Market Week -- First Impressions
That’s the read I’ve gotten so far from a series of market preview appointments we had last week. Here are a few other top-of-the-head impressions based on what I’ve seen so far:
Color is back with a vengeance. Deep, rich blues. Aubergine. Lavender. Oranges. Peeps of yellow. Pale gray. Platinum. Brown, brown and more brown paired with blue, blue and more blue.
Nature-inspired prints and embroideries.
Linen blends and faux linen.
Metallic threads subtly applied.
Velvet accents on top of bed. Also in coordinate dec pillows.
In throws: sherpa backed with whatever.
Solid color coverlets with geometric stitching techniques. Speaking of which: asymmetrical rings.
Big emphasis on packaging to create endcap items or giftable sets. Some companies combining textiles with other home goods — flower pots, beach totes, mixing bowls, etc.
Commitment to 100% organic constructions when there’s a relevant brand identity to anchor it. Otherwise, more of a swing toward sustainable fibers blended with cotton.
I’ve seen two patent-pending introductions so far and one patented item. Hope its a trend.
More impressions throughout the week as market appointments progress…