Preview Fabrics AW 25-26: Elevating the look of wear

As the fashion industry takes up the challenge of sustainability, product longevity has become a crucial factor. Beyond a fabric’s durability, its visual appeal also plays a key role in how desirable a clothing item remains over time. The truth is, beautiful traces of wear can even be an asset. 

To give a lived-in look to fabrics, plains are gently desaturated, while denims and casual cottons boast subtle, deliberately irregular washes. Uneven dyes lend cottony knits a vintage look. 

On fluid fabrics, prints mimic the look of wear, while silkies heighten distressed effects for breathtaking jacquards. Figured fabrics depict the imperfections of repeatedly mended textiles. Cut-yarns evoke frayed fabrics, revealing random transparencies, by magnifying the frayed look with random fringes floating across the surface of silkies. 

The transformative beauty of worn effects can be seen on surfaces. A slight sheen, as if from frequent rubbing, infuses chic cottons and suitings. Wools look rumpled, as if they’ve skipped the iron after a wash. Crinkled effects lend a lively look to silkies and shirtings, while lightly rippling textures interrupt the smoothness of technical textiles, for lively windbreakers. There’s a profusion of wrinkly textures, upsetting uniformly ribbed fabrics and reintroducing seersucker effects into winter fashions. 

By choosing shades that grow more nuanced with wear, crafting materials that become more beautiful with age, and inventing designs that withstand the test of time, fabric designers have risen to the challenge –  offering a creative response to the matter of garment longevity.  

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