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Design Leaders Set to Talk Textiles at October High Point Mark

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During High Point MarketSaxon Henry will moderate a panel to discuss how arbiters of taste in home and fashion design think about trends in textiles. The event will take place in the new Henredon showroom (#500) on the 5th floor of the Market Square building between 2:30 and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017.

Panelists include Mark Badgley and James Mischka, founders of the fashion house Badgley Mischka and Badgley Mischka Home; Krissa Rossbund, Senior Style Editor of Traditional Home; Thimo Schwenzfeier, Director of Marketing and Communications for Heimtextil, Messe Frankfurt; Skip Rumley, VP + Creative Director of Heritage Home Group; and Bruce Andrews, Chief Creative Officer of Bruce Andrews Design. Prior to the panel discussion, Mr. Andrews and Mr. Rumley will conduct a preview of the Park Avenue Collection, designed by Mr. Andrews for Henredon, from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. as the collection will serve as visual inspiration for several points that will be explored.

The Panel Discussion

Trends relating to the moments when fashion and home décor intersect will also be explored, a subject well known to Mr. Badgley and Mr. Mischka, who are back to debut new home décor products during High Point Market this fall. “Fashion, travel and décor relate in our eyes,” says Mr. Mischka. “The process of designing a space or a product for the home is similar to how we design clothing. The inspiration flows, then the form and the materials become clear. It’s how it works every time we debut new fashion designs.”

Mr. Schwenzfeier will discuss far-reaching global trends in textiles identified by the trend-table team of internationally acclaimed forecasting agencies who present their predictions during Heimtextil each year. And Ms. Rossbund will highlight tendencies she’s seeing in the home design arena as she produces lifestyle stories for Traditional Home. Mr. Rumley will illustrate how he and Mr. Andrews worked in concert to source fabrics for the Park Avenue Collection.

During the panel discussion, which will begin at 3:00 p.m., these six distinctively forceful voices in home and fashion design will illuminate how they look at trends, and how textiles influence them and their work. Fabric is often where color and texture enter the picture, as well as a stylistic differentiator when pattern is introduced.

If you require more information or wish to RSVP, email Saxon Henry. Space is limited. The shuttle stop for Market Square is 29 on the red line.