Autumn-Winter 23-24: Manufacturing

The hybridization of clothing codes that has been gaining momentum over the past few seasons continues to influence Manufacturing exhibitors. Different segments intermingle effortlessly to offer new silhouettes that are more in sync with today’s lifestyles. Outdoor clothing is exiled to the city and city wear is going more casual, in keeping with the mood for comfort acquired over the last few seasons.

A New Kind of City

City essentials are tweaked and revisited in volumes and finishes that read more relaxed than formal. The shirt remains a star item, with great attention paid to detail. Inspired by the know-how of men’s shirts, they adopt a preppy attitude: a shorter cut, with plays on collars and bibs. Another, more retro version feminizes blouses with ruching and gathered details on shoulders and collars. Jeans, that unbeatable wardrobe staple, sport cut-outs and placed distressed effects. To complete the silhouette, simple knitted kaftans bring a touch of sophisticated minimalism.

Fantasy Sweaters

Knitwear embraces fantasy and draws inspiration from folklore codes. Repeating or placed jacquard and intarsia motifs play out in a spectrum of punchy, contrasting hues.

Whether in black and white or a mix of fuchsia pinks and violets, color treatments pack a punch through color blocking or striped effects. Motifs include animals, micro-graphics and large, more instinctive brushes. Knitted wool and alpaca blend sweaters with medium or chunky gauges exude a cozy vibe.

City Comfort

The comfort trend, now a true prerequisite of urban dressing, is reinterpreted with city codes. Traditional suiting elements – in particular, jackets and pleat-front trousers – are revisited in cut-and-sewn knitwear, blending elegant cuts and unparalleled comfort. Knit dresses are embellished with contrasting blouse collars, and warp and weft shirts are replaced by slim-fit jersey T-shirts with jewel-like collars made of quilting-wrapped chains. The hybridization theme also carries over to larger items: robe coats, typically made of wool, are revisited in soft, ultra-cozy faux-fur, while short puffers are made of shiny satin.


Outdoor Inspiration

The Outdoor theme leaves its natural habitat and moves into the city, working its way into both city and casual wardrobes. Trench coats and jeanswear mix fabrics with different color intensities on yokes or combine robust gabardines with chic houndstooth. Quilted jackets designed for outdoor wear are revisited in satin fabrics and may be paired with a sharp suit for a country-chic vibe. Sweaters feature colorful, expressive tie-dye motifs in shades that can mix easily with more urban pieces. The Aran cable-knit sweater is embroidered with crochet flowers.

Outdoor Sports

In a resolutely casual register, big Outdoor pieces appear in rustic, thick cottons designed to protect against extreme weather conditions. They also come with multiple functional details, including multi-pockets, drawstrings and zips in different sizes. Sleeveless jackets feature quilting details on the inside and oversized checks on the outside, demonstrating a new way of approaching Authenticity.

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