HeimTextil is an International Trade Fair for textiles and home decoration. The fair started on Jan 14th and will last until Jan 17th in Frankfurt, Germany. I was going through their website (http://www.heimtextil-trends.com/en/node/129) and was enthralled to see the various trend topics being discussed and exhibited in the Trade Fair. I wish I could have been a part of this extravagant event.
For the first time, a trend book called "Expect the Unexpected" in a magazine format has been published. It covers the six major trend themes "Illusionist", "Fortune Teller", "Alchemist", "Witchcraft" and "Enchanted" by providing illustrations of fashion, design and architectural trends. I am thinking of ordering this book. It is slightly expensive for a magazine (40 euros, i believe). Maybe i will wait and get a used copy from eBay for a cheaper price. If you are a Journalist, you can get it for free (Click Here!). If you do so, please don't forget to send me the link :)
Some of the themes I really loved are: the "Illusionist", and the "Witchcraft". Check out the Video from the Illusionist theme. I was in Awe.Video Link for the Illusionist theme.
Isn't it amazing?
Below is the photograph from the "Witchcraft" Theme. It is a collage put together by the "Stijlinstituut", Amsterdam. The source of inspiration was nature.
Finally, I liked this work put together by three students from the University of Huddersfield in Northern England at the Campus Exhibition stall.
I liked the way how the color schemes put together by each student work great as a whole. It is also interesting to note how this one particular student was inspired by the credit crisis in UK. She carefully chose the patterns, colors, and manipulated the structures basing them on people's stress, anxiety and depression. I applaud all of them for their amazing innovative work.
What do you guys think? Do visit the web site. There is also a Trend Archive section. I am sure you will enjoy that page.