Now there's been a lot of talk on various blogs recently about 'the vintage trend' being dead! I personally don't believe most of this ... 1) Because 'Vintage' was never a trend in the first place ... those of us that love vintage clothes, accessories, furniture have always done so and its more of a lifestyle than a fad ... and 2) Because I don't think Vintage looks will go away they will just evolve. Whatever the creative industry designers and consumers alike have always been influenced by the past. I don't think this will ever go away. Just as a some Brides are influenced by more classic wedding a la Grace Kelly, others will always go for a more fifties rock n roll style which is currently more in vogue.
A few years ago the very pastel shades of vintage were spot on trend with every bit of wood we could get our hands on being whitewashed and painted ... now 'vintage' trends are evolving to incorporate darker woods and colours and this is influencing the Wedding Industry as well.
I've been designing lots of new stationery for next years ranges recently and have defined three definite looks for next year ... of course there are lots more .. and you may not agree but here goes!
The first look is what I based my new sketch collection around , especially the mushroom coloured Butterfly range. The key to this look is classic simplicity and muted colours of grey, blacks, silvers and browns mixed with strong typography and a graphic look.
Ornamentation is to a minimum but with influences taken from nature, the look is softened by using wood and metals. I'm imagining these cloches filled with gorgeous cheeses or cakes on your buffet tables and platters of food on these gorgeous Moroccan trays.