As the weather in Shanghai warms up we review the past few months and wish it would have been as colorful as the trends for the upcoming spring and summer 2016. We visited the SpinExpo which is held from March 9th to March 11th and got some impressions what is ahead of us – and it’s very promising. The SpinExpo mainly presents knitwear and yarns but we also discovered some astounding designs by knitwear designers from all over the world.
Especially eye-catching were the designs by the MA fashion knitwear design graduates from Nottingham Trent University in the UK. Futuristic and unique, these designers did not neglect attention to the minutest detail in their pioneering styles.
Friendships. Conscience. Senses. Experiences.
This year’s SpinExpo presented the themes for the upcoming spring summer 2016.
“Friendships explore the colors associated with interacting groups of friends and families, focusing on the ideas of warmth, generosity and love.” – Spinexplore.com
If we were asked to express the warmth we have for our friends and families through color, these would definitely be on our list. While exhibiting warmth, familiarity, comfort and generosity, these colors don’t play it safe. The vibrant hues remind us that around friends and family you can always be yourself; a little bit crazy.
“Conscience highlights the increasing awareness of the environment, from our forests to our seas with strong emphasis on conserving precious resources” – Spinexplore.com
These knits and yarns focuses our awareness on our surroundings and Mother Nature. Perfectly presented with aquatic blues and fresh, lively greens, they are a reminder of eye catching tropical birds and and sweet, ripe fruit.
”Senses delves into the colors and feelings associated with travel, exploring new cultures and habitats for a holistic experience of enjoying our surroundings.” – Spinexplore.com
These colors reminded us that spring is finally arriving and awakens our senses. We were presented with great browns and sandy colors along with nudes and rich burnt siennas and berry tones.
“Experiences creates a new focus on the new worlds we are discovering through technology and science and how it begins to affect all corners of our world.”– Spinexplore.com
From weaving techniques to newly engineered yarns, incredible innovation could be found at every booth. We especially took a shine to the luminescent Angelina Fiber used by Meadowbrook Inventions from the USA. Silky smooth, sparkling metallic yarn woven in countless ways into the knitwear blends had stars in our eyes.
iQubator had a great time peaking at the trends in knitwear and yarns at SpinExpo along with the innovations present in the industry. From the unique and excellent knitwear we saw we expect great things from spring 2016!