While the cold snap sets in, here we are looking at trends for SS17 at the London Textile Fair.
Shifting layers of sand and stone, wind – chiselled canyons, and cracked earth textures are key to this story.
Fabrics feel dry, and weave are rough, slugged, striated, and space – dyed, with raw finishes. Linens, hemps and cottons are
of a primary importance. North African, ancestral techniques and patterns and substance, in pattern as print or jacquards. An earthy colour palette of clay and mud, sand and ochre yellows complete the Saharan feel.
Fabrics infused with light, give harmonious purity, to futuristic and technological advances. Airy weights and colours, have supple and second skin properties. Fabrics are developed to protect, perform and lightly envelope the body. The use of shimmer, either pearlescent or iridescent, or implanted LED lights, controlled pleats, and sheer fuse science with romance.
Forever loved and treasured garments and textiles; aged, worn, handmade, and faded. Recycled, organic, natural and rustic fabrics, wrinkled seersucker and crepe textures, with roughened and irregular surfaces. Checks of varying scales, and ditsy, prairie florals are patchworked together and add pattern.
Indigo is the base for sun bleached and faded colours.
A bold and vivid story, with energy of hot sunshine and tropical fiestas. Strong nd clean textiles, with smooth finishes, and bright, fruity colours, sit alongside fabrics with bubble-like or terry textures. Rare florals are in abundance, from the rain forest, or the hot house, sitting amongst leafy palms. Stripes and madras checks intensify the closing of colours and patterns.