Textile designers dive into the ’80s for inspiration for swimwear and coverups. Look for New Wave geometric patterns, Day-Glo colors and conversation prints with stars, graffiti, lips and newsprint.
Teal, that moody shade between blue and green, makes a comeback for swim and coverup textiles as a watery ground shade for florals, mesh, sequined styles and textured knits, as well as an accent color paired with cheery brights or crisp back-and-white patterns.
Laser-cut designs, appliques and burnout styles add a third dimension and surface interest to textiles.
Designers find inspiration in flower prints from ditsey florals to more traditional floral sprays.
Chevron patterns and chevron-inspired patterns add graphic splash to bright prints, lofty knits and metallic designs.
Bright blue adds punch to abstract prints, lush laces and casual crochets.
A California-based company that is pairing the disruptive technologies of purchase activated and demand manufacturing with a waterless dyeing and printing process expects to soon sign the first contracts for commercialization.
Pacific Coast Knitting’s showroom has racks of sweater knits, double-faced fabrics, sheer knits and styles with multi-color slubs, as well as basic fabrics.
Model and actress Amber Valetta and representatives of Gucci, Eileen Fisher and the Council of Fashion Designers of America will be on hand to discuss sustainability issues across the supply chain at the upcoming July 22–23 run of Première Vision Preview New York in its new location at Pier 92 in New York.
This fall, Invista will begin shipping a new version of Lycra made with a biologically based ingredient that will replace the petroleum-based chemical traditionally used to make Lycra.
With the addition of a fiber reclamation line at its facility in Spartanburg, S.C., Martex Fiber Southern Corp. will see an increase in its plant capacity for fibers made from cotton and cotton/polyester textile waste.
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising student Shayna Goldberg received the first Hank Pola Scholarship at an April 17 event at FIDM’s downtown Los Angeles campus.
Gardena, Calif.–based denim maker Twin Dragon Marketing is using Lenzing’s Modal to make a black denim that is colorfast and requires less water to produce than a traditional black denim made with sulfur dye.
A slow start on opening day of the March 10–12 run of the Los Angeles International Textile Show gave way to a flurry of activity as a mix of established brands and emerging designers turned out to source fabric, trim, trend and technology resources.
During the March 10–12 run of the Los Angeles International Textile Show at the California Market Center, the CMC is hosting a series of free seminars on the 13th floor of the building.
Première Vision S.A. is growing its portfolio of upscale textile and trim trade shows, which includes Première Vision, Indigo, Expofil, Modamont, Tissu Premier and Fatex, with the addition of leather and fur trade show the Cuir à Paris.
Cone Denim is in Las Vegas this week with the latest in its lineup of denim made from recycled plastic bottles.