Knits and prints are doused in saturated wine shades from lighter shades of merlot to deep burgundy hues.
Textile designers break out the baby blues to add a sweet pastel touch to lofty knits, sophisticated laces, classic fil coupe shirtings and printed flannels.
Dusty shades of rose, petal and shell color athletic knits, classic florals, whimsical dots and lush laces.
Geometric patterns go from classic plaids, dots and ogee motifs to more-detailed and organic designs.
Laces, prints and stripes go classic and cool in black and white.
Yellow goes bright and bold for standout laces, metallic foil prints and modern updates on classic designs.
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
Waterwear July 2015 Textile Trends
Textile trends from graphic prints to athletic knits and lace looks
Ecotex owner Raphael Javaheri is launching a new contemporary apparel brand beginning with a luxury knits collection that will officially bow in August in Las Vegas.
Velcro Companies acquired two Belgium-based companies specializing in hook-and-loop fasteners and elastic and rigid webbing in a move the company says will broaden its product portfolio, expand its presence in Europe, and facilitate research and development “to speed the pace of product innovations.”
Findings & Trimmings Directory
An Alaska-based company, Tidal Vision, wants to recycle fishery waste products like fish skin and crab shells into textile products.
Knitting a Supply Chain that Stretches from the U.S. to the Caribbean
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