LamanBlu Reports on the Top Trends for Fall/Holiday 2011

LamanBlu reports on the top trends for upcoming wholesale season of Fall and Holiday 2011. Learn about the top color, fabric, print and aesthetics for the season.

Golden, CO, December 17, 2010 --( Cozy log cabins and forests of aspen convey the key feeling for the season. The forests quickly become enchanted for children, tinged in medieval lore with lush materials and deep saturated colors. Wrap them in the luxury of sustainable fabrics – from beautifully draping bamboo to organic cottons to delightful faux furs – all trimmed in cotton lace and soft velvet ribbons.

Pantone’s theme for the season is “Wonder” and focuses on artistic drama, sustainability and life balance. Pink continues as a whimsical, fun, spirited and romantic color which blends into a dramatic and bold red by holiday. Whites continue for winter bringing a peaceful innocence. Blues are prevalent as they promote feelings which are trustworthy, calming, dependable, eternal, hopeful.

LamanBlu’s color palette for the season reflects these trends and others – encompassing warm yet bright and yummy colors of boysenberry, blackberry, marshmallow, granny smith apple and chocolate – accented with porcelain, mallard, chateau rose and pewter.

Trend Bible talks of the Polar Explorer fueling the adventure of imagination. Warm handle and felted fabrics reference a new aesthetic for kids’ products. What better way to stay warm in a snowy climate than in wool hats and fingerless gloves and over the knee socks? Find them in solids, slubs and stripes in furry fibers from wool to alpaca to cashmere.

Holiday brings a mood of fantasy inspired by a glamorous haute couture style focused on luxurious and sophisticated fabrics. Soft bamboo contrasted by crisp sparkle organza. Custom printed bamboo fleece in iridescent mica printed snowflakes. Embroidered lace and natural pearl beading bring luxury to any setting.
Spin Expo talks of the Passages of Time: “It is a time to move away from playing it safe with the classic and plain. Now is a time to take a stand for being special, unique and therefore creating the desire to own.” It is a time to play, to escape, to explore, to shine.

In terms of print trends, Mudpie is reporting concealed lace print designs and digital photo prints still reign. Simple color contrasts remain important as well as the continuing leopard trend. Hand painted and hand printed stripes and snowflakes are dramatic and artistic and play to the do-it-yourself aesthetic.

In terms of jewelry – natural beauty of semi precious stones reign. Trendcapsule reports the importance of smoky quartz, colorful agate, garnet, amethyst, jade and misshapen natural pearls.

LamanBlu™ is clothing with classically beautiful silhouettes and a modern edge. It’s dresses and coordinated separates for girls sizes 6 mos – 6x.

We’re known for our designer quality fabrics and extensive detailing. The collection is merchandised to give boutiques options to customize the look for their store, from multiple color choices to fabric choices to trim choices (matching or contrast for example).

LamanBlu™ debuted to rave reviews in 2009. Holli Gibson, the designer for LamanBlu™, has been designing in the industry since the early 90’s with much of her time spent designing women’s apparel in Dallas for both boutiques and major high end retailers including Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom’s.

LamanBlu™ is trend forward in terms of colors and styling. It is a pretty, girly collection where the twirl of the skirt is very important. Everything in the collection is extensively tested for quality. The entire line is also machine wash and machine dry, ironing optional. All of the colors, prints and screen prints in the collection are custom designed and exclusive to LamanBlu™.

Kristin Caldwell
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