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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.

Prologue

Creating an opening to a story that establishes the setting through research and  historical references. Looking at ancestral heritage and provenance spanning centuries of the artisan from the garden, to the kitchen to arts and crafts.

 

Inspiration

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 Ancestral and historical references.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.

 

Genre

 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.  

 

 

Inspiration

A sense
of the surreal, of dark shadows, deep forests, folkloric legends both

playful
and elegant. Mystery, magic, and fables. Ancient mythology and curiosities

from a
much grander past era. High drama in fabric. Bugs, butterflies, to

fairies
and serpents. Dark and Goth in mood, yet fun and fantastical in pattern

and
color, blurring the boundaries between day wear into evening.

Color

Intensely dark alternatives to black, instead us midnight
blues, deep teals,

saturated
purples and sea greens, brought to life by vibrant pinks, decadent

golds
and velvety mauves.

Narrative 

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.

 

Inspiration

 

Everything
has a gilded edge of luxury and a slight sense of kitsch or

nostalgia.
Cozy yet glamourous. Furs, plush velours, quilting and animal skins.

Surface
texture, nubby yarns, uneven twists, patterns and stitches using

homespun
techniques. Brushed and soft. Gold is a key statement, not necessarily

to
glitter, more molten, or glossy, matte softly hidden.

Color

Colors
give a golden glow from matte gold to marmalade orange, sweet corals,

fiery
reds to warm camels and vicunas grounded in deep dark
browns.

 

 

 

Epilogue

Writing
the ending to the story, to bring closure and create dramatic effect

through
a considered ending, an unexpected twist or leaving an opening to hint

at the
future for what a sequel could bring. Allowing for refinement,

precision,
cool consideration or futurism, finely crafted and engineered to

create
both satisfaction and intrigue.

 

Inspiration

A
chilly mood of frosted and crystallized forms which take the natural into the

futuristic
through the beauty of winter that Mother Nature imbues. Extremely

elegant
and refined is contrasted with an air of frivolity in lacey looks,

trinkets
and bows. Refined, soft and elegant. Strongly graphic and geometric,

both
retro and modern at the same time. Allowing for the highly decorative to

embellish
an otherwise serious, controlled restraint.

Color

Winter
white, taupe, faded lilacs offer a warmer depth to soften the mood. Icy

mood
from almost black, through steel grays to cool greenish blues.

 

 

For F/W
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
it.


Let the drama of F/W 2013-14
unfold.

 

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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