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Target Markets


Women’s intimate apparel –for func-

tional high performance intimate ap-

parel through to casual sports fashion

bodywear in cut and sew and seamless



Menswear – growth area for the active

sector with high performance yarns

and fit

Abstract prints update the look


INTIMATE APPAREL S/S 2016 Textile Trend #3

The Concept

The continuing growth in the activewear market is having a

positive effect on the demand for sports intimate apparel that

offers fit and support teamed with high performance. Lighter weight

constructions in compact and mesh feature, but there is also a demand

for prints in updating sport bras and briefs combined with a stronger

fashion accent. Colors contrast as does texture with functional yarns

zoned into key areas in seamless sports bra constructions through to

cut and sew for focused function.

Fabric inspiration pull from the shapewear sector for high impact

intimate apparel that delivers comfort fit.

Color references:

Pantone® Textile Color Guide

19-3830 TPX

13-5412 TPX

14-3903 TPX

18-3533 TPX

16-2124 TPX



Colored prints combined with high gloss yarns

Connected graphics for a futuristic look

Mock and true mesh for added detail

Micro mesh and printed effects

for an energetic look

Electric tones update black

Space dye and melange effects update bases

Sharp colored prints update black