HERE IT IS!!!The Textile Candy Premiere Vision trend report for Autumn/Winter 2018, not completed as fast as I would have liked but still completed and up on the blog within1 week of the event...not too bad ;)
Last week, September 13th-15th, Premiere Vision Paris took place and I, along with several thousand other textiles/fashion professionals and students, descended on the Parc des Expositions eager to see what the new fabric mills, design studios and trend forecasters were offering for AW17-18.
As always I have taken the forecasted print trends shown at PV and amalgamated them to create a smaller collection of boards.Here is the full list of 16 trends given at the trade show-I've given the French names as well as I always feel a bit like the names get a little lost in translation:
+ INHABITED FLOWERS/fleurs habité
+ LITTLE DOTS.../des petits points
+ DECIDEDLY HERRINGBONE/assurément chevron
+ FUNNY ANIMALS/drôles d'animaux
+ GEOMETRIC CONSTRUCTIONS/constructions géometriques
+ STRANGE GLEAMS/luers étranges
+ THICK LINES/à gros traits
+ JAPANESE NIGHTS/nuits Japonaises
+ BOUQUETS IN THE SHADOW/bouquets dans l'ombre
+ GRATING FLOWERINGS/floraisons grinçantes
+ ORIENTAL COMPOSITIONS/compositions à l'orientale
+ DANDY ROBES/peignoir d'homme
+ STYLISED ART DECO/stylisé art déco
+ ALL OVER FLAKES/semis de flocons
+ TO BE COLOURED/à colorier
+ EASTWARD HO!/ à L'Est, lié
As you can see from these titles there is a VERY obvious Eastern/Oriental theme here; delicate florals, dark grounds, silk pyjama patterns, kimono inspired fabrics and art deco geometrics working together to create an altogether opulent feel.
While writing this post I have been flicking through the Spring/Summer 2017 runway collections and already there is an obvious movement towards more opulent fabrics(silks and crushed velvets) for SS17 combined with a lot of relaxed pyjama style draping -you can definitely begin to see how this style will work brilliantly with these print trends.
I decided to combine the above trends into 13. I combined "All over flakes" with "Little dots" under the header "Dots and flakes" as I feel they sit well together and can often appear to be the same thin. I also combined "Geometric constructions" with "Decidedly herringbone" under the title "Chevrons and geometry" as I, personally, don't think these two work as stand alone trends and would be better together as they are both quite geometric. One further amalgamation I made was to merge "Inhabited florals" with "Grating flowerings" I will admit that this is partially because I couldn't really understand either of these trends from the fabric samples provided at PV, but I surmised that Inhabited florals were flowers with fill effects/imagery in the flower silhouettes and grating flowerings had a texture layer over the top/a watercolour effect in the petals. Other than combining these boards the only other change I made was to the title of "Eastward, ho!", which I renamed as "Eastbound", translated from the French it means basically the same thing but I just feel like the word "ho" has far too many other connotations nowadays!
So with no further ado here are the boards...
I've included a front page with the trend boards this time and they're all formatted as A4 landscape pages so that they can be printed off easily. If anyone uses them for business purposes please let me know in a comment at the bottom of this post, it's great to get feedback when people are finding my trend reports useful. Alternatively, if you do print them off, feel free to tag me on instagram in a photo of the printouts @beckyloisburns
Also keep checking on the Textile Candy blog as I have a pretty awesome Spring/Summer 2017 Runway trend report coming soon ;)