June 2020 / The Phoenix Rises

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Grammarist explains that “to rise like a phoenix from the ashes means to emerge from a catastrophe stronger, smarter and more powerful.” Now is the time for us to be this mythical creature. In this issue we publish a collection of color stories to bring you up to Autumn/Winter 2021-2022 as well as present to you trending motifs and surface design techniques. Going deeper, we look at traditional crafts that are brought forward into the future. In terms of designing for Covid-19 and beyond, we look for two things: be responsible and be ethical. Going deeper still, we examine bio-design and the Sustainable Development Goals defined by the UN. Get inspired with the June edition!

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Features and Articles

Jennifer's June Journal

Worldwide — This gallery shows the textile fashion colors for the Spring/Summer 2021 season, featuring six colorways with Pantone references. Also, in this column, Jennifer discusses bio-design, pointing to the designers we have spotlighted this month, as well as #12 of the Sustainable Development Goals defined by the UN: Responsible Consumption and Production to ‘Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns’.

Bleach cleanable design

Designing for Covid-19 and Beyond

Worldwide — We receive several press releases and invitations to virtual product launches amid the Covid-19 pandemic. There has been much hype, fearmongering, deception, and playing upon certain target groups as the virus spread from China to the western world. We do our best to remain neutral in our reporting; however, we have little respect for companies and individuals who manipulate the situation for self-promotion and offer products that pose no real benefit to the targeted market.

Mon-ori Nishiki (Brocade weaving): Karanishiki

History and Innovation in Weaves

Kyoto — This feature endeavors to unleash the possibilities of woven textiles, made through the fusion of the latest technology with traditional practices developed more than 170 years ago. These jacquards are incredibility impressive; here you can learn about the techniques that make them so special, from weft yarn made of shells to patterned velvets with varying piles to gold leaf and gold thread. It is a history lesson and a look into the future.

Paint a New Canvas

Multiple European Cities — Every time a new collection is born, it started with a blank canvas. As many of the great artists of yesteryear experienced, such freedom can be daunting. When working with clients a little direction can be helpful to avoid wasting time designing in a direction that is not pleasing to the client or the current market tastes. In this collection of product images, we bring you a reportage to keep you on trend.

From the Slaughterhouse to the Runway

Eindhoven — Several designers have been questioning how we humans utilize animal waste that is a result of the activities taking place in a slaughterhouse. At the dawn of man, when animals were hunted, the tribes used every bit of the animal that they could. Now in the modern world, rather than become smarter, we have become more wasteful. In this feature designers aim to bring that useful tradition back into fashion with value and style. New bio leathers await you here.

Fantastic Food Futures

Milan — Italy is known for its cuisine and its design; now the two come together as one. This Italian design collective focuses on four key aspects of sustainable design: creating a circular economy, encouraging decreased consumption, utilizing agri-food supply chains, and raising awareness of sustainable solutions with new materials. In this gallery we see how they develop new ordinary objects from the recovery of waste materials.

Color for Change

Worldwide — With little explanation, it is difficult to ponder the depths of why these colors may evoke a change in behavior; however, on an individual level we do respond to color, given our unique experiences and cultural surroundings. What color stories are laid out to inspire us for Autumn-Winter 2021/2022? Find out here. Four Pantone color palettes included within.

Children's Fantasy Worlds

Multiple European Cities — Whether it is a child’s bedroom, daycare, doctor’s office, or any other number of interiors where a child may enter, there are a myriad of design choices to encourage imagination, growth and development. From educational maps and the alphabet to fictional worlds of unicorns and anthropomorphic animals, this gallery will show you latest motifs presented at market.

2 active red

NEWSLETTER #653 - Reds for A/W 2021-2022

Paris — Color is a potent tool to express emotion. Wouldn’t it be great to have something to be enthusiastic about? Premiere Vision has shared some insights into its Autumn/Winter 2021-2022 forecast. Subscribers can log in to read more detailed descriptions about the colors and learn how they tie into other reports recently published.