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High Point Market Authority Releases the High Point Market Style Report for Winter/Spring 2017

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The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) recently announced that it has released this season’s much anticipated High Point Market Style Report for Winter/Spring 2017.

This 38-page report was developed by eight home fashion gurus, all part of the HPMA’s 2016 Style Spotters team, who scoured the Fall High Point Market (October 22-26) for the hottest must-have items and then translated their picks into today’s top trends for the report. Trends range from “The Chinoiserie Effect” to “Charming Chartreuse” and from “Facet-nating Details” to “Sophisticated Grandeur”. All trends in the Style Report for Winter/Spring 2017 may found be found and downloaded at http://www.highpointmarket.org/products-and-trends/fall-2016-style-report.

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, the at-Market Style Spotters LIVE! event, the Style Report and various media interviews.

Style Spotters who contributed to the Style Report for Winter/Spring 2017 include:

  • Michelle Jennings Wiebe, ASID (FL), Style Spotter “Emeritus”, Studio M, who wrote the Report’s introduction
  • Malene Barnett (NY), Malene B Studi
  • Laura Bielecki (Dubai, UAE), Ellington Group
  • Marie Flanigan (TX), Marie Flanigan Interiors
  • Brynn Olson (IL), Brynn Olson Design Group
  • Anne Sage (CA), AnneSage.com
  • Laura Umansky (TX & CO), Laura U Interior Design,
  • Erika Hollinshead Ward (GA), Erika Ward Interiors
  • Scot Meacham Wood (CA), SMW Design

Led by Michelle Jennings Wiebe, a veteran of the 2013 program and HPMA’s Style Spotter “Emeritus”, each Style Spotters team 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 Fall 2016 Pinterest boards can be found at https://www.pinterest.com/stylespotfa16/.

The Style Spotters program is sponsored by Crypton, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance fabrics (www.crypton.com). Program information is available at http://www.highpointmarket.org/event/style-spotters-hub.



More about the High Point Market Authority: The High Point Market Authority, www.highpointmarket.org, is the official sponsor and organizer of the High Point Market in High Point, N.C. Featuring an extensive selection of exhibitors spanning every category, style, and price point, and attracting tens of thousands of visitors from more than 100 countries twice each year, the High Point Market is the driving force of the home furnishings industry. Find the High Point Market anywhere online, and follow on social media using the hashtag #hpmkt.

More about Crypton, Inc.: The Crypton Companies have innovated environmentally responsible textile performance solutions since 1993. The company’s flagship product, CRYPTON® Fabric, revolutionized the use of fabrics in commercial sectors including healthcare, hospitality, office, retail and education. Crypton Home Fabric is a leading provider of fabrics for the home furnishings industry. In the nearly three years since launching the residential performance technology, Crypton has joined the offerings of many highly esteemed retail and to–the–trade brands in home fashion, with more coming on board each year. The residential technology imparts superb performance features while allowing for a high level of design and a broad range of fabrics, which include leather, suede, velvet and linen. Many Crypton Home Fabrics include natural fibers and all are GREENGUARD Certified and manufactured in the USA. Holder of 19 global patents and 25 trademarks, Crypton continues to expand globally through technological advances in diversified market segments. More than 150 million yards of Crypton performance fabrics are installed worldwide, providing proven and trusted stain, moisture and odor resistance. For more information visit cryptonhomefabric.com or crypton.com.

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