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Hi-Tech Meets Perennial Classics Somewhere in Middle Earth

By Christian Chensvold, Associate Editor | February 8, 2024

In ancient times, those who could see the future were personified as female diviners called “fates” who ceaselessly wove the great tapestry of reality as it slowly came into being, able to see the past...

TEXTILE TRENDS

Akbaslar Tekstil/STC Textiles

Think Pink Smartlink

The new shade of pink takes its inspiration from digital worlds. It’s a subtle hue referred to as “transcendent,” bridging genders and realities as opposed to bright ’80s pinks that shocked us into submission. That doesn’t mean it can’t find its way into traditional motifs, however, so look for it in florals and other classic patterns but with a hi-tech touch.

Akbaslar Tekstil/STC Textiles

Green Thumb

If pink signifies the floral outpouring of springtime, then green symbolizes the earth from which it all comes. And while pink and green may be the quintessential preppy combination, like the ethereal pinks, these greens belong to the garden, but the garden of the digital imagination as much as Mother Earth.

Confetti Fabrics/KMS Group

Eternal Flame

Hitting on three of the four elements—airy sunsets, flowers of the earth, and shimmering waters—now it’s time for the fourth: fire. This trend’s reds and oranges stand for energy and health, particularly the self-care needed for the times, which require dynamic nimbleness. This group will have you ready for anything.

Hi Fabrik/Fabrik Union

The Life Aquatic

Sunsets light up the air and sky, and flowers bloom on the earth, but aqua comes from the sea, as its very name suggests. This color category serves as a bridge between the oceanic and the synthetic digital underworld where artists create imaginary worlds. Think of it as pastel meets pixels.

Ipeker/Fox Fabrics, Inc.

Mellow Yellow

This category—named after another classic rock song—represents optimism, warmth and the splendors of nature, specifically the sunflower. In the context of the present moment, this group of floral yellows, as opposed to acidic or metallic, speaks loud and clear to our burgeoning eco-consciousness and that sustainability ultimately means nature’s beauty and bounty.

Confetti Fabrics/KMS Group

Purple Haze

Purple has always been a regal color, but there’s another side to this rich color category. Violet has the highest vibration in the color spectrum, dispersed by light, and as a result has always been considered a spiritual shade. This trend combines sunset shades of blue and violet with dynamic patterns drawn from our high-tech times.

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