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Clothing trends in 2020

5 Clothing Trends for 2020 That You Need to Know About

Freedom and counter culture were the unifying themes at Fashion Week this year. The political climate kicked off by the “Me Too” movement has had an undeniable impact on the upcoming trends of 2020. Designers are directly challenging toxic masculinity with a subtle sensuality typically reserved for female fashion.

Masculinity in fashion has been tossed off the runway for a more delicate approach to male identity. With the standard conventions of menswear being challenged, the canvas has significantly expanded in new and exciting ways. 

Gone are the days of drab grays and boring, slim fits; texture, color and pizazz have taken the fashion scene by storm.

These 5 clothing trends showcased on the runways of London, Paris and Milan indicate a dramatic move away from the typical streetwear styles we’ve come to expect. (This doesn’t mean streetwear is going away in 2020 though). See what we’re talking about down below.

1. Colors Make Their Way

Fashion week was a sea of color with Versace and Valentino at the forefront with bold, colorful designs. If you’re like us and miss the old Kanye, you’ll be delighted to know that the pink polo’s back! Although abandoned by Ye, Louis Vuitton and Zegna have championed the use of pink in their new 2020 lines.

For those who prefer a more subtle touch, autumn pastels like turmeric yellow and red earth seem to have caught on. Even the minimal, muted greys of last year have been replaced with enhanced neutrals such as sage green and full white wardrobes.

Whether its streetwear or haute-couture, spruce up your wardrobe with a splash of color! If you’re not quite ready to dive into the deep end with bright, attention-calling outfits, you can pair neutral colors with tasteful dashes of color.

Something like our most popular 5-panel hats compliments any outfit and come in an assortment of trendy colors. When it comes to headwear trends, we’re the forefront of it!

2. Less is More Nowadays

Great fashion makes you feel comfortable in your own skin.

Fashion week takes it one step further by using bare skin as a stunning accessory. This trend holds true for not only casual summer looks, but also higher-end suits! Givenchy, Prada and Dries Van Notten all donned suits, unbuttoned with no shirt in sight. Even those with a silk shirt underneath, such as Louis Vuitton, opted to have them unbuttoned all the way down, fully baring their chests. Dior and Fendi were among those championing the resurgence of sheer clothing.  From completely sheer vests to entirely see-through tees, clothes are no longer about hiding your body but rather embracing it.

It’s a very bold and sexy look that seems to be almost rockstar-esque.

Streetwear has also embraced this concept but the casual execution of this haute couture trend aims a little lower, literally. Shorts used to be a huge faux-pas but not only has this years trend of shorts been reinforced, but they’re actually getting shorter!

The most popular cut of shorts shows off the upper thighs and are contrasted with polos, shirts and for the really daring, blazers. A common look seen in Paris this fashion week was the pairing of shorts with a neutral or a pastel bucket hat.

Thrown on a corduroy hat and you’ve got yourself a unique and stunning style. Ready to show off to the world!

3. To Dye For

Bold paint splatters were more common on the runway but Dries Van Noten’s blew us away with the masterful use of tie-dye. What’s really interesting about 2020’s execution of this classic style is that it maintains the spirit of the 70s while expanding on the range of fabrics and styles being dyed. Shorts, sweaters, jeans and even leather jackets are being used to phenomenal effect.  

Our favorite tie-dye look was A$AP Rocky’s stunning pastel sweater at the spring fashion show in Paris. Despite current legal issues, the fashion icon was all about peace and love turning heads with a modern take on an iconic fashion movement. Can you imagine a sick custom 5 panel hat with this look to complete it?

The beauty of tie-dye is it’s something you can easily do yourself, so don’t be afraid to experiment! Plain blank hats are quick and easy to dye and add pizzazz to an otherwise dull outfit. You can view all the styles of blank hats we have here.

4. Fashion, Not at the Cost of Function

Keeping in line with the cycle of fashion trends, you’ll be delighted to know that the pocket is making its reappearance. Unlike the pairing of 2003’s cargo pants with backward caps and baggy tees, 2020 sees a blend of tasteful tops with cargo trousers. Fendi and St Henri combined larger than life pants with sleek tops giving us a new, utilitarian approach to fashion.

The fanny pack has been a staple in menswear for quite some time now and extensions of the concept were everywhere on fashion week. Dior and Prada debuted their new lines of neck bags which are designed to carry your bare essentials in style. 

The most interesting and practical look was the use of the utility vest as a substitute for the fanny pack. Sheer jackets, utility vests and even pants are being lined with multiple, wide pockets and quite frankly making our lives a lot easier. Russell Westbrook, always on top of his game, was seen sporting a blue utility vest with no shirt under, which goes back to the idea of less is more like we mentioned in #2.

5. Relax (It’ll Fit!)

This year’s trend of moving away from the slick, tight fits of yesteryear have translated into every garment of men’s fashion. Not only has fashion gotten brighter, but it’s also gotten bigger. Retro, loose-fitting shirts your dad used to own have cycled back into style. Bowling shirts done up only halfway were a dime a dozen in Paris, as were oversized Oxford shirts draped over thigh-high shorts or loose slacks. History always makes its way back!

Even suits have gone the way of the relaxed fit opting for big, bright, colorful blazers instead of slim dark fits. Colorful displays of lilac and fuschia were on display and they made quite the statement. 

The theme for 2020 is personal identity and the bravery to express yourself. Reminiscent of the 70s counter-culture, this exploration of identity brings back many trends of yesteryear such. It’s the day of the individual, the day of the artist. Go out and express yourself!


