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Key Denim Trends in 2018-19


The Trend stop team give Fashion United readers an insider’s guide to the inspirations and innovations impacting the denim market. Fresh from the 10th anniversary edition of the Denim Première Vision trade event in Paris, our experts reveal the key concepts, technical advancements and consumer insights that will be shaping this sector into Fall/ Winter 2018-19 and beyond.

Our comprehensive trade show coverage and product galleries analyze and evaluate each trend’s commercial value and longevity, giving you the best possible basis for your decision making.

Neo Paddings

Quilting and padding redefines Fall/Winter denim silhouettes with a new outerwear inspired aesthetic. Puffed up proportions and inflated fabrications lend an insulated quality to jackets and gilets while quilted panelling and contrast inserts introduce added warmth to layering pieces.

Lasered Impressions

A key advancement for Fall/Winter 2018-19 denim, lasering techniques offer a fresh take on surface design. Traditional prints are updated as digital laser technology is used to create imprinted and embossed patterns, distressed effects and intricate cutwork on a variety of Jeanswear pieces.

The Vintage Wash

Contrasting with the season’s high tech developments, Fall Jeanswear goes back to its roots with a celebration of its workwear heritage. Classic silhouettes are heavily laundered and indigo dyes over-washed for a timeworn vintage appeal that brings authenticity to denim looks.

the vintage wash

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Fashion United readers can get free access to Trend stop’s Spring Summer 2017 Denim Premiere Vision report, featuring the key designers, product themes and denim innovations. Simply click the banner to receive your free report. 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, Forever 21, Zalando, Geox, Evisu, Hugo Boss, L’Oreal and MTV. Images courtesy of Trend stop: Filatures du Park, Kipas Denim, Toray International, Nihonmenpu Textile, Jeanologia, Soorty, Tavex, all Fall Winter 2018-19.

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