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a/w 14-15: print direction

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a/w 14-15 material forecast: silk satin

click image to enlarge Designer Haider Ackerman presented a directional yet wearable collection for S/S 14 that is applicable to thecontemporary male customer moving forward into A/W 14-15. The common aesthetic element throughout the collection was equal parts 1950’s smoking … Continue reading

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pitti filati:on the grid

click image to enlarge Reported based on observations during my visit to the  Pitti Filati yarn show in July 2013.

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pitti filati: light bulk

click image to enlarge Reported based on observations during my visit to the  Pitti Filati yarn show in July 2013.

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s/s 2014 details – floating color

click image to enlarge More from this forecast: s/s 2014 color concept: floating color s/s 2014 silhouettes – floating color s/s 2014: key directions in design floating color- cultural moodboard floating color- influencers  

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fall 2014 trend forecast: tactile craft

click image  to enlarge The tactile and vibrant qualities of traditional Moroccan textiles and American folk art embroidery are permeating emerging cultural aesthetics.  Seemingly in reaction to the current digital overload many are feeling, people are being drawn to the … Continue reading

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new strength: artificial mass (material application)

click image to enlarge The materials in this forecast are platforms through which deceptions of size, space, and weight are represented. Stiff structured fabrics create volume while crumpled and deflated forms hint at what was or the potential of what … Continue reading

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new strength: artificial mass (material inspiration)

click image to enlarge Professional and personal merit is largely no longer about the creation of the tangible, but about the expression and selling of the idea. Imaginary inflated forms are massive but light as they take up invented space … Continue reading

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new strength: open identities (material application)

click image to enlarge Much like the cultural trends that inspire them, the materials in this forecast are defined by their multiplicity and openness. Collage-like prints and knits bring together contrasting elements for dynamic textiles. To create airy negative space, … Continue reading

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new strength: open identities (material inspiration)

click image to enlarge As the culture moves away from valuing personal identity in singular terms, the strength of self is found in the incongruent elements by which we choose to define ourselves. The freedom of expression allowed by this … Continue reading

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