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How will fashion respond to these ever-changing turbulent times?
2018.03.20

 

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics’ Spring / Summer 2019 trends – @ sense, # couture and e. native – shed light on this question


The need for real dialogue becomes ever more crucial

Amid reconstruction, the world is facing severe realities. In the midst of political disorder, environmental problems, and social scandals, how do we seek the light within the darkness of chaos? As societies become inundated with global waves of conflicting news, the need for real dialogue becomes ever more crucial. Personal interaction is irreplaceable – communicating with nature, reading the signs, and sensing the wind. Creating emotional connections with others and opening the mind to rationality. Now is the time to solidify core values with responsibility and identify key essences of life.

The view from a fashion perspective: toughness and resilience

How will fashion respond to these ever-changing turbulent times? Will fashion allow other elements to penetrate our lives whilst innumerable other issues make their presence felt? Fashion is meant to console, to provide a retreat during unpredictable times. At its core, fashion represents unhindered confidence and allows us to freely express ourselves. Let us address how to best confront negative forces through fashion and mindful resilience.

Intertextile Directions Spring / Summer 2019 Trend Forum

Developed by renowned trend experts from Tokyo, New York, Milan and Paris, the Intertextile Directions Trend Forum will present three trends for Spring / Summer 2019 under the overall theme ‘Dialogue’: @ sense, # couture and e. native. Exhibitors’ fabrics will illustrate the colour, fabric and print styles of each trend.

Overall colour trends
This season witnesses an enriched palette, encapsulating a refined and premium feel. Refreshing and vivid colours introduce a sense of vitality and elicit creativity.

 

@ sense
An encounter with an unknown inner sense of beauty, while exploring maximised yet imperceptible appeal buried deep within the self. Natural tenderness comes face-to-face with dignified strength, paving the way for us to nurture a sensitively cool and ultimately soothing attitude. Emphasising serene elegance in profundity and blooming anew with a placid allure.

# couture
Creation of a novel and chic couture; exhilarating freshness adorned with a sleek, sporty rhythm – revisiting the origin of elegance. Innocent charm joins with an energetic and playful mode for new revitalisation.

e. native
Escaping from daily life awhile, let us embark on a journey – exploring our own roots and awakening internal instincts. Celebrating global connectivity, borderless inspiration and multi-art cultures, awash with vibrant, inter-stimulating emotions. Perceive enticing and sensual excitement...imbued with native-inspired human strength and vital pulsation.

As well as the international trends for Spring / Summer 2019, three Fabrics China Trend Forums will illustrate the domestic trends for ladieswear and menswear, as well as a ‘Fashion Focus’ area. A number of seminars will also be held to give more insight into the S/S 19 trends.

In addition to Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, four other textile fairs also take place at the National Exhibition and Convention Center: Yarn Expo Spring, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Spring Edition, fashion garment fair CHIC and knitting fair PH Value.
 

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