Invista has launched its Legwear Innovation Collection for Autumn / Winter 2011 – 2012 with an emphasis on providing fashion-forward styles and solutions for the sector.

Stand-out legwear has been a fashion staple on catwalks across the world for the past few seasons and Invista says there are no imminent sign of its ‘must-have’ crown dropping with cutting-edge trends still proving their popularity with consumers.

For Autumn / Winter 2011 – 2012, experts at Invista predict that both the fashion industry and wearers will be breaking away from classical shapes and bold colours to make way for matchless combinations that combine both style and comfort.  Invista says the trends promise to use innovative new technologies and yarns that are set to send the fashion world into frenzy.

In true Invista style, eight key trends have been revealed:

Raw Romance

This is a true romantic collection that offers a wide selection of materials that range from organic silk, lace and hand knitted effect and Gobelin looks.

A trend with a vintage spirit where soft and pastel colours make a comeback to unite with nude tones, lilacs and dusty whites as well as darker shades such as burgundy.

For this season, wearers can be on-trend with knee-high and over-the-knee legwear that showcase loose hanging laces and sashes.

This collection will give the wearer ultimate comfort, thanks to a touch of Lycra fibre that provides soft yet beautifully stable hosiery.

Natural Vibes

Natural Vibes is the ultimate trend for the true nature lover.  The look focuses on comfort and natural elegance legwear trends with rustic, organic patterns in cable knit socks, legwarmers and knee highs.

Colours are inspired by natural, earthy tones of rich browns, deep forest greens and stone greys

This collection combines the softness and drape, cotton touch and wool with Lycra fibre for shape, fit and comfort.

Festival Nomads

Set to warm up the winter months with a lively collection that has been influenced by world cultures and folkloric influences.

African, American and Asian patterns are blurred into one world to create a wide variety of eclectic, vibrant legwear with warm, winter spiced colours.

Adding a shocking depth of intense dark colours, the presence of Lycra fibre allows the tones and patterns to work in perfect harmony.  Legwear with Lycra fibre fit both sheers and casual cottons.


The Glamazones trend is for the lovers of shiny and shimmery legwear.

Wearers can indulge in a kaleidoscope of patterns coupled with a wide array of beads, crystal made with Swarovski elements, sequins and metal embroidery all adorned on beautiful collection of metallic greys and blues.

The fashion-forward can rest assured that they will receive an all day sleek fit thanks to Lycra fibre that offers long-lasting shape.

Army Lovers

This collection is inspired by uniforms and functional work-wear.  The trend suits both socks and knee-highs which can be worn in boots or over garments for a fashion-forward look.

The trend is the ultimate in performance and comfort, showcased in camouflage patterns of khakis, browns and greys.  Socks and leggings in particular showcase buckles, zipper, buttons, trims and stitches for faux or real use.

A trend that focuses on utility delivers a touch of sensuality with Lycra 3D hosiery and robust fibres, with  durable carbon fibres married with Lycra fibre for shape, fit and durability.

Clean Cut

Kandinsky and Malevitsch are the fundamental influencers in this modern and carefully designed graphic collection.

This trend presents vibrant colours which work well with the innovative geometric patterns and cuts that could have made Mary Quant’s iconic collection in the 1960’s.

The Clean Cut collection is more practical than ever with intricate seamless openwork, graphic lace aspects and sharp slashed details. Thanks to Lycra fibre in the legwear, it enables perfect shaping of curves and sensual shapes.

Graphic Explosion

Graphic Explosion is an eccentric and experimental collection that perfectly connects fashion with technology, ready to wear with sportswear and the catwalks with the high street.

Citrus yellow, cherry red, royal blue and steel grey dominate the collection and of course, classic whites and blacks remain a staple.

Geometrics, symmetric and asymmetric prints dominate the trend with intricate lace openwork knits. New shapes make an appearance with toe-less, stir-ups and loose bits all layered with lengths and transparent patterns.

Bold colours in this collection retains their long lasting vibrancy thanks to Lycra fibre.

Sober Chic

The Sober Chic trends focuses on promoting a healthy body and mind.  In doing this, the collection comprises garments that relax and work with the body’s movements, contour curves and second-skin layered looks.

The trend can be worn in cool neutrals or vivid brights for a clean, polished, chic and absolutely flawless finish. The overall tone is subtle and sophisticated in quiet and reserved hues.

Sober Chic offers a smooth touch thanks to role of Lycra fibre.  Shading in fine graphic textures and false plains reflect high quality and perfection.

“Yet again Invista cements its commitment to the legwear industry with a selection of fashion-forward trends in its Legwear Innovation Collection that work on the catwalks as well as on the high street.  The presence of Lycra fibre in the collection ensures that styles last, colours remain intense and the wearer receives the ultimate in comfort, fit and shape,” Invista says.

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