Building on the success of some of its best-selling designs, while crafting soon-to-be favorites, HBF Textiles’s latest introduction of the Spring 2019 Collection is a double-take on its own history as it looks forward. Featuring six fabrics, including two reissues of popular brand classics, the brand looked to the individual patterns present within fibers to craft a tactile, visual collection. Unique weave constructions are utilized with matelassé, knotted cord floats, waffle weaves, and a well-worn saddle leather, making Spring 2019 a multi-dimensional line that closes the gap between new and old, classic and original.
“Our Spring 2019 collection is a reimagined look at HBF Textiles’ history and where we’re headed,” explains Mary Jo Miller, HBF Textiles VP of Design & Creative Direction. “The line combines some of our most memorable textiles with modern, distinct designs to create something entirely new. Spring 2019 looks boldly ahead while still managing to feel timeless, classic, and thoughtful.”
Two updated classics, Honest and Moving Forward, prove their enduring design with modifications and additions that embrace their roots.
First launched as “Moving Blanket” by Elodie Blanchard for HBF Textiles in 2014, the renamed textile Moving Forward was inspired by the beauty of a moving blanket draped over a piece of furniture, translated into upholstery. The 2019 version offers neon fill yarns for an added pop of color and original look.
This textile takes the original artwork from Elodie Blanchard’s ‘Moving Blanket’ and propels it into a vibrant, new direction with neon weft yarns peeking through the matelassé pockets. The fabric comes in nine dynamic iridescent hues with a stain resistant finish.
For Honest, first released with Christiane Müller in 2016, a fresh range of modern, heathered colors add depth to this timeless pattern and expand on its initial design. Woven at a family owned mill in Italy, Honest features a hybrid of fibers that when blended look and feel like a soft wool blanket.
It’s featured in eight heathered combinations, as well as the original 10, for a total of 18 colors that impart depth and clarity. The Honest color family is also growing! New exciting shades from Christiane Müller are expanding this simple and beautiful solid texture.
The four new additions to the HBF Textiles family — Grateful Grid, Wild West, Caddy Corner, and Vault Lights — bring liveliness and diversity to the collection through bold grids, distressed leather, small-scale angles, and geometric patterns.
Crafted at an intimate mill in Germany where chenille is the dominant fiber type, it’s easy to feel grateful for this bold grid weave comprised of soft chenille yarns.
Grateful Grid is a waffle weave structure which allows air to flow and sound to be captured. The six vibrant shades are named for the first word in a variety of Grateful Dead song titles.
Wild West’s distressed leather features a scratch-resistant surface with a matte finish, like a well-worn pair of cowgirl boots. The finish allows it to be specified for high traffic areas, while showing off a chic, marbled, crackled appearance. There are six complex shades, each named for a famous cowgirl from early western classics.
Kitty Corner, Catty Corner, Cattywampus — whatever works for you on the diagonal. Caddy Corner is the odder spelling and takes it cue from small scale 45-degree angles.
The eight multi-hued fabrics all showcase playful colors, while remaining composed of 58.5 percent post-consumer recycled polyester — one of the brand’s most sustainable fabrics.
Vault Lights was inspired by the geometric refraction of skylights with their bumpy quality and jewel-toned hues. Woven in Germany, the textiles come in eight luminous colors that represent the look and dimension of light prisms through glass.
Images courtesy HBF Textiles.