January 23, 2015

TRENDS // TREND COUNCIL - ACCESSORIES SS 2016

Trend Council is a fashion trend forecasting company who delivers expert analysis and design inspirations. Their team provides a great wealth of consulting services for all your company's design needs.  Trend Council focuses on the Ladies, Juniors, Mens, Young Mens and Active markets. To learn more about their services, go here.







January 22, 2015

[ INSPIRATION + ILLUSTRATION ] series by MELANIE BOYCHUK

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.

January 21, 2015

TRENDS // PATTERNBANK - PRINT INSPIRATIONS A/W 2015-16 RUNWAY

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.  

Below is a preview of their Pre Autumn Winter 2015 - Catwalk Print and Pattern Trend Highlights.  You can view their entire report here.  You can also view and order many of their other reports here. 



     FRAGMENTED GEOMETRICS    
Geometric Overlays – Colour Blocked Checks – Deconstructing Blocks – Air Brushed Edges – Over-scaled Geometrics  

Clover Canyon / Givenchy / Derek Lam 10 Crosby / Kenzo / ICB / Burberry – photos via Style.com & Vogue


     SMALL SCALE   
Dotted Texture – Crammed Ditsy Florals – William Morris Pattern – Camouflage Colour – Laura Ashley Types – Dark Backgrounds – Multi Coloured Florals 

Sonia Rykiel / 10 Crosby / Sonia Rykiel / Valentino / Sonia Rykiel / Giamba – photos via Style.com & Vogue


    FADED TEXTILE   
Worn Pattern Fade Outs – Darned and Repaired – Pattern Mixing – Merging Marks – Off Set – Soft Colour Backgrounds – Smudged and Blurred.  

 Nicole Miller / MM6 Maison Martin Margiela /Nicole Miller / Antonio Maras / Nicole Miller / Antonio Maras – photos via Style.com & Vogue


    INK EFFECTS   
Blurred Distortion – Inky Marks – Dark Blacks and Blues –  Photographic Techniques – Bleached out Highlights – Paint Smudges – Large Scale Florals

Emporio Armani / Elie Saab / Marissa Webb / Elie Saab / Milly / Lela Rose – photos via Style.com & Vogue

January 20, 2015

DESIGN COMPETITION // FRONT ROW SOCIETY . X-RAY FLOWERS


CREATIVE BRIEF

Submission Deadline: 15 February, 2015, 6pm CET
Voting Starts: 16 February, 2015, 6pm CET

Through the widespread use of smart phones, tablets, and other devices, cameras have become so integrated into our daily lives that we sometimes forget what a sublime art photography is. It has become such an immediate process that we forget how miraculous it can be, and yet even the word itself possesses something other-worldly about it; stemming from the Greek words “photos” and “graphe” the art of photography literally means “to draw with light.”

So for this month’s “X-Ray Flowers” challenge, we’re asking you to show us the ways that photography can elevate the everyday into the ethereal. We want to see how even the tiniest and most fragile botanical structures can be suddenly transformed into detailed, semi translucent objects of wonder; how the inner workings of plants and flowers can be even more beautiful than their outer appearance when revealed in diaphanous layers of color and shade.

This competition is for scarves. As always, don’t forget that your print might need to be adjusted to fit the appropriate template. All templates are marked with design specifications to help you get your design just right. Please note that all Front Row Society templates may differ slightly from final manufacturing specifications, so make sure your print is versatile and flexible enough for production. 

What can you win?

Each winner receives a one-off prize of 200€ once the collection launches on the website plus a sample of their products when it arrives in stock. But that is not all – if your design receives 500 orders on wholesale, you will receive an additional €200. This means that FRS can continue to embody the spirit of fashion democracy, rewarding our top designs again...and again...and again! We will also conduct an interview with the winner, publicizing their design across the fashion community in Berlin and worldwide.

To learn more and to submit your designs, go here.

January 19, 2015

TRENDS + EVENTS // TEXWORLD USA + PARIS . A/W 2015-16

Texworld an international trade fair for fabrics, trims and accessories is one of the largest sourcing event in the world for apparel fabric buyers, R&D and product development specialists, designers, merchandisers and overseas sourcing professionals.

Their next shows are scheduled in NYC, NY,  Jan 19-21, 2015 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and in Paris, France, Feb 9-12, 2015 at the Parc des Expositions Paris Le Bourget. Go here for NY and here for Paris to learn more about attending their shows.

Here are some of their current trend information  for the Fall/Winter 2015-16 season and you can download the entire comprehensive, 32 page report in PDF format, here. To view below images larger, select an image and a slideshow will appear.

TEXWORLD IMPULSION


























January 16, 2015

TRENDS // PATTERN CURATOR . PRINT, PATTERN + COLOR - AUTUMN BLUES/CINNAMON CHAI

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

   AUTUMN BLUES    




   CINNAMON CHAI    

January 15, 2015

DESIGN COMPETITION // TEXTILE FEDERATION - MOTION



MOTION PROJECT - S/S ACTIVEWEAR COLLECTION

THE BRIEF

Exploring fluidity in color and design to express movement and motion, we’re looking for bright high energy palettes and inspiring repeat patterns to be used on our brand new activewear collection.

This project is open to all and designs can be either suitable for digital or screen printing. 3 winners will be selected and see their designs produced and sold across some of the world’s largest fashion retailers.
The winning entrants will receive £300 per print design.

Competition submission deadline is January 29, 2015.

To learn more and to submit your designs, go here.


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