Top Trends for the New Season

This week we’ve looked at new products launching at this Autumn’s Top Drawer trade show. We’ve seen new designs from the greetings & stationery sector, and new giftware lines, but today I want to turn your attention to new trends. Inspired by the latest designed-led products being launched at this Autumn’s show, Top Drawer organisers have revealed 6 top trends to look out for in the coming season. For each of these trends, I’ve selected 4 examples from amongst this year’s exhibitors, which perfectly encompass the look and style of the trend. So let’s get started…  

The Going Green Trend

The ‘Going Green’ trend encourages us to sense the natural order present in the world from the calming, elegant and verdant influence of one of nature’s most infinitely varied colours.  

Light & Living – Stand H-I17

Light & Living

Greenery for the Home


Forma House – Stand H-E15

Forma House

Sophisticated Greens


Eduards Accessories – Stand CP3

Eduards Accessories

Stylish Green


Amaretti Design – Stand X36

Amaretti Design

Vibrant Greens


The Boundary Breakers Trend

With the ‘Boundary Breakers’ trend, we’re experiencing the unexpected in the home, gift, fashion and craft sectors. Look out for angular, spectacular, geometric and eclectic designs.  

Fifty One Percent – Stand C21

Yvonne Ellen

Perfect Plates


Stone Marketing – Stand C28


Memo with a Difference


Gingko Electronics – Stand G11

Gingko - The R-space Lamp10-min

Breaking Boundaries with Light


DOIY – Stand E39A

DOIY Handy Collection

A Handy Collection


The Checkmate Trend

With the ‘Checkmate’ trend we’re fixating on the allure of an all-time classic. Stylish and sophisticated these checks are bringing a familiar feeling of the past into the products of the future.  

Bronte by Moon – Stand H-I19

Bronte by Moon

Checkmate for the Home


Kartel Watches – Stand 137

Kartel Watches

Check Time


Creations by Korbond – Stand O49


Accessories to Check Out


Little Bird Told Me – Stand T41

Little Bird Told Me

Classic Rocker


The Terazzo Trend

The ancient art of ‘Terazzo’ is given a contemporary plot twist across this season’s most covetable accessories. Look out for this trend across homeware and gift lines.  

Nature Bijou – Stand 415

Concrete Jungle

Statement Jewellery


DOIY – Stand E39A


Homewares to Covet


Esoteric London Jewellery – Stand 522

Esoteric London

Accessories with Style


Hirsch & Kirsch – Stand SP211

hirsch & kirsch

Contemporary Style for the Plants


The Cultural Exchange Trend

Inspired by style stories from all around the globe, the ‘Cultural Exchange’ trend look brings a multicultural mix to new product lines.  

Weaver Green – Stand H-I23

Weaver Green

Perfect Pattern


Lavender Home – Stand M40

Lavender Home GIFT M40 copy

Beautiful Design


Kesemy Design – Stand SP139

Kesemy Design

Lighting the Way


Bomo Art Budapest – Stand X21


A Cultural Home


The Cheeky Trend

The key to the ‘Cheeky’ trend is it must be vibrant. Bright colours deliver energy and extraordinary dynamism across greetings, stationery, gifts, and fashion.  

Emily Brooks – Stand U34

Emily Brooks U34-min

Glam Greetings


Happy Socks – Stand 232

Happy Socks 232

Keeping Feet Happy


Le Toy Van – Stand T31

Le Toy Van T31

Toys with Cheeky Colour


U Studio – Stand E41

U Studio E41-min

Pencils with Pride


Find Out More

Top Drawer is one the UK’s leading design-led lifestyle trade shows, presenting an exclusive collection of over 1,000 lifestyle brands across 9 curated sectors. This Autumn’s show is held at Olympia in London from the 9th – 11th September 2018. To find out more and register for a ticket please visit the Top Drawer website.  

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