The 2016 Fabric Trends You Need To Know
2016 is set to be the year of texture. A designer’s best-kept secret is set to be revealed as texture hits the catwalk and high street stores. Texture is the best way to give substance and this is shown in the 2016 trend predictions.
With this in mind, each trend discussed below shows a different element of texture and how it impacts on an overall look. For example, the use of velvet is luxurious and intense, which in turns creates a dramatic, romantic feel. Texture creates an emotion making it a very effective design element.
Since the 70’s revival in 2015, denim, although always popular, has been more of a feature in the world of fashion and interiors. From patchwork designs to the distressed look, Denim is everywhere and this trend is set to continue throughout 2016.
In fashion, denim button through skirts, 70’s style dresses and coats are the must have items for your wardrobe, whilst interior design and furnishings are also taking influence from this fabric with denim sofas (pictured above) and chair upholstery being heavily utilised in the most stylish homes.
Denim doesn’t stop there though – with denim coloured walls and painted pottery in denim shades also making an appearance in many interior settings.
Velvet and Lace
The London Textile Fair 2016 is predicted to showcase the best in Velvet and Lace. Victorian splendour and Gothic opulence will be the fashion come Autumn/Winter this year.
Heavy velvet in dark and dramatic colours that creates intense, theatrical ensembles will be on racks in the most popular of high street shops as well as the fashion savvy small boutiques.
Delicate, memorizing lace will add a sophisticated, classical element to the style, and ultimately the fashion will promote a wraith like, yet luxurious façade.
This trend is all about unusual shape and texture. Quirky fabric is formed with sculptural elements, from geometric shapes, chunky knit wool, and lace cut outs and knotted rope macramé.
This abstract form of fabric making will be seen throughout the world of interior furnishings and decorating.
Craft texture is best suited to monochromatic style so lots of similar hues and shades, mixed with an array of different crafted textures will be a really effective overall interior style.
In fashion, crafted texture, otherwise known as sculptural style, will be seen a lot of the catwalk this year. High street stores are expected to follow this style with 3D embroidery and embossed fabrics.
Trends for Winter 2016
Cutting through the sophisticated, classic trends, comes a high voltage, neon trend, which will add an urban twist to the catwalk and the high street stores.
Mesmerizing fabrics with bright, vivid electronic shades of pink, green and blue on black will give your decor a pop of intense colour.
The Earth trend focuses on the elements and takes into account natural texture and form. Fabrics vary from natural wool and fibres and combines with manmade materials such as metals.
Interior décor is expected to centre on texture and form, giving the impression of natural plants and materials, such as stone colours combined with wool and canvas fabric.
In fashion the earthy tones and shades will also make an appearance. Terracotta, burnt orange and browns will be popular, again with a collection of different textures to give lots of interest. Image from h&m and Interior Trends for 2016.
Colour trends in fabric
2016 is also set to be the year for neutral, muted dark tones. Mauve, greys, powder blue, royal blue and teal, black grey and white will be very popular and complement the trends list above, especially the romantic gothic look and crafted texture style.
As 2016 is all about texture. Types of fabric play a huge part in creating a piece of clothing or interior décor. Sewing machines can be essential when creating pieces with all of these fabrics – as some are easier to sew than others and a lot are not worth sewing by hand. At all!
You can find almost all your sewing machine needs at AE Sewing Machines (great for spare parts and stocking up on accessories) and all of your fabric/sewing machine needle questions are usually easy to find on Pinterest, check out my board all about sewing here.
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