29andSeptember Studio

A/W 2018/19 fashion trends; Historical Opulence

Fashion design, Design inspiration, Trends, PrintVicki WallisComment
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I feel like every time I create a trend board, I'm telling you it's my favourite (although, I guess I do always pick my favourite trends, out of the many that are available, so I suppose it makes sense!). But I really think this time it is my favourite!

I've called it 'Historical Opulence' and it's for Autumn/Winter 2018/19 (Fall/Winter for our friends across the Atlantic). The trend is inspired by Royalty of the past, who surrounded themselves in luxury. For this reason, there's a lot of gold tones and beading used as well as rich, luxurious fabrics and high quality finishing. It's perfect for a high end range, but, it can also be tailored to more affordable ranges too. 

For instance, lace can be pricey, so I've developed prints which give the feel of lace, but can be applied as a normal print, so you don't have to worry about using lots of expensive, delicate lace. You can also give the effect of sheer layers, by printing the lace design on a colour from your collection and also onto a nude tone.

This same technique can also be applied to embroidery designs; if you can't afford to have intricate embroidery, you can look at the option of having this printed, to give the overall feel of luxury, but in a more cost effective way. 

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If your brand can't support expensive beading techniques, you could consider using foil printing, to give the feel of opulence and gold, without the price tag. For example I used this method, alongside a small panel of gold, shimmery fabric, to add interest to this design;

Lace print design by 29andSeptember Studio | Textile prints | Fabric print designs
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I hope you like this trend as much as I do! If you're wanting to use some of the techniques I mentioned for brining costs down and you're looking for print designs, I'd love to work with this and have limited spaces for working with clients 1-on-1. I also have a small selection of pre-designed prints, which you can view on request. If this is of interest, you can get in touch by clicking here


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