Stripes go graphic and modern with designs ranging from fine-line patterns that mimic the look of architectural drawings to an abstract take on bold regatta stripes.
Camouflage patterns are a perennial favorite for textile designers. New variations include adding a touch of shine, taking inspiration from the traditional color palette or rendering the camo pattern in piles of sequins.
Textile designers are tapping into the moody side of green using shades of dark teal, wintergreen and sage for prints, lace, tweeds and novelty fabrics.
Rich shades of burgundy lend a regal air to everything from traditional florals to abstract lace to printed velvets and fabrics with a metallic sheen.
Bright shades of pink, green, purple and orange are given an added visual pop when paired with black for bold stripes, oversized florals and abstract patterns.
Yummy shades of melon, papaya and persimmon add a sweet twist to stripes, graphic patterns and solids.
To celebrate the opening of its new showroom in downtown Los Angeles, Turkish denim mill Bossa hosted a grand opening party and denim trend presentation on Jan. 15.
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Swiss textile maker Schoeller Textil added a new member to its U.S. team with the addition of Fawn Knadler as West Coast sales manager.
Chinese denim mill Prosperity Textile will begin using Better Cotton for all its lightweight cotton denim fabrics beginning with the Spring/Summer 2017 season.
At the January 2016 edition of the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City, Global Merino Inc. is showing new fabrics made from blends of Merino wool and Creora Eco-Soft, a spandex engineered to maintain a soft hand and good drape when mixed with heat-sensitive fibers, including natural fibers such as cotton, wool and silk as well as cellulosics such as rayon, Modal and Tencel.
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Creora spandex producer Hyosung will launch its new Creora Fit2 at the Nov. 18–19 run of Denim by PV in Barcelona.
Early next year, downtown Los Angeles will have a new center for denim research and development when Italian denim mill Candiani Denim opens a new showroom and office space.
Adriano Goldschmied’s career developing brands including Diesel, Replay, AG Adriano Goldschmied, Citizens of Humanity men’s and Goldsign has earned him the nickname “the Godfather of Denim.”
Cotton is crucial for the development of much of the world’s clothing, but a handful of groups have been warning apparel companies that a number of issues challenge the global cotton supply, and major apparel companies have been listening.
Asher Fabric Concepts has a new home. The company recently moved into its newly renovated space at 950 S. Boyle Ave. in the Boyle Heights section of Los Angeles.
Longtime textile and apparel sales representative Ida Myers died on Sept. 25. She was 88.
A live online auction for the assets of Southern California garment and fabric printer Avid Ink will be held on Sept. 29.