In July I visited Mode City and Interlière Paris, the largest and leading intimates, swimwear, sportswear and loungewear trade show in Europe. For a couple of years I visit the trade show to see the latest brands, collections, innovations, prints and trends. I always like the trend meetings of Concepts Paris and the fashion shows of course. And I get to see the collections way before they hit the stores!

Lightness and comfort is still a strong development in lingerie and shapewear for A/W 2016-2017: breathable spacer cups, bonded and laminated wings, flexible or moulded underwires, soft bra's and lightwear shapewear. Aesthetically the focus is all about the back of the bra or garment; think lace applications, multiple straps and a crochet look. The back may be seen!

For Summer 2017 we'll see a lot of 60's & 70's geometrics, structured fabrics, hand-drawn florals and shiny materials combined with earthy tones in swimwear. Swimwear will become more part of a sustainable wardrobe and sportswear will evolve in athleisure wear.

Free trend report

Curious to see & read more? I created a 23-page trend report from my findings at the show. It is available as a free PDF on Issuu. This A/W 2016-2017 & S/S 2017 intimates and prints trend report is jam-packed with fabric trends, print & pattern trends, colour forecasts, style trends and innovations. Use it to your advance!

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