Love this look towards trends for spring 2013 by Patternbank, a global trend forecasting company based in the UK. They deliver innovative (and typically spot-on) forecasts, but my favorite thing about them is how incredibly affordable they are! £20 for a digital download makes them a fabulous resource, especially for freelancers. These totally inspiring print and graphics forecasts may have their roots in women’s fashion, but are also applicable in home and giftware categories as well.
OCEAN DISTORTION TREND: Rippled Textures – Painterly Wave Forms – Aquas, Strong Turquoises And Bottle Greens – Reflected Sunlight Through The Sea – Abstract Wave And Ripple Statements – Unrecognisable Detail – Ocean Movement In Pattern – Smooth Flowing Patterns
BRUSH MARKED EXPRESSION TREND: Art hand paint forms – Brush dab pattern – Pattern build up through abstract paint textures – Pointillist painter inspired looks – Mixed scale brush work – Delicate brushed pattern
DIGITALLY ENHANCED TREND: Pop Art inspired half-tone dots – Futuristic florals hidden amongst complex geometry – Textural and photographic overlays – painterly abstract multicolor imagery – Photoshop blurred zig zags – Photoshop filters create complex fading in and out of colour
EXOTIC PROFUSION TREND: Colour explosion – Exotic flauna mixes – Rainforest blooms – Digital and watercolour effect mixes – High contrast prints – Neon brights – Bird of paradise and orchid floral studies – Pattern overlays
SUMMER TRIBE TREND: Abstracted Ikat Designs – Simplified Ikat – Optical Patterns – Vibrant Colour Enhanced Ethnic Compositions – Mixed Stripes And Pattern Forms – Blurred Felt-tip Pen Visuals – Multi-coloured Traditional Ikat Motifs
Want additional spring/summer trend resources for the season ahead? Click on “TREND”!
- TREND spring/summer 2013 – Top Fashion Colors
- TREND spring/summer 2013 – Prints and Colors
- TREND spring/summer 2013 – Fashion and Lifestyle Colors and Themes
- TREND spring/summer 2013 – Color trends from Pantone
- TREND spring/summer 2013 – Fashion: Women’s Careerwear
- TREND spring/summer 2013 – Fashion: Kids
- TREND spring/summer 2013 – Fashion: Menswear
- TREND spring/summer 2013 – Fashion: Knitwear and color
- TREND spring/summer 2013 – Fashion color trends from Pantone
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