GUNOLD Trend Information Collection Fall/Winter 2021/2022
We are all living in moving times – the pandemic’s influence is everywhere. Existing structures in our social and economic live are tumbling and this is of course also affecting global trends. People are longing for calm and normalcy which has a strong impact on their private ambience and surroundings. Nature is much more cherished and valued. On the other hand, people try to brave the situation – processes of digitization are pushed and public interest has its focus on high-tech products. Let’s have a look at the developments in the textile, fashion and embroidery industry:
Nature look with a twist – sustainable fabrics, accentuated with a glittery embroidery. Characteristic dark autumn and winter colours are brightened up with off-white and pastel shades.
Design: Paula Zahn, Modefachschule Sigmaringen – Embroidery Thread: POLY STAR by Gunold – sustainable wool and cotton fabrics: https://www.elmer-zweifel.de/
Reinterprate classic patterns – reddish tones in many different shades will be omnipresent. The picture on the left shows a leaf in shiny iridescent and metallized effects from Gunold’s METY range. Same design on the right, embroidered on the water soluble SOLVY film, using ombré threads from the SULKY colourcard.
Design: GS UK
Playing with transparency remains a strong theme – in this case it’s Gunold’s ultrathin MONO nylon thread combined with SULKY viscose in ombré dye. Design: GS UK
Natural, sustainable fabrics and materials are on the rise - in fashion, as well as in home textiles and interior design. These three pictures show embroidery on bark (www.barkcloth.com), cork and wood (Sam Fashion Italy), realized by Irene Körting, Reutlingen University. All these designs are having few stitches only - intentionally the designer created special effects by playing with stitch types and directions…
Cross Stitch is celebrating a fresh and contemporary comeback.
Design: Lena Hahn, Modefachschule Sigmaringen
Patterns may and can be imperfect, like being incomplete…
Embroidery Threads: matt Gunold cotton COTTY and shiny metallic METY, Design by GS UK
Fascinating 3D structures make a pattern airy and breezy.
Thread: SULKY Viscose – Design: Franco Biraghi
Alienation Effects – to interpret natural designs by using geometric structures or grid like elements are breaking established rigidities.
Embroidered butterfly (SULKY viscose) by Jutta Erb, Modefachschule Sigmaringen. Hand embroidered flower (Gunolds’s POLY STAR effect thread) by Rumi Embroideries, India.
Using glow-in-the-dark threads surprisingly alienates well-known natural patterns.
Thread: Gunold GLOWY – Design: Samantha Schuck, Modefachschule Sigmaringen
Design: Irene Körting, Reutlingen University
Improvisation versus Perfection ! Keywords are coated fabrics, layerings, combinations of natural and artificial materials, upcycling - don’t talk – just do !
Designs: Emilie Weidenhiller, Samantha Schuck, Patrick Pfeiffer, Modefachschule Sigmaringen, GS UK (Gunold‘s POLY STAR thread), Maurice Ettl (reflective dots by https://www.regineiqtrim.com/ on sustainable leather by https://olivenleder.com/de/), Emilie Weidenhiller, Samantha Schuck, Modefachschule Sigmaringen (Gunold’s FILAINE on coated fabric by www.frizzagroup.it)
Having said this, lets stay optimistic, healthy and powerful…
Reiner Knochel for Gunold, August 2020