Autumn Winter 2011-12 Textile Trend Direction - Function
One of the four textile directions predicted for Autumn Winter 2011-12, 'Function', can be split into three textile moods. Basics are have a pared down simplicity in the first mood, whilst utility is seen within simple textiles where the focus is on tradional weave patterns, whilst 'Austerity Continues' with a darker edge created via tone on tone colour palettes in black & navy colourings.
Textile Trend Direction 1: Basics
Subtle finishes & luxurious yarns keep 'basics' from becoming boring, upbeat simplicity is the key to provide new modern classics.
- Luxury yarns in neutral tones set the direction for knitted textiles
- Knit structures are kept simple and fine
- Patterns come from the blurring of colour tones
WhiteWash Studio Collection, "Knit Silk Static Tank", "Linen Hand Dyed Batik Magnetic Principle"
- Crisp linens and cottons are functional and versatile
- Effortless seams and hems add subtle detailing
WhiteWash Studio Collection, "Pinstripe Linen Samurai Shirt", "Asymmetrical Geometric Cotton Gauze Dress"
Textile Trend Direction 2: Utility Fabrics
Classic weaves provide a pared-down wintery feel, whilst ornamental detailing & pleating continues to create a utility approach.
- Heavy fabrics are woven with twill and herringbone stuctures
- Cotton jersey is folded and pleated to add simple surface qualities
- The utility trend returns in the detailing with brass ornaments adorning fabrics
Pitti Filati 67, "Bemiva", Photograph by F. Guazzelli
Textile Trend Direction 3: Austerity Continues
Fabrics take on a masculine feel as 'Austerity Continues' for Autumn Winter 2011-12, palettes are dark & brooding with a mixture of tone on tone & dye techniques.
- Dip-dying fabrics creates an expansive range of different tones of the same colour
- Blues, blacks, browns and purples are all blurred together to create a tonal colour palette
PULI - lounge chair - Shadow By Attila FKovacs
- Quilting and fabric manipulation techniques such as smocking create shadows within the fabric, leaving a visual effect of tone on tone colour.
Quilt 09. ©Paul Tahon and R & E Bouroullec
Varun Sardana - Blow PR