By  on May 15, 2017

Although denim and textile collections are being inspired by a fusion of heritage and multicultural sentiments, a common thread also includes a focus on using utilitarian, hi-tech fabrics.

At the Kingpins show last week in New York, “manipulated heritage” and blue-collar designs emerged as prevailing trends in the form of contemporary railroad styles and destroyed denim textiles for fall 2018 collections. These “working-class aesthetics,” which are cheekily described as “antifashion,” are in response to a young consumer base that yearns for a romanticized past, according to vendors and attendees at the show.

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