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Heimtextil Trends 2021-2022: Nothing New Everything New

It’s that time of the year when we are all set to explore and learn what the trend researchers and experts at Heimtextil unravel as the most promising trends for the upcoming year. I am very pleased to say that this time the forecast that they have come up with is not only inspiring but also my all time favorite subject of substance. I am sure the textile community will be equally delighted to explore and discover tomorrow’s design trends today. 

Below are the themes that will be detailed out more elaborately during the event. For now, catch a glimpse.

Forecast Courtesy: Heimtextil

According to Heimtextil, for many years, the lifestyle industry has asked “what is new this season?” Newness and cultural erosion are core drivers of lifestyle products, and the foundation of this began in the 20th century when shopping shifted from necessity-driven to pleasure-driven, and consumer products were no longer made to last a lifetime. Now is the time for a new perception of new itself, as both consumers and the industry are beginning to change existing systems and ways of working in different ways. Welcome to “Nothing New, Everything New”. 

The first two decades of this millennium brought several challenges for industry and trade – above all, the current coronavirus pandemic. But crises are also drivers of innovations. In the textile industry, digitalization and sustainability are currently omnipresent innovation topics. The coronavirus pandemic ensures that both topics are becoming even more important in the home textile industry. Heimtextil Trends 21/22 provide an overview of the status quo of those developments.

REPURPOSE: Repurpose is not a passing trend. Rather, it is a way of changing the product development narrative within the textiles industry, shifting from creating original textiles to curating existing textiles to form new visual expressions. Unlike the traditional design process which starts with an idea, Repurpose starts with considering what can be made from existing fabrics. From creation to curation, it gives existing textiles a new purpose and cherishes what’s already made.

REWILD: Rewilding is the act of returning nature back to its original wild state, yet the trend Rewild goes beyond returning to nature. It is not about making nature authentic, but rather understanding nature’s genuine wisdom. In the urban and post modern world, generations have largely lost connection to the surrounding ecology. This has significant influence on how individuals use and understand the ecosystem they live in. From authentic to genuine, Rewild means discovering nature’s resources and applying these in a modern context, delivering on sustainable or even regenerative solutions. The visual and textile expressions of the Rewild trend focus on direction like nature’s lab, Indigenous, wild and basic living.

REINFORCE: Resilient expression and Brutalist architecture are key elements in the Reinforce trend. To reinforce is to make something stronger. Longevity is a key influence on colors, materials and design. Reinforce has a simple and bold Scandinavian mood with a resilient, honest and minimalist look. From short-lived to longevity, Reinforce is about visuals and compositional longevity within textiles and materials. It draws inspiration from how Scandinavian design merges design durability with pared back functionality. This approach, proven over time, adds heavy and enduring materials to create visual resilience.

REVIVE: Reflecting youthful activism without our present perspective, attitude and behavior toward our world of “stuff”, Revive is an exploration of creativity. With a focus on achieving greater emotional satisfaction through the process of creating rather than on the result, no rules apply to the mending, processing, learning and experimenting in Revive. From result to process, Revive is to feel, sense and reconnect with human skills. It revives and honors the intangible state of flow that occurs while creating as opposed to focusing on the final object. Once a household practice, the act of repairing is now seen as creative method. The Revive trend subsequently focusses on process, modern mending and experimentation.

Lenzing: Spring Summer 2011- Textile/ Color Trends for Fashion/ Home

Hey Everyone!

Lenzing recently released textile and color trends for fashion and home for Spring/Summer 2011. The release is indeed very insightful and so I thought of sharing the same with you all.

UPLIFTING : Soften/Energise/Excite are keywords for Spring Summer 2011.

Colors are translated by treatment and finishing, integrated into the material as a part of the fabric. Colors are described by words like airy, waxy, silky, etc.

A compulsive will to solve the fashion contradiction between ephemeral and sustainable. Problems will be addressed in many ways; multiple solutions will be out into action. Readiness to joyfully accept new thoughts!

When the environment account is to be settled regarding a new product, more and more elements will be on the plate: energy consumption, disposal after use, waste materials, ecologically benign and renewable fibres, etc. Fashion is not only about aesthetics, but most certainly also embracing the content. The designer’s role will be still more complex, being a part of the effort of “greening” the fashion world. The task is, above all, to design products in first class materials and production with aesthetic qualities in order to create lasting emotional and functional relationship between the object and the user.

Slow Fashion” will develop from being a diffuse buzzword to signifying quality in production and product. For instance, working to turn artisan crafts into fashion and into profit for locals and to producing long lasting clothing. Different materials are only blended for performance purposes, special effects, etc., and preferably components that are to be taken care of and disposed of in the same way. On one hand, “loom state” fabrics and natural color cottons awaken significant interest, on the other, finishing and refinements are still developed and sophisticated. Feel good luxury sense is essential for our choices.

Design for delight!

Here are the 5 Textile and Color Trends by Lenzing for Fashion and Home for Spring-Summer 2011.

CELEBRATION: A hymn to spring! Fancy and Lively decorations reconnect with brilliant bright colors. The fabric structure or texture or jacquard designs braid into prints to make the atmosphere richer, more sparkling and passionate. The trend supports the look that is exciting, artful, sunny, pretty, silky, fancy, brilliant, jolly, fantasy, glossy and ablaze.

CELEBRATION COLOR STORY

CELEBRATION

ABSTRACTION: The trend talks about products made precise, industrious, block-out, angular, hardware, construction and form, powerful, reinforced and strong. The techniques include coatings, pigment printing, abrasion, slashing, and embellishments- whatever evokes dynamic force adding a slightly rough itch.

ABSTRACTION COLOR STORY

ABSTRACTION

NEW CLASSIC: This trend speaks of products as freshen, polite, soften, neat, everyday, modern, refined, frank and approachable. Naturally bright pigments develop into new classics. Fabrics are classic, materials the same but all elements are somewhat twisted: fibres in unusual yarn spinning and – counts, classical weave patterns in atypical materials clashed with a curious checkered design, an embroidery where you didn’t expect it – nothing loud, just enough to make you startle!

NEW CLASSIC COLOR STORY

NEW CLASSIC

AQUEOUS: The words that best describe the trend are energize, vapor, tonic, crisp, airy, effervescent, radiant, cool and infuse. Fabrics are slick drapery like butter or water, ghostly veiled like mist or air. Materials are expressing the beauty of energy, the comfort of floating coolness. The appearance is IN and the fabric not on top of it.

AQUEOUS COLOR STORY

AQUEOUS

PERLEAGE: Whatever treatment makes surfaces glowing, radiant, intricate, enigmatic are brought into the game. Luxury fabrics in precious fibres and most excellent manufacturing are the sublime and subdued quality. The trend can be best explained by words like polished, seductive, reduced, sleek, elite, gleaming, waxy and swathing.

PERLEAGE COLOR STORY

PERLEAGE

Cheers!

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