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Textiles Tick Toward Fresh Takes on Tradition for 2022

By Dorothy Crouch | January 6, 2022

As a new year begins, the fashion industry seeks a fresh start to move forward and create alluring styles. At the foundation of these design ambitions is the choice of the appropriate textiles to elevate garments and attract customers.

TEXTILE TRENDS

Paint It Black

The staple of style, a certain type of black serves at least a small part in every wardrobe, whether an entire outfit or a small, delicate detail in the background. This season, black doesn’t stand alone and is seen supported by intricate patterns or as a backdrop for the star of the show.

Wild One

Continuing to trend this season, animal prints appear with standard patterns in cheetah, leopard and tiger but also align with fresh approaches for the new year. Updated hues and patterns including camouflage and neon serve as the backdrop for these patterns, which command center stage.

Lace Love

Trends in lace experience a twist as traditional patterns give way to modern approaches. Finding beauty in the details, lace is finding its way into geometric shapes, unique designs and romantic florals. These patterns give in to romance yet speak to a renewed fashion industry.

Checking on

Often associated with preppy styles, plaids and stripes were adopted by those who marched to the beat of their own drummers such as rebellious punk rockers and hippies, who saw past the styles’ conventional reputations into mesmerizing and beautiful imagery.

Mind Tricks

Abstract patterns and tie-dye designs in trending textiles reflect a growing need for escapism. As an art form, fashion favors the unique, and these fabrics in subdued hues with dreamlike characteristics or avant-garde designs help a design vision transform into reality.

Indigo Inspiration

Allowing a cooler hue to shine through, this season’s blues are darker yet feature in a variety of patterns that include supporting colors. In swirling arrangements, beautiful batik prints or striped designs with bright floral overlay, these blues afford freshness in fashion.

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Textile Trends

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After 30 Years, Asher Fabric Concepts Continues to Drive Innovation

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