Issue Date: 2017 JULY, Posted On: 7/28/2017

07282017 Fashion Preview: Las Vegas Market Color Story, Part 1, Seaglass
Carol Tisch & Lisa Vincenti

LAS VEGAS -- Summer in Las Vegas turns the heat up on hot color stories -- seaglass and spice -- and, in this two-part series, RugNews.com explores the not-to-be-missed area rug designs hitting the mark.

So in addition to offering new constructions and unusual fiber combinations, area rug design at the Las Vegas Market, running from July 30-Aug. 3, proves that there is plenty of fresh fashion on display.
The latest area rug developments take a slight detour from fashions witnessed at markets earlier this year. A very apparent trend story to unfold during the summer Atlanta International Area Rug Market proved to be cool, pacific seaglass hues. This new palette stretches from watery blues and smokey grays to sea-foam greens and subdued teals.  

In Part 1 of our Fashion Preview to Las Vegas Market, RugNews.com explores seaglass in all its soothing iterations. The range of sought after style in this colorway is diverse.; abstract, painterly looks, simple graphics, erased and vintage styles, uber plush shags, geometric tribals, and all-over classic motifs.

The counterpoint to this color story is a warmer autumn look in shades ranging from vermilion and burnt orange to earthy russets. These spice tones recast the still popular Bohemian chic looks, giving them a warmer, earthier appeal.

Make sure not to miss  Part 2 of Rugnews.com's comprehensive premarket fashion report where we tour rug makers from Loloi to United Weavers and explore their interpretations of hot spice toned designs.


Amer Rugs introduces 71 new designs for summer shoppers at the Las Vegas Market, including Mystique, an Atlanta market best-seller, shown here in sea glass and sand tones.

Amer Rugs presents several new collections and grows existing ones with the summer introduction of 71 designs for shoppers in Las Vegas. In fact, Amer has had so many introductions in 2017 that it released its first semi-annual catalog (read full story). One of the company's best sellers in Atlanta was the Mystique collection of transitional hand-carved abstract designs in a palette of grays, smokey blues, taupes and an orange colorway feature highlights of bright shades. Mystique is hand-knotted in India of raw hand-spun virgin New Zealand wool and the finest raw silk.

In the tufted category, Vector was another Atlanta market hit for Amer, with a hip collection of geometric designs hand-tufted of 100% blended New Zealand wool. Other Atlanta best-sellers expected to achieve the same buyer fanfare in Vegas include two woven flatweave collections in natural fibers: Andaman, a woven jute product, and Tropics, a multicolor woven jute. Both retail at $199 in5x8.World Market Center, B431.


Capel Rugs debuts the Southwest inspired Avanti range for shoppers in Vegas.

Capel introduces three collections for summer shoppers (Avanti, Laramie and Peyton) and also grows its Kevin O'Brien program to include Tresillo. Avanti, inspired by Southwestern designs, is offered in four designs -- Django, Dakota, Quilt and Kelim. It is made in India of 100 percent wool, in blend of on-trend "multi" colors, and retails at $299 in 5' x 8'. The cow-hide Laramie is flat woven in India from strips and squares of quality cowhide leather and features six patterns in a range of geometric and abstract patterns. A total of eight color ways are available, and a 5x8 rug retails at $649.

Overscaled floral motifs combined with free-flowing, nature-inspired organic and geometric shapes create the new Peyton collection, hand tufted in India using space-dyed yarns of 100 percent wool. The collection incorporates an oversized loop pile technique for added texture, with a suggested retail of $299 in 5x8. In addition, Kevin O'Brien presents his latest introduction, Tresillo (Spanish for "triplet"). Featuring a transitional ombré pattern of shaded colors available in indigo and natural colorways, the plush line is machine woven in the U.S. of 100 percent olefin. A 5'3" x 7'6" rug may retail for $399. World MarketCenter, A133.


Company C showcases its Fall 2017 collection at Las Vegas Market. Shown, Palazzo rug.

Company C the New Hampshire-based design and manufacturing company, will introduce its Fall 2017 collection in its new World Market Center showroom (A-225) shared with Norwalk Furniture at Las Vegas Market. The assortment will be merchandised by vignette with the Company C for Norwalk Furniture collection (read full story).

New styles to keep an eye out for include Old Glory, with its traditional rug motifs done in vibrant palette or red, white and blue. Old Glory is hand hooked of tie-dyed wool yarns in China. Also on show is the hand-tufted Winnipeg wool rug -- a bold twist to the classic chevron rug -- with a dense cut and loop pile. World Market Center, A225.


Couristan offers four new collections plus line extensions in a range of constructions for Vegas buyers, and showcases hit fashion color sea glass in its best-selling Patina collection (shown).

