As of Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Just as spring brings new life and joy, floral fabrics bring expressions of nature’s wonder. Once thought as showing the feminine side of nature and a symbol of European status, fashion designers now use florals for men and women.
Designers are taking a fresh look at bandanna patterns, that classic blend of Americana and traditional paisley patterns. Look for new colors and new fabrications as well as traditional versions on woven cotton and chambray.
In classic colorways or rainbow shades, animal prints are a perennial favorite for novelty knits, wovens and velvets.
Textile designers have the blues, coloring novelty knits, crochet laces—and, of course, denim—in deep indigo and navy shades.
Saturated, sunny yellow shades turn up in exuberant novelty prints, sophisticated knits and ultra-soft solids.
Abstract geometrics take on the look of modern art with updated colors and oversize scale.
Embroidery turns up on everything from lace and novelty knits to wovens and printed chambray patterns.
Shredded, destroyed, burnout—and patterns that mimic the look—give textiles an organic, textured quality.
Rainbow slubs, multi-colored beading and novelty prints add a dash of color to lace, chambray and knits.
Worn by the Scottish Highlanders for centuries, plaid has now become an everyday textile for all occasions. Textile designers use wool, polyester, cotton, linen and flannel to express tradition for everyday use.
Varieties of blue differ in hue. Textile designers use tints and shades of blue—such as indigo, ocean, sky and navy—to make blue a universal favorite.
Detailed floral patterns and lofty brushed styles give lace fabrics added dimension and depth.
Pajama designs and other leisure styles offer textile designers lots of room to create for an array of prints.
Animal prints come in silk, rayon, poly blends and lace, perfect for the “wild side” collection.
Textile designers have long used stripes for military uniforms, business attire or just for fun.
Textile designers use a variety of images to show winged nature at its finest.