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TRENDS 2010/2011

Greetings to all!

Trends play the most vital role in the profession of designers. They act as a point of reference for designers, product developers, furnishing specialists and interior decorators. The whole year these trends are used in shaping up themes.

Besides the trends Futurustic, Temptation, Hypernature and Intuition which were stated in Frankfurt-Heimtextil in January this year for 2010/2011, a lot of other important developments came across via the display of companies that participated in the event.

Here are 7 points that show what was prominent during the display at the event. If you keep these in mind while planning your collection, I am sure you cannot go wrong.

  1. Seemingly, this year the variation in trends are more understated and incremental, both in color and design direction. The color directions have become stronger this year too and have brought across a lot of focus in designs.
  2. A lot of metallic fabrics, finishes, hues, yarns, surface ornamentation, etc.  have come in vogue.
  3. Textures have always been important in printed, woven and embroidered products. This year too natural looking textures have been employed in many themes. Textures have also been seen in fabric techniques like puckered or rouched fabrics. Asymmetrical yarns are used effectively in making these textured uneven surfaced fabrics.
  4. Open mesh weaves and gauzy fabrics add a raw touch to everything put together in eco friendly products. They are also used in some products to add fine substance.
  5. Ecological awareness has been paid a lot of heed while planning these trends and consumer behavior can also be seen transforming in favor of it. Every designer seems to have added environment friendly products in his/her collection, employing organic cotton, hemp, bamboo, etc. in fibers and fabrications.
  6. Collections are designed around intensively creative, novel materials and organic innovations. For instance, Bamboo has been combined with silk and/or linen, etc. Though independently, Linen is the most significant star this season too. Natural fibers offer great comfort and physical pleasure in all products besides making immemorial consumption of natural resources.
  7. Changes in pattern design are also enduring. Small scale integrated patterns with overall textures appear prominently. On the other hand, large scale florals take over more conventional, mainstream-oriented offerings.

I hope these points would aid you in designing and developing your themes for the season. I shall tell you about colors in trend in my next post.

Cheers!

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INTUITION – Heimtextil Trend 2010/2011

Hey Everyone!

Imagine a trendy home with a lot of colors used efficiently.

Imagine a comfortable home emphasizing simplicity.

Now imagine the comfort of simplicity combined with humor, contrasting creativity and spontaneity.

That is INTUITION, a trend of 2010/2011 for you.

An explosion of good humor and bright colors is what we need to bear in mind before bringing this trend into play. As a designer I have always been fascinated with the idea of employing the vigor of colors for the liberation of creativity. There is so much that each one of us can do with colors. From bringing sunshine in the interiors to the contrast of day and night, every color adds some inspiration to our day to day life.

Impulsiveness, ease, color and contrast are the main ingredients for this bright, cheerful and yet uncomplicated trend. A lot of strong hues, geometric forms, digital patterns, graphic details and naïve elements form the base of all the themes that fall under this trend. Uneven yet structured materials are used in contrast to the layers or cut outs of basic elementary motifs.

Color blocks and vigorous contrasts focus on graphic thrust and derive inspiration from other cultures to establish the intrinsic magic of simplicity and functionality.

This trend is basically a very universal trend where we may include a variety of patterns from different cultures. Intuitive and instinctive geography surprises us with its form and color and combines plastic with sustainable materials.

The theme IMPULSIVE CREATIVITY can be put to use if we believe in spontaneity and free expression in creativity with bold colors and raw yet youthful graphic patterns, creating picturesque interiors.

The theme GRAPHIC FASCINATION comes with the concept of functionality and purpose in design. Prints and surface concealing furnishings feature forms and bring in good humor into a creative home.

The theme MAGIC SIMPLICITY also brings in rich contrast with natural optimism to interior design and making possible an encounter between vivid colors and neutral tones.

Below is a picture by Heimtexil Frankfurt that features the trend very well.

