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Fabric Trend Story - The Mariners Muse - Autumn/Winter 2018

Fabric Trend Story - The Mariners Muse - Autumn/Winter 2018

Cover Image: Natalie Westling by Paolo Roversi for Vogue Italia

For our textile trend story, 'The Mariners Muse' we look at the world through the eyes of a seafaring mariner and his castaway muse. As they travel the oceans together braving the elements, their voyage of discovery reveals textural wonderment, ship wrecked beauty and curious beach finds.

Starry nights and stormy seas lead the way to a season filled with raw experience.
— Tactile Trends

Trend Story AW18/19 - Mariners Muse 

Images: Paolo Roverski for Vogue Italia | Mood Flow | Reija Jokinen | The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway |  Sarah WaltonBen Dahlhaus by Esra Sam

Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the romance of the unusual’
— Ernest Hemingway

Counting Barnacles

We look to fossils, shells and geology for stitch, weave and applique inspiration 

Images: Thom Quine | Melina Gesto by Thomas Lohr for Vogue Germany | Sarah Walton | Kara Rosenlund

Set Sail

Soft volume silhouettes mimick the fluidity of sails in the breeze. 

Images: The Winator | Vika Falileeva by Emilio Tini  

Intertwined

From compact plaits to fine net, the contrast of open and closed structures is an important feature of the season, especially when it comes to layering.

Images: Anja Dragan |  Dana Barnes | Leonardo Correa Luna | Matilda Norberg

Fringe 

Long fringes of yarn and thread trail or hang for a 'castaway' look.

Images: Natalie Westling by Paolo Roversi for Vogue Italia | Alison Tsai

Beach Souvenirs

Lapped up at the shores edge we find curious trinkets, sea polished glass and branches of driftwood.

Images:  Renuko Style | Antique Pewter Button

If you are interested to experience more of the trend story 'Mariners Muse', you can order key items, colour palettes and A3 mood boards through our contact page

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