2018 Apparel Decoration Trends

  • Mar 13, 2018

Front left chest logo says "I work for this company." Decoration elsewhere on the garment says "I support this brand."

Popular apparel decoration trends change and evolve from season to season so let’s take a look at the latest trends as we head into spring. These bold variations will turn heads and distance your brand from the pack.

Prepare to be inspired:

1. Heavy Metal

Metallic and shiny features such as studs and sequins were stealing the show on the runways this season. Capture this season’s hottest trend with reflective and metallic transfers in gold and silver and metallic embroidery. But if you really want to steal the spotlight, HXD offers no limits on color so you can give any color of the rainbow a dramatic metallic treatment.


2. Paint

Paint splattered clothing and graffiti-inspired looks continue to rock the runway. If you are feeling inspired with these artsy looks, we can easily replicate this vibe with true edge and infusion. For more subtle take on the trend, try a laser knock out!


3. Brand Pattern

Reinforce your brand by creating a pattern with your logo. This look will translate well, especially if you choose a piece with a distinct panel, where it gets a distinctly custom look.


4. Photo Perfect

From pop culture imagery to nature photography, prints are definitely hot right now. We have a great line of apparel that was created specifically for our Infusion decoration. Our Photograffixx transfer is also ready to produce photo perfect looks.


5. Retro Logo

Dig into the archives for your retro logos, because what was old is new again. If you want to reinforce a vintage feel, we can add a distress filter on it.


6. In Stitches

Contrast top stitching everywhere! This is easily achieved with embroidery. If bigger is better to you, try using a bean stitch on a outline logo. We can easily emulate this trend with true edge for a faux stitching look.


7. Patchwork

If you are inspired by the patchwork and quilting trend seen this spring, let’s mix and not match patterns because symmetry is so last year. We can create different patterns with just one set up. Did the zipper get in the way of your full front logo? Now use that split as a main feature!

Ready for more inspiration? 

Visit our decoration page to see all ways that we can bring your brand apparel to life.


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  • Category: Apparel
  • Tags: Apparel, Decoration, Product Trends