Beauty in the Beast
In patterns including snakeskin, cheetah, leopard, tiger and zebra, beautiful animal prints shine through with a unique twist. Pops of unexpected electric blue, lime green and flamingo pink add a new approach to wild prints.
These florals grow without direction—aimless, wild and free. The romance these prints conjure is founded in an Old World charm or Midwestern tale that evokes feelings of light breezes and a warm sun kissing the skin.
Patterns in geometric shapes, regardless of their modern aesthetic, often seem to borrow from the past. New shapes in geometric-patterned fabrics pay homage to the 1960s and 1980s while yielding a style that also boasts fresh colors.
While vintage approaches to denim will remain a staple in style, fresh fabrics arrive in new washes that yield new shades of gray as well as pastels. Florals enter the field as an updated look in denim.
Often thought of as an element of luxury, lace is presented in an array of styles that range from classic romance to wild disco child. Hues run the gamut from traditional light blues, pinks and white to reimagined fuchsia, sunflower yellow and festive purple.
As wanderlust for vacation locales consumes those who have been homebound, tropical patterns showcase lush palms, dainty fern leaves and vibrant florals, providing inspiration for getaway wardrobes. Tropical floral prints are complemented by warm yellows, bright reds, cool blues and electric hues.
A Garden Grows
Roses, daisies, poppies and lilies of the valley, to name just a few, set the tone for an array of florals that are created to satisfy lovers of all flowers. These styles are reminiscent of 1990s romance that relied on Victorian-era influences.
Dyeing for Fashion
The longstanding tie-dye trend remains strong, yet styles in updated iterations are more of a modern dream than a trippy daydreamer. Traditional tie-dye is updated in bold electric blues, greens and pinks. New patterns move beyond the well-known starbursts into those reminiscent of marble or knots.
Bennet Silks, (323) 376-9615, www.johnchristophertextiles.com
Charming Textile Co., Ltd./BFF Studio, (718) 666-6744, www.bffabrics.com
Cinergy Textiles, Inc., (213) 748-4400, www.cinergytextiles.com
Confetti Fabrics, (704) 724-2269, www.confettitextile.com
D&N Textiles, (310) 503-6927, michael@DNTextiles.com
EBI Fabrics Corporation, (213) 765-0900, www.ebifabrics.com
Fabric Selection Inc., (213) 747-6297, www.fabricselection.com
FCN Textiles, (323) 376-9615, www.johnchristophertextiles.com
Guarisco Fabrics, (212) 354-7766, www.guarisco.it/en/
ISKO Textiles, Andreas Herr, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.iskodenim.com
KBC Fashion / LK Textiles, (323) 578-4203, www.kbc.de
Hangzhou Meho Textiles Co., Ltd./BFF Studio, (718) 666-6744, www.bffabrics.com
Pine Crest Fabrics Inc., (844) 827-4206, www.pinecrestfabrics.com
Robert Kaufman Fabrics, (800) 877-2066, www.robertkaufman.com
Solstiss, (212) 719-9194, www.solstiss.com
Tiss et Teint, (323) 376-9615, www.johnchristophertextiles.com
Vefa (Shanghai) Textile Co., Ltd./BFF Studio, (718) 666-6744, www.bffabrics.com