The three FIRST LOOK trends for summer 2022.
Las Vegas Market’s exclusive FIRST LOOK forecast features three new trends – “Beach Bound”, “Overlay” and “Purple Prose” – inspired by popular destinations, moods and colors. These trends will be showcased through products available in the market via lineup, vignettes, a guide and more during the market from July 24-28, 2022 at the World Market Center Las Vegas.
“The FIRST LOOK Summer 2022 trends examine how iconic locations, feelings and color preferences can guide interior and product design,” said Dorothy Belshaw. “The FIRST LOOK lineup is an actionable style direction for shoppers looking to have must-have products for the 2022 holiday season.”
The three FIRST LOOK summer 2022 trends are:
Linked to the beach: FIRST LOOK is heading to the coast this summer in search of what PANTONE® calls ‘salt water healing’ and ‘sweet escape’. What makes this water, sand and sun retreat fresh and new for 2022 and beyond? Luscious pastels, revitalizing aqua hues and tropical mainstays. Product categories for Beach Bound are outdoor dining and lounge furniture; textiles, including beach towels, throws, and weatherproof pillows and rugs; personal care products, perfumes and candles; accessories, including beach bags, sunglasses and hats; hostess gifts; crockery and glassware; destination wedding essentials; stationery store; and wall decor that evokes beach scenes, ocean vibes, and atmospheric light effects.
COVER: Like an “Insta” filter that instantly lends sweetness, solemnity or sentimentality to cherished photos and laid-back snapshots, FIRST LOOK’s neutral showcase captures an elegant vibe through nuanced details, captivating textures and intriguing shapes. Beyond the nod to warmth and subtle luxury, Overlay features interesting linear patterns, bas-relief details and intricate textures. The layering strikes a chord of minimalist maximalism that is open, airy, livable and reverential. Product categories for Overlay are leather and fabric overlays; side tables and pedestals; shelving solutions; luster effect rugs; lightening devices; barware; and wall decoration.
PURPLE PROSE: Incoming purples and reds set the stage for a range of feelings and moods, from festive and vibrant to regal and wholesome. Here, hues and shades mingle with classic and modern patterns. Color references are PANTONE Lychee 18-1654, PANTONE Anemone 19-2033, PANTONE Sparkling Grape 19-3336, PANTONE Phalaenopsis 15-3216, PANTONE Rose Violet 17-2624 and PANTONE Very Peri 17-3938. FIRST LOOK projects the colors of the latest PANTONE® forecasts into a bedroom/living room decor. Product categories for Purple Prose are bedroom furniture (bedside tables, dressers and chests); bedding sets; space-saving media consoles; rugs; fixed padding; glassware and decorative glass accessories; jewelry; wall decoration, including mirrors; candles; and lighting.
FIRST LOOK is the hallmark of the Las Vegas Market’s unparalleled interactive trend programming. Buyers will have the opportunity to explore products from Las Vegas market exhibitors during a pre-market webinar on Wednesday, July 13 at 1:00 p.m. PST; a market seminar on Monday, July 25 at 11 a.m. PST; on tour Tuesday, July 25 at 12:30 p.m. PST; in trending vignettes on campus at the World Market Center Las Vegas; and in a digital guide. Together, these experiences create a roadmap for shoppers as they explore the thousands of furniture, gift and home decor lines in the Las Vegas market. Registration and additional information on the FIRST LOOK lineup are available at LasVegasMarket.com/Explore/News-and-Trends/First-Look.
All Las Vegas Market exhibitors are invited to submit products for editorial review from April 27 through June 2, 2022. Submissions must include high-resolution images (at least 5″x7″, 300 dpi) and the product submission form available online at: LasVegasMarket.com/Exhibit/Advertising-and-Sponsorship-Opportunities/Submit-to-First-Look.
About Las Vegas Market
The Las Vegas Marketplace is the premier furniture and gift marketplace in the western United States, showcasing thousands of furniture, home decor, and gift resources in one unparalleled marketplace destination. The diverse product offerings of the Las Vegas market allow for cross-category trade between these industries. The next Las Vegas market will take place July 24-28 at the World Market Center Las Vegas. Registrations are open now at LasVegasMarket.com.
About International Market Centers
The International Market Centers (IMCs) serve as a center of commerce for the furniture, gift, home decor and apparel wholesale industries. With over 20 million square feet of premium wholesale exhibit space in High Point, North Carolina, Las Vegas and Atlanta, IMC has over 60 years of relationships and experience creating scalable business platforms for wholesale. With the launch of Juniper, a fully integrated omni-channel B2B commerce solution and multi-line B2B e-commerce marketplace enabling buyers and sellers to better manage and grow their business across marketplaces and throughout the year, IMC now provides the only omnichannel sales and marketing platform that connects physical and digital wholesale. For more information, visit IMCenters.com.
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