This week, Trendstop’s team travelled to the Premiere Vision Fall Winter 2018-19 event held at the Parc d’Expositions in Paris. There was a notable sense of optimism at the show, as a future-proof vibe saw environmental responsibility, sustainability and inspirations from nature fused with the latest tech innovations and digital world influences.

There was a big emphasis on comfort at Premiere Vision this season. Sumptuous velvets and cosy fleecing made a return to the trend forums, bringing forward a new sense of importance for warming winter fabrications. The athleisure influence also impacted materials for the upcoming season, as thinner densities and lightweight alternatives transformed technical materials into everyday staples.

Trendstop’s materials experts bring you an insider’s guide to the essential print and fabric themes for that will be impacting the materials market into the FW18-19 season.

Nouveau Neoprene


Images courtesy of Trendstop, left to right: G Vision, Ego Expe Pecci, SNT, all Fall Winter 2018-19

Scuba textures are reworked for Fall/Winter with a lighter handle that lends itself to fashion as well as sportswear applications. Spongy textures come with jersey-like finishes or contrast marled backers that tap into the athleisure trend while soft pastel tints and pale neutral colour-ways lend an increasingly transseasonal feel to substantial fabrications.

The Fashion Tweed


Images courtesy of Trendstop, left to right: Jules Tournier Since 1865, Lanificio Di Sordevolo, Laurent Garigue, all Fall Winter 2018-19

Boucle tweed textures are given a fashion twist for Fall with multicoloured, multi-textural knits shot with glittering metallics. Abstracted checks and stripes in looped, fluffy yarns are dotted with embroidery thread details or foil effect coatings for a contemporary take on a classic fabrication.

Astronomy Prints


Images courtesy of Trendstop, left to right: Mitwill Textiles Europe, Fun Tekstil, Aker, all Fall Winter 2018-19

Nebula prints, planetary patters and astrology motifs give an other-worldly feel to Fall fabrics. Photoreal images are layered and collaged for an abstracted, softer take on digital prints while illustrative zodiac signs over lunar landscapes offer a fresh way to do the space-age trend.

A Fleece Focus


Images courtesy of Trendstop, left to right: Steiff Schulte, Redavelli Veluti, Ningbo Beiwei, all Fall Winter 2018-19.

Premiere Vision Fall 2018 was all about comfort, beckoning the return of fleecing. Perfect for cosy winter outwear, these soft and textural fabrics come in a range of cooling neutrals and deep autumnal shades to complement natural leather tones.

Keep your eyes on our website for the full Premiere Vision Fabric Gallery and Fabric Show Report.