Showtime Market Report
Posted on 29 July, 2012
Last month’s Showtime Summer edition gave a sneak peek of what we’ll be seeing on upholstery at October High Point and at the window in the coming months.
Key looks and color trends at Showtime included:
Custom digital printing is becoming even more popular, giving fabric designers the ability to print exclusive custom patterns.
Marbelized and bookend paper looks
Circa 1801's Laziz
Still seeing Authentic, handcrafted looks
Colors palettes are heading to the dark side with B&W patterns, deep purples, emerald greens, and dusky pinks taking the lead.
Ikats are still popular
Marcovaldo's Twilight velvet woven on Chenille
Ramtex showed this cut velvet
Velvets are back in softer styles and in burnout designs. Chenille is no longer as much a favorite as it used to be.
Hable Construction printed leather for Leather Collection
Hable Construction printed leather
Leather moves to a whole new level with weave designs that fool the eye, prints and punch-dot patterns that offer whimsical whorls.
Victor's Magma is a pleated chenille inspired by patchwork and pieced trend
Fragment wool jacquard for Dicey
Culp's Bamboozle Chenille
Tapestries take a turn in simpler and scaled-down models.There is constant experimentation with new yarns to create new looks, feels and surface interest.
Ransom Note from Spoonflower
Novelty looks are on the rise and include ransom note letters, stylized numbers, vintage album covers, urban landscapes, paper doll patterns, and dog designs.