It’s always exciting when new fabric collections get launched, but oh boy, the anticipation for interior designers and curtain makers this season has been almost like waiting for the new Bond film to get released.
Let me explain. Usually, fabric houses launch 4 or 5 new collections twice a year in the same way that fashion designers do, one in February and the other in September. The September one is always an event as the new collections are showcased at the trade show Decorex in London. The show is open to the public on certain days too and if you have a desire to get ideas for your own home from lighting to flooring, furniture to fabric, it’s well worth a visit.
This year’s show is on the 10-13th October at Olympia if you’re interested in going.
So why the excitement this season? well, due to the virus whose name I shan’t mention (aren’t we all completely bored of hearing it?) this had a severe effect on new collections not only being designed, but limited the ability to produce new fabrics and get them distributed. Added to which, initially, the demand was low but now? Curtain makers like me are having their busiest time in a long time and now are struggling to meet the demand from customers. Many of us have already closed our order books for soft furnishings to be made before Christmas and jobs are being moved over to the New Year.
So here’s my round up of some of the new collections: