2012 Wearable Art Trends - Prints


Many designers are using color blocking to make a strong statement with their wearable art designs.  While some designers are using a traditional approach to color blocking with rectangular shapes, others are updating the technique with a free-style shape that is worked into the design.  The trend is to limit the color blocking to two or three colors in the garment.

Since the color blocking trend is very easy to create, soft fabric paints, as well as water-based resists or batik wax and fabric dyes, will be in demand as wearable art designers create easy color-blocking designs. 

The color-blocking trend is a very clean and sophisticated look, yet it is very easy to create.  This trend is a great way to introduce crafters to wearable arts and increase fabric craft sales.

Flowers are still a strong trend this spring and are more stylized than realistic.

Geometric prints are used alone or coupled with a safari, African-inspired print.  The African-inspired prints trend to desert-color combinations.

Have you seen color blocking in magazines or at your mall?  Tell me about it by leaving a comment below.

Tomorrow:  Fabrics

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