In addition to the continued strengths of last fall’s trends of Menswear inspiration, Cathedral Windows motif, cute mush-faced little dogs, the repurposing of old metal signs, quilting details and patchwork ; chevrons continue to appear with much regularity,…. although in they seem to be growing more irregular.
In one of the Design Viewpoints Series seminars at High Point Market, Courtney Cachet made a bit of a dig at chevrons,…as if their time has passed. (Though check out her website and see the background pattern,…) However, for those of us who have always loved them, I’m enjoying their subtle evolution. They appear to be taking on a more flamestitch or bargello pattern (which is extremely nostalgic to me, as all through the 70s my mother made bargello needlepoint pillows) to add to their excitement. Irregular stripe widths, and unpredictable color placement were spotted, as were a more marbled, painterly designs that had a hand-hewn quality to them. (Yay! Less math!)
The energy that a zig-zag motif can add to a room is immediate and lively. It was paired often with a ikat print to add to the global feel. I think our love affair with the chevron still has more growth, and I’m hoping it will stick around a few seasons more.
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