It’s hard to know where to begin... I guess at the beginning! We recently went to Italy for the fabric show, Proposte.
It was my first time being in Italy and attending Proposte. When we arrived to Lake Como, the beauty of the area was inspirational and overwhelming. Adding to that, the creativity of the European mills was very inspiring; the colors, color combinations, pattern and texture was valuable. We found some new mills, met with existing suppliers and found some exciting new patterns we bought on the spot! Being in that environment got the creativity going. We have several projects started for our next line that we will introduce at December 2018 Showtime.
At the end of the show we met with friends who are also customers, which was so cool! We shared what we saw and found. The customers shared what fabric they bought. It was perfect synergy!
From Lake Como, I traveled to Milan. Oh my! I see now why it’s called the fashion capital of the world. There was inspiration everywhere! I could have spent several more days there because we didn’t have time to see everything on our list. The AirBnB we stayed in was right in the Brera design district. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves! But, if you can’t tell, the inspiration from this trip will be with for a long time, if not forever.
To learn more about Proposte, visit their website: http://www.propostefair.it/?lang=en
Above: Photos of Lake Como, Italy
Above: Photos of Proposte location! (bottom left corner is a showroom)
Below: Photos from Milan!