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.
Designers find inspiration in flower prints from ditsey florals to more traditional floral sprays.
Who says tan can’t be glam? Look for added texture, a touch of shine and crisp geometric patterns.
Flower prints are lush with oversize blooms and warm shades of pink, red and orange.
Textured fabrics with plenty of surface interest go upscale with metallic yarns and shiny coatings.
A California-based company that is pairing the disruptive technologies of purchase activated and demand manufacturing with a waterless dyeing and printing process expects to soon sign the first contracts for commercialization.
Pacific Coast Knitting’s showroom has racks of sweater knits, double-faced fabrics, sheer knits and styles with multi-color slubs, as well as basic fabrics.
Model and actress Amber Valetta and representatives of Gucci, Eileen Fisher and the Council of Fashion Designers of America will be on hand to discuss sustainability issues across the supply chain at the upcoming July 22–23 run of Première Vision Preview New York in its new location at Pier 92 in New York.
This fall, Invista will begin shipping a new version of Lycra made with a biologically based ingredient that will replace the petroleum-based chemical traditionally used to make Lycra.
With the addition of a fiber reclamation line at its facility in Spartanburg, S.C., Martex Fiber Southern Corp. will see an increase in its plant capacity for fibers made from cotton and cotton/polyester textile waste.
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising student Shayna Goldberg received the first Hank Pola Scholarship at an April 17 event at FIDM’s downtown Los Angeles campus.
Gardena, Calif.–based denim maker Twin Dragon Marketing is using Lenzing’s Modal to make a black denim that is colorfast and requires less water to produce than a traditional black denim made with sulfur dye.
A slow start on opening day of the March 10–12 run of the Los Angeles International Textile Show gave way to a flurry of activity as a mix of established brands and emerging designers turned out to source fabric, trim, trend and technology resources.