July 31, 2015

TRENDS // PATTERN CURATOR - COLOR + PATTERN . SS 2016

FV contributor, Pattern Curator curates an insightful forecast of mood boards & color stories and we are thrilled to have them on board as our newest FV contributor. They are collectors of images and photos to offer print, pattern and color trends. Each of the boards curated is visually directional, relevant and trend-right. An amazing site for inspirations, check out their site here.

Our picks for this week are Saffron Spice and Sulfuric Acid.

     SAFFRON SPICE     





     SULFURIC  ACID     


July 30, 2015

DESIGN COMPETITION // EMERGING DESIGNERS




The Accessories Council and Lividini & Co have announced the second annual Emerging Designers Competition to help find and foster the newest talent.

10 finalists will be selected by industry judges and receive a full your mentoring and strategy support from L&Co., the Accessories Council and other partners. The winner will also receive a booth at WWDMAGIC.

APPLICATION DETAILS

Applicants must submit a portfolio which may include lookbooks, product information, whole distribution and a business plan.

The judging panel will consist of a panel of industry experts from the accessories, fashion and retail sectors along with L&Co and The Accessories Council.

The top 10 finalists will be selected by Friday, October 2nd, 2015 and the winner will be announced at the ACE Awards on Monday, November 2, 2015.

CRITERIA
  • The company has been in business for less than five years
  • The company is ready to expand their business and is looking to strengthen their brand identity, marketing outreach, industry credibility and/or distribution in order to grow the brand
  • Your business is primarily based in the United States
  • The finalist must be willing to use social media to promote their involvement in the competition
  • You may be asked to submit product for review
  • You are available for an in-person interview, in October 2015, if you are named one of our finalists

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Learn more and apply at Emerging Designers Competition.

July 29, 2015

TRENDS // PATTERN PEOPLE - PRINT + COLOR INSPIRATIONS - SPRING 2016

Pattern People is a surface design studio founded by designers Claudia Brown and Jessie Whipple Vickery. Their studio provides a collection of thousands of ready-made print designs available for immediate use on apparel, paper products, beauty packaging, accessories, interiors and more.  They are also available for commissioned design and can develop to your project's specifications. Visit their site here, to browse their inspiration blog and shop tutorials, trend guides and designer tools. 

Their Print + Color Overview for Spring 2016 which features 9 key print trends for Spring 2016 and includes tips and techniques for pattern designs and with over 150 inspirational images. Go here to order it now. Also, their new Print, Color and Trend report for the Winter 2016 season is also now available, go here to order it now.

Below are reposts from their blog - inspirational COLOR/PRINT mood boards by Sarah Baugh.

    GALAXY    


Intergalactic planetary.



    NIGHT SOL    


Dom Sebastian | Mara Hoffman | Richard Allen Morris | Yves Scherer


A bright desert glow, even in the dead of night.


    TROPICAL FADE    


Karin Ruggaber | Anna Bogatin | Mara Caffarone | Roland Mouret


Ease into that summer feeling with a sea of muted beach hues.


July 28, 2015

TRENDS // PATTERNBANK - PRINT TRENDS . S/S 2016

Patternbank is an exceptionally great resource with over 20 years in the print, graphics and fashion industryTheir global research brings you essential inspiration ideas for graphics, prints and patternsmaking Patternbank a valuable resource and intelligence tool for any business, designer or buyer.  To stay informed of their reports, sign up for the Patternbank Weekly Digest here.  

Visit the following links to shop Patternbank's patterns for the 2 key print trends - Spliced Geometrics, here and Tropical Garden, here.



S/S 2016 – BOLD DIAGONALS / STRUCTURED COLOUR BLOCKING / ARCHITECTURAL REFERENCES / CONTEMPORARY STRIPES & CHECKS


S/S 2016 – DENSE FOLIAGE / TROPICAL OVERLOAD / INTENSE FLORAL COVERS / BOTANICAL STYLE

July 27, 2015

TRENDS // FASHION SNOOPS - WOMEN'S INTIMATES . F/W 2016-17

Fashion Snoops is an online forecasting trend service that reports on color, design themes, key items, details, etc., for women, men, youth, kids, accessories, beauty, home, and culture. To learn more and subscribe to their services, go to fashionsnoops.com to view their amazing site.


Women's Intimates - F/W 2016-17

Take a look at the top forecasted intimates for Fall/Winter 2016/17. These seasonal narratives by Fashion Snoops for F/W 16/17 focus on a clear, concise product & lifestyle road map for the Women's intimates customer. Go to our Trendshop here to purchase the online report. 





July 24, 2015

[ INSPIRATION + ILLUSTRATION ] series by MELANIE BOYCHUK



Here is the latest Inspiration + Illustration series #7 for 2015 by Melanie Boychuk, illustrator contributor for FV. Her illustration for this month is a freestyle drawing and I selected a couple of art that reminded me of her illustration details, here and here

You can also check out her website, missmel.com to view more of her work and to contact her if you need an illustrator for any projects. To also view her past illustration posts on FV, go here.

©MELANIE BOYCHUK illustration and Fashion Vignette layout. All rights reserved. No part of these images may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, photocopying, or otherwise, without prior written permission from the illustrator.

July 23, 2015

TRENDS // MIRELLA BRUNO - PRINT/GRAPHIC/COLOR INSPIRATIONS . SS 2016

FV contributor, Mirella Bruno is a Fashion Print Trend Graphic Designer currently living in the French Swiss Alps.  She curates an insightful forecast of mood boards for print, graphic and color direction. You can see her work on mirellabruno.com.  

Our picks for this week are Geopop, Pattern Pop and Tri Colore.


    GEOPOP    


     PATTERN POP    


    TRI COLORE    

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