Next week brings the third in our new Webinar series. This time Anne Marie Jackson will be color and trend forecasting. Guild members, be sure to keep an eye open on our forums, for an invitation to join the Google Hangout On Air in progress, early next week. Of course, once the GHOA is ended, the completed YouTube video will also be linked in our forums, for your further perusal.
Join us for a webinar with Anne Marie Jackson on Friday, September 11th. Exact time to be announced.
Anne Marie is a surface pattern designer and trend consultant based in Seattle. She has worked with many designers and companies such as Jason Wu, Anthropologie and Tommy Bahama.
Last week Pantone announced their color of the year for 2015. About Marsala, their chosen color, they say:
San Francisco Bay Area members of the Surface Pattern Design Guild may want to jet on over to the Design Center in San Francisco for Design San Francisco 2014, an annual event taking place this year on February 4th through 7th.
There will be speakers on a variety of topics. Zinc Textile will share the inspiration behind their new collections. Also included are textile designers Nomi Franklin and Seema Kirsh. Meanwhile Benjamin Moore will present Color Trends 2014. Another promising presentation is on Protecting Original Design: What Every Designer Needs to Know About Patent Law. While many of the speaker events require advance registration, these dates still promise many exhibits to be explored as a guest of the Design Center.
If you attend any of the Design San Francisco 2014 Events, we’d love to hear what speakers and seminars wowed you, and what you learned.
The lovely folks over at Patternbank are offering a free trade show report from their first excursion to the Top Drawer and HOME show in London. This three decades old trade show covers everything from paper goods to porcelain, and the free PDF is packed with images from the Spring/Summer 2014 collections. And it is free! Patternbank's regular trend reports are quite pricey, more than the average freelance surface pattern designer can usually splash out for, so head on over and get your copy!
Pantone announced their Color of the Year for 2014 today: Radiant Orchid. Their press release sums it up best:
Just in time for New York Fashion Week, Pantone released its Spring 2014 Fashion Color Report on Thursday. The report highlights the top 10 colors used by 25 fashion designers in their forthcoming women's and men's collections, along with insight into their choices and inspiration, as well as color commentary from a number of current "fashion influencers".
The theme for the Spring 2014 report is "Colorful Equilibrium," which it achieves with an unexpected blend of mild pastels and bold brights. Inspiration for the palette includes travel, spring flowers, and a desire from consumers to find something fresh and new, yet balanced.
For more in-depth information and inspiration, you can download the full report for free on the Pantone site.
In honor of Spring, we thought we'd take a look at the colors of the season. Pantone’s Spring 2013 palette is called “Balancing Act.” In it, “designers overwhelmingly address consumers’ desire for self-expression, balance and the need to re-energize.”
You can download Pantone’s Spring 2013 report for free. In this report you will find numerous designers describing how they interpreted the colors you see above for Spring. Not only are their interpretations enlightening, but the illustrations showing their designs are fabulous!
The designers in the report include Tracy Reese, Peter Som, Herve Leger, Rachel Roy, Ella Moss, Charlotte Ronson, Tadashi Shoji, Pamella Roland, Carmen Marc Valvo, David Meister, BCBG, Nanette Lepore, Nicole Miller, Cynthia Steffe, Barbara Tfank, Lela Rose, Bibhu Mohapatra, Sachin + Babi, Tommy Hilfiger, NAHM, Karen Walker, TiA CiBANI, Marimekko, Wes Gordon, Cushnie et Ochs, Custo Barcelona, Saunder, and Elie Tahari.
Benjamin Moore’s fantastic color presentation is back at this year's Design San Francisco event at the San Francisco Design Center. The title is “UNEXPECTED COLOR.” Mary Hoffman, Color and Design Specialist for Benjamin Moore, will be showcasing Benjamin Moore’s newest color collection — Color Stories — with a discussion on the complexity of color and a look at today’s color and dynamic combinations.
There are two available presentation times:
February 6, 2013, 3-4pm, SFDC Galleria 407
February 7, 2013, 10:30-11:30am, SFDC Galleria 407
This is a very popular presentation and requires RSVP by Feb.1. To RSVP email firstname.lastname@example.org, and please indicate which presentation you are attending. There is no cost to attend this event. RSVP early as these presentations tend to book up.
The Benjamin Moore presentation is part of the larger Design San Francisco event put on annually by SFDC. It is a 3-day event that is open to the public. There is no cost associated with attending and there are lots of presentations related to textiles. For more information, visit www.sfdesigncenter.com
(click on "View full program here" to find a PDF with specifics).
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