“As soon as people decide to confront a problem, they realize that they are far more capable than they thought they were”.
Sometimes uncertainty is more frightening than the problem. Summer 2022 is so far away that we can shape it in order to face it with strategy and foresight.
We are dazed by the duality of our emotions, the rational dimension linked to the conservation instinct suggests us to stay indoors and safe in our cave, but on the other hand the emotional component drives us to go out and to socialize exactly like primitive men, who built our entire civilization from their need to gathering together.
How to harmonize these two opposite instincts in knitwear collections?
The guideline rule is freedom in safe conditions, so with a propulsive force typical of the creativity of Made in Italy, the spinning mills are accelerating the research and development processes of antibacterial, beneficial for the body and technologically advanced fibers.
Yarn is the first tool of well-being and safety.
It is no coincidence that these new technical fibers are the essential component of all textile masks produced in the world. The fiber efficiency is higher when the fibers are mixed with others in order to create multiple layers of protection.
Therefore technology is our new ally and it intervenes both in the conception phase of the fibers and in the construction phase of the knit stitches.
However, technology also generates dependency;
for this reason, in order to attract and encourage physical interaction between genders, all the fashion trends and stitches would be greatly appreciated.
The style will have to compensate for the rational need for safety, with respect for contemporary stylistic canons, which increasingly see sinuous collections attentive to models harmony with the body movements.
One of the most important aspect become the reuse of primary colors linked to energy and well-being, in order to compensate for the neutral component of the colors that have been in trend until today for the homewear and smartworking collections.
The colors will be the tool for the awakening of the senses and will be inspired by the suggestive sunsets of Palawan.
Breathtaking landscapes to forget what for months has been the repetitive everyday life: so, the exotic theme with strong saturated colors with contrasts that awaken from the slowdown of our senses. Relief stitches with rounded textures, round cottons, bright polyamides and light but full-bodied yarns.
The tactile fiber component becomes fundamental.
The need to hug each others again results into a fluid and soft knitwear. Silk masterfully interprets this summer 2022, in need of fluidity, light and color.
The new trend is definitely the urban active line. It’s absolutely no longer possible to separate the active component of the collection and neither banish it to the sports department.
During this inducted confinement, the sporty soul of the bear man also emerged.
Sports shirts are now an integral part of our daily life, but the sporty aspect is really limiting, so the search for avant-garde combinations between traditional fibers with polyamides, polyester and, why not, with technical polyurethane fibers would be greatly appreciated.
Necessity drives the man in his evolution.
The whole textile industry will result upset, changed but also renewed.
The market needs novelty and the style needs fibers that can interpret these new needs.
Knitted sneakers, that seemed only a very fashionable trend of a few seasons ago, are instead the synonym of top comfort and the symbol of technology that puts itself at the service of change.
Combinations such as cotton and silver fibers will not only be reserved for healthcare but they will become part of the most interesting and avant-garde collections in the fashion industry.
As for the shapes, we will not easily give up the comfort of large clothes but the comfort will be replaced by the drapery and the large volumes required to satisfy our desire for movement: anti-academic and informal t-shirts.How to balance this need for technical yarns with the sustainable and organic season we are experiencing?
Three-dimensional stitches, twines, overlays come towards us, to give a technical dimension to the new fibers which belong to the return to purity trend. So the hemp is knitted in several threads in a three-dimensional stitch game. The contrasts between raw fibers and shiny, modern fibers perform well this lacerating diversity of instincts.
The world will not adapt to a single trend; for some people, this change will lead to the return to the Homo Faber, who is able to give value to the human and rustic component of work and products.
Others, on the other hand, will be pushed at a propulsive speed towards the search for an evolutionary jump to go and look for new territories to live, new worlds, a new planet.Only through change there can be evolution, summer 2022 is the first step towards reasoned change.