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FW21 Mineral Patterns

Neo Winter Tie&Dye

Have Tie&Dye fatigue? Are you wondering what is coming next? No worries, the Marble Print is here to replace it.
In the last 5 years we have witnessed a boom of marble utilization in interior design, that has went far beyond showrooms and store concepts. Designers all around the world have been inspired to create innovative and unusual marble design objects.

It is no coincidence that in the early 2000 we got the first glimpse of marble in fashion. In 2008, Raf Simons for Jil Sanders first applied natural stone texture to clothing. It was an innovative concept, but the marble mania was not beginning yet.
In 2014, marble use in design exploded, and it was the protagonist of the Stockholm Furniture Fair, Milan design week and London Design Festival. At the same time, marble texture is affirmed in fashion shows and we cannot forget to mention Alexander Wang for Balenciaga. The same year, the Italian start-up Fili Pari created a fabric using marble dust.

In 2019 the natural beauty of marble continues to fascinate the world of fashion and it’s the turn of Balmain to launch a spring-summer collection in which this texture is the protagonist.
Shortly after, Fendi leaves everyone speechless with an incredible couture show-event in Rome.

And now here we are, in 2020, with an explosion of collections featuring marbled prints. First introduced by emerging brands and now the print is invading the catwalks from women’s to men’s, from the most alternative brands to Louis Vuitton and Dior. Mineral prints are growing 400% year on year and is establishing as one of the major trends for FW21.