Like all elements of fashion and design, the world of fabric is constantly changing and evolving with trends and patterns being introduced and older ones coming back into vogue. Whether you are designing outfits for yourself to wear throughout the upcoming months or are creating new accessories for living area interiors, it’s important that you stay on trend and make sure that what you’re designing is both current and eye-catching. Read on to learn about the top trends in fabric for 2018.
THE SWINGING 60’S
The 60s was a decade that is renowned for eye-catching prints and stunning fashion, with many of the trends still relevant today. The likes of Twiggy made the mini skirt and shift dresses iconic wardrobe essentials, but it wasn’t just the shape of these styles that was important, prints played a big part too. If you’re looking to relive the 1960s through the prints that you choose to design with, stick to a few golden rules to get it right. When it comes to colours, choose off-white, camel, yellow, teal, navy and burgundy red. Let the prints really do the talking by choosing florals, geometric, circular swirls and stripes.
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This unusual print has a subtle foil effect, making it perfect for designing cute dresses and tops that are inspired by the 60s. This fabric also looks great when used for cushions and even bedding.
Millennials are all about connecting with nature and getting closer to the planet, so what better way to make your creations appeal to a younger audience than by incorporating some natural elements into them? Serene and powerful in equal measure, this trend is all about texture. Colours that are featuring in this trend include beige, taupe, nude, blush pink, ochre green and turquoise. When it comes to patterns, opt for natural textures, open knits and tribal influences.
Check out our Tribal Rayon fabric, which makes use of eye-catching yellows and reds.
The boho trend is popular every year and looks especially good when it comes to designing women’s clothing. Key colours include purple, mauve, maroon and burnt orange. Look out for floral, swirling and feather patterns.
Take a look at our Chiffon Georgette Prints for some great boho inspiration.