When Carole D’Arconte talks about her forecasts for color, fabrication, silhouette and motif, the apparel industry sits up and takes notice. Expertise like hers has been informing trend-setting apparel manufacturers and retailers for more than two decades.
The Trend Curve™ has been fortunate enough to form an alliance with Carole. At key points during the year, she tells us about apparel trends that have crossover potential into home interiors. We sit up and take notice, too.
This summer, her topic is trends from St. Tropez. You can discover her best picks for women and kids in the August issue of The Trend Curve (you can subscribe by following this live link to the Trend Catalog on our web site). Her tips on trends for men begin in posts below and continue in today’s edition of our Connecting The Dots blog.
Tropical florals are not subsiding for men. But while the typical styles of the past, featuring silhouetted blossoms or flat color outlines, continue, newer interpretations are stealing the show.
Layering is directional. Watch for abstract geometrics (see the post below for more on abstracts) forming a loose foundation for blossoms, or illustrative motifs layered on top of a packed, all over outlined pattern, bringing an established look into the future.
BTW, notice the girl lounging over the Blue and White floral in the far right image from today, then jump down to the T-shirt in the far left shot in yesterday’s post. Notice the similarity? I can’t help but think of mud flaps on 18-wheelers….