Monday, 19 September 2016

AW1718 Landscape sweaters

Paint a pictorial scene in yarn. this is a gret trend for knit and a highly commercial one. I'm personally very excited about this as a designer. I have started working on this for clients already some time back, having seen this one coming as soon as Matches released those lovely beauties onto the market and then Vicky Beckham followed up with her scenic scenes and then her embroidery... how the high street with handle it? As one off pieces? or will the pictorial landscape disseminate into the Christmas jumper range?

Friday, 16 September 2016

AW1718 Walk Like A Lady

AW16 catwalks were awash with ladylike sweaters, Gucci and Mui Mui were two designers who put the chic back into the librarian look. Chanel has also pulled out the old style pearl as a key detail as well as pretty bows and pink pink pink. So we can see that this traditional Lady look with a capital "L" will be coming down the line for AW1718. Pitti filati also forecast a back to work trend so the two looks neatly tie up together.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Aw1718 Pick One Colour: RED

Peclers are putting their money behind one colour apparently, next year according to Janet Holbrook of Holbrook Studio. I attended a presentation last week- DIT, Arthur Ryan, Retail Centre and Janet revealed that the head of the Paris office had been heard to say to an American retailer when quizzed for a one colour of the season prediction " well, if you have to have one colour, it hazzz to beee RED"... so there you are... 

Monday, 12 September 2016

AW1718 New Colour Combos

Next season the traditonal spicey autumals will get a modern twist, be that with an injection of a solar yellow or by unexpected combination. Military greens & khaki are coming through these are being worn with dusty pink or combined with block red or spicey orange, injecting punch. In terms of fabric combine also the unexpected- lace & mirror satin for day, with fur (fake & highly coloured) suede, leather and printed woodblock effects.

Friday, 9 September 2016

AW1718 New Colour Combos flight of the bumblebee

As we accidentally nuke the humble bumble in our mighty fight against zika, the fashion world pledges a left field rememberance day. AW1718 will drink their nectar and pillage from their honey filled comb. Black, spicey ochre and solar yellows dance like little rays of light on dark grey days.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Pitti Filati Florence Knitwear Trend Aw1718

A sensural knit story of soft handfeel. Drape and viscose in fine gauge. Hairy soft and transparent yarns in chunkier gauges but still ligtweight. lots of pattern and a sophisticated palette of dark nightskies a beautiful combination of purple, blue and jade.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Pitti Filati Florence AW1718 Knitwear trends

Weave and Embroidery and other crafts have been heavily influnencing knit, artisan crafts. Pattern is heavy in this trend, winter garden, applique leaves, kidsplay, scribbled embroidery crafted yarns and interwoven layered yarns. Again jacquard this time in bright contrasting playful colours on double beds and textural heavy guage sweaters for later seasons. Treated yarns, fringes, checks, woven in ends... this is a playful trend full of creativity the only limit is imagination.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Pitti Filati Florence Knitwear AW1718 trend 2

We are officially back to work... the world is coming out of recession and we are getting dressed for the occassion. Again jacquard is important in repeat pattern with classic workwear motif, like lettering and check making an appearance. The palette a subdued blend of blue and a return of green undertones with classic camel.

Friday, 2 September 2016

Pitti Filati Florence Knitwear For Aw1718

Its a 24/7 world, "wake up, wake up, get up get up"... get out out of bed and get the day started... knitwear that is all about stretch and starting out. Pattern at play, jacquards are key in soft stretches, and mixed playful converstaion patterns. Get up, get out, walk that dog, get active, stretch.