Last month I visited Heimtex and Maison Objet. Maison championed a theme of ‘The Wild’ looking at ‘NATURE’, ‘PURITY’ and ‘WELL-BEING’ – the essence of the show was ‘Calm’ and exhibited a real Scandinavian Simplicity.
Heimtex offered a broader inspirational experience with emphasis also on ‘Well-Being’ and ‘Nature’ but also ‘Technology / The Digital Age’ and ‘Luxurious Craft’, giving a good variety of Colour, Texture and Technique that can be applied to different markets.
With these and other Trend Influences, I will start the year with the following directions:
Connecting with Nature:
Looking at Natural markings and patterns from Fossils, Wood, Pebbles, Water. Playing with layers and Textures to achieve Earthy and Distressed effects.
Trend favourite: ‘Victoria’- Fabulous Digital Print
Rich Decoration of Culture:
A look at Luxury across the world with Classic Damasks, Fine Jacquards, Embroideries and Tapestry. Rich Embellishments, Velvets and Metallic Finishes bind together the Opulence.
Simplistic Graphic and Organic Design executed through traditional technique – Painterly, Block print, Embroidery and Knit.
High Street Trend Spot: John Lewis