Delusion MFG manufactures both blank and fully custom hats. You can view all of our blank styles here at prices much more affordable than the average in the industry. Learn more about custom hats here if you want to get something specially made for your brand, business, company or small team!

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10 Color Trends for 2019

Color is an art form, and with the endless spectrum of visible light, viewing conditions, shades, and base colors. The range of color one can achieve in various circumstances is infinite.

We are still creating and discovering new colors to this day and using them as guides for branding and fabric options at Delusion MFG, and I do not see this slowing down for a long, long time.

With that being said you may be asking yourself, “how am I should I go about choosing a color for my artwork, branding, fabric or everyday fashion ensemble?”

The best way to choose a color for future endeavors is by using Pantone Colors, these are the easiest to work with when generating artwork and matching fabric colors. Pantone color pallets and swatches are used for many custom headwear manufactures.

Any designer will tell you that these colors despite their fancy names and numbers hold vital information when it comes to color scales that are used digitally to pinpoint an accurate method for producing these in various mediums.

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I remember early on in Art Classes we were taught the acronym for a man’s name to remember the order of the rainbow / color spectrum; ROY G. BIV. Does this ring a bell? This could be one of the most important pieces of information you can obtain when using color because you not only learn the gradual change in color but allows you to choose secondary colors based on a position on the color wheel.

In this blog post, we will discuss both new colors developed based on previous trends, and how sometimes sticking to what you know results in a high success rate.

The spectrum never ends, but some trends do.

10 Trendy Colors for 2019

1. Raven (Pantone 19-0000 TCX)

Pantone color "raven"

This color’s name is representative of what you would imagine the color to be, a dark and mysterious shade of dark grey that does not quite reach a full-blown black, but quite close. Raven will add a nice professional look based on its position between a dark grey and black; while offering a very complimentary base for most colors to match secondarily.

2. Deep Water (Pantone 18-4032 TCX)

Pantone color "deep water"

Deep Water is a great centerground between light and dark blue. This color would be a great base or complimentary color for whites, creams, and other neutral colors.

3. High Risk Red (Pantone 18-1763 TCX)

Pantone color "high risk red"

No risk, no reward is the perfect description for this color. A seemingly medium red with bold characteristics will work well with someone looking to make a statement.

4. Oriole (Pantone 17-1350 TCX)

Pantone color "oriole"

The first time I noticed this color and saw the name it was clear to think of the Baltimore Orioles logo, which contains a nice bright orange to really make a statement in contrast to the black in the bird design. This same contrast could be a vital tool to bring your style together.

5. Spectra Yellow (Pantone 14-0957 TCX)

Pantone color "spectra yellow"

Sounds futuristic doesn’t it? This shade of medium to bright yellow is a statement color as well and will work great to draw attention to a branding area or article of clothing.

6. Treetop (Pantone 18-0135 TCX)

Pantone color "tree top"

A nice mixture of army and forest green, this subtle natural green would pair nicely with neutrals but also be a nice middle ground of sticking with what you know and making a statement.

7. Straw (Pantone 13-0922 TCX)

Pantone color "straw"

Straw is the epitome of a great neutral color, gaining its base from tan and beige. This color is one of the types of shades that I believe will only continue to gain popularity regardless of medium.

8. Tofu (Pantone 11-4801 TCX)

Pantone color "tofu"

Whether you like tofu or not, this is a great use of an off-white. Again, falling in the group that I would consider neutral, something like this works well with anything (as most neutral colors will).

9. Autumn Maple (Pantone 17-1145 TCX)

Pantone color "autumn maple"

Who doesn’t like fall? This color embodies a fall vibe and natural look that will be popular year-round. This color falls between an orange and brown, creating a nice mix.

10. Shaded Spruce (Pantone 19-4324 TCX)

Pantone color "shaded spruce"

This mix of blue and green presents a darker teal color for those who want to make a statement but not too over the top. We sometimes do not see enough of this type of shade, but I believe it will continue to gain popularity both in the street and high fashion industries, as well as home décor.

7 Eye Popping Colors for 2019

1 Island Paradise (Pantone 14-4620 TCX)

Pantone color "island paradise"

2. Pink Yarrow (Pantone 17-2034 TCX)

Pantone color "pink yarrow"

3. Carmine Rose (Pantone 17-2230 TCX)

Pantone color "carmine rose"

4. Hawaiian Surf (Pantone 18-4538 TCX)

Pantone color "hawaiian surf"

5. Ultra Violet (Pantone 18-3838 TCX)

Pantone color "ultra violet"

6. Tangerine Tango (Pantone 17-1463 TCX)

Pantone color "tangerine tango"

7. Turmeric (Pantone 15-1264 TCX)

Pantone color "turmeric"

Pro-Tip: Some colors will never go out of style. Colors such as white, black, and other neutrals will always be popular in their purest form. Always consider this when putting together your palette.

While some choose to go quietly, don’t be afraid to be bold and different. Use your brand message and content / context as a guide for your color choices.

Colors can relay meaning, message and emotion.

We wish you the best of luck moving forward into the New Year and please do not hesitate to drop and questions comments directly on this blog page for us to lend some knowledge!

Be sure to check out our 6 style trends in 2019 too, it pairs nicely with this article.

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Because we have seen the results firsthand. We have been involved in the custom apparel industry since 2008, with previous experience in the brand apparel sector and hospitality industry. That’s almost 10 years of experience! We have seen how not only society and technology has continued to change but the growth of the small business. Delusion MFG can proudly say that we continue to team up with business (from big to small) around the world! We gladly lend our hand in helping businesses grow and succeed on the custom apparel spectrum.

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