Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Summer 2014 Came Early To Cardiff Last Week!

Last week Design Wales Forum had the great pleasure of hosting a trend seminar at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff. The trends were presented by Matthew Jeatt of trend forecasting house Promostyl and covered Spring/Summer 2014.

So what does Spring Summer 2014 look like for fashion and textiles? Four trends were mooted. There were some common threads amongst the trends. The colour pallets revealed jewel like colours, raw metallics, strong pinks contrasted with pale watery pallets and washed out limestones. Key concepts within the trends will also have opposing energies. The vigour and energy of protest contrasted with minimalist restraint. A move towards decorative opulence supporting the continuing trend towards artisan made products.

As ever Matthew was a captivating speaker, holding his energy after a marathon of 4 and half hours of speaking. Matthew tells us he enjoyed meeting with the Design Wales audience again, meeting up with old friends and making some new ones.

The audience look through Promostyl's S/S 2014 trend books