Seasonal Direction | Textile Color | Women’s,Men’s: ”The time is now. Get moving. Turn your back on mediocrity. Push the boundaries even at the risk of failure.” The Fall/Winter 2014-15 season is all about change according to this terrific report published by Lenzing and conceived by MMtrends.com. 

Direction and color are presented in 6 modes: Fusion, Fairytale, Rainbow, Mind’s Eye, Shadow &Light, and Floral Fever. Presented on WeConnectFashion, courtesy of Lenzing, a textile fiber company committed to the principles of sustainable management with very high environmental standards.
 
Fall / Winter 2014-15 Lenzing Report
 
Fusion

Key Words
Control. Masculinity. Uneven vs. solid colors. Perforation. Clean lines.Spatiality.

Fabric & Color Mood
Colors are distorted and mediated by cutting, breaking and interfering with thesurface of the textiles, creating grids, panels and other geometrical shapes.3D, air-stuffed and mesh techniques are put into play to emulate architecturalstructures. Excessively even and smooth surfaces mask the tactility of thetextile. The fabrics are generally light-weight, crisp and cool to the hand,and high-performance materials are imperative.
 
Fairytale

Key Words
Mystery. Playfulness. Ambiguity. Hide and seek. Decadence. Allure. Eccentricity

Fabric & Color Mood
The frosty and crystal-bright winter light is translated into shimmering metallic- or leather-coatings in surprising combinations.The overall palette is warm with an intriguing depth. Fur is a new obvious component in the design of the textiles. Lightweight fabrics are essential to the look, as is subdued decoration, mostly obtained by special weaves and yarns with unique properties.Bonded fabrics add extra volume and density, shaping new, bold silhouettes.
 
Rainbow

 Key Words
Vitality. Glow. Simplicity. Play. Reinvigoration. Excess. Optimism controlledby white.

Fabric & Color Mood
Fabric surfaces are re-worked to obtain a textured and detailed look. Prints,mainly stripes, are interpreted in new ways, while intricate techniques areused to add dimension, and emphasize the tactile qualities of woven fabrics,knits and jersey. Colors rise from the surface of fur and other soft andtangible materials as lines of bright needle punching. Crisp, fresh fabrics areused against super-heavy materials in order to create a sensation of heavenlyluxury.
 
Mind’sEye

Key Words
Memories in Motion. Blurred perception. Dreamlike landscapes. Instincts.Eroticism. Intensity. Recollection.

Fabric & Color Mood
Hairy surfaces and rough textures meet sleek and smooth fabrics, and similar to the colors some are warm and heavy, while others graceful and airy. The seductive play with multiple layers gives a sense of double vision blurring the lines between beginning and ending.’High-tech craft’ creates a sophisticated uniqueness for the consumer which combines the best of intelligent fabrics and high-end technology, with design and craft manufacturing.
 
Shadowand Light
 
Key Words
Strength. Movement. Shadowplay. Reflection.Mellowness. Duality. Energy. Projection.
 
Fabric & Color Mood
The colors are brought to life in materials whichinstantly capture light and reflection. Different varieties of coating alterthe look and properties of the fabrics, adding depth, nuance and substance topure white, pure black and the dynamic play of shadows in the space between thetwo. Folding fabrics create a sensation of protection and care, and plain wovenfabrics represent the honest simplicity of the palette. Embossed jacquardpatterns and bonding fabrics, different in weight, expression and handle, allowus to further play with contrast, shadow and light.
 
Floral Fever

Key Words

Wrapped in Colors. Exotism. Abundance. Optimism. Transparency. Artistic flair.RomanticismFabric & Color Mood
Reach out for a bouquet of vibrant colors with intense undertones. Go lessprissy and more powerful. Fluid fabrics embrace the body, clinging to everycurve, while solid fabrics conceal and shelter the silhouette.Traditionalhigh-quality materials with an honest and authentic air, such as basicgabardine, poplin and plain weaves, are contrasting more effortless and playfulmaterials. Sheer fabrics are adorned with subtle prints; a touch of vanishingmotif. Jersey garments are embellished with intricate eyelet all-over patterns.Coarse and fine knitwear in plain and purl knit are essential to the look.
To view and download the full trend report, visit Lenzing,Fibers services.Lenzing, is a worldwide leader in theproduction of innovative, high performance cellulose fibers. Lenzing fibers(viscose, modal and lyocell) are made from wood, the renewable raw material. Theyare used by the textile industry for garments, home textiles and technicaltextiles. Lenzing is committed to the principles of sustainable management withvery high environmental standards.
 
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