Key Unisex Active & Sportswear Trends for Fall/Winter 2016-17

This week, the experts at Trendstop bring FashionUnited readers a special feature dedicated to the latest developments emerging in the sportswear sector, as we reveal three directional new trends that combine athletic, performance-led design with fashion-led trends. Members of our international team of trend-spotters were recently stationed at ISPO Fall 2016 in Munich, analysing each and every collection presented on the trade show floor. ISPO is a global platform for sports business professionals, showcasing over 2,600 international brands across sectors like Outdoor & Ski and Action & Performance Sports; drawing over 80,000 visitors from around the world this year, it proved an essential destination to discover what's new in sporting goods, fashion and athletic footwear.

Minimal Utility

Key Unisex Active & Sportswear Trends for Fall/Winter 2016-17

Utility-inspired styles are stripped back with a minimal aesthetic, creating clean, functional styles for winter. Clean-lined shapes update outdoor jackets and parkas, on show with earthy green colourways and mattified canvas textures. Utility detailing takes the form of multi-pockets, zips and small-scale novelty fastenings.

Undercover Denim Blue

Key Unisex Active & Sportswear Trends for Fall/Winter 2016-17

Denim blue evolves with a dark grey cast for fall, producing a versatile shade with urban stealth undertones. The colour introduces depth to winter outerwear pieces, working well across fur-trimmed parkas and padded outdoor jackets. Accessories are also updated with a fashion-forward feel, as seen with durable denim-effect watches.

Marled Active Textures

Key Unisex Active & Sportswear Trends for Fall/Winter 2016-17

Marled textures are introduced to the active wardrobe this season, creating a key materials story for winter. Different strands of yarn are twisted together in tonal neutral hues, with thick fibres adding warmth to cosy zip-ups or functional bags. Some brands incorporate contrast textures like colour pop rubber or embossed wovens for added interest.

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Key Unisex Active & Sportswear Trends for Fall/Winter 2016-17 is one of the world's leading trend forecasting agencies for fashion and creative professionals, renowned for its insightful trend analysis and forecasts. Clients include H&M, Primark, Forever21, Zalando, Geox, Evisu, Hugo Boss, L'Oreal and MTV.

Images courtesy of Houdini Sportswear, Klattermusen, Berg, Jack Wolfskin, G-Shock, Black Yak, North Face and Superdry Snow all Fall/Winter 2016-17.


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