For Spring/Summer 2018, textile trends will follow nature and culture with an eye to the future.
Three major trend stories emerged at Intertextile Shanghai this week, and amid the rampant uncertainty plaguing the industry, the overall design concepts focus on feeling good.
“Everything is intended to help people live better…because the situation is so difficult,” Ornella Bignami, one of the trend forum’s designers said.
Materials will focus on comfort, colors will air on the natural side and textures will tap what’s found in the wild.
Click through to take a look at all three.
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