New collections in a range of constructions being brought to the Las Vegas Market by Couristan, among them Crawford, Easton, Oasis and the just-released Gypsy. Plus the company grows its water-resistant hand-hooked Covington collection, made of fiber-enhanced Courtron polypropylene with new playful designs (read full story). 

Gypsy, a machine-woven polypropylene range, introduces a 64-color cross weave in vivid Bohemian designs retailing at $299 in 8x10. Oasis, featuring an extra heavy luxe pile, is inspired by nomadic Gabbeh designs and hand-crafted of semi-twisted European wool in India. The new collection is available in 2x4, 3'6" x 5'6", 5'6" x 8', 8' x 11'5", 9'6" x 13'6" and 2'6" x 8'6" runner, with an MSRP of $399 in 5'6" x 8". Easton, made of heat-set Courtron ultra-fine polypropylene, features a face-to-face Wilton weave power-loomed in Belgium. Easton designs are created using a multi-point and loom-carved technique with a soft finish. Sizes include 2' x 3'7", 3'11" x 5'3", 5'3" x 7'6", 6'6" x 9'6", 7'10" x 11'2", 9'2" x 12'5", 2'7" x 7'10" runner, and it's MSRP is $299 in 5'3" x 7'6". Brand new to market is Crawford, with a very dense tufted loop pile crafted of a blend of 80 percent wool and 20 percent nylon. World Market Center, A408.


Dynamic Rugs will showcase both brand new designs and recent intros in Las Vegas.

Dynamic Rugs debuts three new collections, including a machine-made and two handmade ones, at the upcoming Vegas market (read full story).

The contemporary Bali collection, which includes traditional designs in modern colorways and abstract motifs crafted in traditional colors, was a hit among Atlanta shoppers and will be showcased in Vegas. Other hits in Atlanta that will be on display in Vegas include Seneca, a hand-tufted range digital print, and the plaid-like Royal, hand loomed of pure PET. Dynamic Rugs will also highlight lines such as the plush Mehari and Evolution, and the 48-color Signature collection. World Market Center, A432.


Feizy, showing at Las Vegas Market, introduces Leon, which reworks classic tribal motifs with fashion colors such as the aqua and white design above.

Feizy, which participates in Dallas and Las Vegas markets in the summer, introduces seven new collections plus additions to best-selling lines (read full story). Arazad, a hand tufted in India collection combining traditional and tribal designs to create a transitional range for contemporary interiors. Blues, golds, persimmons and rusts complement one another across the new range. In Leon, Feizy interprets tribal patterns in new fashion colors and reversible designs. This collection is hand woven with a durable blend of wool and cotton, and crafted to withstand high traffic indoor-outdoor use.

The elaborate patterns of Feizy's Turvey collection are expressed in versatile earth tones and judicious accents of rich colors. Hand-tufted in a durable blend of wool, polyester and cotton, the eco-friendly designs are suited for both indoor and outdoor spaces.

Finally, Feizy showcases the plush Zaria collection, which is handmade with 100 percent space-dyed viscose for a luxe sheen, and suited to contemporary and transitional spaces. Las Vegas Market, C180.


HRI introduces 19 new machine-made collections (Madison, shown here in sea glass) at Las Vegas Market.

Harounian Rugs International (HRI), which focused its Atlanta introductions on the company's largest roll out of handmade area rugs (read full story), introduces 19 new machine-made collections for shoppers in Las Vegas (read full story). Lee Harounian, president, told RugNews.com the new machine-mades are Wiltons woven in Turkey with patterns and colors taken from HRI's best-selling handmade designs.

In the hand-knotted arena, HRI's lineup includes Atlanta success stories in a range of price points. Expressions features hand-knotted abstract designs of New Zealand wool and viscose. Melody is hand-knotted of New Zealand wool and pure Sari silk at a suggested retail of $1,699 in 6x9. Also retailing at $1,699, Melody is hand-knotted of New Zealand wool and pure Sari silk, while Mystique is made from New Zealand wool and viscose. Moma's transitional geometric designs, knotted of New Zealand wool, and plied with viscose for sheen, retails at $899. World Market Center, B433.


Jaipur Living introduces an array of indoor-outdoor collections and adds designs to existing best-selling lines such as the award-winning Desert collection. Shown, DES-20.

At summer markets, Jaipur Living adds new products which include four new collections centered on indoor-outdoor and the company's Naturals collection (read full story). Its Nikki Chu program gets amped up with the flatwoven Decora collections, the partnership's first indoor-outdoor line (read full story).

The new Roland collection featuring bleached fibers flesh out Jaipur Living's earthy Naturals series, while the new graphic Waverny and high-low designs of Meridian add to the company's growing indoor-outdoor catalog. Jaipur also grows its best-selling Naturals and Indoor-Outdoor collections Catalina, Desert and Naturals Tobago. 

