelry elements. Return of the platform and block sole.
Timelessness and refinement go hand in hand with bombs and mules. With regard to bags, the bucket bag and the small and minimal ones are the fruit-shaped baguettes and the modular shoulder bags.