Tag - Trends

Talking Trends with Amy Frascella from Land Rover

“We believe we are setting the taste of our time,” said Amy Frascella, Director of Colour & Material Design at Jaguar/Land Rover, reflecting on how trend research has changed over the course of her career. Rather than looking outward toward other industries for trends, Amy and her team now look inward. They want to set their own direction for their own brands. And operating in the luxury segment, Jaguar/Land Rover is in a unique position to do that. As a...

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Neoconnect, Trends from Neocon’s Virtual Event

I'm sure I'm not alone in feeling like June just wasn't the same without Neocon. To try and fill the void, organizers produced a month full of virtual content and events called Neoconnect. We attended a few of the seminars and followed along on social media. While it wasn’t the same as being there in person, it was inspiring to see what’s new and what trends are percolating.What was the focus of Neoconnect?The #MetropolisLikes product awards given out by...

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Talking Trends with Mark Denecour of P/Kaufmann Contract

Next in our series Talking Trends, Kristen sat down with Mark Denecour, Director of Design, Wovens, at P/Kaufmann Contract. Mark has worked in the industry for over 30 years, most of those years in contract. He and Kristen spent some of those years working together back in their mill days. It was a treat to have Mark join us to talk trends.We spoke to Mark while we were all still following our state’s stay-at-home orders. It was a strange...

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New Trends in Work from Home Decor

Team Design Pool was already working remotely from our homes in East Hampstead, New Hampshire, and Providence, Rhode Island when stay-at-home directives were issued. BUT....our husbands hadn't been. It was fun to watch them create workable spots in our homes. And then, over the weeks, to see how they've adapted to remote working. How did it go? So far, so good. (Both couples still intact!) It was interesting to see how quickly they set up a new workspace. And...

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Sustainable Textiles as Trends in Fashion and Home Furnishings

Sustainable Textiles On & Off the Runway

In our March trend letter, we talked all about color and design trends from the Fall 2020 Ready-To-Wear Runways. In addition to vibrant, saturated colors and oversized silhouettes, a major theme emerged about sustainable textiles and manufacturing practices. Consumers are aware of the toll fast fashion is having on the planet and, as a result, are asking designers hard questions.Where are your materials being sourced? Who is making those materials and your garments? How transparent is your production...

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5 Trends Ready for Interiors

Design Pool’s 5 Trends Ready for Interiors

If you are a subscriber to our monthly trend letter, you have already seen our round-up of the biggest trends from the Fall 2020 Ready-to-Wear runways. (Not a subscriber? Subscribe today and you'll receive our most recent trend letter.) After poring through photos of fashion, it got us wondering which trends seem ready to start showing up in interiors.Here are our picks for 5 trends ready for interiors:SustainabilityAs consumers become more and more aware of the toll...

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Talking Trends with Kathy Phillips of Springs Creative

This month we are talking trends with Kathy Phillips, Vice President Design/Trend/Curator at Springs Creative. Kathy oversees the creative process for all printed fabrics by the yard for stores that cater to home sewers, quilters, and makers, as well as the home furnishings market. She is also a talented and creative woman who has a keen eye for trends and translating those trends to the specific needs of her customers.Kathy starts off her formal trend research by utilizing her...

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Color Trends from the 2020 Spring Runway Shows

At Design Pool, we love tracking trends, and color is one of our favorite trends to track. Color is such an integral part of our day to day business and color trends are constantly providing direction and inspiration to our designers as they color designs for the market’s end-use.Over the years, we have learned that most color trends begin their life cycle on the runways of major fashion houses and by the color experts at companies such as Pantone....

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Wendy Noory from Panolam

Talking Trends with Panolam Design Director Wendy Noory

In the latest in our series Talking Trends, Kristen chatted with Wendy Noory, Director of Design for Panolam Surface Systems. Panolam has been in business for over 70 years and offers one of the largest selections of surface options and designs for interior designers and architects. Wendy has a keen eye for design and upcoming trends in the marketplace. In addition, her perspective is unique. While she is always up on the next big trend, she is also realistic about...

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Kerry Rowe Design

Talking Trends with Kerry Rowe of Kerry Rowe Design LLC

At Design Pool, we know how important it is to stay on top of industry trends. With that in mind, we're launching a new blog series Talking Trends to give us an excuse to talk to talented artists and designers about what they're seeing. We're kicking things off with a conversation with Kerry Rowe of Kerry Rowe Design and creator of Box See Studio to talk trends in color, materials, and finish design (CMF). Kerry is an expert in the...

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