My lifestyle trends AW 2016/17 for Global Color Research: WONDERLAND

Posted By Gudy Herder / September 22, 2014 / 6 Comments

I had to hold back my trend presentations I did for Global Color Research until the Barcelona Blogger Brunch we celebrated yesterday since I wanted to make it a bit more exclusive for all participants.

I had an amazing weekend here with fellow blogger friends and a wonderful Meet The Blogger event, I’ll publish soon the post and tell you more about it. But for today, let me introduce you to the first trend for AW 2016/17:



There is a longing towards the Nordic Shores with a strong feel of escapism. Colder climates and rougher landscapes are the new destinations where the human being has a much more difficult and often guided access to. This limitation makes it so more appreciated. Snow and ice stand for the ethereal whereas icebergs, floating freely in open water are the new symbol to watch.

Eclectic Trends: My lifestyle trends AW 2016/17 for Global Color Research: WONDERLAND

Charlie Waite Photography | Lissy Elle | Niharika Hukku | Matt Wisniewski

Wonderland is an evolution of wanting to embrace nature in all its senses which started (and is still trending) with a variety of floral and botanical printing. If we can not go and access easily the waste nature then we try at last to take its image home.

Eclectic Trends: My lifestyle trends AW 2016/17 for Global Color Research: WONDERLAND

There is a poetic feeling with a touch of surrealism (painted already by René Magritte in the 20th century) and serving as inspiration here. Clouds are included in art installations, photography and fashion shows in an unexpected way.

Eclectic Trends: My lifestyle trends AW 2016/17 for Global Color Research: WONDERLAND

When it comes to colors we talk icy blues, cold white, lava, dark greens which underline the sensation of the uncontrollable and ethereal of the waste nature.

WONDERLAND Colour Palette:

Eclectic Trends: AW 2016/17 COLORS-WONDERLAND

You might find this trend applied in architecture, furniture design, photography, fashion and graphic design.

Out of the four I presented, this was one of the most liked ones. What do you think?

PD: For those readers who were not directed through my newsletter to this post, please note I am sending once a week information about trend shows I visit, other trends and moodboarding tips for business. Some posts are not published on the blog and are exclusive. I will shortly announce as well my Expert Trend Board contributing this year for subscribers only. Feel free to join the community today!


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  • September 23, 2014 at 11:24 am

    This was by far my favourite one! I’m working on them right now. It’s a good exercise to realize you need to put a name of something to realize it exists, you’ve seen many of these details several times but then suddenly it all speaks to you as an evidence!
    My mind keeps going back and forth to all we said these last 3 days and I love to come back home so full of ideas and inspiration. I hope we will have soon another opportunity to spend such a great time together again. xx i.

  • Gudy
    September 23, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Just looking forward to see all this input applied and excited about your new projects, Ilaria! I know it will be great! xx

  • September 24, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    I’m absolutely loving it and really regret I could’t join you guys! I agree with Ilaria, now it is official! :)

    May 7, 2015 at 4:49 am

    It’s really pretty and I believe on this trend, I really like these type of blues nowadays, and I’m so happy that it might become a trend years from now. My heart stays on neutrals but a splash of these ideas as accents won’t hurt. So exciting, very nice!

    • Gudy
      May 13, 2015 at 9:29 pm

      Thank you , Grace, hope it stays for a while.

  • prashant
    July 3, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Great to read. looking forward to work upon this.

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