HOMI, the trade fair dedicated to style and lifestyle
What is HoMI
HoMI is one of the biggest design trade fair in Milan which takes place twice a year, where style and lifestyle are featured.
Furniture, fashion, jewellery, innovation for the home, are the featured during the trade fair, most of it made in Italy.
Clients come from around the world to seek novelties and to meet professionals, ready to do business.
Why should wedding planners go to trade shows
EP Unforgettable Events was there to have a sneak peek to all the new trends as these can be transferred to the wedding industry and the style our couples are searching for.
It is very important for wedding planners to be updated on the trends so that they can be inspired for new designs for the couple-to-be. Therefore, other than keeping updated through business courses, it is fundamental to be interested in the trend’s novelties.
At HoMI, we found many interesting artisans and vendors from around the globe who exposed their many unique products.
It was amazing to see so many artisans in the concept areas of the fair “HoMI SPERIMENTA”, in each pavilion, divided into different themes, artisans from around Italy showed their incredible designs, from jewellery to objects for the home, ecological novelties but also cooking and beauty products.
How does design and fashion influence our weddings?
Many of these producers have been of great inspiration and has shown how the announced trends for the wedding industry for 2019, reflect the general trends for the home and in fashion.
Lots of colours but also earthy and wabi-sabi style which will be top styles during the next few years. Earthy design are combination of natural earthy colours combined with natural looking objects such as stones, wood, soil, charcoal therefore greys, browns, whites, black in all of the tones and shades.
Wabi Sabi is: “In traditional Japanese aesthetics, Wabi-sabi is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”. It is a concept derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence, specifically impermanence , sufferingand emptiness or absence of self-nature. Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, roughness, simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy, and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes.” Wikipedia
The maine colours will go from Living Coral as Pantone has announced as colour of the year 2019 but also yellows, oranges and a combination of overall bright colours.
Image from Marie France Asia