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Trend Forecast 2011 by German designers: 'Showing Emotions'

In November 2009, the VDMD (Association of German Fashion and Textile Designers) introduced the new color trends for summer 2011. The designers develop the colors from the forecasts of 17 trend offices with regard to themes, colours and philosophy for the fashion, textile, interior and consumer goods industry. The VDMD trends are presented on the association's website, at the trend areas on IGEDO fashion fairs, Heimtextil, ISPO and Munich Fabric Start, and two times a year at special trend days organised for designers, industry and trade in Germany.

fig.: Detail from the screenshot of, 2009.

For summer 2011, the German designers have elaborated the colors on the central theme 'Showing Emotions' which stands for the most important trend in the next years: the growing awareness for social responsibilities (keyword: sustainability).

'Showing Emotions' is the leading theme for the five trend themes

The summer 2011 trends are available as color charts with descriptions of the inspirations, colors, patterns, materials and its surfaces at the VDMD.

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