Should you lead or follow?
Tiles, just like anything else in the fashion industry, is lead by trends.
Design trends are constantly changing. Being able to keep up with and implement them is an important talent for our sales associates to have. Great designers don’t ignore design trends; they study and understand them in order to better their work. However, some designers focus more on new trends than others. Where do you fit in?
Whether or not you follow design trends probably depends more on the customer and what they are interested in rather than your designers own personal preference. Some clients are looking for projects that ride the current design trends, others might want something more traditional, and still others might want something completely innovative and out of the box. Is the best design practice to follow trends or take the lead yourself? Here are a few things to consider when asking yourself this question.
However, taking the lead isn’t the right choice for everyone. Following good design practice and trends is just as important in supplying great design for a customer
Good design should, at the end of the day, be honest and have a long-lasting appeal. This mean transcending the immediacy of current trends while still employing the important elements that they bring to the design world.