Look for geometric designs from Op Art–inspired graphics on foil to fun chevron patterns in sequins.
Tweed and tweed-like French terrys and sweater knits offer lofty texture and variegated surface design.
Textile designers find inspiration in the garden, offering a wide variety of floral prints, lush tropical patterns and botanical knits.
Activewear fabrics—including mesh, waffle knits and athletic jerseys—get a sophisticated update with subtle fabrics, fine details and a luxe hand.
From traditional striped jerseys and seersucker to striped variations on global patterns and French terry, textile designers are finding new ways to look at stripes.
From mélange knits to variations on ikat patterns, textile designers are finding inspiration in the fine lines of striated designs.
New developments in technical textiles and machinery were high- lighted and honored during the recent Techtextil and Texprocess shows in Frankfurt, Germany.
Black & White, Brights
Modern Art, Orange Crush, Check Mate, Full Bloom, Key Lime, Stripes & Thermals, Silver & Gold.
Los Angeles–based knitter Asher Fabric Concepts has hired Jolie Fierro as vice president of sales for its newly launched Asher Active Athletic Concepts division of performance knits for the fitness, yoga and athletic markets.
To address that issue, denim sustainability will be one of the main topics at the next Kingpins Show, the international denim sourcing show whose next edition will be April 16–18 in Amsterdam.
Sourcing and Fabric, February 2015 Textile Trends.
Los Angeles–based apparel software and equipment solutions provider Tukatech has introduced a cloud-based Virtual Sample solution to allow apparel makers to accelerate the approval process when developing product.
Twice a year, textile and apparel executives travel to New York to participate in a slate of trade shows that include textile shows Texworld USA, Kingpins, Première Vision, Indigo and DG Expo; menswear shows MRket, Project New York, Liberty and Capsule; and streetwear show Agenda. And in July the schedule also includes yarn show SpinExpo.
Findings & Trimmings
Founded in 1989, Texollini is a vertical operation producing circular knits for the activewear, contemporary, ready-to-wear, swimwear, intimates and technical markets.
Terrence Chermak has been spending the better part of the last six months knee-deep in wool—specifically, black wool.
More than one year after filing a copyright-infringement lawsuit over three different fabric designs, Novelty Textile has been awarded $650,000 in a jury verdict.
Isko, the Turkish denim maker, scouts the globe year-round for denim and fabric trends to help it invent and improve on 300 different new fabric offerings per year.