Monochrome Magic

From runway to high street – black and white is a trend for summer 2021. Be bold and be brave with some fabulously stand out statement prints. From spots to stripes, florals to graphic geometrics, there is something for everyone here.

Going for a softer, more feminine take – Chanel and Erdems’ more subtle prints are elegant on soft silks and chiffons.

Black and white print designs can really help to create bold silhouettes – especially when used in panels to flatter and hug the form of the body.

Images from: farfetch.com . zara.com . vogue.com . carolinaherrera.com

Bridgerton Inspiration

Just as we predicted the Bridgerton factor is pushing on through, appearing on mood boards as a new season is due to start filming in Bath next month. Feast you eyes on what we have put together for this trend. All designs are from the Sublitex exclusive sublimation print collection.

Specific design requests from our 16,000 + design library or custom printing of your own digital designs can be sent to Sarah at;

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Gingham

The definition of Gingham is a medium-weight balanced plain-woven fabric typically with striped, check or plaid patterns in white and a bright color made from dyed cotton or cotton-blend yarns.

There is a nostalgia I’m sure for many, and not just me, of school summer dresses. This print more recently has been evident on the catwalk and the high street. Gingham is a beautifully crisp clean print. Fresh white combined with pastel or bright bold colours creates a perfect print for the spring; and moving forward into summer.

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Pantone Colour of the year 2021

PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating

A marriage of colour conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting.

PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating, two independent colours that highlight how different elements come together to support one another, best express the mood for Pantone Color of the Year 2021. Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, the union of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is one of strength and positivity. It is a story of colour that encapsulates deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly.

Images from PANTONE (@pantone) • Instagram photos and videos

In the Home

Being a neutral grey works with almost any secondary colour, especially bright colours as they jump out against the grey with a zing.

One such shade is yellow the ultimate mood booster; with a mellow undertone it is cheerful without being too in-your-face or in its boldest form will give rooms confidence and freshness.

Tropical Delights

It is that time of year again to plan for high summer tropical prints for Fast Fashion. Here are a selection of exclusive copyrighted designs from Sublitex ready to go and available in a full range of colours.

Specific design requests from our 16,000 + design library or custom printing of your own digital designs can be sent to Sarah at;

designandcolour@gmail.com

07985 467997

H & M X Simone Rocha

A new collaboration is set to drop on 11 March 2021. Set your alarm as this collection between Simone Rocha and H&M is not one to be missed. The pieces are beautiful, perfect for spring – a gorgeous colour palette and some interesting fabrics and embellishments, including some photographic digital prints.

Simone Rocha is a fashion designer born in Dublin and based in London. In 2010, she made her debut at London Fashion Week — over the past decade she has stolen the hearts of the fashion world. Rocha believes that clothing should be beautiful, layered and adorned whilst also allowing the wearer to move comfortably through the world. Through this collaboration, the Simone Rocha universe is opened up to the entire family, showing her passion for kinship, togetherness and warmth. For the first time ever, Rocha’s signature womenswear is translated into kidswear and menswear.

Layering up pretty transparent fabrics with beautifully delicate prints. Red, pink, black and white are the key colours running through this exciting collection. A mix of English garden country florals and Scottish tartan, this collection has many more pieces available on; Simone Rocha x H&M | Designer Collaboration | H&M GB

Beautiful photographic imagery printed on Tees and shirts; Soft English country florals in pinks and blush tones.

Fabulous embellishment, Sheer devore fabrics and Broderie Anglaise.

All images from: Simone Rocha x H&M | Designer Collaboration | H&M GB

Bridgerton

This fabulously visual and sometimes racy series has helped some of us through Lockdown. Set in Regency London but filmed for the main in Bath, the sumptuous interiors, delightfully floral gardens, lavish balls and somewhat quirky takes on the fashions of the day are a veritable feast for the eyes.

The Bridgerton family are elegant from old money, a father who has passed away and a mother set on moving her brood through the top echelons of society with the utmost discretion. Their clothes reflect this stayed respectability in agreeable pretty pastel shades and snappy suits.

