More January shows

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Alice Grosso – designandcolour@gmail.com

The next show that I will be visiting this month after the London Textile Fair is;

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This is where you will find new stylists and artists and fresh trends. What’s Next is a truly interesting and creative show for those looking for inspiration in a new and exciting direction.

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Didier Parakian and Chie Mihara

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Black Balloon | One Wolf | Amesoeur

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7th – 9th February 2016, West Hall, Olympia Exhibition Centre, W14 8UX

Then there is EDGE London that I will pop into before our Private View. This is a very different kind of show covering all alternative fashions including Goths, Punks, 50’s Pin Up, Rockers, etc. There is also an EDGE show in Berlin, the other European home of alternative culture. Both H&M and New Look are now doing a range of grungy alternative looks and our Cartoon print started in this niche market before going viral through mainstream fashion. Our latest for this market have been our tattoo prints.

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Laura Newton – designandcolour@gmail.com

Home Furnishings 2016

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I’ll be going from the ‘City of Frankfurters‘ to the ‘City of love’: Paris in late January….not to meet my Mr Big unfortunately but to visit the ‘Maison & Objet’ Exhibition. I haven’t been there for a while, so I am interested in seeing what delights will be on show this year.

Historically it is the show that sets the Trends for the year across the board of Home furnishings.  Heimtex is the commercial backbone whereas ‘Maison’ is meant to add the sparkle!…..so let’s see if it does.

2015. MAISON&OBJET PARIS presentation from MAISON&OBJET on Vimeo.

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Also, running parallel with Maison, more than 99 Brands & Fabric Editors such as Lelievre‘, Casamance, Missoni & ‘Zimmer & Rohde’ open up their showrooms to exhibit latest collections at ‘Deco-Off’. I hear that this is becoming quite a spectacle and people from all other world will be flocking to the ‘Rue du Mail’ to be inspired.

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