Geometric motifs have been so hot for so long that consumers have started to tire of them. That's why product designers have been looking for a new approach that will keep them fresh and, just as importantly, salable. One important new direction that surfaced at the Showtime textiles market was abstraction (Members of The Trend Curve's subscriber family can read the post Abstractions in Design for all the details. Not a Member yet? You can subscribe to The Trend Curve here).
Another emerging look pays homage to the style of M.C. Escher. It's fun, quirky and something the market hasn't seen in years.