An array of distinctive florals comprise this season’s textile offerings. Gentle daisies and button poms afford soft, romantic touches, while other designs rely on the elegant beauty of roses and lilies for a more-formal option. Tightly gathered bouquets include tiny blooms working together to set the tone, or a single, strong flower takes center stage.
Patterns in blue hues range from the serious to the whimsical, as textiles feature an array of the color in cerulean, cobalt, navy, indigo and everything in between. New blues aren’t left to stand alone but presented in tie-dyes, florals, geometrics or the classic pinstripe.
Textiles featuring geometric patterns are based in fresh approaches to designing with curves and lines. Reminiscent of 1980s styles, splashes of color excite a plain background, while others create optical illusions. Sophisticated patterns showcase rich, detailed designs with a nod to the classics within modern updates.
Palm fronds, hibiscus blooms and feathery ferns evoke travel desires to recline on the sand of faraway beaches or explore hidden natural wonders. New tropicals inspired by subdued blacks and whites pop with a splash of cool color, while bright fuchsia complements greens and blues.
Linked to royalty and magic, purple is a favorite of those who embrace the fantastic. Fabrics that feature hues of violet, amethyst, iris and lavender blend the colors with different patterns, including florals, paisleys and traditional designs such as the checkerboard.
Big-cat patterns, with trends in cheetah and leopard receiving a lot of attention, are presented in an array of colors. Other fabric trends that are ticking can be found in camouflage and a mélange of animals that blend cheetah and leopard with snake and zebra.
Featuring bold patterns and prints that evoke childlike awe, trends in textiles are taking a turn toward wonder. Meant to make apparel pop, these textile prints in geometrics, paisleys and familiar shapes blend together many trends from the season to give the industry something to talk about.
With a popularity that never fades, textiles that feature striped patterns speak to beloved classic looks. While traditional stripes serve as the foundation for these fabrics, the fabrication yields a relaxed hand for some styles, and unique approaches offer updated looks such as geometric overlays.
Fade to Black
There is always room for the contrast provided by textiles in black and white and those that meet in the middle at a harmonious gray. Shown in florals, geometrics, tie-dyes and humorous prints, this season sees black-and-white fabrics as the stars of the show rather than members of the supporting cast. —Dorothy Crouch
Asher Fabric Concepts, (323)-268-1218, www.asherconcepts.com
Cinergy Textiles, Inc., (213) 748-4400, www.cinergytextiles.com
Confetti Fabrics, (704) 724-2269, www.confettitextile.com
Fabric Selection Inc., (213) 747-6297, www.fabricselection.com
Guarisco Fabrics, (212) 354-7766 ext. 317, www.guarisco.it/en/
KBC Fashion / LK Textiles, (323) 578-4203, www.kbc.de
Martin & Savage, (310) 779-7019, www.martinandsavage.com.au
Philips-Boyne Corporation, (631) 755-1230, www.philipsboyne.com
Robert Kaufman Fabrics, (800) 877-2066, www.robertkaufman.com
Solid Stone Fabrics, (276) 634-0115, www.solidstonefabrics.com
Texollini, (310) 537-3400, www.texollini.com