Dots started to attract The Trend Curve’s attention at the beginning of 2017. The reason they stood out was a new level of sophistication that made polka-dots look positively dated.
At December’s Showtime textiles market, dots grabbed the eye again, this time because of a hand-drawn character that made them feel soft and approachable. They also got downsized, all the way to tiny scale, allowing them to work as a visual or tactile texture.
While these imperfect circles played supporting roles, their presence was vital. Small-scale dots updated designs by assembling into familiar patterns, from geometrics to ikats. They also filled up backgrounds or motifs with movement, and punctuated icons from flowers to diamonds. Look below for a few examples of the new look for dots:
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