Sensual and seductive, the key characteristics of the fabric trends for
Summer 2022. Fabrics appeal to the senses through subtle sheen,
three-dimensional techniques and intelligent hybrid materials. Floral
prints hold the essence of exotic locations, awakening your longing for
holidays and cocktails. Fabric blends crafted with artificial fibres,
recycled lyocell and cupro are both supple and soft to the touch. New
viscose blends that are environmentally friendly, traceable, and FSC
quality, can fit easily into everyday looks without sacrificing elegance.
With finishes and coatings that create a silky feel, garments gain the
ability to gracefully flow with the contours of the body, making each
movement sensual. Thanks to new techniques, many smooth jerseys, silky
knits and durable fabrics are on the rise.
Fabrics, leathers and accessories are enhanced by expressive decoration
and subtle glitter that glimmers in the light. The play on these textures
and embellishments are a must and leave plenty of room for imagination,
evoking desire within.
– teasing glitters
– magical shine
– drenched daydreams
A wide range of tactile, familiar or strange sensations. Materials
radiate invitingly and give way when touched. It is a softness masterfully
created. The use of iridescent and tie-dye effects produces gradient
colours that look as if they have been faded by the sun. The feel of these
vibrant transparent textures, which appear shimmery and fluid, creates an
– sensual fluidity
– gentle transparency
– cuddly sensations
– faded softness
Flowers play an essential role in this theme. Where flower prints were
once small and graceful, they now encase materials in large, graphic floral
designs. They can appear as painted effects, stamped images or appliques;
anything is possible. The imagery of city landscapes and exotic locations
is also refreshing, especially after a long period of travel
– exotic colours
– handcrafted feeling
– flower power
– new horizons
Colour palette SS22
The Summery colour palette is broad, featuring camel shades joyfully
combined with a range of blues, lilacs, mints, reds, oranges and yellows.
Colour combinations are muted, with pastel colours such as ´Digital Skin’
pink or ´Poly-Periwinkle’ violet and barely pigmented faux neutrals such as
´Salty’ grey and ´Pearl´ beige. These pastels fade into dim shades softened
by sweet tones, such as acidic accents of ´Citrine’ yellow and ´Dizzy
Written by Carla van den Puttelaar, Founder and Editor-in-Chief
of Trade magazine
Kleur&Stijl, the magazine for stylists who want to give their
clients a unique experience and expand their knowledge.
This article was translated from Dutch.