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The Pantone has announced 15-5519 TPX as color of the year.

(images next.co.uk and crate and barrel)


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Lenzing has announced the forecast for Spring Summer 2011. Soften / Energize / Excite are the keywords for Spring Summer 2011. Colors are translated by treatment and the material as a part of the fabric. Colors are described by words like airy, waxy, silky…..A compulsive will to solve the fashion contradiction between ephemeral and sustainable? Problems will be addressed in many ways; multiple solutions will be put into action. Readiness to joyfully accept new thoughts!

When the environmental account is to be settled regarding a new product, more and more elements will be on the plate: energy consumption, disposal after use, waste materials, ecologically benign and renewable but most certainly also embracing the content.The designer’s role will be still more complex, being a part of the effort of the fashion world.The task is, above all, to design products in finishing, integrated into fibers, ..……. Fashion is not only about aesthetics, but most certainly also embracing the content.The designer’s role will be still more complex, being a part of the effort of the fashion world.The task is, above all, to design products in greening” the fashion world. The task is, above all, to design products in first class materials and production with aesthetic qualities in order to create lasting emotional and functional relationship between the object and the user.
“Slow fashion” will develop from being buzzword to signifying quality in production and products. E.g. working to turn artisan crafts into fashion – and into pro producing long lasting clothing.
Different materials are only blended for performance purposes, special effects etc, and preferably components that are to be taken care of and disposed of in the same way. On one hand state” fabrics and natural color cottons awaken significant interest, on the other finishing and refinements are still developed and sophisticated. Feel good luxury sense is essential for our choices.

Theme I: Celebration

Theme II: Abstraction

Theme III: New Classic

Theme IV : Aqueous

Colors- Womenswear

Colors: Menswear

Colors: Lingerie

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The way to reach market today is by creating innovative fabrics either through interesting weaves and prints or through creating sustainability by using technology for new experimentation. There are aspirations to achieve a harmony between sustainable development, a healthy lifestyle and the dynamic fashion world. The clear message of eco and sustainability reaches through re-cycling and up-cycling. In trend are Hybrid fabrics that mix ampleness and ergonomics, organic cotton and recycled polyester, in a friendly and futuristic spirit.

In terms of design there is a reverence for the past while gazing hopefully toward the future. This can be seen in Victorian elements, gothic architecture, heraldic motifs and harlequin prints. There is a return of bright colors and strong folklore statements, inspirations from around the world with embroidery, appliques and felting treatments.

Dream like nature is envisioned in both urban and tribal settings. The forest-like vegetation in both these settings is either mysterious or nearly surrealistic. Nature enters our living spaces, gives us touch of romance. Green, the season’s directional color unifies this eco modern style that merges city and nature. Warm tones alongside cold tones define this relationship between the Organic alongside Artificial. There is a movement from the conventional to a humorous distortion of the existing patterns and visuals such as checks, flower or geometrics.

Another interesting theme in prints includes enlarged or fragmented pixalation. Using pointillism s minimalist and monochromatic range of scattered motifs and patterned grounds creates optical effects. Traditional fabric weaves get enhanced by performance elements. Mineral tones are the basis for designing this balance between the warm and cool tones.

In this time of global recession and climate change Price, Quality and Longevity are the buying Mantra. People’s attitudes and belief systems are being altered and so will their opinions, desires and priorities be.

Based on the study of Promostyl, Textile View, Premier Vision,  Lenzing forecast

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MAGIC gives us the ability to imagine and to change. It opens up a world of infinite possibilities, connecting us again with the child we once were and still lives within each and every one of us. For Spring/Summer 2010, let’s use our own magical thinking to create products that surprise both the world and ourselves. “Magic is a bridge which allows you to move from the visible world to the invisible, and to learn the lessons of both worlds.” The intent of the magic determines the color to use.


A counter to the past few seasons’ push toward all things bright and kaleidoscope in feeling, the color palette of Shadowplay goes beyond simple neutrals and monochromes to a more immaterial quality of blacks, grays, sands and whites. A great range to use as a basis with other color stories, shadowplay shows the importance of half tones, in both light and dark color families



How we look and perceive the world around us is conditioned by light or the lack thereof. Mirage is marked by a simple, warm and natural summer “white” look, followed around by soft tinted, cool shadow neutrals. Here it is all about sunburned whites and down to earth shades.



Here we use mixes of pastel, vivid and acid tones to create a universe in which both natural and synthetic materials are combined to give color an artificial appearance. The hypnotic palette frees us to flee the typical and established color combinations and connect with an imaginary future where we change our reality through the use of color.



Alchemy gives us the spirit of life and light, the energy of the sun and the tantalizing flames of a dancing fire. A color frenzy balanced by the essential neutral beige which sits in a pivotal spot between the stimulating and enlightening bursts of orange and yellow and the creativity and spirituality of the pinks and purples.



The shades in the Talisman palette appear to have a magical power and radiate a powerful energy. This is a range of colors that are eclectic and the whole attitude here is about freedom of expression and the idea of new shades being applied to classic materials. What is important here is an interpretation that is exuberant, exotic and irregular.



Romantic and pure, blending like a soft kaleidoscope, Tale embodies a palette of subtle shades of pale. Colors are clean, harmonies are light and shapes are ancestral and classic. There is a feeling of understated materialism with the real magic clearly lying in the simplicity.



Incorporating colors from nature, Shamanism lets us connect with our more animalistic side. With trash highlighted as a design option, objects appear unfinished, materials look eroded, finishings are purposely soft and worn out and luxury fabrics are raw or rough.



From the deepest indigo, oriental ink and royal blue to the paper white, yellowed parchment and onion skin, the colors in spellbound let you start with a blank page and combine the magic of these colors to tell a new story.


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The Interior Trends as per IMM  Cologne 2009  is divided into Four Categories:

I would discuss here one category which is very interesting:

Extra Much/ To the Limit/ Juxtaposition / Virus Attacks / Trash Luxe




The search for new, groundbreaking materials, designs and structures drives us. A design is only good if the creator has given his all.




We follow two options simultaneously but still arrive at the same result. Our second life is a parallel universe, which looks damnably like the first one.



Trash Luxe

We are recyclers of industrial waste, infiltrating it with plenty of feeling. The new luxury is out there on the street, all you have to do is collect it.


A blue-grey base is this year’s background colour, along with a broad spectrum of May green, bright orange and yellow. Apricot and cream, a variety of blues ranging from lavender to cyan, copper and gold complement the look.



A uniform look is indiscernible because of the vastly different approaches adopted, which range from the conventional to the experimental, from the technical to the organic. In addition, some designs are down to the material or manufacturing technique used.


New materials and technologies dominate. Technical synthetics, previously unused in the furniture segment, are making inroads. In addition, new perspectives are opening up for familiar materials like aluminium and Plexiglas, due to the use of innovative processing techniques.


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Promostyl Style guide forecasts four print trends for the Spring Summer 2009-10.

The first theme Decadance gets influences from Art Nouveau and Art Deco. There is lot of  influence from William Morris Patterns.


The second theme Post-it revolves around Japanese liberty patterns and is minimalistic.


The third theme Wave is inspired by classical country motifs influenced by Japanese motifs.


The last theme Wild is based on vegetation , foliage, rhythmic stripes colored with retro colors.


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