Bridgerton; Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte in episode 102. NETFLIX c. 2020

Archibald and Portia Featherington. Image Source: Everett Collection

The Featherington family are a brash contrast to the rather demure Bridgertons’ both in character and dress. Above you can see Archibald a feisty gambler and Portia who is set on social climbing. Their attire is bold with brocades, which sometimes verge on the lurid. A penchant for chandelier ear-rings, bold necklaces and lavish hair ornamentation make them an extravagant contrast to the Bridgerton brigade.

The fabulously talented Nicola Coughlan plays Penelope Featherington. (L to R) Bessie Carter as Prudence Featherington and Harriet Cains as Phillipa Featherington. NETFLIX. c.2020.

The sets are dripping in floral displays with a strong preference for wisteria.

It also helps that the leading man, Rege-Jean Page, the Duke of Hastings is rather divine and caused quite a stir with hoards of women worldwide. The relationship between Penelope Featherington, who wears lemon so well and Eloise Bridgerton, the non-conformist, was utterly charming and a highlight for me.

Images Copyright of NETFLIX.

Retro Interiors

Following on from the ‘Mid Century’ blog post where we were looking at some lovely retro inspired interiors; we wanted to show you some of the fabulous prints from our Sublitex archive. Burnt orange, mustard yellow and dusty pinks are the classic colours in this retro range – but other colours are available on request.

Specific design requests from our 16,000 + design library or custom printing of your own digital designs can be sent to Sarah at;

designandcolour@gmail.com

07985 467997

1970s prints

Set to be an influence on fast fashion this summer we have been pulling from the Sublitex library 1970s prints, some of which are originals from this era. If you are old enough to have been there, see if anything in our mood board looks familiar as a teaser at the end.

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My Memories of the 1970s

Specific design requests from our 16,000 + design library or custom printing of your own digital designs can be sent to Sarah at;

designandcolour@gmail.com

07985 467997

Mid Century Interiors inspiration

Tuesday night saw the start of a new series ‘ Interior Design Masters’. “Ten talented designers. One life changing contract. Alan Carr and interiors guru Michelle Ogundehin are on the hunt for talent, passion and dazzling designs.” It’s a nice bit of escapism and also inspiring. It got me thinking about interior style and the current trends that are emerging. As a bit of a follow on from ‘The Serpent’ blog post I have decided to look at ‘Mid Century’ style and take inspiration from the 50s and 60s.

A lot of us are working from home at the moment and spending a lot of time staring at the same four walls – why not make those four fabulous walls. Our surroundings are so important for our mental wellbeing; it can effect our mood and how we feel so much.

Mid Century Style

Inspired by the cool, industrial style of the 1950s and 60s. This period was defined by its clean lines and uncomplicated, highly functional design, the furniture typically takes on a utilitarian edge with metal and wood finishes. This is beautifully offset by a vibrant colour palette; the likes of burnt oranges, mustard yellows and teal blue.

Habitat

Habitat Curve Geo Reversible Bedding Set

Habitat Retro Trees Reversible Bedding Set

Habitat Industrial Geo Reversible Bedding Set

Habitat Kissing Birds Reversible Bedding Set

Habitat Esme Pink on White Bedding Set

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Graham and Brown

Graham and Browns new limited edition collection entitled ‘ Through the decades’ spans from the 40’s to the 70’s. This wallpaper ‘Coronation Craze’ represents the 1950’s.

Rounded geos are the star of the show in this teardrop design, boasting shots of primary colours against a crisp backdrop. As well as being sleek and polished, this fabulous wallpaper design has a cosiness and warmth to it, a great addition to any wall.

Through the Decades Collection (grahambrown.com)

I love Wallpaper

Horden Geometric Triangle Wallpaper Grey, Silver, Mustard#

Retro Geometric 3D Effect Wallpaper Mustard, Grey

Bella Wallpaper Pink

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