You might have noticed in recent years there's been a boom in hand crafts; both those made by Etsy sellers and the like and also by big businesses too - making the 'one of a kind' mainstream. While there's lot's of discussion around whether big companies should be doing this, the fact remains that the trend is still around. This season, it's using a brighter colour palette than what we've seen before.
To nail this trend, you want to think about traditional crafts, such as smocking, embroidery, cross stitch, patchwork and applique. A lot of these techniques often come at high cost, but there's also the more cost effective option of creating embroidery style prints, for example.
The silhouette is typically quite oversized, you might find a fitted waist here and there, but usually there's a lot of volume, often created with elastic and gathers. Off the shoulder styling is still around, although keep in mind the seasonality and cold (in most places) temperatures for winter.
In my opinion, this trend can work across the Womenswear and Childrenswear markets and can be customised to suit the brand and price point. It could even work for high end Menswear too.
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