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Reconnect – Heimtextil 2011/2012 Trend Report

Hey Friends,

Heimtextil is an imperative event for Designers. It provides us with essential details on how to put together a collection for the upcoming season. As you must have read in my previous blog posts on Reconnect directions for 2011/2012, Sobriety, Mix Mash, Utility and Wilderness are the four trends that will command our attention throughout 2011.

Colors always play a noteworthy role in defining trends. 2011 will see a whole lot of fantastic color schemes, all full of vigor and substance.  All four trends showcase timeless colors in a new way, combined with deep-rooted culture, tradition, significance and need related aspects.

Sobriety is going to be one of the most important trends to follow because it supports our desire for gravity of ideas, simplicity, sustenance of some classic products and emotions. It features herringbone patterns, knits, heavy woven fabrics, brush stroke prints in colors full with energy. With the focus on classicism, Sobriety takes an opposing stance to a fashion-focused, seasonal acceptance of trends, which were too often experienced to the disadvantage of sustainability.

Mix Mash trend blends colors, patterns and manufacturing techniques from past eras in an electrifying way. It is a perfect reinterpretation of historic aesthetic values in an artistic way. This explains the use of contrasting textures, either coarse or handmade, printed crochet fabrics, embroidery and lace to depict ethnic influences. The idea is to create naïve style statements in bright orange, red, green, blue and purple.

Utility envisages the making of utilitarian products. Key concepts are sailcloth, jute and recycling. It indicates us to use simple functional products and materials with high practical value.

Wilderness is an extreme version of sustainability, showcasing handicrafts, natural colors and irregular structures. The point is to search for deep rootedness in our natural surroundings.

Cheers!

Color Trends & Ideas

Color Trends –(Reconnect) Heimtextil Trends 2011/2012

Hey Folks,

In the last few days the blog posts covered the interpretations for trends for the upcoming year – 2011/2012. In addition to that, here are the color stories to go with those trends.

Color Trend 1: Sobriety – A return to the essential and traditional

Sobriety - Heimtextil Trend 2011/2012 (Reconnect)

Color Trend 2: Mix Mash – A combination of high-tech with craftsmanship

Mix Mash - Heimtextil Trend 2011/2012 (Reconnect)

Color Trend 3: Utility – Consumer society has changed and utility invites you to use it

Utility - Heimtextil Trend 2011/2012 (Reconnect)

Color Trend 4: Wilderness – Back to where we came from

Wilderness - Heimtextil Trend 2011/2012 (Reconnect)

Hope these will help you in defining colors for the design themes that you would design for the upcoming year.

Cheers!

Latest Trends-Fashion & Home Fashion

Mix Mash – Heimtextil Trend 2011/2012 (Reconnect)

Hey Folks,

Most of us own some products that we have inherited from our previous generations. We keep them with us with care but don’t find a prospect to display or make use of them as they don’t go with today’s trends. The trend Mix Mash by Heimtextil Trends 2011/2012, brings alive the use of those traditional and old products in a new way. Mixing a lot of patterns, colors, designs and styles seems to be the newest trend today.

Products that are traditional are stylized in a fresh way with a trendy approach.  This gives us a chance to create patterns, prints and fabrics with an ethnic and cultural influence from around the world. Designs with such distinct global flair are being created today to invite novelty in products and ambience where they are put to use.

Mix Mash also stands for a combination of production techniques from various countries to create products with various skills and expertise. This enables the use of the emotional strength and tradition expertise along with innovation and efficient functionality in a successful combination of high tech and craftsmanship while a product is being designed and created.

This trend defines four themes to work on the concept of High Tech with Craftsmanship and New with Old.

The theme EXPERIMENTAL talks about eccentric and unusual methods of creating a pattern. It includes a lot of expressive and creative designs and graphics that generate energy, vigor and dynamism.

The theme CULTURAL HYBRID is both decadent and rhythmical at the same time. It is an artistic blend of cultural heritage with local craftsmanship and reminiscence.

The theme TECHNICRAFT is an amalgamation of inherited  legacy and modernism. It appraises the fusion between technology and craftsmanship, novelty and tradition.

The theme TREASURE AND TRASH elucidates the high tech and low tech coming together in the multi layering of tacky trash and cherished treasure.

Below are some pictures to illustrate the MIX MASH trend.

MIX MASH - Heimtextil Trends 2011/2010 (Reconnect)

 

If you are a person who constantly looks for novelty but also cherishes the old, try MIX MASH and make a statement.

Cheers!

Latest Trends-Fashion & Home Fashion

HEIMTEXTIL TRENDS 2011/2012 (RECONNECT)

Hey Folks,

2010 is almost over, especially for designers, trend setters, stylists and decorators. It is time to create something new and trendy for the upcoming year. It is time to understand and interpret the trends for 2011/2012 by Heimtextil and follow their directional aid to develop and renovate the creative and stylish expression for Fashion and Home.

This year Heimtextil Trends for 2011/2012 are developed by Boalab (Italy), Bora.Herke Stilburo (Germany), Carlin International (France), Dan Project (Japan), Stijlinstituut (The Netherlands) and LS:N Global/The Future Laboratory (UK) of the International Heimtextil Trend Table.

The four Reconnect directions refer back to nature and roots in Sobriety, to culture, identity and tradition in Mix Mash. Utility recommits to real values and the art of craftsmanship and Wilderness to the essential, functional and every day.

I would cover all trends in detail in subsequent blog posts. As for now here is some informative insight into the four Reconnect directions.

RECONNECT DIRECTIONS

Trend 1:

SOBRIETY: A return to the essential and traditional

Themes:-  Serenity, New School, Classic Modernity, Minimal Luxury

Trend 2:

MIX MASH: A combination of high-tech with craftsmanship

Themes:-  Experimental, Cultural Hybrid, Technicraft, Treasure and Trash

Trend 3:

UTILITY: Consumer society has changed and this trend invites you to use it

Themes:-  Make Shift, Industrial Accents, Workwear, Utility Lux

Trend 4:

WILDERNESS: Back to where we came from

Themes:-  Primitive Raw, Nature’s Harvest, Folk Tales, Untamed Nature

Cheers!

Trend 1: 

SOBRIETY: A return to the essential and traditional

Themes:-  Serenity, New School, Classic Modernity, Minimal Luxury

Trend 2:

MIX MASH: A combination of high-tech with craftsmanship

Themes:-  Experimental, Cultural Hybrid, Technicraft, Treasure and Trash

Trend 3:

UTILITY: Consumer society has changed and this trend invites you to use it

Themes:-  Make Shift, Industrial Accents, Workwear, Utility Lux

Trend 4:

WILDERNESS: Back to where we came from

Themes:-  Primitive Raw, Nature’s Harvest, Folk Tales, Untamed Nature