Interlocking, connected, overlapping and intertwined geometrics have been around for a couple of seasons. At December’s Showtime textiles market, companies provided clues to how these looks will evolve to remain fresh through 2016.
Of course, texture played a major role in the update, as it will in nearly every trend for the next two years. American Silk Mills revived eyelash treatments, using them on linear chains of repeated, interlocking figures. Gradient effects were embraced by De Leo, softening the lines of their geometric design.
Layering also infused newness into this approach. At Valdese Weavers, that translated into a white interlocking repeat over a colorfully striped ground. P. Kaufmann alternated texts in the teal ground of their Radiance interlocking design. Algemene, shown at High Five Textiles, took a different approach framing elements of a black-and-white sketchbook floral ground with connected boxes and circles that stood out in yellow.
One of the best new introductions in this category was inspired by Art Deco styling. Home Fabrics’ fascinating fretwork design suggested an incoming fluidity that—along with other softening approaches—can help the interlocking trend morph from completely rigid to softened into 2016.
Check out the gallery of new looks for interlocking geometric figures below: