My lifestyle trends AW 2016/17 for Global Color Research: COSMIC, part IV

This is now the last part (out of four) of my trend presentation for Global Color Research and the Trend Talk I gave at the Meet The Blogger event in Barcelona.

It’s a  very unusual colour palette for my blog, and even feels a bit odd to be honest, but when you talk trends, you can not just go for those you particularly like but have to have a brider vision. And it was the missing piece of the series, so here it goes:
Eclectic Trends: Trends AW 2016/17-COSMIC

COSMIC is pretty self-explanatory through the imagery here. Humankind has made it possible to reach the space with suborbital flights. Virgin Galactic will be the first commercial company to offer  spaceflights. Founder Sir R. Branson flew first in 2009, he has been testing and improving ever since and the first commercial flight will be scheduled in a near future. Dreaming of the wide universe and reaching it has become a bit closer.

Eclectic Trends: Trends AW 2016/17-COSMIC

 AnotherMag | Jennifer Mehigan | Matthieu Messiaen | Linda Ohrstrom

COSMIC plays with the dark, the unknown, mystery and interacts at the same time with very shiny and bright colors. Iridescence and glitter effects are key here.

Eclectic Trends: Trends AW 2016/17-COSMIC

HubbleSite | Benoit Paillé | Natalie Armin | Matthieu Messiaen

Exploding stars and Aurora Boreales give the inspiration for a new visual language with a wide color palette.

Eclectic Trends: Trends AW 2016/17-COSMIC

Linda Cantello Make Up | Bona Lemercier | So Sunny Park | Robert Dejonge

Also significant for this theme is a robot and 80’s feel with silver and golden touches reinforcing the futuristic feel. New technologies are used in finishing and materials speaking of future and science.

Eclectic Trends: Trends AW 2016/17-COSMIC

 Oli Haukur | Fanny Papay | Hiro Yamagata | New Humanist

And much like a happy science-fiction story, COSMIC invites to play, to shine, to be the center of attention like a rising star.

Eclectic Trends: Trends AW 2016/17-COSMIC

 Matthieu Messiaen | Balenciaga | via Patternity | Johannes Schedler

The color palette is bright, vivid and acid with pink an purple, greens and turquoise. Black and a really dark blue are the perfect backdrop for dramatic contrasts.


I hope you enjoyed the four chapters. I’d love to hear which of the four you consider to be the most commercial. G, x

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