Michelle Lamb, Editorial Director for The Trend Curve, is in Paris for the Maison et Objet fair. Her topline trends are below.
– Purple was everywhere, with cool tones directional
– Blues were called out as trend colors
– Camel and Cocoa types renewed the Brown family
– Pinks prepared for a major role
– Real Red backed off, but Burgundy dug in
– New Greens: Spearmint, Olive, Evergreen
MATERIALS AND TEXTURES
– Glass gravitated toward transparent color
– Pipe began to pop up in product
– Cords and straps got lots of attention
– Velvet looked newest with heat-treatment textures
– Knits’ position in the textiles realm continued to rise
– Metallics dropped way back—except on permanent flower blossoms
MOTIFS AND STYLES
– Photo looks got going as surface designs
– Stripes still preferred thin widths
– Architectural elements quietly advanced
– Chaotic line patterns came back
– Geometry had an impact on form and pattern
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