AW 2020/21 Colour and Trend Forecast
MIX issue 55 is out now featuring two new trends for AW 2020/21
Retrofuturism & maximalism
Visually, our final trends for AW 2020/21 couldn’t be more different. The first, Dome is a retrofuturistic dream of escape, while the second, Gorge is all ebullient maximalism. On closer inspection though, both of these trends have much in common; an indirect response to climate change, the escalation of global conflict and a rise in protectionism.
Many of the ideas behind both trends are being effectively expressed in surface design; hence our dedicated focus replacing for just this issue our regular Colour Now early adopters’ section. We also introduce a new series, Trend trajectories, charting the development of certain ever-popular motifs over the centuries, starting in this issue with the pineapple.
Spotlight on gifting
Our trade spotlight this issue is a six page insight into gifting trends featuring Spring Fair, Maison & Objet and Top Drawer. And finally, we bring you a selection sourced from the Colour Hive team called We personally… encapsulating things we love and want to share.
Featuring global and regional forecasts and intelligent driver analysis two years in advance of the season. Inspirational original concepts and photography, in depth colour tracking and analysis with real-world applications complete the ultimate in focused design direction.