At ISPO, the Fashion Design Center of innovative textile solutions provider Hyosung will present its findings on the textile trends of FW 23/24. Find out now which materials and styles major apparel brands will be incorporating into their collections next year.

For their trend report, FDC has surveyed progressive brands and retailers, spanning the US, Europe, and Asia. The mega-trend it has identified is that of an Interconnected Future, which can be summarized under four sub-trends: Sport Smart, Exploration of Outdoors, Practical Aesthetics, and Science of Comfort. “As the Covid-19 pandemic has passed, we foresee an enhanced interconnection among social, environmental and economic systems triggering a mindset shift from individualism to interconnectedness that are shaping new customer attitudes and behaviors,” said Lewis Hong, Team/General Manager, Hyosung Fashion Design Center. “For FW 23/24, we foresee textile trends focusing on materials that are kind to our environment and provide multi-function and comfort. Practical aesthetics and interesting surface detail are also important now that we can personally engage in community once again.”

Next Year’s Trends at a Glance

The Sport Smart sub-trend touches upon essential base layers, winter performance leisure hybrids, core fabrics using smart technology for in-home and IRL gyms, year-round water sports, and futuristic meta streetwear in which physical and digital worlds collide through fantasy-inspired aesthetics. The Exploration of Outdoors sub-trend addresses the ongoing rise of the outdoorsy lifestyle trend. Key themes include textiles incorporating new levels of protection considering extreme weather patterns, comfy knit mid-layers in functional fabrics, textiles that can transition between winter recreation and all-day wear, as well as functional outerwear for urban nomads. As consumers adjust to the new work/life hybrid lifestyle, the Practical Aesthetics sub-trend focuses on textiles suited for comfortable office-ready apparel, loungewear with fashionable detail and textural interest, cozy tactile teddy-looking fleece fabrics for indoor and outdoor wear, and practical performance wear that meets comfort for home activewear. And finally, the Science of Comfort sub-trend reveals that more diverse, sustainable fibers are leading the trend in new next-to-skin layers, and soft compression with additional technical properties will be key to basic underwear and loungewear for all-day performance comfort.
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Bio-Based Spandex for All Textile Applications

As the first company to commercialize bio-based spandex, Hyosung is also proud to present its eco-product certified creora® bio-based spandex. The yarn has received certification from Standard Global Services (SGS) guaranteeing that it is made with plant-based materials and produced in an eco-friendly environment. SGS, a leading inspection and verification company, is recognized world-wide for providing an international standard for quality and reliability. Hyosung’s creora® bio-based spandex is made by replacing petroleum-based resources with bio-derived materials derived from responsibly grown industrial field corn, which is also called dent corn. According to a recent third-party life cycle assessment (LCA), the manufacture of creora® bio-based spandex reduces its carbon footprint by 23 percent as compared to the production of regular spandex. “Brands are looking to develop deeper connections and trust with consumers concerned with how products they love impact the environment,” said Claire O’Neill, European Marketing Manager, Hyosung. “As a sustainable textile solution provider, it was very important for us to certify and document creora® bio-based spandex so that our brand partners are able to pass along this verification and sustain consumer loyalty.”

Saving the Oceans while Providing Textile Solutions

The yarns recommended by Hyosung to fulfill next year’s customer demands include two that turn ocean trash into treasure: MIPAN regen ocean nylon and regen ocean polyester, both produced with ocean waste. MIPAN regen ocean is GRS certified, 100% recycled nylon made from discarded fishing nets and other reclaimed nylon waste. Hyosung conducts an extensive collection, chemical recycling, and creation process to produce this exceptional quality yarn which will meet every brand’s expectation. Hyosung’s regen ocean consists of 100% recycled polyester fibres and is made from ocean plastic, which is Ocean Bound Plastic (OBP) certified. This certification was created by Zero Plastic Oceans to transparently certify that plastic waste is correctly collected and managed. “Cleaning up our oceans is of critical importance to Hyosung and many of our brand partners”, said YT Kim, CMO Nylon Sales, Hyosung. “Our ocean-based recycled fiber offering will allow brands to develop eco-friendly products that align with their sustainability needs, and also help provide them with a meaningful story their consumers can connect with.”

Find Your Solutions at ISPO

The FDC textile trends along with concept garments made with the respective recommended yarns will be featured at the Hyosung stand at ISPO Munich located in Hall A1, booth 312 this November 28-30. For more detailed information on FDC’s FW 23/24 Textile Trends see also the weekly Trend Byte series featured on the Hyosung Performance Textiles blog and LinkedIn page.