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Texworld Trends: Spring Summer 2014

There couldn’t  be a better platform than Texworld to discover latest trends, new innovations in the world of fabrics, trims, accessories, anything and everything that falls under textiles. Here is their Spring Summer 2014 trend forecast.

DESIRE: It’s a taboo. A fantasy buried beneath the silence of our intimacy. Desire keeps a low profile. It is no longer quenched. At the risk of seeing this world continue to run towards a predicted wall. Desire will have expired before being quenched. But desire cannot be suppressed.  One cannot kill the tree born from our imagination, our projections, our dreams and our fears. Unless we return to being animals. So the world is being built on a silent, hidden desire, a cry in the night we pretend not to hear but which thus only echoes even more. Refusal of desire and desire of refusal. But one cannot resist desire. And its incessant cry for life weakens our souls until it dominates them.

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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

PORTRAITS:

Portraits

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Color Trends & Ideas, Latest Trends-Fashion & Home Fashion

Texworld Trends: Spring/Summer 2013

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 SS- 2013: ACTING.

Forecast Courtesy: Texworld

ACTING: The garment is a disguise that we wear on top of our personality. Let’s take a closer look… The garment is an extension of our personality; it is the reflection of our desire to be. It modulates our relationship with others by our appearance. To be? Yes, but to appear in what form? That is the question.

Our desire of transparency towards others is not simple. The reflection of ourselves starts in the mirror of our personality with the fatal question:

WHO do we want to be? In our contemporary and globalized  society, reality often mixes with the fiction in our life. Our virtual appearances serve our real personality. Facebook, Twitter, blogs and other social networks are great examples of that. The course of the spring/summer 2013 explores the desire to show beyond reality, the desire of play.

PLAY, FIND, BE, UPGRADE, LIVE: ACT!

5 acts of a play directed by us and for us, where we become our avatar.

 

 

ACT 1: Where decadence becomes delightful

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Our desires of softness embraces decadence, like an ingenuous Alice tasting the forbidden fruit. Honor is safe; appearances are protected. The desire of contradiction is strong and powerful. Like a poetic ditty on a rock’n roll tune, the playful attitude moves into a voracious orgy. Images and words accumulate with enchanting shades of pastels. The tattooed feelings of animal drawings predict a fierce softness. The sweet temptations calm our sadistic fantasies.

 

ACT 2: When home is elsewhere

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The virtual images of faraway realities give to our senses the desire to run away. The wild escape is imposed upon us like an answer to an oppressive urban inaction. The desire of a stampede takes our nomadic imagination. The glows of distant dances sway the colors of a dreamt place. The Slavonic aesthetic contradicts our capitalist confidence and mixes a palette tinted of bohemian accents. The brutality of materialism meets the swirl of a journey of no return.

 

ACT 3: Where discovery flavors our senses

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The thought of escaping towards a faraway land revives our thirst for discovery. The enthusiasm of the rich colors and of the exotic consonance merges with reality and dream. The colonial steams and spicy fragrances flavor our profound dreams. A chameleon cloth dresses each of our eccentric appearances. Nature’s majesties dominate and protect the precious sacred. The perceptive mysticism reveals an authentic splendor. The opulence of the natural and coral chromes tackles the monotony of abysmal tones.

 

ACT 4: Where illusion merges with reality

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Desire to be, to disappear, and to reappear; the experimentation of our appearance pushes us towards the virtual. A game of optical illusion, reality disappears in artificial madness. A hypnotic desire rushes our senses and pushes us into illusion. A flash of insanity (electro) chocks the natural order and the symmetry to give birth to a new architecture. The mathematical equation brings a new dimension to the fabric. The experience and the metric symbols connect an ultra graphic palette. Black & white: optical experimentation of the light’s spectrum.

 

EPILOGUE: Where resistance hatches delicacy

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An iron fist in a velvet glove… Epilogue of our inner search…. Where great strength and infinite softness merge powerfully. Like an olden advertisement. An unbeatable timeless classic, an irreplaceable natural, a reliable structure. Denim keeps on writing its noble story. Loyal protector of our privilege moments, it wraps with softness our delicate brutality. Its power becomes subtle; the depth of its tints: gracious. Under a veil of cloth: resistance, fragility, brutality, and softness come face to face without conflict.

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