Direction | Textile Fiber Knitwear Men’s Women’s: This must-see grend report is an inspiration. We all know it’s the yarn and fiber folks to watch for incoming trends. They are first in the trend cycle. This is the case here.
On view, “Writing the Next Chapter,” a spectacular array of trend boards which give a clear idea of the incoming mood, direction, color, and textural elements for fall / winter 2013-14. Presented on WeConnectFashion, courtesy of SPINEXPO, a focused exhibition specific to the fiber, yarn and knitting sectors.
Fall winter 2013-14 SPINEXPO Trend Report
The SPINEXPO trends for F/W 2013-14 have explored the idea of “Writing the Next Chapter” and reflecting on how this interprets into four strong global trend messages we see emerging for the season ahead: Prologue, Genre, Narrative, and Epilogue.
Glow of stained glass, tapestries, lustre of fabrics – damasks and silks. Ancestral and historical references. Old master paintings. Decorative embellishments. All aspects of tweeds. Valuing heirlooms, as well as creating new ones. Traditions.
Color Saturated warm tones or root vegetables, beetroot reds, radish pinks, ginger rusts, olive and fennel greens and deep dark forest tones.
The type of book to be written, be it a novel, a poetry book, or short story, it could be satire, tragedy, a mystery or romance. The essence is that it has drama and transports us to a world other than our own, one of fantasy, fairytale, intrigue and adventure.
of the surreal, of dark shadows, deep forests, folkloric legends both
and elegant. Mystery, magic, and fables. Ancient mythology and curiosities
much grander past era. High drama in fabric. Bugs, butterflies, to
and serpents. Dark and Goth in mood, yet fun and fantastical in pattern
color, blurring the boundaries between day wear into evening.
Intensely dark alternatives to black, instead us midnight
blues, deep teals,
purples and sea greens, brought to life by vibrant pinks, decadent
and velvety mauves.
Giving the emotional feeling to the story by creating the narrative with the warmth of characters and plot. Using dialogue and prose to fill in the details by embellishing and elaborating. Creating a sense of comfort, enjoyment, and pleasure, awakening desires whilst offering relaxation.
has a gilded edge of luxury and a slight sense of kitsch or
Cozy yet glamourous. Furs, plush velours, quilting and animal skins.
texture, nubby yarns, uneven twists, patterns and stitches using
techniques. Brushed and soft. Gold is a key statement, not necessarily
glitter, more molten, or glossy, matte softly hidden.
give a golden glow from matte gold to marmalade orange, sweet corals,
reds to warm camels and vicunas grounded in deep dark
the ending to the story, to bring closure and create dramatic effect
a considered ending, an unexpected twist or leaving an opening to hint
future for what a sequel could bring. Allowing for refinement,
cool consideration or futurism, finely crafted and engineered to
both satisfaction and intrigue.
chilly mood of frosted and crystallized forms which take the natural into the
through the beauty of winter that Mother Nature imbues. Extremely
and refined is contrasted with an air of frivolity in lacey looks,
and bows. Refined, soft and elegant. Strongly graphic and geometric,
retro and modern at the same time. Allowing for the highly decorative to
an otherwise serious, controlled restraint.
white, taupe, faded lilacs offer a warmer depth to soften the mood. Icy
from almost black, through steel grays to cool greenish blues.
2013/14 we at SPINEXPO feel it is time to start writing a new story, a
story about the life we want to live in and not the story we have been living
in. We have been living through times of constant change that have created all
aspects of life experiences. We have discovered these experiences and our
belongings only define us if we let them define us and that experiencing life
is not so much about what happens to us but much more about how we react to
Let the drama of F/W 2013-14
SPINEXPO is the only international creative offer
for fibers, yarns, knitwear, and knitted fabrics. It’s a great show, one not to
be missed. SPINEXPO 2013 DATES:
March 12-14 Shanghai.
July 17-18 New York.
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