Outside it is 30° C and I have just finished the Christmas collection for 2019. The pictures illustrate my christmas trend theme “Joy, Love, Peace”. It smells of cinnamon, cardamom, star anise and vanilla. Christmas is in the air. Sweets of all kinds, such as gingerbread, chocolates and candy canes, are offered. The sound of little bells clang and chime in classic, as well modern, Christmas carols. The sweetness of emotions and joyful memories are captured by lustrous colorful hues such as lemon, pink, tangerine, and rose, making Christmas a feast of joy. Fine humorous designs delight soul and heart. Please find out more about the other themes “Nordic Winter” and “Tradition” here.
Surprise! Surprise! Did you expect Ultra Violet to be the color of the year 2018? I am looking forward to finding this color on products, patterns and fashion.
I wish you a merry and bright christmas and a happy new year 2018!
This is crazy about my job, no matter what season it is I’m working on christmas patterns. As soon as christmas is over and no one else can see it anymore there is a fair “Christmasworld” in February in Frankfurt, Germany and the production for christmas items starts again. For christmas 2018 I focus on Northern folk and gingerbread cookies.
“Urban Pride” is the name for a theme of the COLOR TREND GUIDE 2018 by NCS Colour. I visited the lecture of Karl Johan Bertilsson at IMM Cologne in January. I think red is a good choice because it stands for revolution, rebellion and riot as well as for solidarity and other social issues. And blue stands for denim – the fabric of the working class. What kind of patterns can you think of for this theme? Graffiti maybe? For me it is Aztec patterns. It symbolizes the solidarity with native American tribes fighting for their right for clean water. I also revealed this theme in my book calling it “Tribal triangle” where I suggest to use primary colors combined with hues of brown and beige.