With the start of spring only weeks away, but the remnants of winter still in the air, it seems an odd coincidence that Suede is one of the big trends of the season. Designers including Jason Wu, Miu Miu, Gucci and Valentino are among the many who are bringing this material center stage. Although considered a cold-weather material, the designs are dainty and spring-like, with clean lines and soft shapes.
Suede has a fine pile that is able to morph to many personalities; from soft and delicate or hard and edgy. This diverse demeanor adds character. Outside of fashion, this character can create a memorable connection within a host of environments, such as office spaces and event settings. The texture of Suede creates a tactile experience for participants, while the color and styling enhance visual stimulation. A host of Suede-like materials are available that can bring a new styling of life to a design.
Allison has had a lifelong interest in multiple facets of design. Growing up between a sewing machine and a sketch pad, she went on to fine-tune her skills through studies in fine arts and fashion design. Upon entering the design/build industry, she continuously researches trends in various markets, including retail, hospitality, exhibitory/events, interiors and architecture in order to provide valuable educational and inspirational resources to clients.