Trend spotting with Pulse

Trend spotting with Pulse

Pulse is the definitive event for inspiring giftware and modern living, taking place from 15th to 17th of May at London Olympia. Working with the most forward thinking trend and retail experts including Fashion Trend Consultant, Claire Foster and Trend Agency, Unique Style Platform (USP), Pulse have identified some inspiring Autumn/Winter 2016/17 design trends.

Trend highlights include:

Maximalist: style crossing boundaries, both geographical and social. Intriguing cultures come to the fore with an eclectic take on the globe and all it has to offer. Inspired by globetrotting collections and more is more styling, the maximalist trend is a vivid mix of creativity and craft.

At the opposite end of the spectrum there is the Modernist trend. Clean, balanced and structured, this style rejects decoration in favour of simplified forms. Abstract motifs and asymmetrical graphics are key, as is fine craftsmanship and material exploration.

Simplicity is key in terms of colour, print and finish in the Coastal Simplicity trend. Materials have a rustic finish, such as bleached natural wood, worn enamel and crackled salt glazes on ceramics. Textiles are practical calico, coarse natural weaves and waterproof wax fabrics. Verdant green, gentle mint and earthy brown echo coastal plants, while a mix of cornflower, sky blue and navy provide a hint of nautical chic transporting us to an idyllic life by the sea.

Memphis transports us back to the 80's, with a new interpretation of Memphis. A contemporary twist to a retro look, this dynamic style serves as a rebellion against simplicity, celebrating a maximalist approach to design.

To visit Pulse, register online now for free at (trade only).

Posted: 22 March 2019

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