Heimtextil Trends 2015/16

An important generational change is now clearly visible – the Millennials do not define themselves by what they have. What drives them are exhilarating experiences. They seek exciting, stimulating opportunities and want to inform the entire world about their achievements.

The main slogan of Heimtextil 2015/16 Trendbook is Experience

 

An important generational change is now clearly visible – the Millennials do not define themselves by what they have. What drives them are exhilarating experiences.They seek exciting, stimulating opportunities and want to inform the entire world about their achievements.

Trends in fabric design do not change as quickly as they used to. The real excitement is hidden beneath the level of patterns and colours. New materials, technologies and inspirations from the world of nanotechnology and microbiology are as important as innovative applications of fabrics in architecture and interior design. 

Modern textiles react to different types of light, from natural to artificial, and change their appearance – from glossy to transparent. Some also react to the touch. In the future, such fabrics will become part of interactive walls, creating sensual architectural space. They will interact with the users and respond to their emotions.

The world of textiles is constantly changing and continues to fascinate us with its optimistic outlook on the future, in which aesthetics are as important as the multi-sensory experience offered by fabrics. 

 

The four major trends represent different directions in textile design.

Senses / sensuality

In a world of flat screens, we lack tactile stimulation in design. This need can now be satisfied by new products, which provide us with sensory and tactile sensations. They are inspired by solutions created at the intersection of science and design.

Senses/Sensuality

 

In a world of flat screens, we lack tactile stimulation in design. This need can now be satisfied by new products, which provide us with sensory and tactile sensations. They are inspired by solutions created at the intersection of science and design.

 

Sensory textiles

Smart fabrics crossing borders between the world of textiles and responsive technologies are a source of new opportunities. Photoluminescent threads, LED yarn, sensors hidden in the fabric structure – all these allow materials to change colours and patterns, react to different light sources or temperature changes. Perhaps fabrics of the future will also collect information about our health and mood to improve the quality of our lives.


Tactile textiles

Tactile fabrics attract with the enormous variety of tactile effects and stimulate the senses. Minimalist materials with flawless skin-like surface made of foam are contrasted with matte, paperlike textures. Fabrics that are feminine, bright, transparent and light as air appear next to polished, glossy, lacquered or oiled surfaces.


Colours

The colour palette includes pastel, bright, slightly opalescent colours: flesh, pastel green, broken whites, bright purple, salmon, lunar, mustard and blue reminiscent of the tropical island of Aruba.

 

 

Mixology

In a cosmopolitan world , diversity is an advantage. This trend is a joyful fusion of different cultures, paying a new homage to ethnicity. One of the main inspirations is Africa, which fascinates with its richness of colours and patterns but also with dynamic changes: its developing economies and expanding middle class. Another important element of Mixology is the ever-growing fascination with recycling and product hacking. Spontaneous combinations of wastes form new products and materials.

Mixology

In a cosmopolitan world , diversity is an advantage. This trend is a joyful fusion of different cultures, paying a new homage to ethnicity. One of the main inspirations is Africa, which fascinates with its richness of colours and patterns but also with dynamic changes: its developing economies and expanding middle class. Another important element of Mixology is the ever-growing fascination with recycling and product hacking. Spontaneous combinations of wastes form new products and materials.

Memory

This trend represents a strong longing for the past and need for reflection. Today, people seek a simpler and a more ethical way of life, away from the stress of excessive consumption and hegemony of must-have gadgets. This requires discovering the true sources of happiness: spending time with our family and friends, being close to nature and appreciating all the small things and pleasures.

Memory

This trend represents  a strong longing for the past and need for reflection. Today, people seek a simpler and a more ethical way of life, away from the stress of excessive consumption and hegemony of must-have gadgets. This requires discovering the true sources of happiness: spending time with our family and friends, being close to nature and appreciating all the small things and pleasures.

This trend is dominated by simple, natural and durable materials: denim, wool, linen, cloth and leather. Familiar to everyone, their patterns stimulate memory. Flowers from old botanic albums, folk embroidery, checks, stripes and historic motifs – chintz, palmette, arabesques and other.

Designers combine traditions of craft with innovative materials and technologies to create timeless values. The fabrics used are decorated using traditional handiwork techniques: embroidery, patchwork, smoking, quilting and appliqué.

 

Colours
The colours form subdued, subtle compositions, which convey a sense of harmony: sage scarlet, sea blue, golden oak, stone grey, grey, rum, peach peel and estragon green.

Discoveries

Designers always try to predict the future. Not to create science fiction, though. What they want to do is pragmatically prepare us for what is coming. Similar to alchemists and space explorers, they study the very fabric of the Earth and space. They are inspired by the search for alternative energy sources and new materials. This trend is rooted in fascination with space. It uses fabrics whose colour and texture resemble rocks on the moon, meteorites and minerals. The textures imitate carbon structures, coarse metallic surfaces and crystal efflorescence.

Light plays the key role here – it hides, highlights, plays with the viewer’s sight, and creates figures and patterns.

Colours
Dark, mysterious, saturated colours of space: deep black, metallic grey, blackcurrant, amaranth purple, light and dark blue, silver, ice grey.

 

Text and graphics based on the Hemitextil Trend Book. 

 

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