Autumn Fair has again partnered with TrendBible to offer overviews on The Future of Celebration 2024, and The Festive Forecast 2023.
The report, which was presented at Spring Fair, is now available to all at https://www.springfair.com/on-demand-registration and highlights two key trends – The Good Life and Repose.
Kate Usher, senior trend consultant at TrendBible said: “Against a backdrop of global unrest and financial crisis, celebration offers the respite so desperately needed. An escapist desire dominates but is coupled with a search for authenticity. This drives a fresh and honest take on who we are, what we want to celebrate and how. The Future of Celebration 2024 unlocks the key trends impacting consumers and the opportunities which will elevate your celebration, occasion, and gift ranges to new levels.”
The Future of Celebration 2024 focuses on who and what makes you feel good, inspiring low-key, low-pressured celebrations. Following a period of limitations, a new generation of financially savvy, digital nomads are rejecting traditional pathways in search of new, more meaningful experiences.
The Good Life puts authentic celebrations with people and community at its heart. The sustainability of gifts remain at the forefront, but take on a more colourful and hopeful aesthetic. Primary brights balanced with fresh turquoise and cool sugar pinks evoke moments of chaos alongside quiet pockets of time. A rich and warm orange toned red sits at the heart of the palette.
Kate continued: “Following the collective grief that has united the world, 2023 is time to reflect, heal and reconnect.”
In the Festive Forecast 2023, pared back decorations of simple ceramics hang on rustic tree branches, whilst ornamental chords and leafy vegetables signify a changing of the seasons. Natural and almost ugly forms in chunky proportions contrast with fragile forms of dried florals.
Warmth and tactility come from layering of textures rather than excess pattern. Intimate dinners are set with place cards of hand-made paper resting on crumpled linens and stoneware dishes for a rustic yet personal feel.
Warm neutrals and rich yet dusty tones reflect the calming pace of this intimate soiree. Tonal pairings of Ash Rose, Ethera and Perfectly Pale create a subtle and sophisticated palette while Rhododendron and Duck Green provide a traditional festive combination.
A bright and lively story might contain a pop of cherry red, combined with bright sugar pink and a mint green, whilst more subdued and pared back palettes will include greyed off greens and earthy neutral shades as the backdrop for a rich deep feel to enhance the cosy but calm winter mood.