I was really torn between this colour palette and a much brighter one, so I asked my Instagram followers for their opinion. About 75% went for this one, so we had a clear winner! If you're not already following along on Instagram, you can join us by clicking here - I regularly ask followers for their opinion on what they’d like to see next.
I shared this look with my subscribers about a month ago, it’s for Womenswear brands and I’ve called it ‘Pared Back Prairie’. The colour palette is much more muted than what we've seen in previous seasons, with just a slight pop of 'Tigerlily' burnt red. The key features of the Prairie look are still going strong - think shirred waists, big sleeves and hand crafted embellishments, but all in a much more subtle way. You'll see a lot of solid colour in use, vs the paisley style prints we've seen in past years. There is still some use of print, either subtle florals or print versions of craft techniques like embroidery, weaving and cross stitch.
In terms of fabrics, there's a lot of natural fibres being used here, like linen, organic cotton and drapey bamboo. Many are smooth to the touch, but don't rule out textured weaves and slub finishes.
I'm excited to see what you guys come up with for this trend! I'd love to see what you're up to, so please feel free to get in touch or tag @29andSeptemberStudio. I've been working on some designs for this theme and I look forward to sharing them with you soon.
Working Further Ahead?
Many brands I'm working with are already developing their collections for A/W 19/20 and SS2020. If you've already finished SS19 and want more insight on future trends, I'd love to work with you on this. If you're looking for trend information, or design ideas but don't know where to start, I have limited spaces for working with clients 1-on-1. You can see the full range of services I provide here, or you can get in touch for more info, here.
As I mentioned, I send these moodboards direct to subscribers each month (and they receive them a lot earlier than I show on the blog!). To sign up and receive these direct each month, along with helpful tips for your fashion brand, you can enter your details below. You can of course, unsubscribe at anytime if you change your mind;
I hate spam too - if you sign up to this email list, your details won't be sold or leased to anyone else. I will email you from time to time with helpful content and occasional offers, which you can unsubscribe from at any time.