Hyosung’s Fashion Design Center (FDC) – an interactive fashion studio – has released its forecasted Fall/Winter 23/24 Textile Trend report, which provides a vision of what major apparel brands will be incorporating into their collection next year.
FDC’s textile mega-trend for Fall/Winter 23/24 is called Interconnected Future which is broken into four sub-trends and subsequent themes called Sport Smart, Exploration of Outdoors, Practical Aesthetics and Science of Comfort.
Within each theme, the FDC team recommends a number of Hyosung’s multi-functional and sustainable yarns and apparel applications- most notably the company’s new third party certified creora® bio-based spandex made with bio-based materials derived from industrial corn, along with its MIPAN regen ocean recycled nylon made from discarded fishing nets.
Concept garments made with recommended yarns from the FDC Fall/Winter 23/24 Textile Trends will be featured in the Hyosung stand at ISPO Munich this 28-30 November.
“As the Covid-19 pandemic has passed, we foresee an enhanced interconnection among social, environmental and economic systems triggering a mindset shift from individualism to interconnectedness shaping new customer attitudes and behaviour,” commented Lewis Hong, Team/General Manager, Hyosung Fashion Design Center.
Lewis further added, “For F/W 23/24, we foresee textile trends focusing on materials that are kind to our environment and provide multi-function and comfort. Practical aesthetics and interesting surface details are also important now that we are able to personally engage in the community once again.”
Elaborating on four sub-trends, Hyosung further reports that the Sport Smart sub-trend touches upon essential base layers, winter performance leisure hybrids, core fabrics using smart technology for in-home and IRL gyms, year-round water sports and futuristic meta streetwear where physical and digital worlds collide through fantasy-inspired aesthetics.
Exploration of Outdoors sub-trend addresses the ongoing rise in the outdoorsy lifestyle trend. Key themes include textiles incorporating new levels of protection taking extreme weather patterns into consideration, comfy knit mid-layers in functional fabrics, textiles that can transition between winter recreation and all-day wear and functional outerwear for urban nomads.
As consumers adjust to the new work/life hybrid lifestyle, the Practical Aesthetics sub-trend focuses on textiles suited for comfortable office-ready apparel, loungewear with fashionable detail and textural interest, cozy tactile teddy-looking fleece fabrics for indoor and outdoor wear, and practical performance wear that meets comfort for home activewear.
And finally, the Science of Comfort sub-trend reveals that more diverse, sustainable fibres are leading the trend in new next-to-skin layers, and soft compression with additional technical properties will be key to basic underwear and loungewear for all-day performance comfort. Additionally, playful digital brights push classic lingerie into fashion limelight.
“As a textile solutions provider, we are grateful to work and collaborate with the entire value chain to help our brand partners continually innovate and deliver products even before their customers know they want them,” said Hong.