Embroidery Trend Information Collection Autumn/Winter 2020/2021

Cross-Stitch pattern, embroidered with Gunold’s SULKY viscose thread on effect fabric by Sam Fashion Group Italy (Design: GS UK)

Cross-Stitch pattern, embroidered with Gunold’s SULKY viscose thread on effect fabric by Sam Fashion Group Italy (Design: GS UK)

All the latest developments around us do have an impact on trims and textile decorations. Of course we’ll take a look also to the latest trends in embroidery and effect seams:

Another season of contrasts is about to come: The radical changes in politics and society are also influencing the textile and garment sector. Digitization is one of the key words and we are constantly surprised by new developments in smart technologies. On the other hand, many consumers are re-thinking their values, they are more informed and more critical which can be seen also in sales figures. Nowadays, High-Tech materials are affordable for everybody and are fascinating people no matter with gender or generation. At the same time, natural materials are having their come-back and sustainable companies and products are booming.

Decorative seams made of wool-like effect thread (Gunold’s FILAINE) on a nylon grid material

Decorative seams made of wool-like effect thread (Gunold’s FILAINE) on a nylon grid material

Society’s diremption is also pictured in the colour palette for the winter 20/21 season; there are loud, bright and intensive colours on one side as well as subtle, natural and earthy tones on the other. Same same with the fabrics: transparent, coated and high-gloss finished materials share the market with matt and structured fabrics made of natural fibres and threads.

See the same embroidery pattern in subtle shades on the left (Poly Star) on a cotton fabric and in bright colours (Poly) on a transparent foil by Sam Fashion Italy (picture right)

 

POLY STAR on cotton fabric (Design: GS UK)

POLY STAR on cotton fabric (Design: GS UK)

SULKY viscose on transparent foil by Sam Fashion Group Italy (Design: GS UK)

SULKY viscose on transparent foil by Sam Fashion Group Italy (Design: GS UK)

Transparency will remain a strong topic; besides clear materials, milky and semi-transparent foils are becoming more important, as shown on the following pictures.

On the left side, a feathery grayish rose tone (Poly Star) was embroidered on a milky foil by Sam Fashion Group Italy. The picture on the right shows trendy multicolour shades of Sulky viscose on a semi-transparent foil by Frizza Italy:

POLY STAR on a milky, transparent material by Sam Fashion Group Italy (Design: GS UK)

POLY STAR on a milky, transparent material by Sam Fashion Group Italy (Design: GS UK)

SULKY MULTICOLOR (viscose) on a semi-transparent foil by  FRIZZA  Italy (Design: GS UK)

SULKY MULTICOLOR (viscose) on a semi-transparent foil by FRIZZA Italy (Design: GS UK)

The next photos show classical checks -  this time not woven but embroidered using effect threads. Embroidery can make every plain fabric unique and special. Another advantage: the pattern can be placed just where it is needed, for example on the collar, shirt pocket or cuff.

METY and COTTY threads (Design: GS UK)

METY and COTTY threads (Design: GS UK)

METY and POLY STAR threads (Design: GS UK)

METY and POLY STAR threads (Design: GS UK)

Many fashion brands are following the trend of individualizing and personalizing their collections. To do so, high quality luxury hand embroideries can be the perfect solution. The company Rumi Embroideries India, for example, is using Gunold’s industrial embroidery threads for their noble hand crafted designs.

 

Hand embroidery by  Rumi Embroideries India  using POLY STAR and watersoluble foil SOLVY

Hand embroidery by Rumi Embroideries India using POLY STAR and watersoluble foil SOLVY

Glow in the dark thread GLOWY in luxury hand embroidery technique made by  Rumi Embroideries India

Glow in the dark thread GLOWY in luxury hand embroidery technique made by Rumi Embroideries India

Viscose thread SULKY in cut-out and burn-out techniques by  Rumi Embroideries India

Viscose thread SULKY in cut-out and burn-out techniques by Rumi Embroideries India

Luxury hand embroidery by  Rumi Embroideries  India using Gunold’s POLY STAR effect thread

Luxury hand embroidery by Rumi Embroideries India using Gunold’s POLY STAR effect thread

Looking for volume and embossed effects on a fabric or garment, the use of effect seams can be very useful. To achieve the perfect look, use an embroidery or effect thread instead of a standard sewing thread, as shown in following pictures:

A quilted fabric, accentuated with effect thread (Samantha Schuck, MoFa Sigmaringen)

A quilted fabric, accentuated with effect thread (Samantha Schuck, MoFa Sigmaringen)

Pleated fabric using embroidery thread Poly by Gunold

Pleated fabric using embroidery thread Poly by Gunold

Upcycling of a suit fabric using effect seams (Samantha Schuck, MoFa Sigmaringen)

Upcycling of a suit fabric using effect seams (Samantha Schuck, MoFa Sigmaringen)

There is still the trend to play with three dimensional effects and thread loops and frays to achieve new optical and haptic experiences:

Embroidered three dimensional effects and bright colours against winter’s tristesse. (Design: GS UK / Fabric:  Frizza Italy )

Embroidered three dimensional effects and bright colours against winter’s tristesse. (Design: GS UK / Fabric: Frizza Italy)

Loop-Look: Combination of metallized effect threads METY and a grid-like transfer foil by  Framis Italy . (Design: Pascal Mehlis, MoFa Sigmaringen)

Loop-Look: Combination of metallized effect threads METY and a grid-like transfer foil by Framis Italy. (Design: Pascal Mehlis, MoFa Sigmaringen)

Reflective elements are getting stronger and stronger, especially in the darker periods of the year. Besides the standard reflective logo, there are so many creative ways to combine function and contemporary design:

Gunold’s POLY thread in neon shades, fixed to the fabric using reflective transfer dots by  Regine IQ Trim . Design: Sandra Schellhammer,  Hochschule Pforzheim

Gunold’s POLY thread in neon shades, fixed to the fabric using reflective transfer dots by Regine IQ Trim. Design: Sandra Schellhammer, Hochschule Pforzheim

You’ll find much more inspiration for the new season on Gunold’s booth at the Munich Fabric Start (hall 1 – A09) or Premiere Vision Paris (hall 4 – B19) shows. Use the occasion to exchange with us and to get ideas how to use all these contrasts for your own individual collection !

Have fun and see you soon, best wishes, Reiner

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