Autumn Winter 2019/20: Meet the freshest design talent

Written by trendbible

30 January 2018

Trend Bible Autumn Winter 2019/20 

To inspire designers and retailers, in each of our trend books we offer a curated collection of directional material samples from a number of high quality sources. For the second year, in a bid to provide a platform for the newest design talent, we’ve collaborated with a selection of Design for Textiles students at Heriot-Watt University

The programme offers three disciplines allowing the students to specialise in knit, print or weave. In anticipation of the release of our Autumn Winter 2019/20 Trend Books we highlight the innovative work of some of the students included in either our Home & Interiors or Baby & Kids publications.

Left to Right: Designed by Cara Fowles, Colene McKee & Rhona McCarte

Cara Fowles created an intricate knitted fabric with bold colour pops and scalloped edging. Colene McKee designed a playful contrasting knit comprising of semi circular shapes and raised textures. Rhona McCarte developed a digital print using simple geometrics with a textured feel onto a stretch jersey fabric. All three designs resulted in fabrics perfect for their respective trends.

Left to Right: Designed by Calum Chisholm & Sophie Thomson

Calum Chisholm created a densely structured woven fabric using soft tones and yarns of differing weights. This resulted in a final fabric with an imperfect feel which reflected the chosen trend perfectly. Sophie Thomson designed a honeycomb structured weave using bright and contrasting colours. Incorporating metallic yarns and sequins added a hint of sparkle to the finished fabric.

Each of these fabrics, feature exclusively in our Autumn Winter 2019/20 trend books. These books are seen as an essential tool by some of the world’s best brands and retailers, helping them make sound decisions about how to respond to future change. Click here to find out more information. 

Our Autumn Winter 2019/20 Home & Interiors and Baby & Kids Lifestyle Trend Books are now available to buy from our online shop



We send the bespoke trend reports out to different departments in our organisation from product development to digital and customer teams. The report acts as internal inspiration that everyone can read and get something from. The feedback we get is overwhelmingly positive.


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