London trade exhibition Top Drawer has teamed up with trends forecaster Stylus to highlight trends for the upcoming seasons that will be in evidence at the show.
Organised by Clarion Events, the Autumn/Winter edition of Top Drawer will be held at London Olympia from September 11 to September 13,
Billed as ‘the world’s only curated lifestyle show,’ Top Drawer encompasses four sections featuring the latest products from hundreds of UK and international brands: Home, Gift, Fashion, and – for the first time at the Autumn/Winter edition – Craft.
Stylus has identified six key aesthetic trends across Home, Gift, Fashion and Craft. Each of these trends is reflected through a raft of products. The six trends announced by Stylus are:
‘Organic influences bring a calming sensuality to pure design details that characterise a whole range of products, across all lifestyle sectors. The aesthetic is fluid; the palette is soft, warm and natural.’
‘Stripped back to its bare essentials, the minimalist outlook here is lean, clean and agile. Colour is seen in flat and predominantly matt applications, with colour-blocking referencing the Bauhaus movement used to differentiate product components.’
‘Architecture largely informs this ultra-functional direction, which celebrates simplicity and practicality. Look out for bold graphic styling and patterns with this pared-back, contemporary trend.’
‘Tranquil and comforting, this direction sees materials with subtle tactility, exposed textural details and refined finishes given to humble resources such as cork and bare wood. The colours imbue a sense of stillness.’
‘Looking to a luxury era of high performance materials, this trend shines with luminous colour and clean metallics, while opaque materials like glass lend ambient and ethereal qualities to a whole range of lifestyle products across the show.’
‘This direction sees pattern, texture and colour take their cue from the endless variations found on Earth. Natural colours, as well as organic contours, tonal washes and mottled effects, all calmly evoke the natural world.’
Trade visitors can register for a free pass and find full event information at www.topdrawer.co.uk
An example of the Earth Patterns trend: Nkuku (stand D15)