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Thakoon AW14 Floral knitting design inspiration for hand and machine knitting

Some more Florals for AW14

So yes, the floral trends have not left us just yet. After publishing the TRENDS: Floral book last summer, floral prints have just exploded ad don’t look set to stop for some time. Next SS15 sees the return of more tropical designs and colours for your palette. Purples and rich reds and blues will feature […]

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AW14 knitting trends for hand and machine knitters Wes Gordon

AW14 knitting

So the fashion weeks have been and gone [almost] and I wanted to talk about the knitty opposites coming this winter. Yep AW14 will be a season of opposites knitting. For those of you who love the simple life, then you are in luck. It looks like there will be lots of streamlines, simple shapes […]

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W Magazine December January 13 14. SS14 Flowers floral trends

Flowers are just everywhere

Well I know that it’s Christmas and at this time of the year you are probably more concerned with finishing off the last of your Christmas gifts, or organising events, or just wishing that Santa will bring you all the lovely things on your list. Well yes I have to admit that I am too, […]

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Vogue-Italia-August-2013

Vintage Update for AW13

If you are following along with the Design and Trends area on our Resources Page, you’ll know about the sophisticated hoarder [click here to go to the theme page] theme. It’s a confusing trend, unless like me you have spent time around the Spitalfields Market area of East London [ as in London England ]. […]

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AW13 Purple colour Jean Paul Gaultier

Purple is the colour…..

For AW13, all shades of purple were spread throughout the catwalks. It is definitely one of the key colours to be looking at for design developments from bright, red based pure purples through CMYK traditional bright purples and down to blue based plum based dusky purples. All shades are acceptable as long as it’s a […]

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Floral AW13 Moschino

Floral Trends are so in right now…..

For AW13 and SS14 the focus is definitely on florals. The biggest theme for both seasons are anything leafy, cute, vined or bloom based. For now let’s focus on AW13. Concentrate on deeper colours with a more vibrant theme. More tropical and lavish flowers are popular for winter 2013 with large leafy flowers, an emphasis […]

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AW13 Joseph

Animal Prints….. Still here!!!

Last year, I launched the first community book based around colour work and motifs for trends. Last year was Animal Prints, mainly due to loads of trend research and was timed to be released because of the AW12 trends, but the most surprising thing was the length of time this has continued. Can you believe that this […]

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AW13 fashion trend prediction. Trend forecasting

AW13 Sophisticated Hoarder

For those of you unfamiliar with an area of East London called Shoreditch, this trend may be a little alien to you. As a fully engulfed Londener I’m loving that this trend is now covering AW13.   To gain the basics, Shoreditch is home to some of the best craft, fashion and  vintage shops in […]

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AW13 fashion trend prediction. Trend forecasting

AW13 Gothically Sensitive

A dark trend sweeps the catwalks for AW13. This trend pulls it’s inspiration from the theme of ‘Gothic’, taking parts of romanticism, architecture and disturbing nightmarish figures. The colours are simple in shades of black as a main, grey, navy and ‘almost black’ purples and greens. Other than the colour palette, all other rules are […]

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AW13 fashion trend prediction. Trend forecasting

AW13 Dandy Man

AW13 ‘Dandy’ is a term referring to men who were rather extravagant in their dress across the years. Still moving with fashion and dressing with a masculine basis, these men would somewhat feminise their clothes with oversized accessories, sometimes ornate, feathers and trims that were popular at the time. Well then came the 40’s and […]

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AW13 fashion trend prediction. Trend forecasting

AW13 Pop Art

AW13 An eclectic mix of colours and texture, bringing in the theme of Pop Art. There are no holds barred here. Graphics are a very strong theme throughout through single motifs, tessellated repeats, strong graphical shapes or more regular themes such as animal prints or florals being used in bold ways or with random colours. […]

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