Interfilière has become all about new collaborations. They focus on innovation and technology and showcased experimental work from St Martins School of art, with students demonstrating new bio-materials, and even a French underwear brand called Spartan manufacturing their men’s briefs with protective silver fibre.
The pressure is on to make all garments comfortable, including corsetry, and shape wear is taking note of this with the use of control panels and using fabrics, fibres and design to create shape wear that supports, moulds, contours without constriction and excessive compression. Easy to apply, wear and wash garments add value to the wardrobe.
Athleisure is a trend that is here to stay: Work Leisure engages with professional’s 360 lifestyle, where there is a need for clothes that can be worn to run or bike to work and then head to a meeting. Work clothes are becoming more casual and demands for specialist fibres is growing, with a savvy consumer with money to spend. Comfort, performance and good design are essential to this trend, playing sports clothes integrate into a working wardrobe.
Many more collaborations and trends could evolve as our lifestyles change in the future.