September 16, 2014

TRENDS // TREND COUNCIL - BIRD OF PREY S/S 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.

From their COLOR AND MATERIAL LAB for SS 2016  - Birds of Prey






September 15, 2014

[ TREND + PRINT REPORT ] AARYN WEST STUDIO

Today's post [ TREND + PRINT REPORT ], is from FV print and fashion contributor AARYN WEST of Aaryn West Studio based in Los Angeles, California. Below are her most recent print trend call outs from the Resort '15 collections.  

Aaryn West Studio is a design studio specializing in bespoke prints and patterns for application on nearly any surface in the fashion, interior, and gift design industries.  Go here, to check out her website


    CUT IT OUT   



Cut paper collages we’ve been seeing more and more of over the past few months. It’s a fantastic way to mix prints and show off your knowledge of other popular textile trends; think of it as the crazier version of the Block Party trend we highlighted last week. If this look is to over-the-top for your client base, simplify it by using prints with a smaller scale, and limiting the number of colors used in the overall design. 
Cut25 by Yigal Azrouël, Kenzo, Erdem all via Style.com
Background print © Aaryn West

    DAISIES   



Daisies, whether photographic, painted, digitally warped or presented atop an abstract texture, designers are finding fresh ways to serve up this classic vintage flower. For more examples of how runway designers are interpreting this trend, be sure to check out resort collections from Alice + Olivia and Nina Ricci in addition to the designers shown here.
Issa, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel, Carolina Herrera all via Style.com
Background print © Aaryn West
    FOLK FAIRYTALE   

Transitional print concept that spills over from Fall 2014, but with a lighter, more springlike color palette. One part floral, one part Ukrainian embroidery, with a dash of fairytale whimsy thrown in for good measure, these prints bring a fresh, bohemian take on a trend your Grandmother would likely adore. To keep things really authentic, make sure to include references to traditional embellishment techniques such as cross-stitch or beading.
Alice + Olivia, Valentino all via Style.com
Background print © Aaryn West

September 12, 2014

TRENDS // FASHION SNOOPS - F/W 2015-16

Fashion Snoop is an online forecasting trend service that reports on color, design themes, key items, details, etc., for women's, men's, kid's and accessories.  To learn more and subscribe to their services, go here to view their amazing site and check out their inspiring blog. 

 Here is a preview of FASHION SNOOPS',  Fall/Winter Themes.  To order a copy of the report, go here.

    INNER CALM    


Tucked away miles from civilization, the Inner Calm man and woman live in a minimalist wood cabin where they have created a cocoon atmosphere in their home and way of dress. Knit heavy, multiple textures play an important role with chunky yarns everywhere. Nature factors in not only with natural fibers, but with fur pelts and abstract motifs inspired by the world around them. Neutral colors to keep it clean yet warm, and minimalist lines add a subtle modern edge.


    CITY SLICKER    


The ultimate urban dweller is at home in an active setting. Just like the city they inhabit, their metropolis surroundings are reflected in their lustrous surfaces, sharp silhouettes, plenty of contrasting details, and an underlying reference to sport. This head-to-toe look is a conversation that embraces the mineral sleekness of the city with dimensional andÊtechnical elements. This story is a celebration of the sport if lifestyle with a decidedly urbane approach.


    NORTHERN NARRATIVE    


Old textile traditions emerge in design with decorative elements, creating a one-of-a-kind feel expressed by the Bloomsbury Set of intellectuals in London. Recalling the first half of the 20th century, the setting draws to mind the quarters of writer Virgina Woolf and painter Duncan Grant. A harmonious contrast occurs between folkloric stories and the surrounding environment, whether it be on anÊadventurous outing or upon return home. This story unfolds like family traditions that are carried from generation to generation, with a dreamy and adventurous spirit.


    KINGDOM    


Uncharted territories, cozy corners, rustic surfaces, time-honored tribal traditions of the North, and tales untold of strong men and women, and their rugged adventures. Telling the story of a medieval romance, Kingdom is rooted in fairy tales coupled with a tough warrior reality and the will to conquer. With a harmonious contrast between pure air, aggressive barren surfaces, and enveloped green earth, this story is raw romance at its best.

September 11, 2014

FEATURE + EVENTS // GUDY HERDER - MOODBOARDING WORKSHOPS

We are thrilled to have Gudy Herder of Eclectic Trends on board as one of our newest addition as a contributer for FV.  Gudy is originally from Germany and has been living in Barcelona working as an Interior Stylist, Trend Observer where she has given consulting globally and participated in panel meetings and a Trainer. Among her clients are LVMH and the Richemont Group. Her website Eclectic Trends is such a eye candy of interior and trend inspirations, http://eclectictrends.com.



We invite you to join her on some of her upcoming events:

Meet the Blogger in Barcelona where she will give a Trend Talk of Trends AW 2016/17.  The event is planned on September 21st, you can register here.

Trend Moodboard - Blue by Eclectic Trends . Gudy Herder



She also has 2 Moodboarding Workshops - September 19th in Barcelona and September 27th + 28th in Vienna.  You can register here for one of the workshops.

Below are some of the moodboards prepped and created in her workshops:


Moodboard workshop prep by Eclectic Trends - Gudy Herder

Moodboard by Nuria Tuca

 Moodboard by Nuria Querol

Moodboard by Elsa Yranzo Rojas



September 10, 2014

TRENDS // SPIN EXPO - AUTUMN/WINTER 2015-16

Spin Expo is a leading fibres, yarns, knitted fabrics and knitwear show and was recently held in Shanghai, Sept 2-4, 2014. This show is organized by independent textile specialists in fibers. If you missed their show, their next show will be held again in Shanghai, Feb 3-5, 2015.

Here is a preview of their Autumn/Winter 2015-16, yarn and color influences. You can download the PDF here.

Select the images below to view them larger and in a slideshow mode.









September 9, 2014

DESIGN COMPETITION // 2014 CREATIVE AWARDS - CLOTHES SHOW LIVE


Photo image is from the previous Clothes Show Live.

Giving recognition to future talent today.  The 2014 Creative Awards were developed to compliment work based learning objectives and help students explore their creativity.

Split into 3 criteria: Design, Craft and Communication, the awards offer fantastic educational bursary prizes for students and schools alongside work experience placements.

All finalists are invited to our Creative Award Ceremony held at the Clothes Show Live to see their work show cased. 

Categories are as follows:
Young Artist of the Year
Young Handbag Designer of the Year
Young Fashion Photographer of the Year
Young Journalist of the Year
Young Designer of the Year in association with So…?

Deadline for Submission:  October 1, 2014

To learn more and to download the 2014 Creative Award briefs, go here.

September 8, 2014

TRENDS // MIRELLA BRUNO - A/W 2015-16 . TRIBAL GLITCH + AFRONESIA

Mirella Bruno is based in the Chambery Area in France.  Mirella is a Freelance Print/Trend Designer for Fashion and Interiors. She's driven by good music, love and live, visual acoustics and inspiration information is her thing.  A must is to check out her website Mirella Bruno, where you'll find many of her mood board inspirations and her personal print and pattern designs.

For  collaborations, representation and commissions  you can contact her here. You can also follow her here:

Pinterest - http://www.pinterest.com/mirellabruno/
Tumblr - http://mirellabruno.tumblr.com/


Below are some of her inspirational mood boards for Autumn/Winter 2015-16, Tribal Glitch and Afronesia .




© Mirella Bruno - all rights reserved.   Layout may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, photocopying, or otherwise, without prior written permission from the designer. 

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