For the first year, High Point Market and Editor at Large produced a series of video Trend segments hosted by Jason Oliver Nixon. The videos feature interviews with top designers and editors who give an overview of the latest trends hitting market, from slip covers to man caves.
Watch interviews with Bunny Williams, Maurischka Pinera, Martin Waller, John Hart, Deborah Needleman, Thom Filicia, Christopher Wilcox, and Barry Dixon (above) and Barclay Butera, Bill Stubbs, Cecil Adams, Alex Shuford, Marisa Marcantonio, Martyn Lawrence-Bullard, Mary McDonald, Elka Karl and Susan Anthony (below).
The Market Style Report offers a preview of tens of thousands of new products making their debut in millions of square feet, and the style spectrum ranges from classic to cutting edge. It wraps up this season’s newest looks in one package, distilling the best and the brightest looks from High Point Market.
Below are a few trends featured in the Market Style Report's On Trend section and In Fashion pages:
Lighten Up. Wood finishes moved from the dark side into the light, and painted surfaces took a neutral stance in pale grays and white.
Gated Community. Designs and motifs inspired by garden gates were all the rage in High Point, with a few playing off the Greek Key trend we first identified last spring.
Color Wheel. Sherwin-Williams offered its much-sought-after Colormix report at the High Point Market, with four color palettes inspired by Mother Earth.
Let’s Be Frank. The Arts and Crafts movement always has a place in the home, but the trend at Market was much more directly inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright himself.
Park It. Interior furnishings went Old School a while ago, but we loved the new outdoor influences like traditional park benches, picnic tables, Century and lawn chairs.
Brush Strokes. Artistic influences are always a good source of inspiration. This Market, brush strokes were obvious and included finger paints and ink blots.
Task Master. Lighting went to work this Market, reaching out to illuminate any task in fun and funky style.
In times of economic stress, styles move one of two ways – nostalgic or aspirational. We see both trends on the runway and at home with Old Hollywood leading the way.
Mid-Century Means Modern. Designs from the Middle Ages (otherwise known as the center of the 20th century) continue to inspire with classic style and comforting references.
Wood Working. Who knew wood was such a pliable medium? Designers shifted wood’s shape into curvaceous forms, or used its whorls and planks as inspiration for other materials like leather and Lucite.
On the Bubble. Market seemed to go round in circles this Fall, offering polka dots in flat or 3D forms.
Shine On. Fashion designers experimented with sheen, including new ways of applying metal to fabrics. The shine was in full force at Market, from copper to platinum.
Very Venetian. There is a Renaissance in Italian inspiration, referencing centuriesold architecture and romantic Mediterranean themes.
See-Through Style. Transparent baubles featured strongly on runways, offering a look through to new designs for the home.
In the Fold. Twists and folds took materials into new directions for fashion houses and home fashions.
Tribal Rythms. Patterns from native cultures continue to inspire fashions for clothing and furnishings, with the nomadic trend shifting to Navajo, Moroccan, and Scandinavian designs.
Birds of a Feather. Fashion looks for spring/summer 2012 included a flock of bird-patterned fabrics, from swans and parrots to egrets and doves.