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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.


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.


Sobriety- Heimtextil Trend 2011/2012 (Reconnect)

Hey Everyone,

The trend Sobriety by Heimtexil Trends 2011/2012, is designed keeping in mind the elemental requirement of products that have seen the test of time and still occupy our interest while we look at them or use them.

It is important to assess the consistent and dependable worth of a product that stays even when seasonal trends come and fade away. We tend to maintain a particular kind of quality and service demand even at times when it gets exorbitant because we believe in decent and principled opinion of ourselves. Over the years our attitude to buy or spend has definitely seen a remarkable change but our standards have remained the same to quite some extent.

The new end-user graph exemplifies Quality, Longevity, Sustainability and Significance. Hence this gives us, the designers, a scope of researching the gone by expertise and time-honored and established traditional craftsmanship. It is time to bring them all to life again. Today’s consumer is intelligent and keeps a desire to know every detail about the product being bought, how it is made, where it comes from, etc.

This trend has four themes to work on. The overall appeal that these trend themes generate is that of calmness, serenity, tactility, elegance and craft.

The theme SERENITY is designed for those expressive people who desire to reconsider their lifestyle and are in hunt of products to build emotional attachment with, products that connect well with their composed personality.

The theme NEW SCHOOL unravels and reinterprets the designs of 1950s which catch a consumer’s eye for being classic in nature. Such classic designs are for keeps and their charm never fades, they always remain in fashion in some or the other way and need not get altered with every upcoming season.

The theme CLASSIC MODERNITY indicates a style that stands for honesty, quality and consistency. Products that carry this style are known to be nostalgic and genuine.

The theme MINIMAL LUXURY represents a captivating and everlasting look of products. Minimalism is something people look for today and with this theme they get a chance to include those products in their lifestyle that fulfill the need of chaste, clean and simplistic designs.

Below is a picture to illustrate the trend Sobriety – a return to the essential and traditional.

SOBRIETY - Heimtextil Trend 2011/2012 (Reconnect)

To conclude, if you are looking for designs that seem to be calm, serene, elegant and with some traditional orientation with craftsmanship, Sobriety is the trend for you.


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