As the summer winds down, I start thinking about wardrobe changes for the Autumn. Away go the tanks and short sleeved tees, out come the sweaters (lightweight, as I am in Southern California, after all) and long-sleeved tops. But more changes than the sleeve length and fabric weight – so do the colors. Away go the lighter colors, out come the deeper, richer colors of Autumn. Rich Browns, Creams, Dark Greens, Deep Blues and especially Sumptuous Reds and Burgundys.
But it’s not just fashion colors that change with the transition from Summer to Fall. I’ve noticed that trends in stage drapery colors shift as well, especially to the red / burgundy color family. For rentals, the Autumn is when our rental drapery collections featuring red and burgundy fabrics (including Rockin’ Red and Timeless and Traditional) are in especially high demand. Whether someone is looking for drapery in a bright red fabric for a Christmas Concert (such as our Red Satin Austrian Drape or Crimson Cabaret Grand Drapes, or Red Super-Vel Swags) or drapery in a rich burgundy for a November special event (such as our Burgundy Super-Vel Venetian, Pleated Panels, Borders and Swags), time and time again, it seems like red is the hottest ticket from September through the holiday season.
Reds and burgundies are hot on the sales side as well. With so many options for fabrics for custom stage drapes, as well as for drapery for special events and exhibit booths, there is a lot to choose from in the red color family. For traditional theatre curtains, a customer might consider a synthetic velour such as IFR Encore (available in Crimson, Plum and Cabernet) or cotton velour such as FR 21oz Marvel (available in Jezebel, Claret, Wine, and several other red tones) or several other synthetic or cotton theatrical fabrics. A similar variety of red toned colors are available in special event fabrics, such as satins and silks.
So as you start thinking of designs for your Autumn and holiday concerts, shows, and events, why not “Think Red?” It really does suit the season!