After recent visits to a number of antique fairs and country manors i have collected a huge range of inspirational photographs which have contributed to my mood board below (very bottom). I was in London this week at a Stylesight trend seminar for Spring/Summer 2015 at the London fashion retail academy. For those of you that have never heard of Stylesight it is a unique organization that forecasts trends for clothing and interiors, they have a huge dedicated team around the globe that are constantly on the look out for up and coming trends and always gathering inspiration from catwalks, music and studying the day to day life of us human beings to determine what the next big thing is going to be. If you are creative minded you will understand that you have to look further afield and all around you to discover trends, i have taken the ideas from the seminar and linked it together with my own research to create a board of up and coming trends for interior and home...enjoy!
The Stylesight trend seminar was held at the London fashion retail academy, a creative hub which was a great place for everyone to come together and discuss new trends and ideas.
With a special vintage exhibition arranged by 'Beyond Retro' of London, one of my favorite vintage shops. Beyond Retro work closely with the trends to alter and create vintage pieces for each season, they have a huge archive of vintage fabrics which they are constantly using to create new pieces with. With the huge trend for vintage and thrift at the moment this was a very fitting exhibition.
Once inside the Fashion retail academy you are immediately immersed in creativity by fashion illustrations all around the building.
The seminar proved incredibly useful, as we were talked through the trends of SS15 and given an insight into where the inspiration came from to predict the direction in which the seasons will unfold.
After recently purchasing an SLR camera as my poor iPhone cannot hold anymore photos, i have taken it to every photo opportunity with me, it has proven it's worth already! I have already taken over 800 inspirational photographs from a couple of fairs and country manors i have visited and have used some of them to link in with the trend board below.
Knebworth House - Salvo Fair
Althorp House - Princess Diana's dress exhibition
...and finally my mood board. One of the quotes i picked up from the Stylesight seminar which i loved was "Any inspiration is valid as long as you can find something new in it" Jean Paul Gaultier. I think this is a great way to work, there is inspiration in everything you just have to open your eyes to it. If you would like to know more about any of the images, products or locations above please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and i will get back to you as soon as i can.