Although Design Junkie’s roots celebrate traditional weaving techniques from cultures around the world, spotting new discoveries in the fast-moving design industry is also one of my favourite pastimes – what colours, motifs and patterns are on trend for the next year? It enables me to explore new directions as well as test new ideas on my audience.
Even though “no-one can predict the future”, creative experts have been researching and analysing the world of design, art and pattern for years. Spotting and forecasting consumer trends helps all of us, as consumers or businesses, to forecast the next big thing.
There are many fashion trends agencies in the world which predict potential trends and what they think will make waves. These agencies normally create concept boards to explain their forecasts. My favourite agency is Patternbank, which is a London-based Textile Print Design Studio and highly respected trend forecaster.
Today I focused on my favourite “Print and Pattern trend for Spring Summer 2018”: AFRICAN SUMMER which I’ve seen in many trends reports.
Enjoy two Print Directions from this stunning trend.
Bold 3D Graphic Patterns
Graphic Animal Skins – Skin Mixing
Contemporary Pattern contradiction (Multiple Pattern Mixes)
Contrasting Stripes Pattern
Geometrical Diagonal Patterns
Black and white with colour. Flat bold colours
Illustrative Foliage illustration
Multiple Pattern Mixes
Contemporary Tribal pattern
Black Outlines, Pen & Ink Drawings
What do you think? Would you like to know more aboutrapidly evolving Trends? Please share ideas and suggestions in the comments box below.
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