| January 9, 2020
Floral patterns are a timeless trend, always in fashion. Designers will continue to be inspired by these beautiful examples of nature as long as flowers continue to bloom in all their radiant beauty.
Once a symbol of power, animal prints have long been a fashion trend. With the ever-growing awareness of animal cruelty, activists and organizations have promoted wearing clothing made of animal prints rather than actual pelts.
Scotland’s clans, who originally used these types of patterned fabrics as blankets, came to sling them over their shoulders. Eighteenth-century Scottish immigrants contributed to the popularity of plaids in the U.S. Today, tartan remains one of the most popular textiles in America.
Once seen as a symbol of the counterculture expressed in tie-dyed fabrics of the 1960s, psychedelic prints have seen a resurgence in popularity.
After experiencing a resurgence a few seasons back, as early 1990s grunge and hip-hop styles reemerged, the flannel type of plaid is back, but it’s brought more-colorful versions with it. Rustic-inspired patterns in green, blue and red touch on the popular lumberjack style, while brighter fabrics in yellow, pink and red are reminiscent of ’90s designs worn by Gwen Stefani when she was the pop-punk front woman of No Doubt.
Traditionally reserved for those who considered themselves to be a wild child, cheetah prints are now offered in styles to fit nearly anybody. Gone are the days when this particular animal print was a part of rock style and 1980s rock bands. Today, textiles using cheetah prints are perfect for creating small—yet noticeable—details including scarves or belts or complete garments such as the perfect catsuit.
Reaching success as a designer in the apparel business can be a challenging task, particularly when faced with supply-chain partners that cannot accommodate the smaller business model that allows aspiring clothing makers to start.
Swim Textile Trends
Findings & Trimmings
Color authority Pantone, LLC, recently introduced 294 colors to its library, the first addition to its Pantone Matching System since 2016.
A major blaze destroyed a building at 1915 E. 7th St. during the early morning hours of Sept. 9, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Sourcing & Fabric
The Talon zipper has been around for more than 100 years, used in military uniforms, leather jackets, denim pants, dresses, shirts and skirts.
Istanbul textile manufacturer Orta Anadolu is on a mission toward greater sustainable denim manufacturing, inviting industry leaders to hear about how the company is contributing to a more ecologically sound denim supply chain.
Easing the customer experience through fresh technology, Instanbul’s Calik Denim introduced a new mobile application that allows users to remain current with the latest industry trends and match them with the company’s products.
Addressing the demand for textiles that meet the needs of endurance-sports enthusiasts, Seoul, South Korea–headquartered Hyosung recently introduced its latest offering in high-performance fabric.