As denim mills wrap up the show season, spandex producer Hyosung launched fabric trends for 2018. The company identified four key trends, placing a special emphasis on the continued importance of performance denim.
“Sleek & Slick” includes super skinny jeans and contouring and shaping jeans. Bi-stretch denim fabrics reduced in weight and compact in surface will remain strong with authentic indigo dyes and brighter surface effects.
Featuring performance stretch, “In Play!” follows the popularity of yoga and jogger jeans. The theme includes functional yarns, with cool touch, antibacterial, lightweight thermal and high-tenacity denim. The jeans can still look authentic, but have extra character.
“Dreamer” is a concept centered on hand feel and romantic aesthetics. These fabrics are lightweight with a soft hand and feature cotton with long stable fibers for luxurious touch and Tencel fibers. The structures range from spongey to compact with a velvet brushed finish. Fabrics include tone-on-tone prints and jacquards with soft and faded tones, including faded indigo.
Fabrics from “Supernova” feature luminosity, bright tones and light matte applications. The fabrics have a techno appeal with colors that include deep blacks and indigo tones with a shimmer effect. The trend includes denims with contouring, power stretch and comfort stretch.