Author: Susan Date Posted:30 September 2016
How shall we be displaying our festive decorations in future? Each year in Frankfurt, Germany the style experts gather and prepare a trend analysis for future Christmas.
The trends for 2017/18 bear the names A fanciful celebration of joy, A valuable handling with tradition, A gentle touch of nature and A distinctive figure of modernity. Each one can be realised in quite different ways.
For joyful moments: cheerful, elegant, milky colours come face to face with a colourful mix of materials and patterns
In this world of fantasy, there is room for anything and everything that brings joy and makes people happy. The cheerful colour palette underlines the playful character of this eclectic collection of objects. Comicstrip, Manga and fairy-tale motifs and funky figures – surrealist prints take their place alongside lace, crochet work and embroidery. Iconic and stylised forms, coats of arms, emblems and traditional lucky symbols happily accompany traditional folk art.
For unmistakeable moments; natural shades and high-quality materials provide a framework for traditional craft techniques.
This timeless style is indigenous and authentic, subtle and rustic. Long-lived products that are manufactured with dedication and commitment are celebrated. Master craftsmanship plays a central role as do traditional origins. And a suitable context is created by restrained colourways with natural shades of brown, quartz, gravel, greyblue, forest green, almond and biscuit.
For those relaxing moments: a style inspired by nature with muted colours, delicate materials and textures.
This style takes its cue from nature and creates a relaxing oasis of well-being, peace and quiet: delicate, ethereal and atmospheric. The sensual atmosphere is developed in a series of muted colours. Luminous coral and gold create the accents amongst the interplay of soft linen, slate, mint, rose and lime.
For stylish moments; powerful colours, geometric shapes and contrasts
Aesthetic and sophisticated. This formal trend lends the everyday a special elegance and splendour. Its inspiration can be found in classic modernism: from sculpture to kinetic art, from industrial design to architecture. Memorable proportions, expressive, compact, sculptured and monolithic forms dominate. The rich colour palette ranges from strong colours like lapis lazuli, malachite, copper, Carrara marble, onyx and gold to a powerful ruby.
Presented from Christmasworld, Frankfurt 2016 trend book.