Textile mills are offering a wide range of chevron patterns—from traditional designs to modern interpretations.
Warm pink shades of salmon, fuchsia and coral demonstrate the haute end of the spectrum for activewear fabrics.
Textile designers are seeing green with shades ranging from sophisticated cool mints to bright grass shades to chartreuse and neon.
Swim fabrics take on added texture with raised patterns and prints that mimic the look of surface design.
Swim textile designers dive into geometric patterns to find inspiration for abstract designs and bold graphics.
Textile designers look between the lines for new takes on stripes, lined patterns and geometric designs.
Fiber & Fabric Textile Trends
Knitwear designers and manufacturers looking for insight and inspiration have a new destination in the Los Angeles Fashion District with the recent opening of a permanent showroom and design center for Japanese knitting machine and software maker Shima Seiki at the California Market Center.
Performance characteristics such as moisture management, water repellency and odor control are familiar territory for consumers of activewear while enhanced performance features are relatively new for casual apparel and ready-to-wear.
Sequins, foil prints and gold and silver metallic accents add luxe sophistication and fun to animal prints, abstract designs, florals and stripes.
Day-glo colors and psychedelic swirl prints have textile designers seeing Mod with ’60s-inspired abstract prints.
California is known for its high-quality Pima cotton, but the state’s ongoing drought has had an impact on cotton yields and prices.
Print solution company Epson has the fashion industry in its sights, hoping to win designers over with the promise of creating their own graphic prints on demand.
Sourcing and Fabric, August 2015 Textile Trends.
NEW YORK—After celebrating its 10th anniversary in Milan, Italian textile trade show Milano Unica took a small group of mills on the road for its first edition in New York.
Last year, Cubukcu and Topcuoglu began developing Fabrium, an online sourcing site to connect textile mills with designers and manufacturers.
Location is only one of the changes planned for Kingpins; the show will also shift its dates from its traditional January/July schedule to a November/May schedule beginning with its Nov. 3–4 show at Pier 36 NYC (Basketball City) in Manhattan.
Two years ago at Texworld USA in New York, Los Angeles knitting mill SG Knits met with a potential customer. The two companies stayed in touch, and two years later the potential customer has become an actual one.
Première Vision New York reported an “all-time high” attendance during its July 21–22 run at Pier 92, where more than 300 exhibitors showcased their latest collections of fabric, trim and artwork.
Spanish mill Hilaturas Ferre sets its sights on the U.S. market with recycled cotton