Texworld Trends: Spring/Summer 2013
Texworld is a worldwide business meeting event. In fact it is more than a business meeting event….an international business platform where we as designers, get to discover latest trends, check out new innovations in the world of fabrics, trims, accessories, anything and everything that falls under textiles.
Here is their Trend Forecast for SS- 2013: ACTING.
Forecast Courtesy: Texworld
ACTING: The garment is a disguise that we wear on top of our personality. Let’s take a closer look… The garment is an extension of our personality; it is the reflection of our desire to be. It modulates our relationship with others by our appearance. To be? Yes, but to appear in what form? That is the question.
Our desire of transparency towards others is not simple. The reflection of ourselves starts in the mirror of our personality with the fatal question:
WHO do we want to be? In our contemporary and globalized society, reality often mixes with the fiction in our life. Our virtual appearances serve our real personality. Facebook, Twitter, blogs and other social networks are great examples of that. The course of the spring/summer 2013 explores the desire to show beyond reality, the desire of play.
PLAY, FIND, BE, UPGRADE, LIVE: ACT!
5 acts of a play directed by us and for us, where we become our avatar.
ACT 1: Where decadence becomes delightful
Our desires of softness embraces decadence, like an ingenuous Alice tasting the forbidden fruit. Honor is safe; appearances are protected. The desire of contradiction is strong and powerful. Like a poetic ditty on a rock’n roll tune, the playful attitude moves into a voracious orgy. Images and words accumulate with enchanting shades of pastels. The tattooed feelings of animal drawings predict a fierce softness. The sweet temptations calm our sadistic fantasies.
ACT 2: When home is elsewhere
The virtual images of faraway realities give to our senses the desire to run away. The wild escape is imposed upon us like an answer to an oppressive urban inaction. The desire of a stampede takes our nomadic imagination. The glows of distant dances sway the colors of a dreamt place. The Slavonic aesthetic contradicts our capitalist confidence and mixes a palette tinted of bohemian accents. The brutality of materialism meets the swirl of a journey of no return.
ACT 3: Where discovery flavors our senses
The thought of escaping towards a faraway land revives our thirst for discovery. The enthusiasm of the rich colors and of the exotic consonance merges with reality and dream. The colonial steams and spicy fragrances flavor our profound dreams. A chameleon cloth dresses each of our eccentric appearances. Nature’s majesties dominate and protect the precious sacred. The perceptive mysticism reveals an authentic splendor. The opulence of the natural and coral chromes tackles the monotony of abysmal tones.
ACT 4: Where illusion merges with reality
Desire to be, to disappear, and to reappear; the experimentation of our appearance pushes us towards the virtual. A game of optical illusion, reality disappears in artificial madness. A hypnotic desire rushes our senses and pushes us into illusion. A flash of insanity (electro) chocks the natural order and the symmetry to give birth to a new architecture. The mathematical equation brings a new dimension to the fabric. The experience and the metric symbols connect an ultra graphic palette. Black & white: optical experimentation of the light’s spectrum.
EPILOGUE: Where resistance hatches delicacy
An iron fist in a velvet glove… Epilogue of our inner search…. Where great strength and infinite softness merge powerfully. Like an olden advertisement. An unbeatable timeless classic, an irreplaceable natural, a reliable structure. Denim keeps on writing its noble story. Loyal protector of our privilege moments, it wraps with softness our delicate brutality. Its power becomes subtle; the depth of its tints: gracious. Under a veil of cloth: resistance, fragility, brutality, and softness come face to face without conflict.