Trend Watch Tuesday: Gingham Style Takes Center Stage With A Freshness That Evokes Summer Time

Leading fashion forecast and trend analysis company Stylesight focuses its attention on the gingham design style for summer 2013.

Traditionally, gingham has been associated with picnics as it’s commonly portrayed in pop culture as the “go-to” style of blanket. For this reason gingham is a summer trend that gives an outdoor, refreshing, and warm vibe. Recently, gingham has been used for an array of products including fashion design,  product packaging, stationary, interior design, furniture design and others. Be sure not to confuse gingham style with gangnam style!

“The first summer days are here, and gingham takes center stage from fashion to interiors with a freshness that evokes outdoor times and picnics,” states Stylesight.

See examples below:

Gingham Style 2013 Design Trend


1) Three Gingham Pitchers from Horchow

2) Kinser Event Company: Lemonade Stand Party Printables

3) Let’s Picnic Invitation by Eat Drink Chic

4) Kate Spade New York Gingham Phone Case for iPhone® 5

5) Gingham Holiday Printables


With access to  reports from leading trend forecast and analysis companies at the FIDM Library, one of the largest specialized fashion libraries in the United States, students earning their graphic design and digital media degrees at FIDM stay current with upcoming trends for fashion, color, graphics design and more.

Check back every Tuesday for new graphic design trends in apparel, prints and packaging according to leading fashion forecast companies. Read more trend reports here.


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Author: James Peacock

James Peacock is a Digital Marketing Specialist at FIDM in Los Angeles, California. He received his A.A. in Graphic Design from FIDM and was hired as Social Media Assistant in 2013 by his alma mater in order to help grow the institution’s social media marketing efforts. James now combines two of his passions, telling stories and solving problems by managing data-driven marketing campaigns across multiple channels that ultimately result in a positive return on investment.

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