Texworld Trends: Autumn/Winter 2013-2014
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 AW- 2013-2014: PORTRAITS
Forecast Courtesy: Texworld
Definition: A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. In our over-imaged world, the auto-representation of a portrait has become a new genre. By an empirical over-bid, the relation “with Ourselves“ is scrambled, bringing us to no longer live in the present but digitally. The melancholy of past time catches up with our aim to happiness. Our search for balance crystallizes the questionings on the limits of our experimentations. An authentic consciousness definitely installs Ethic at the heart of our introspection and opens the road to this pivotal period. Ethic, Approach, Citizen, Share, Respect… attitudes that sound like the end of a selfish era. The guilt invades us and darkens the optimism of the beginning. The withdrawal towards authentic values sounds like the answer to a better future.
PORTRAIT 1: Conscientious Richochet
Recycling, Reflections, Returns, Ricochets… The hydro-elementary basis retains our attention. The reflective surface of the wave brings back, throughout these different structures, the image of purity. The minimalistic nature portrays the outlines of an intelligent return. Hybriding our soul, the cold reflection of the primary resource captivates our ecological conscience. The surreal hydration of the mind washes and purifies our devastating guilt. The organic cycle stands as the absolute model.
PORTRAIT 2: Fundamental Awakening
The dawn of the austere future diverts our stare from the selfish reflections. The community awakening develops our fraternal instincts. Like tribes with secular behavior, our reconciliation unifies us, like a family. The simple values echo in our vital needs. From the union of our elementary intentions is born a new innocent aesthetic. The Authoritarian Nature fuses and shapes, with harmony, the allegory of a polyglot region. The naive feeling takes the agreed aesthetic and distinguishes with lightness the “stricto sensu-al”.
PORTRAIT 3: Quixotic Reincarnation
After the dark dusk, our new vision will follow the darkened splendors of Nature. The past’s mistakes; visible scars of an oppressing hand; the melancholic lyricism of Nature that implores, disrupts our apprehension towards her. At the preamble of our new way of being, the imaginary souvenir of children’s tales paints our faces with strange animal singularities. The ghostly apparition of our reflection projects us at the border of reality.
PORTRAIT 4: Virtuous Revival
We always pay the price one day. At the doom of our existence, the modern doubts attack and undermine our past certitudes. And if, instead of “over-charging ”, we capitalized on our skills? The materialistic opulence of the decorative golden age is back and raises a historical dialogue with our minimalistic contemporary. The memorable affection of simpler times composes a zany marquetry, on the verge of confusion. The intimacy of memories resurfaces. A joyful smile regains our faces. Generations come together like dissonant and oriental mosaics.