27 Jul 2016

The future looks bright

If the colour forecasts are right for 2017, we are in for a treat next year! Trend boards coming from the textile shows are showing some wonderfully bright colours, reflecting a feeling of optimism in all areas of fashion. Hues are more solid, colours more intense and the brights are vibrant and bursting with life.

Fashion trend-spotters have been speaking about an "uplifting forecast", with a real feel-good factor. The picture above shows one palette forecast with intense brights reflecting a "renewed appeal and optimism" as fantasy comes to the fore-front of fashion. 

The trend pages fairly breathe excitement and energy. Colours inspired by candy canes and the bright moments of summertime bring pinks and yellows together with tangerine orange and ocean blue to give some stunning combinations.

This is especially true in kiddies' items, where Spring/Summer 2017 looks set to be big, bold and bright! The forecast above is called Portobello Belle from Emily Kiddy, who posts wonderful colour forecasting ideas for the younger set. 

We all know that babies love bright colours, so a move towards a more colourful range of items for the little ones seems a very natural choice. 

In my next Blogpost, I will be posting details about the new Liliwen Baby Blanket pattern, so if you think there will be the patter of tiny feet somewhere near you next year then this would be a great choice of item to make ahead of time.

Until then — Happy Knitting!


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