09142015 Trendcast 03 by Rugnews.com: Design Intelligence for the Rug Industry
TRENDCAST 03 BY RUGNEWS.COM: "DESIGN INTELLIGENCE
FOR THE RUG INDUSTRY"
The editors of RugNews.com present a bird's eye view of fashion's hot
new Audubon Society. In Trendcast 03, we follow a fashion migration from
the catwalk to high design rugs and textiles by artists and couturiers.
From this summer's Atlanta Rug market, to last week's Maison & Objet in
Paris, to fashion shows in NY and Europe, bird motifs are back in the
often seen are hummingbird prints and larger-than-life over scale birds
on fabrics and rugs. As presented in our exclusive slide show below,
the look is all-inclusive, from harrowing Hitchcock - inspired birds to
a new breed of naturalist and impressionist renderings. [Click here for
the Audubon Society Trendcast in expanded view.]
A shimmering 100% silk hand knotted rug by
Creative Touch features a dramatically oversized hummingbird.
(8'2"x10"; made in India).
Straight from Maison & Objet, a boldly colored silk bird and
flower rug from Netherlands-based Ebru was a showstopper at the
September 2015 exhibition.
From Cyprus-based YoYo Designs, a detail of a synthetic
patchwork-effect rug featuring illustrated birds, and below, the
full 5x6 rug shown at the September Maison & Objet in Paris.
From the Exotica collection by artist Hunt Slonem for
Tibetano, the Yellow Piculs (above) and Piculs rugs designed by
Slonem, who is known for neo-expressionist paintings of exotic
The Rug Company's hand woven pashmina and silk Hummingbird
aubusson rug in ivory by the late fashion couturier Alexander
McQueen is shown below as a 5x3 wall hanging.
The Alexander McQueen rug for the Rug Company in black is as
cutting edge as the bird motif in Miu Miuââ‚¬â„¢s resort 2015
Birds take flight in the new Fall/Winter men's fashion
collection by Salvatore Ferragamo.
Roberto Cavalli does an edgy birds-on-branches print, while
Schumacher's A-Twitter wallpaper, though similar in palette, is
Yves Delormes' Rendez-vous pillows, made in France are offered
in white, black or red grounds.
From the Front Porch collection from Trans Ocean, Humming
bird pillow by Liora Manne.
From Designers Guild's Orangerie collection, the cotton sateen
Madame Butterfly II in Acacia (above) features hummingbirds. The
design also comes in wallpaper as shown in the Amethyst colorway.
Janovai of India introduced its bird pillows at Maison & Objet,
September 2015 in Paris.
Pearson Textiles introduced an oversized bird print in 57% linen
and 43% cotton at April's High Point Market.
An exclusive import from Austria, the Pearson Textiles pattern
upholsters a decorative screen above and is used for custom