London Fashion Week SS19

Here is a run down of our favourite designers from London Fashion Week SS19 in terms of print and pattern



Erdem stayed true to their brand identity with moody, dramatic florals taking center stage even in their high summer collection. Ditsies accompanied larger scale, photographic florals to give the collection some calm.



Burberry have moved on their classic check and have evolved it to a stripe that sculpts around the body. To sit alongside this, they have gone animal crazy with cow, tiger and leopard print.

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi


Preen have experimented with all types of florals for SS19. Traditional wallpaper patterns to scattered ditsies, the collection celebrates the combination of them all.

House of Holland


Bold colour combinations sit upon snake skin designs in the newest drop for Henry Holland. Type is also used as another angle, continuing the trend from resort collections.

Temperley London


Clever placement and interesting shapes, each printed outfit in the Temperley London collection is a piece of art in its own right. A beautiful soft colour pallet to match, this collection feels fresh and new.

Marcus Lupfer


The Marcus Lupfer show just illustrates the importance of disties this season. From bright coloured grounds to pretty pastel arrangements, we love all of the above and think its going to be a massive trend for the season ahead.

Richard Quinn


Mixing vintage roses with hibiscus filled tropicals, Richard Quinn has taken a more commercial approach to his work for this collection. Known for his recycling of liberty prints, Quinn offers more contemporary prints and large, impressive scales.


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More January shows

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Alice Grosso –

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


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.


Didier Parakian and Chie Mihara


Black Balloon | One Wolf | Amesoeur


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 –

Home Furnishings 2016


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!… let’s see if it does.

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


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.


Exhibitions to kick off 2016

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Sarah Glyn-Woods –


13/14 JANUARY 2016

The Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH (9am – 6pm)

This week Alice and I will be exhibiting at the London Textile Fair. We will be on the mezzanine in the Textile area in aisle M10. The show is made up of European and Turkish suppliers, exhibitors have tables and it is very easy to wander around and see what is on display. The show is relaxed and friendly and most attendees are from the UK so you land up bumping into lots of folk that you know. The building is bright and this is a pleasurable experience not being too big.




16-18 February 2016
Parc des Expositions

This is a large exhibition in Paris each February and September. The trend area is interesting but I find it difficult to wander around the main PV Fabric Halls as all the stands are enclosed. Sublitex will be exhibiting there, as usual, in Premiere Vision Designs area, formerly called Indigo, which is more open. Ettore Formento will be there from Sublitex.


Premiere Vision Fabric Hall

Sublitex Private Viewing
9 & 10th February
Dock, Leicester

Few of our fashion clients go to PV anymore so we have taken to doing collection launches in our design office and showroom in Leicester which has been a resounding success. Clients make appointments to view the collection over 2 – 3 days and enjoy the privacy and personal touch that this affords.



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Laura Newton –

For Home Furnishing the start of a new year means one thing: HEIMTEXTIL, in Frankfurt.

An experience somewhat like a Marathon race,  it requires stamina, strong shoes, regular caffeine shots and a stiff drink at the finish line. This enormous show allows you to view everything for the home from shower curtain rings to fabric.


If you arrive at Frankfurt airport you will already be acclimated to the environment of endless moving walk ways, up and down buildings surrounded by your brothers and sisters from all over the world.

The show is so vast and diverse that it is just what is needed to get the creative juices flowing after the Christmas break.  I will be there this week and SUBLITEX are exhibiting so please come and say hello.

Sublitex Miroglio HALL 3, D36