Saturday, 21 November 2009

Going Global

Earlier in the week I travelled to Bradford for the Bradford Textile Society Design Competition Conference (quite a mouthful) to hear about the expectations for this years entries. Whilst there I was able to to attend a talk by Janet Holbrook from Peclers for a colour, fabric and style forecast for spring/ summer 2011.
The theme I particularly enjoyed was Meander: the dreaming of travel and exploration an anecdote to fast city living. This theme encompassed lose fitting travel clothes, worldwide influences and a handmade feel to designs. Ikat fabric will make a re-appearance on the catwalks and white will be a prominent colour within the theme.

Other major styles will be the 'preppy' sports wear, 'Shabby Chic' and Ballet Russe. Velvet and Blue will also be sticking around so don't banish them to the back of the wardrobe just yet!!

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