The Patterned & the Bold


Fashion Meets London Design Festival 

After experimenting with bold ‘Colour Splash’ patterns myself from a recent printing workshop I attended and wrote about. I have enjoyed trying out different patterns with bold colours and shapes transforming any outfit or and applying to my home. As London Design Festival closes its doors for the year, I reflect upon the designs that stood out to me the most.

Since I last attended a few years ago The London Design Festival has come a long way. Showing at festivals like Design Junction is an important in many international designers diaries to showcase their collections and products to other traders and press.

Even if you take a whole week to see all the designers, brands, stands and exhibitions, there still wouldn’t be enough time to do it all.

I’ve selected a few of my favourite pattern and bold designs that caught my eye cross London Design Festival, Lonon Graduate and Fashion weeks, which I think could easily be worn or styled in your home. Stools by: Lammhults.

Source Images: London Fashion Week | House of Holland SS18 Collection. A simple pattern can make a big statement. The House of Holland’s SS18 collection at London Fashion week shows how mixing patterns and colour can work together.

Designer: Lisa Crump.Turkish Ceramics | Adam Nathaniel Furman’s ‘Gateways’.Designer: Catriona Pringle.A design crossover from product/furniture and interior design working well onto the fashion designer’s catwalks for SS18. Strong lines with contrasting patterns and bold colours.Chair by: Morgan Furniture.Bold doesn’t necessarily mean bright colours. A strong silhouette can be just as effective.Designer: Zoe Chan. Designer: Dion Cheung.Lighting by: Blackbody.

It comes as no surprise that designers at London Design Festival and London and Fashion Week have embraced this trend in full force. Looks like 2018 is going to be very bold and colourful year!

This trend isn’t for everyone and is not for the faint-hearted. Pattern, shapes colour and texture have always been at the forefront of designer’s minds when creating their collections.

Tip: If you are the shy and retiring type when it comes to bold patterns and colour, I would advise instead taking a small part of a design you love and maybe duplicating it or reducing or increasing the size.

Did you go to the 2017 Fashions shows and or London Design Festival? What trend has inspired you the most?


Design Junction | London Design Festival | Graduate Fashion Week | London Fashion Week | RCA Show 2017.

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