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HPMA Summer/Fall Style Report Released, 68 Products from 48 Exhibitors
The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has released this season’s High Point Market Style Report for Summer/Fall 2019. The 37-page report was developed by eight home fashion gurus, all part of the HPMA’s 2019 Style Spotters team, who scoured the Spring High Point Market, April 6-10, for the hottest must-have items and then translated their picks into today’s top trends.
The report highlights 22 different trends, ranging from “Inlay, Overlay, and Texture” to “Fully Functional with Style”, from “Postmodern Pleasures” to “A Sensuous Turn”, and more. In all, the report features 68 different products from 48 different High Point Market exhibitors.
“Canvassing the world’s largest home fashion and design show, our remarkable group of design leaders uncovered the key global trends and innovative products that will define style in the months to come,” commented Style Spotters Advisors Shay Geyer and Gary Inman in their intro for the report. “With curations as diverse, exciting, and unique as they are, they will put you on the inside track to the shapes, colors, and textures that are about to capture consumers’ hearts.”
Style Spotters who contributed to the Style Report for Summer/Fall 2019 include:
- Shay Geyer, IBB Design Fine Furnishings
- Gary Inman, Baskervill
- Shayla Copas, Shayla Copas Interiors
- Kara Cox, Kara Cox Interiors
- Cynthia Ferguson, Cynthia Ferguson Designs
- Eric Haydel, Eric Haydel Design
- Benjamin Johnston, Benjamin Johnston Design LLC
- Courtney McLeod, Right Meets Left Interior Design
- Laura Thurman, Thurman Design Studio LLC
- Erinn Valencich, Erinn V Design Group
The Style Spotters program, launched during the October 2011 Market, features home fashion pace setters that showcase their favorite products and top trends from High Point Market exhibitors via Pinterest, their Style Spotter Stories, the at-Market Style Spotters LIVE! event, the post-Market Style Report and various media interviews.
Mentored by Shay Geyer and Gary Inman, program alumni and HPMA’s Style Spotters Advisors, each Style Spotter serves for two Markets over a calendar year. When they source a treasure at Market, they present exhibitors with a sign that highlights the Style Spotter’s name with a QR code and URL for the High Point Market Pinterest board. The Spring 2019 Pinterest boards can be found at www.pinterest.com/highpointmarket.
All trends in the Style Report for Summer/Fall 2019 may be found and downloaded at www.highpointmarket.org/products-and-trends/summer-fall-2019-style-report.
Program information is available at www.highpointmarket.org/products-and-trends/style-spotters-spotters-hub, including a submission form for those interested in the 2020 team, open until 5pm ET on July 10, 2019.