Women's Folk Blooms Print Report FW 2014-15

Courtesy of Trendstop

Trendstop takes a first look at a key print and pattern trend for Fall/Winter 2013-14 (directional) and Fall/Winter 2014-15 (mainstream) retail, complete with validated runway examples. Alert: fresh, rustic and appealingly feminine, Folk Blooms manifest in striking Florals on Black and ornate Tapestry Tales. commercial trend translation.

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Trendstop predicts that Folk Blooms will surface in directional European Fall/Winter 2013-14 collections, and will consequently be suitable to translate into the mainstream US market for Fall/Winter 2014-15. Folk Blooms takes a nostalgic look back at traditional styles, this organic trend adds a natural vintage chic to casual and eveningwear designs.


image courtesy Trendstop: Derek Lam Fall/Winter 2012-13

Black grounds create a striking contrast with traditional floral prints, which appear in bright yet subtly aged tones like mustard and rust red, and offer a fresh take on dark Fall/Winter styling. Rodarte adds intricacy to their blooms with trails of leafy detail, while Derek Lam’s bouquets look contemporary on glossy leather. Lu Flux’s feminine repeats are juxtaposed with a layered floral ruffle in multiple shades of egg yolk.

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Confirming Trendstop’s 2012 prediction, Folksy Floral on Black has surfaced in designer Fall/Winter 2013-14 collections by names like Valentino and Clements Ribeiro. Additionally, tradeshow brands like Greylin and Shirtaporter have incorporated the look, as seen at MAGIC and Tranoi’s Fall/Winter 2013-14 editions.


•    Black ground contrast •    Tapestry floral •    Collaged floral brocade •    Faded and muted tones •    Russian look floral •    High gloss fabric contrast

London Street Style, Rodarte, Derek Lam, Lu Flux, all Fall/Winter 2012-13. Trend Validation images: Valentino, Clements Ribeiro, both Fall/Winter 2013-14, Greylin Fall/Winter 2013-14 at MAGIC, Shirtaporter Fall/Winter 2013-14 at Tranoï.



image courtesy Dolce and Gabbana Fall/Winter 2012-13

Traditional tales from cultures around the world are given new life for Fall/Winter. Mixing colorful needlework with beading and print, village scenery, mythic characters and floral motifs exude a folkloric appeal. Balmain opts for heavily textured finches and swirls, while Antonio Marras’ paneled clutch bag looks quaintly feminine. Mary Katrantzou updates the trend with a vibrant blue colorway, and Clements Ribeiro adds black leather for a touch of edgy rebellion.

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Validating Trendstop’s 2012 prediction for Fall/Winter 2013-14 (or 2014-15 for mainstream markets), we see Folk Tapestry Tales translated into designer collections this season (as seen at Matthew Williamson and Vivienne Westwood), as well as tradeshows’ Fall/Winter 2013-14 editions – illustrated here by pieces from Recupero Cotone and Mattus, both presenting at Tranoi.


•    Hand beading •    Brightly colored native birds •    Tonal seascap •    Village brights •    Decorative hand stitching

images courtesy Trendstop: Balmain, Antonio Marras, Mary Katrantzou, Clements Ribeiro, all Fall/Winter 2012-13. Trend Validation images: Matthew Williamson and Vivienne Westwood, both Fall/Winter 2013-14, Recupero Cotone and Mattus, both Fall/Winter 2013-14 at Tranoi.
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