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2019 Material Trend - Rare

2019 Material Trend - Rare

 RARE - A MATERIAL TREND BY TACTILE TRENDS  Images Left to Right:  Brock Elbank  -  ZVNDR  -  Mycoworks  -  Muskin

RARE - A MATERIAL TREND BY TACTILE TRENDS

Images Left to Right: Brock Elbank - ZVNDR - Mycoworks - Muskin

What makes something or somebody memorable and desirable?

The character that distinctive features bring celebrate a new kind of beauty as we are drawn to people and materials with unique features and textures.

Each of the images in this moodboard represent the trend for rarity. As consumers we want to surround ourselves with experiences and items that have emotional integrity.

Brock Elbank illustrates unique beauty in his 2015 portrait series 'Freckles' and mushroom derived 'skins' grown by researchers like Muskin, Mycoworks and ZVNDER result in a primitive appearance that is haptically curious and cruelty free, aswel as boasting health benefits and wellbeing to the wearer.

The element of something being obviously grown by nature and also visibly imperfect is increasingly reassuring, especially in a material.

Three Trends that Demonstrate how Textiles Inspire Wellbeing

Three Trends that Demonstrate how Textiles Inspire Wellbeing

Discover Piñatex - An Innovative Natural Textile Made From Pineapple Leaf Fibre

Discover Piñatex - An Innovative Natural Textile Made From Pineapple Leaf Fibre