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Christmasworld Trends 2019: Luminous celebrations
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Inspiration for the summer 2019: luminous celebrations

In summer, it is the glamorous Christmasworld trend ‘luminous celebrations’ that really comes into its own. Designer Claudia Herke from Stilbüro bora.herke.palmisano gives some tips on trends and shop design.

The Christmasworld trend ‘luminous celebrations’ is full of the glitzy, glamorous party spirit, sparkling looks and shimmering fashion, which can all be easily and effectively transposed for private summer parties and for company events, as well as being applied more generally in the restaurant and hotel industries. Here, intense colours create strong accents to give a very modern and unusual look. With it, retailers can create an ideal shop window or floor display that attracts the attention of many customers from a distance and draws them in.

Visitor looks at the decoration trends at Christmasworld: Luminous celebrations
‘Luminous celebrations’ combines vibrant colours with elegant darker tones: together with shimmering surfaces, exotic plants and motifs, they create a spectacular setting. Source: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH / Pietro Sutera

‘Decorative leaves like monstera and long, slim reed leaves underline the tropical atmosphere, which, in combination with decorative elements and figures such as beetles, dragonflies and butterflies, creates a stylish elegance.’

Claudia Herke, designer, Stilbüro bora.herke.palmisano

“The retail trade can concentrate on the following elements that form the core of this style scenario: elegant, luminous and dark shades with intense pigments and changing metallic colours, shimmering surfaces, sequins, spangles, ultra-glossy finishes and lurex effects, combined with velvet and feathers. This all fits in well with summer and brings a touch of exclusivity and exoticism to the shop,” explains designer Claudia Herke. In shop windows and interior displays, hanging paper banners with a printed wallpaper effect might be used. Most suitable here, suggests the trend expert, might be colour-washed, informal surfaces, that merge into one another; best of all in a strong, vibrant colourway such as pink or purple, with powerful lighting effects. “Use some exotic flower decoration as an eye-catcher, too: especially orchids, reed spikes, strelitzias. Decorative leaves like monstera and long, slim reed leaves underline the tropical atmosphere, which, in combination with decorative elements and figures such as beetles, dragonflies and butterflies, creates a stylish elegance. In order to provide a suitable context in which to display your goods, you can use a very simple high-gloss, lacquered pedestal or a black cube. These can be created quickly and easily with an appropriate foil or varnish,” recommends Herke.

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