Folklore is the big trend for summer 2009. “Design itself is driving change. If anything is leading, it is industrial design, not fashion. Fashion is old-fashioned. Instead of leading, it is influenced by lifestyle design.”
2009’s trends are grouped into 16 forms of expression. “A decade ago, it may have been six.All have a common theme, but the greater number shows our yearning for diversity.”
The focus on folklore comes from fear of loss: Loss of ethnicity and what made each group distinctive. Loss of handmade skills and craftsmanship. Loss of the rural and the earth itself.
It makes me think of this painted house in Ghadames Libya,it seems to me like huge cross and stitch work.
One of the trends is Russia Song – Beet-, radish and forest-berry red with cross-stitch influenced by Rumania, Poiret, Matisse and Saint Laurent. I did a little web research and here are few items I like most
You can read all 16 trends here