Federica Tedeschi finds beauty in the mundane and combines embroidery, weave and print to translate common everyday materials into the luxurious. Her experimentation has led to her being shortlisted for the Texprint Body Award, as well as winning an award from one of the sponsors Lululemon Athletica.

Great use of colour isn’t always about being bright and bold. We love the intricate and subtle use of natural colour and texture by woven textile designer Beth Humes. The Texprint judges agreed and made her one of the three designers shortlisted for the colour award!

More from Texprint…shortlisted for the Colour award, Jessica Hymas is inspired by the natural fluorescent colours and transparent textures of fish, creating a beautiful collection of knits based on her research.

More from Texprint…shortlisted for the Colour award, Jessica Hymas is inspired by the natural fluorescent colours and transparent textures of fish, creating a beautiful collection of knits based on her research.

MISS DIOR, an inspirational exhibition spanning Christian Dior’s decades of creative genius at the Shanghai Sculpture Space (20 June – 20 July 2014)

MISS DIOR, an inspirational exhibition spanning Christian Dior’s decades of creative genius at the Shanghai Sculpture Space (20 June – 20 July 2014)

Grace Weller from Bath Spa University was the winner of the George Gold Award and Graduate Fashion Week Womenswear Award.

Grace Weller from Bath Spa University was the winner of the George Gold Award and Graduate Fashion Week Womenswear Award.

We love the riot of colour and pattern in vintage quilts, seen during a recent visit to Boston. The Quilts and Color exhibition is on at the Museum of Fine Arts until the end of July 2014.
WGSN subscribers can see our photos here

We love the riot of colour and pattern in vintage quilts, seen during a recent visit to Boston. The Quilts and Color exhibition is on at the Museum of Fine Arts until the end of July 2014.

WGSN subscribers can see our photos here

In the lead up to our #wgsnhangout this Wednesday we’re giving away our spring/summer 15 fashion & textiles report for free, exclusively for followers. Simply click here to download your copy. Don’t forget to RSVP for our Google Hangout by clicking ‘yes’ here. 

In the lead up to our #wgsnhangout this Wednesday we’re giving away our spring/summer 15 fashion & textiles report for free, exclusively for followers. Simply click here to download your copy. Don’t forget to RSVP for our Google Hangout by clicking ‘yes’ here

 
Our #colouroftheweek is Fuchsia. We revisit this lively shade of pink, one of the main colour trends seen recently as Lineapelle. Which, along with other tradeshows, confirms this shade as a key colour for spring/summer 2015. Match to Pantone 18-2436 from WGSN’s colour forecast.
Image credit: Paoletti Tessuti, spring/summer 2015

WGSN guides global and cultural colour direction. Our team of experts identify, analyse and predict key colours that will drive and influence the commercially successful products and services of the future.

 

Our #colouroftheweek is Fuchsia. We revisit this lively shade of pink, one of the main colour trends seen recently as Lineapelle. Which, along with other tradeshows, confirms this shade as a key colour for spring/summer 2015. Match to Pantone 18-2436 from WGSN’s colour forecast.

Image credit: Paoletti Tessuti, spring/summer 2015

WGSN guides global and cultural colour direction. Our team of experts identify, analyse and predict key colours that will drive and influence the commercially successful products and services of the future.

We’re excited to hear that Heals are re-launching their fabric business. Both archive and new contemporary designs will be available in store from Saturday 

We’re excited to hear that Heals are re-launching their fabric business. Both archive and new contemporary designs will be available in store from Saturday 

We’re still seeing a lot of hybrid looks at Première Vision, this season there is a cross-over between technical and occasion. Decorative surfaces and iridescent shine is re-imagined in crisp tech fabrics for the sportswear market. 

We’re still seeing a lot of hybrid looks at Première Vision, this season there is a cross-over between technical and occasion. Decorative surfaces and iridescent shine is re-imagined in crisp tech fabrics for the sportswear market.