Textile designers will also play with the way cotton fabrics behave, experimenting with uneven slubs and serrated surfaces that are reminiscent of jagged rocks, sandy beaches and pebbled or degraded textures.
Fabrics are soft and supple, with clean lines and subtle, elegant details like quilting (often in unexpected shapes or patterns) and corseting on activewear, highlighting the body’s curves and contours.
The trend is like apparel’s take on hygge: comfy, cozy fabrics that encourage relaxation and provide a respite from exercise or stress.
“It’s the way these relationships between man and nature and design are formulating a new aesthetic,” Caccavo explained. The trend manifests in the manipulation of colors, textures and patterns found in the natural world.
Inconsistent, primitive-looking patterns will dominate the trend, incorporating ombre effects, pleated weaves and watercolor motifs.
It’s as if designers have hacked nature, taking organic effects like marbling and irregular textures and infusing them with bright, manufactured colors.
Far from sleepy, however, “On the Mend” pulls in whimsical aesthetic elements, like slightly iridescent finishes and unexpected textural treatments.