En vogue: structure and graphic patterns
Trend signals from Heimtextil 2019
With innovations of 3025 exhibitors from 65 countries, Heimtextil confirmed its position as a trend barometer at the start of the season in January. Haptic structures and graphic patterns are the must-haves of the coming year for all segments, from carpets, wall and window decoration to furniture and decorative fabrics and on the table, in the bathroom and in the bedroom.
Anyone who claims that there is no ‘one trend’ was firmly put right by Heimtextil 2019: graphic patterns are the must-have of the season. These include variations on geometries, checks, diamonds and diagonal stripes as well as inspirations from the 50s, 60s and 70s, elegant style elements from Art Deco and designs à la M.C. Escher.
The latter in particular, with their strong three-dimensional optics, form a link to the second top trend: very haptic structures provide exciting inspiration for the eye and hand across all types of textiles. The consistently grippy fabrics convey aspects such as craftsmanship, quality and authenticity. These include cotton and linen looks with typical slub elements, elaborate traditional weaves, interesting cut-outs and material mixes, elements borrowed from outdoor and functional clothing as well as the ubiquitous patina effects.
These structured surfaces appear particularly elegant in the combination of dark grey and silver tones with natural, often light non-colours. The compositions are complemented mainly by powdery pastels from rose and lilac to mint and blue. The deliberate blending with light shades of grey gives the colour fan a casual and adult touch. Parallel to this, the denim trend continues to develop, flanked by a robust style in mud and khaki shades mixed with bright orange. All in all, the colour worlds appear very coordinated and harmonious. Strong accents of gold and mustard yellow or ultraviolet are to be found above all in the opulent, more luxurious collections.