Beryl Gibson is an established and respected textile consultant, colour specialist and tutor working across the manufacturing and retail sector. She trained in textile design at the Royal College of Art, London. She represents the UK at Premiere Vision colour and design meetings.
Here Beryl, a ‘True Brit’ explains some of the influences coming through in design and products for Autumn-Winter 22-23.
Of great importance are fabrics manufactured sustainably, with kindness and integrity, and conveying this clearly and honestly to customers further downstream. The concept principally centres on issues around sustainably and eco-responsibility, issues top of the agenda as mills embrace innovative technologies and bring about a shift in aesthetics
AW 22-23 takes us on a seasonless voyage that touches on updating core fabrics offering use of trans-seasonal fibre blends, emphasising the relevance of classic luxury yarns and the ever-popular reworking of heritage patterns.
I see a lot of nostalgia coming through in design, craft and those special childhood items we held close. These move forward and mix to create new images, new products, ones that resonate for today. In the same way, provenance and the celebration of local craftsmanship are gaining momentum each season.