Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Showtime Wrap Up June 2013

Bright greens, poppy reds, and royalty blues satiate the trend library at the June 2013 Fabric Showtime. Inspiration from the Proposte fashion show in Como, Italy influenced these color and pattern trends that were prevalent throughout the show. The ITMA designers exhibited these trends in posters which were then reflected in the showroom designs.



“Go slow with green in trying times. Relax with cool moss or mellow fern. Mix warm and cool green together to show off high-brow emerald with low-key khaki. Soften with brown or milky white.”

*Pictures and articles courtesy of Roberta Hayes, Senior Merchandising Colorist for Valdese Weavers and Jane Hill, writer of Showtime preview*

 
“Nature invites cherry blossom pink to cozy up to coral hibiscus or poppy red. Vibrant shades are at home against yellow daffodil or blue hyacinth. The field for these blooms is natural linen or chamois. Expect to find fun fresh-picked colors in realistic floral designs or futuristic geometrics.”

“Ghoulish is going strong. The hollow-eyed look left Hollywood for mainstream and hasn't let up. Once-creepy skulls that appeared on tattoos and skull caps, have found new fans among fashionable celebs in designer apparel as well as pre-teens in pink high-tops. Friendly skulls dangle from chandeliers and charm bracelets, and settle comfortably onto drapes and chaises. Expect them for dinner, too, on place mats and table wear.”

*Pictures and articles courtesy of Roberta Hayes, Senior Merchandising Colorist for Valdese Weavers and Jane Hill, writer of Showtime preview* 

 
“Unearth gem colors in soft opal and dusky jade, or a burst of crisp clarity such as deep emeralds and rich garnets. The tone is elegant, yet certifiably organic. The look is authentic and time-tested. Like the real thing, the appeal of gemstone colors is how they play with light.”

“Vivid blues can leave you breathless. Think sophisticated sapphire, delicate robin’s egg, bold aquamarine or teal. Look for contrast with soft saffron, pewter or chocolate for a fresh take on Chinoiserie. The look is elegant like the delicate designs on hand-painted porcelain, but also classic and comfortable.”

*Pictures and articles courtesy of Roberta Hayes, Senior Merchandising Colorist for Valdese Weavers and Jane Hill, writer of Showtime preview*

Be on the look out for our New Fabrics Every Month, and check with your Customer & Fabric Specialist to see how you can make sure to get these great fabrics.

-Tiffany