SS17 EMERGING TEXTILE TRENDS
A few weeks ago at New York Fashion Week, designers debuted looks for Spring Summer 2017. If you didn't already read our color & print recap post covering NYFW, click here to read or refresh your memory. Inspired by the shows and the trends we've seen emerging on and off the runways for the past year, we've identified our top four print themes for the 2017 time frame. From yet another iteration of the tropical trend, to a new take on the classic gingham, to Basquiat - esk markings, this season's color and pattern direction does not disappoint. Scroll down to see our mood boards for our top emerging trends as identified first on carolinececiltextiles.com.
Inspired by the colorful cultural influence of Cuba, TROPICANA HAVANA mixes printed and embellished textiles ranging from novelty fruits to animal print to palm fronds. PISTACHIO, an emerging color trend for 2017, grounds the palette with bright pops including CANARY YELLOW. Read more about the yellow color trend as forecasted in our post here. Orange, red, and rust add earthy vibes to this creative and colorful trend.
Cubist, Surrealist, and Abstract Expressionist art has inspired fashion for decades. PRIMARY PALETTE features Basquiat - esk prints with Mondrian stripes in a primary color palette. The post-peak COBALT color trend makes an appearance here, giving primary blue an electric kick. Again, YELLOW is a dominant color here, bringing a sunny and optimistic lift to this trend.
B & W HALF & HALF
Black and white prints are shown in a very balanced composition, with half white and half black surfaces. From painterly dots to harlequin checks, playful prints take on a new sophisticated heir. Sleek and bold, B & W HALF & HALF is a continuation of the black and white print trend.
At once classic, preppy and modern, GINGHAM SEASIDE presents a new take on the mini check. In a palette of blues, including Pantone's forecasted SERENITY pastel as covered by us here, I see gingham shedding it's juvenile reputation and heading to the top of the luxury market.
Over the next few months we'll be featuring each of the above four trends in isolation, surveying the history and current adaptations. I'll be kicking things off in a few weeks starting with the TROPICAL PRINT trend spanning Gauguin's Tahiti to 2016. Sign up for our newsletter to make sure you don't miss a thing.
Written by: Caroline Cecil