Première Vision A/W 17/18: Highlights

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Image courtesy of Première Vision

Taking place in Paris bi-annually, as well as in other locations around the world, Première Vision is essential for anyone in the fashion and textiles industry.

Here are some of the key commercial trends from this season’s show:

Super Size Heritage

  • Checks and stripes become graphic
  • Traditional motifs are explored
  • Simple and bold colour palette
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credits L to R: Selecta Como, Pontetorto, Pastels

Brushed Surface

  • A key trend for woollen outerwear
  • Super-brushed mohairs and felted wools
  • Soft colour palette or monochrome mix
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credits L to R: Sintopel, Tessile Fiorentina, Ulysse Pila/Reynaud Rexo

Tufted Texture

  • Evolved look, experimentation with pattern and scale
  • Subtle colour and material contrasts
  • Repaired tears for controlled surface texture
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credits L to R: Giotex, Sintopel, Gentili

Checked Camo

  • An important update for the ubiquitous camouflage trend
  • Classic checks mix with simple camouflage patterns
  • Utilitarian colour palette
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credits L to R: Korea Silkroad/Silkytex, Impresa Textile, Impresa Textile

Sketched Patterns

  • Geometric shapes in considered repeats
  • Small-scale staccato biro doodles
  • Jacquard and embroidery as well as print
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credits L to R: Shinkong Textile, Formosa Taffeta, Dutel Creation

Painterly Prints

  • Silk, linen and cotton in light colour bases
  • Different techniques; dripping, dry brush marks and watercolour washes
  • Sketched florals or abstract mark-making
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credits L to R: Mitwill Textiles Europe, Goutarel, Mitwill Textiles Europe

Floral Jacquards

  • Stylised designs in multi-scales
  • Dark grounds with flashes of brights and pastels
  • Raised texture
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credits L to R: Dutel Creation, Sfate & Combier, Goutarel

Iridescent Shine

  • Metallics continue in importance, this season taking on iridescent shine
  • Surface texture adds interest and multi-dimensionality
  • A key look for active and occasion
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credits L to R: Henry Bertrand, Shinkong, DK&D Doorim

All images photographed at Première Vision by Fiona Coleman.

USP: These trends will impact fabric, print and colour choices across mens, womens and kids for A/W 17/18.