Trend Flash is one of many exclusive benefits for Members of The Trend Curve’s subscriber family. Editorial Director Michelle Lamb is in Paris for the twice-yearly Maison & Objét trade fair. Her top trends are below.
You can get more information about the colors, materials and motifs that matter in the next issue of The Trend Curve. Also, follow @trendcurve on Twitter and Instagram (also @trendcurve) for additional updates.
For a more detailed look at important evolutions from Maison & Objét from September 2016, order our Maison & Objet September 2016 trend report.
Notable at Maison & Objet 9/16:
- Greens had lots of exposure, including deeps
- Absynthe was directional
- Blues mattered, especially denim-inspired variations
- A merlot revival got a start
- Golden yellows woke up jewel-tone combinations
- Browns eclipsed grays
MATERIALS AND TEXTURES
- Velvet was key, yet brocades made a bigger splash
- Mirror updates included color
- It was all about the detail when it came to wood
- Dimensional effects grew in importance
- Matte surfaces moved toward the mainstream
- Embroidery and appliqué emerged
MOTIFS AND THEMES
- Abstract geometry impacted form and pattern
- Ethnic geometrics continued to appeal
- Digitally printed florals had a stronger voice
- Dogs, dogs, dogs (and some cats)
- Portuguese/Italian tiles emerged
- So did folk themes