AW18/19 trend - Dimensional Thinker

AW18/19 trends, Dimensional Thinker,  brings us a place to dream, a place to wander; a place to seek harmony and create refuge from the daily bombardment of the modern pace of life. It’s time to seek peace that lies within us that is echoed with the view of the star lit sky.

With this it’s the Pantone colour “ultraviolet 18-3838” that is the colour of this season bringing inspiration from those said skies.



The dark wonder of what lies ahead this season is for the dreamer, for the non-conformer, for the nomad to be free. Bringing no boundaries, no limits, no restrictions and no rules. This trend is all about the thought into what nature brings, the beauty of the raindrops on the spider's web against the harshness of man made elements.

With the sky bringing a concept sci-fi feel, the stars echo fabrics of an metallic feel, think silver, think sequins, think sparkles. Lace has silver threaded through its design which translates to the skies structure which lends itself to line drawings with a geometric formation in prints and a complex feel in lace with a repeat pattern throughout the framework of the design.  Alongside the delicate nature of the lace and fabrics sits the strong graphic view, where shapes are angular and jagged. 

Colour wise as well as the purple, yellows take on an Amber tone and Blues become energetic; think beach get aways where the softness and aged washed landscapes meet the stark look of the rocks on the beach.  


SS17 Lingerie trends

SS17 sees lingerie trends take a whimsical turn, think tulles, satins and embroideries.  The softer colours of the hazelnut and pale dogwood, can be mixed with the stronger greens or brights or stay soft by themselves.

There is almost a vintage feel to how the colours can be placed together.

SS17 lingerie trend - how to become a lingerie designer

SS17 trends of Pale Dogwood meeting Pink Yarrow, the two pinks compliment each so well. 

ss17 trend pale dogwood and pink yarrow

SS17 colour trends, Pale Dogwood sits together with Niagara and Flame.

ss17trends paledogwood, niagara and flame

SS17 colour trends Pale Dogwood meets Greenery (lingerie I.D Sarrieri)

ss17 trend pale dogwood meets grennery

SS17 colour trends Hazelnut meets Primrose Yellow (lingerie by La Perla/John Paul Gaultier)

ss17 trends primrose yellow meets hazelnut (lingerie by la perla/john paul Gaultier)

SS17 lingerie trends : pink yarrow meets island paradise (lingerie by mimi holliday)

ss17 trends pink yarrow and islands paradise - lingerie mimi holliday

Top five Pantone colour trends for SS16

If you've been following How to become a Lingerie Designer on Instagram or Facebook, you will have seen the colour trend boards for SS16 pop up each day with a different colour.

Today is the final one I love: Snorkle Blue, 

I think Trend boards are a great way to be inspired and to re-group your ideas on your designs. For those who missed the other four  - here they are below.

Which one is your favourite?

Are you sure of your favourite colours? SS16 trends

I looked at Pantone's top SS16 colours the other day and picked out my favourite top five, to beat away the cold weather that has descended. What surprised me was how much I loved the colour Lilac Grey (pantone 16-3905). My whole career has always been about the brights, in the studio when I designed for Topshop, I was always given the bright designs. When I had my label, the piece that sold out from my first collection was a black Liberty unicorn print on a red background with lime green bows.

But looking at this lilac grey colour, I was captured by it's serenity, there is no screaming look at me, it is so understated that it is quite simply elegant and beautiful. Which got me thinking what other colours are out there that I have brushed off in the past, simply because they haven't caught my eye?

(The other four colours will be shown next week).

Colour of the year 2015: Marsala

Love it or hate it; 2015 pantone colour of year goes to Marsala (or technical name: 18-1438). This earthy rich red wine colour strikes an elegant colour when used by itself or a sophisticated accent when paired with other colours. 

And with SS15 already here, the catwalks and shops have already filtered this colour (or similar hues) into their Lingerie brands.

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Where do SS14 trends come from: Part one - Global Influence

Have you ever thought where trends actually come from? I don't mean looking at catwalks or WGSN, I mean taking a step further back than that. 

Currently I am studying for my Masters in "International Fashion Management" and the first assignment is: FASHION TREND PREDICTION & PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY, which basically means that you analyse the macroeconomic sector of the fashion industry. And usually where fashion goes lingerie follows or compliments it to a certain extent. 

So after spending ten weeks of looking at global trends for outerwear, I can bring you the translation to lingerie.


Although trends interlink one another and there is no set one thing influencing trends, next season sees bright colours that compliment one another.

First trend: Global Influence

There are four countries, Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) in the economy; that are at a similar newly advanced economic stage.  Due to their sustained economic development there will be further growth as these countries seek new opportunities beyond their home shore.

Brazil will influence the trends of SS14 as next year the country, which has won bids to host both the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, will have a further impact in boosting the countries economy and influence on the fashion trends. 

This is a trend that echoes the colours of a Brazilian carnival. Think bright, cold, playful colours, and although the colours are bold, the palette is complimentary.

S/S’14 sees these playful palettes of bright zesty yellow sitting alongside china blues and flashes of pink.