Following on from my previous blog where I spoke about predictions for 2018 trends, here I’ll outline the other areas that are coming to the fore in the upcoming year.
What trends are in store for 2018? – Part 2
Last time I covered off The Winter Desert theme, which focuses on rich tones and earthy shades.
The other two trends predicted for 2018 are called Roots & Urban Planet. I see a strong correlation between Roots and Winter Desert, as both have a heavy focus on natural products.
This trend that is all about eco thinking and using natural and composite materials. It has a strong connection to nature and honouring natural materials such as fossils, petrified timber, grasses, leaves and bark. Again, there is a strong emphasis on the use of sustainable materials.
Irregular patterns are popular in this trend, over geometric and structured lines. The blending of indoor and outdoor is a key focal point here, and fits perfectly into the Australian landscape and how we live our lives, which is focused on merging these two spaces together.
Colours we will see a lot more of are green in varying tones, but particularly camouflage, and earthy colours and tones. Fabrics such as velvet, tweed and cord along with and eco printing with indentations is a key foundation focal area, with rich textured fabrics coming to the fore.