Intuition
Intuition
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HYPERNATURE – Heimtextil Trend 2010/2011

Hi Friends!

Living in cities has a lot of benefits. You are well connected with the entire world, have a better career and lifestyle.  While most of us enjoy these three factors, we still feel the need to bring in some freshness in our home and office.

HYPERNATURE – a trend for 2010/2011, asserts to transports the freshness of nature to the big city.

The trend assures a breath of fresh air in our space, rendering a more human fragrance to the urban environment. It augurs beautiful and splendid rhythm into our everyday mundane life.

Global wellbeing is kept in mind while shaping up this trend. Fabrics are used as natural prototypes. Refreshing, light, smoke hued yarns are employed to show clean, airy and soothing properties. Soft textured, elegantly flowing, shimmering fabrics are used to create understated impression.

An intelligent use of these fabrics in stylish and sophisticated colors in smoggy effect installs fresh vigor and powerful oomph in city life. It creates a lot of novel sensuality and innovation. The trend is fabricated with transparent materials and natural fabrics like Soy and Bamboo.

The theme BENEFICIAL INNOVATIONS renders a modern and realistic touch of warmth with a lot of monochromatically hued embroidery that makes it appear resourceful and sensual at the same time.

The theme ORGANOTECH brings in balance with natural elements and hint of freshness. Amalgamating products and furnishing materials with shadowy effects brought out with layering and lighting are effectively used under the trend.

The theme LAYERING REALITY carries innovation with soft, intense, glowing compositions, layers and subtle sensory illusions, focus being on bridging the gap between reality and poetry.

Below is the picture by Flavia Vanelli that describes HYPERNATURE.

Hypernature
Hypernature
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Heimtextil Trends – 2010-2011

Hey Folks!

What could be a more creative beginning each year if not for Heimtextil Frankfurt?

The exhibition carries a well motivated and informative incentive to release the most creative trends as a directional aid for product developers, interior decorators and designers around the world. As a textile designer, I find plenty of ideas for my work of creating stylistic energy  in designs when I base most of my themes around these trends. It is all about creating a very fashionable  power of expression with quality, creativity, design and sustainability. I feel it is almost like going on a world tour of creativity at its best.

The trends this year are not strikingly different from last year but apparently new in a more subtle and enhancing way, be it in design or color direction. For more insight on this year’s Heimtextil exhibition, check out this video below by Sizalchik’s Channel.

I would like to concentrate more on color and pattern trends in separate blog posts. At the moment, here are the trends declared in January 2010 for design conceptualization in 2010-2011 .

Heimtextil 2010/2011 Trends
Heimtextil 2010/2011 Trends

Futurustic

Simplicity of high quality is achieved through sustainable ecological luxury. Natural beauty, material power, the demand for quality and meaning are embellished in sophisticated organic design.

Temptation

This theme focuses on creating a private sphere out of the traditional and modern. A theatrical mix of sensuousness and imagination, technological modernity and decorative classicism can be well discovered with this theme.

Hypernature

To transport the freshness of nature to the big city, intelligent fabrics for global well-being are created on the basis of natural prototypes.

Intuition

An explosion of good humour and bright colors is created with the ingredients of spontaneity, simplicity, color and contrast to shape up this theme.

Below are a few pictures from Flickr by Yuyen and Spheretrending.

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FUTURUSTIC

Simplicity of high quality is achieved through sustainable ecological luxury. Natural beauty, material power, the demand for quality and meaning are embellished in sophisticated organic design.

TEMPTATION

This theme focuses on creating a private sphere out of the traditional and modern.  A theatrical mix of sensuousness and imagination, technological modernity and decorative classicism can be well discovered with this theme.

HYPERNATURE

To transport the freshness of nature to the big city, intelligent fabrics for global well-being are created on the basis of natural prototypes.

INTUITION

An explosion of good humour and bright colours is created with the ingredients of spontaneity, simplicity, color and contrast to shape up this theme.