And more than 20 new outdoor pillows are added to the Veranda collection.The Kate Spade New York license program also gets new looks including two fresh Greenpoint styles (an Ikat and an abstract squiggles motif) -- plus a mod colorblock design, Curvy, gets added to the Gramercy collection. World Market Center, B424.


Jaunty grows its Soho collection with the abstract SO92 in the Meadow colorway featuring sea glass for Vegas summer market.

Jaunty brings fresh styles to the summer edition of Las Vegas Market, including the new Fairfax and Tuscany collections of hand-crafted rugs. Woven of wool and viscose yarns, Fairfax  is available in 3'6" x 5'6",  5x8, 8x11, 9'6" x 13', and  8' round. Tuscany is available in the same sizes, plus a 6' round. Tuscany rugs are hand crafted using a unique combination of looped and cut pile made of high quality wool with accents of viscose.

The Soho collection is expanded with two abstract designs hand-tufted using high quality wool combined with accents of silk-like viscose. The new styles are available in the same sizes as Fairfax rugs but also include a 6' round. World Market Center, A455.


Kalaty debuts several hand-knotted collections in Vegas, and adds to existing lines such as Milano, shown above in a an erased classic motif updated with fashion's newest greens from sea glass to forest .

Kalaty Rug Corp debuts several just-arrived hand-knotteds (read full story), in addition to four high-end hand-knotted area rug collections added for Atlanta market (read full story). In Vegas, the new hand-knotted Oberoi collection premieres in borderless designs hand-knotted of premium hand-spun wool. The company will also launch a new range of bespoke hand-knotted decorative pillows based on motifs from some of the company's most popular high-end hand-knotted designs.

New area rug collections for summer 2017 also include: the broken high-low designs of Grenada, Southwest erased-style of Taos, abstract high-low designs of Torano, and the modern borderless Versa. Plus, Kalaty grows its Oushak collection, and adds to Josie Natori, Gramercy, Barcelo, the Milano collection and more. World Market Center, B455.


Kaleen introduces plenty of newness for Las Vegas Market buyers, including the hand-tufted Chancellor collection featuring directional space-dyed colors like sea glass.

Kaleen makes a splash at summer markets with the debut of its first machine-made area rug collection called (read full story).In addition, the Dalton-based company also presents several new hand-crafted collections in a range of constructions for shoppers in Atlanta and Vegas.

The premiering Chancellor range is hand tufted in India of pure wool and features traditional designs in borderless patterns using blended space-dyed yarns in today's trending colors. It carries a suggested retail price of $499 in 5 x 7'9". Marble features marble-like designs and is also crafted of blended space-dyed yarns.

Finally, the chunky braided wool Paracas collection made in India and the distressed, vintage-styled Herrera, an extension to Kaleen's hand-knotted Restoration and Relic collections, also will debut in market. World Market Center, C407.


Karastan features its new Kismet collection, crafted of wool and SmartStrand Silk, a first for the company. Pictured, the Oracle design in Seaglass.

Karastan is debuting Kismet, a new area rug collection and its first crafted of an exclusive blend of wool with the its proprietary SmartSrand Silk.

Presented for the first time at summer markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas (read full story), Kismet merges the sophisticated matte finish of New Zealand wool with the silky sheen of SmartStrand Silk to create subtle pattern definition and luster. Archival patterns, recast in contemporary colors, share the stage with styles that are completely abstract and textural. Kismet rugs are soft, long-lasting, with a low-profile height reminiscent of timeworn antique Persian rugs. World Market Center, C312.


Kas shows off the season's newest palette in the machine-woven Illusions collection of watercolor-inspired designs in Las Vegas.

Highlights of summer debuts from KAS include the Indulge, Luxe and Mosaic collections (read full story). Shoppers should look for the new Luxe, a super-soft shag made of microfiber and polysilk, and a next-generation step-up range to KAS' best-selling Bliss line of shags. KAS doubles down on its well-received new hand-loomed category, adding new designs to Whispers, its first hand-loom which premiered at the April High Point Market, and adding the Indulge Collection at summer 2017 markets. Indulge is hand-woven of 100 percent random-cut viscose with watercolor effects.

E-commerce buyers will want to see Dreamweaver, a 100 percent polypropylene collection created specifically for the internet channel, which debuted to much success at Atlanta rug market earlier this month. Machine made in Turkey, the range showcases fun patterns and bright colors designed to pop on retail websites.

Also new for summer is the Mosaic collection of designs inspired by classic Mediterranean tiles and mosaics, and machine-woven of multi-textured polyester. Fresh sweater and menswear looks are added to the popular Cortico collection of handwoven knobby weaves in fashion neutrals. The company hosts a daily wine and cheese reception for customers. World Market Center, B175.

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