April 2021 / Laboratory of Dreams

Located throughout the world, the Trendease Team continues to deliver our subscribers around the globe must-know market information and inspiration straight to their computer screens.

This month we explore eight directions for Spring-Summer 2022 with color chips and sample swatches representing international resources. Responsible creativity is found around each corner. Sustainability, durability, flexibility, traceability, and functional solutions are all part of these designs with global context. The features in this edition bring us on a tour across the planet ripe with historical influences that are shaping the future seasons. Controlled imperfections within contemporary and conscious materials are an invitation to positivity. Get inspired with the April edition!

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Jennifer Castoldi,
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Features and Articles

Jennifer's April Antics

Worldwide — The galleries in this issue take us on a journey around the world and through time, from the extremely distant past to the forward-thinking future. Ancient Greece, Pompei, Flanders, Milan, and Paris are all visited on a whirlwind adventure in search of inspiration for Spring-Summer 2022.

Illusory Simplicity

Worldwide — We could all use an escape to an exotic land. Venture back in time to Ancient Greece where the blues reign. Reminiscent of the depths of the sea, rich indigo, and deep denim, the samples seen here give you a glimpse into the future of Spring-Summer 2022.

Projecting into the Future

Worldwide — Archaic sculptures, contemporary architecture, antique floor coverings, and fields of violet are sources of inspiration where natural materials and sustainability play in center stage. In the future, be reconnected past.

Contemporary and Conscious Materials

Worldwide — Another trip back in time takes us to Egypt where imagery of winged beauties, powerful women, and hieroglyphics depicting a rich harvest are enveloped in a range of greens and hues taken from the influential tides of the Nile for 2022.

An Invitation to Positivity

Worldwide — Burnt and charred shades, reddish and golden tones are an invitation to positivity, to a passionate and upbeat design direction. Polychromatic patterns reveal groupings for Spring-Summer 2022 where printed yarns, varying stripes, and honeycomb weaves inspire.

The Golden Patina

Worldwide — In step with one of Pantone’s colors of the year, Illuminating, this collection of fabrics is aspirational and gives us the feeling of hope. Warming and optimistic, imbuing strength and positivity this range prepares us for 2022.

Creative Energy

Worldwide — Fashion’s flare is all over this gallery of visionary samples for Spring-Summer 2022. The sophistication of Milan and its creative energy translates into textiles that are banana-linen blends, honeycomb jersey, and laser-cut weaves, with floral accents.

The Glamorous Protagonist

Worldwide — The Glamorous Protagonist originates in Paris, France. “Lightness, transparency, and movement characterize the 100% linen voile, floral jacquards, glittering yarns, iridescent prints, shiny twill, and compact satin” you see here within.