Leading trend forecast company, Stylesight (which recently merged with former rival WGSN into a mega international trend-forecasting conglomerate) reported trends from leading textile and surface design show, Indigo, including one dubbed “Paisley Pop” seen below.
Often graphic designers find inspiration in related fields, from art and design, to fashion and architecture. You can see how the vibrant paisley patterns spotted in the textiles at Indigo translate across various design mediums from poster prints, to fashion to interiors in the image below.
“Studios at Indigo revolutionized the paisley print for F/W 15 with bright pops, bold key lines and oversized scales,” states Stylesight/WGSN in its Marketing Reporting/Trade Shows/Indigo F/W report.
Design elements that define this trend include:
- Zany colorways and thick, black key lines provided a retro feel for fall
- The paisley motif was obscured into new shapes
- Classic detailing overhauled other motifs including flowers and foliage
Graphic Design Trends 2014: Paisley Pop
Above 1 “Sweet Hair Poster Show” poster, a benefit for Locks of Love charity by graphic designer Chelsea Brink // 2 Modern Paisley motif iPhone 5 cover found on Zazzle // 3 Paisley printed palazzo pants by Flying Tomato on Pantscy // 4 Modern bedroom designed by Jac Interiors // 5 Pink paisley fabric by Timeless Treasures via Etsy // 6 Vintage Reupholstered & Painted Side Chair by Shop DIW found on Apartment Therapy
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.