Invista, an industry leader and innovation driver in the legwear segment headquartered in the US, and Owner of the Lycra, Thermolite, and Coolmax brands, has released its highly anticipated forecast of legwear trends for Autumn/Winter 2019/2020. Invista is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers, and fibres.
Dance hall features showy, sensual, and sensational legwear designs that feature rocksteady styling and dramatic ‘don’t mess with me’ attitude fit for the dance floor. Look 1 is day meets night in playful thigh-highs/hold-ups featuring a sheer lace-up front. Made with Lycra Made To Fit You technology, which is being offered for stay-ups for the first time, this technology fits a variety of leg shapes and stay in place without digging in or leaving red marks. Look 2 is denim reimagined as knitted leggings featuring trompe l’oeil denim shorts and high-tech performance benefits all in one eye-catching garment. Lycra Hybrid technology provides high opacity and form-fitting shape, while Thermolite Far Infrared technology gently warms legs and keeps them dry, according to Invista.
Sports Arena features active wear to optimise athletic performance. Look 3 consists of blocks of stripes that highlight ribbed areas of graduated compression provided by Lycra Energize technology. In order to keep the wearer cool, dry and comfortable, Coolmax technology is also included. This fibre transports moisture away from the body to the surface of the fabric where it evaporates. Look 4 is made of socks with bold 3D patterns that deliver optimal fit, compression and freedom of movement, without sacrificing all-important comfort, thanks to Lycra Sport technology.
Business Lounge features traditional dress codes that are nostalgic and bursting with provenance. Look 5 consists socks with high heel sandals. These toeless college striped cuffs are good looking, comfy, fluffy, and feature relaxed stretch and durable good looks thanks to Lycra T400 fibre. Look 6 is made up of premium aesthetics that are guaranteed in this bold hosiery featuring an opaque diamond pattern enhanced by the garment’s subtle and sheer contrast. The hosiery is visually appealing even in layout, thanks to Lycra Steam Settable technology, while Lycra 3D technology provides greater comfort and movement, thanks to Lycra fibre being knitted into every course.
Playground trend showcases vibrant, energetic leg fashions with a happy colour palette, bold patterns, and fun designs that play off each other and burst with originality. Look 7 is made up of colourful hosiery featuring a precisely engineered oversized flower on one leg and a contrasting striped waistband. The garment is ultra-smooth and comfortable, offering a superb fit and perfect form thanks to Lycra Freef!T technology. The comfort level is amped up even more by Thermolite technology, which provides lightweight warmth. Look 8 consists of colourful striped knee-highs featuring Lycra Energize technology to help the legs feel revitalised all-day long. CoolmaxEcoMade technology, which is made from recycled plastics, helps keep feet cool and dry while helping the planet.
Quiet Room trend offers pure, understated luxury. They will appeal to people who value minimalist comfort and a serene, feminine palette. Look 9 consists of super sheer knee-highs are pure and simple in white and truly stylish, thanks to a subtle draping effect. Made with Lycra Super Summer Sheer technology for lasting comfort and fit, this garment offers exceptional durability despite being very transparent. Look 10 is made with a cottony soft stripe appears front and centre to deliver a spectacular contrast in texture and colour in these knee-highs made with Lycra Made To Fit You technology. This fibre fits a variety of leg shapes to offer comfortable stay-up power with less dig in and red marks, as well as run/ladder resistance provided by Lycra Fusion technology.