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.
Flower prints are lush with oversize blooms and warm shades of pink, red and orange.
Textured fabrics with plenty of surface interest go upscale with metallic yarns and shiny coatings.
Who says tan can’t be glam? Look for added texture, a touch of shine and crisp geometric patterns.
Laser-cut designs, appliques and burnout styles add a third dimension and surface interest to textiles.
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.
Brands and retailers looking at the transparency of their supply chain often hit a stumbling block when it came to their chemical suppliers.
After 20 years, Rob Jungmann, president of the Los Angeles–headquartered Jungmaven hemp T-shirt brand, might be seeing his business turned upside down.
At the recent Kingpins boutique denim trade show, denim makers showcased the latest developments in fabrications.
Textile mills and trim suppliers showcased some of their recent developments at the Texworld USA show in New York.
New York saw more than a foot of snowfall on opening day of the Jan. 20–23 run of Texworld USA.
Longtime apparel and textile industry executive Edward Woods died on Jan. 1. He was 80.