I was introduced to Sally Angharad a few years ago when she was giving a trend conference for Colour Hive at the boutique trade event Pulse London. We met again when I was presenting my forecast at Colour Hive’s trend panels where experts from different industries are invited twice a year. Today Sally forecasts and writes for several brands and I am glad she shares some of her work such as the following Textile Trends 2017/18 she has been developing for Camira Fabrics, a UK based company who design and manufacture for worldwide commercial interiors and transportation.
These four Textile Trends are based on one main driver: Evolution, a celebration of now and how we have developed to be such a unique and complex species.
We are in an era where innovation is around every corner, moving so fast that as soon as we get to grips with something new it’s only human nature to ask “how can we improve it?” And so the cycle continues. We make sense of our world by defining time retrospectively, looking back on the journey to assess the past and inform the future.
QUEST, VISIONARY, HABITAT and CO-CREATE are the four stories for 2017/18. They all have their own color and textiles palettes that reflect the trend inspiration and mood driving change in design.
Slowing down to appreciate the beauty in the everyday is reflected in the human aspects of each trend. Our own personal QUEST for knowledge is a key focus, feeding our curiosity and shining a light on things we crave to learn more about.
With the unknown all around us we become inventors and daydreamers, as a new VISIONARY insight gives us foresight and a more spiritual outlook.
Observing our surroundings in this way inspires us to go to great lengths to create the perfect HABITAT in which we live and work, adapting to our changing needs and ensuring meaningful experiences.
As our way of living evolves the only constant is our need for interaction and contact with our fellow human, which reminds us that to CO-CREATE is a way of building a stronger future by bringing together individual skills.