The Business Design Centre, Islington
July 15th & 16th 2015
Sublitex decided to exhibit at the London Textile Fair this July for the first time. This was held in the former Royal Agricultural Hall in Islington, a marvellous 1862 glass building formerly used to display the best in breed of farm animals. Coming up the escalators this wonderful window glints to reveal the former use of this building.
Sublitex were showing the Autumn Winter 2015 Fast Fashion Collection plus previewing the new Spring Summer 2016.
Alice as always is the living proof of exciting surface pattern design and manages the UK Fast Fashion collections for Sublitex.
Meeting and discussing with fellow studios
One of the great things about fairs is seeing what is happening outside your own focus area. At this show there was much interest in the studios showing Archive textile designs. There was broad interest from the Arts and Crafts looks that translate so well in to the Woodstock BoHo themes to 1970s Florals and Geometrics of the 1960s.
Check out their instagram at @Frostdrop_Vintage.
Vintage influences were also evident from the Studios.
Beyond The Skies: Heather Roberts: www.beyondtheskies.com
Sublitex do vintage
Blogs to Follow
We were so inspired by the creative people we met. We would recommend that you look at Pattern Bank’s blog, who teamed up with the fair to curate the Autumn/Winter 16/17 trend forum areas.
A new favourite blog of ours is from Longina Phillips – their ‘Friday Faves’ are always on trend.
These studios have trends online that are regularly being updated and are truly useful and inspiring.
All photographs from The London Textile Fair by Alannah Messett.