NEW YORK — Hosiery executives want consumers to learn the sheer facts.
That’s why The Hosiery Association Sheer Hosiery Communications Program, formed in the mid-Nineties in affiliation with The Hosiery Association, recently released a fall runway reportthat summarizes key legwear trends and innovations from New York Fashion Week.
Several manufacturers and fiber firms, including DuPont, Kayser Roth and Sara Lee Corp., contribute funds for the program, which is aimed at educating consumers about sheer hosiery trends and technological advances.
For fall, the program highlighted trends such as fishnets in various mesh sizes and colors, including blue, pink and purple; multicolored thigh-highs and knee-highs in brown with lilac or denim with plum, and graphic weaves and textures such as lace and herringbone.
The group plans to market these trends with a satellite media tour scheduled for late August, a radio news release and a report to retailers on these fashion trends.
"We think that by taking a proactive stance and working with retailers, as well as consumers, to educate them, we can improve the legwear business," said Sally Kay, THA’s president.
The report also features a list ofinnovations over the past year.
"Overall, global technology is continuing to improve, and there is more innovation in manufacturing capabilities and the raw materials that go into the product," said Kay. The innovations include:
Footless hosiery for pants, skirts and open-toed shoes.
Toeless hosiery for sandals and open-toed shoes.
Low-rise pantyhose for low-slung pants.
Hosiery with built-in anti-cellulite cream, which is released into the skin and helps reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Non-slip pantyhose to provide traction for women wearing high-heeled sandals and mules.
Clear Control hosiery with a sheer control top to give the support, while not being visible.
No-waistband control pantyhose, which eliminates the binding waistband for more comfort.
Lycra Curves hosiery, which lifts, separates and shapes the wearer’s bottom.
Peda-hose hosiery, which has a flap on the toes that can be lifted when getting a pedicure.
"Innovation is extremely important in the category," added Kay. "With the lifestyles that are out there, women are looking for more in their products."
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)
Breaking News: @hedislimane joins @celine as its new artistic, creative and image director. One of fashion’s preeminent image-makers and trendsetters, Slimane is to join the LVMH brand on Feb. 1 and unveil his first fashion proposition for men and women next September during Paris Fashion Week. It marks a major homecoming for Slimane, who cemented his reputation – and influenced men’s tailoring for more than a decade – as the designer of Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007. He went on to reinvent and ignite the house of Yves Saint Laurent, which he rechristened Saint Laurent, between 2012 and 2016 – all the while maintaining a close relationship with the Arnault family, which controls LVMH and Dior. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
“Personally I believe the Eighties have been the richest and more vivacious period for international fashion,” Giorgio Armani said when asked what his favorite decade of fashion is. It was a moment of disruption and experimentation and only thinking back to the first years of that decade is always an emotion for me, for what they have meant to me and my work.” The influence is clear in @giorgioarmani spring 2018 collection, pictured here, which was full of bright colors and unexpected prints. Read more about which decades designers loved most on WWD.com #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
For Lady Gaga’s only Italian show on her “Joanne World Tour,” the singer wore a range of @versace_official outfits. The standout piece: this custom-made bodysuit inspired by the brand’s spring 2018 collection. #wwdfashion (RG: @ladygaga)
@_camillaruth_ is expanding on the wellness-craze concept with @westbourne – a new NYC restaurant that’s both a healthy-minded café as well as a business that gives back to the community. Marcus works with the Robin Hood foundation to give back to The Door, a non-profit providing youth development services, and also hires employees through The Door. Read our full interview with Marcus on giving back through food on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)