JACKET REQUIRED AW 18/19: TOP 3 TAKEAWAYS
Jacket Required AW 18\19 gave us insights into what will be trending in menswear for the upcoming season as designers showcased their latest designs with an overall theme of Revival. Numerous stands exhibited designs pulled out from their archives, as far as their 70’s and 90’s collections, with updates in fabrication and details. Here’s a quick snapshot of our key takeaways from Jacket Required
Camouflage has been a constant in menswear while being an underlying print in latest seasons – AW 18/19 proves different with revived camouflage prints displayed across Jacket Required in outerwear, panelling and t-shirting with a huge presence in accessories. Camouflage can be confirmed as a key print for the upcoming AW 18 season with differentiation in design, tones and fabrications.
Wrangler made waves in the past season with their Maize Yellow & Cobalt colour combination and the duo has gained momentum as many designers adopted the complimentary colours into their ranges. Seen in colour-blocking on apparel, prints and merchandising displays, the warm yellow hues and cool cobalts provide an update on the classic retro sport looks.
The athleisure movement has inspired new fabric mixes for the upcoming season as designers paired Nylon, cold-hand sports fabrics with contrasting warmer, softer fabrications such as textural Borg. The unconventional fabric blocking provides a fresh new take on the luxury athleisure aesthetic while creating a hybrid piece.
These Top 3 take-outs forecast upcoming trends for the AW season as retro sport progresses into new colourways and advanced detailing, and classic camouflage prints exhibit itself in a new light as authentic designs are applied to contemporary fabrications while other designers opt for a modern take on the print. Thanks to Jacket Required for another great show of exciting brands and newness!