Trend Flash is exclusively for Members of The Trend Curve™ subscriber family with immediate updates from markets and trade fairs around the globe. Patty Bouley, Editorial Correspondent for The Trend Curve, is in New York for the Printsource show, The Premier U.S. Market for Surface and Textile Design. Her top-line trends are below.
Read more details about Printsource in the February issue of The Trend Curve. Notable in New York:
– Sand-blasted desert neutrals went Greener and warmer.
– Pastels returned, mixed with nature-inspired neutrals.
– Techno-color swirls created hallucinogenic, multi-colored effects.
– Turquoise was revived with iridescence for plastics, dinnerware.
– Yellow shifted to infused-flame hues inspired by fire.
– Acid Greens accented or came in bold mixes with Pinks and Blues.
– Pink gravitated toward Blue casts and away from Coral tints.
MATERIALS & TEXTURES
– Pleats became the new stripes.
– Shimmer, sparkle and pearl were key accents.
– Chunky crochet, macramé, and fisherman knits stepped up.
– Bouclé and chenille came speckled with color accents.
– Lace and vintage prints brought nostalgia to bedding and towels.
– Raffia, hemp, and straw gained for woven accessories.
– Fringe never went away, particularly in suede and twisted yarns.
PATTERN AND MOTIFS
– Bold flowers were abstract or impressionistic.
– Big, symmetrical geometrics and mirrored ink blots debuted.
– Light-infused, loopy shapes contrasted with dark grounds.
– Calligraphy and script continued.
– Patchwork evolved to a mash-up of high-tech and craftsmanship.
– Ethnic beadwork, ikats and animal prints came together.
– Water-inspired patterns featured waves, fish, shimmer and flowing lines.