Textile trends, prints and motives 2016-2017: Metallic and mirrors
This trend reflects the astrological symbolism of Libra, where Jupiter will be from September 2016 till October 2017.
Libra sign in cosmogram separates the upper and lower hemisphere, together with Aries Zodiac sign denoting the horizon. Representatives of Libra sign often lack the vital energy, the sunlight. It is not surprising that they are trying to compensate for that shine on the fabric. It is worth noting that the fabrics with a metallic sheen, sequins always occupied a narrow niche. They are often used for the production of costumes, party decorations, Christmas accessories, etc. With the inclusion of Libra energies these fabrics become more peaceful in nature, like everything that comes under the aesthetic and balanced Libra sign. Leather with gold plating is pleasant to the touch, fabric with sequins not inject, a small mirror on the fabric plays like sunbeams. At the time of this forecast we have not met the most typical fabric with glitter, which correspond to the idea. But we often meet Indian technique in a mirror jewelry in products of famous brands. For an explanation let us turn to Fashion Astrology. Mirror is the symbol of Venus, the planet that represents femininity and beauty. In astrology, Venus also looks like a mirror image. Jupiter in Libra emphasizes the theme of this sign: female attraction, flirtation, charm.
Shisha (in Hindi means a small glass) is the original form of Indian embroidery. Highlight of this technique are the small mirrors trimmed with embroidery, and sparkling in the sun. For the first time this technique was used by spouse of Shah Jahan. But even in ancient times this type of embroidery was adopted by poor people. With the help of mica, they achieved the same effect of fabric sheen, like the rich, whose clothes embroidered with gold and silver threads. Interestingly, that in this case equality is reached by using clothing ornament, and it is a keyword of Libra sign.
Samples of this trend fabrics presented in our photo gallery. Source: tessuti-ital.ru and Indian folk art.