Artistic Milliners Partners With Levi’s to Bring More Organic Cotton to the Supply Chain
By Christian Chensvold, Associate Editor | February 9, 2023
Levi Strauss & Co. recently announced a new partnership with Artistic Milliners, founded in 1949 and one of the world’s leading producers of denim.
In the Pink
Today’s pinks are not your grandmother’s pastel, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be pretty in it just like the ’80s teen movie. Expect to see deep shades called fondant or pulsating pink, which lean more toward the psychedelic rather than sweater twinset and pearls. Ditto for the bold patterns that are anything but baby soft.
Perhaps no color is more plentiful and varied in nature than green, which covers everything from trees to healthy edibles and more than a few scaly creatures. Trending greens fall on the mid-range of the spectrum in shades ranging from sage and leaf to “cyber lime” on the contemporary side.
If some on-trend oranges make you think of Popsicles, the latest reds will have you thinking of those small jelly candies known as Red Hots. These radiant reds are positively blazing with assertion and serve as a smoldering reminder of why red is called the power color. Florals here tend toward the more traditional.
Summertime fun in the sun means more than just high-noon golden yellow. Sunsets are often at their peak of beauty, and so are these sunset shades of apricot and orange, which might just have you craving a Popsicle, even if it will spoil your dinner. Patterns show island influences as well as timeless paisley.
Down to Earth
The ancient hue known as burgundy—which shares its name with a French wine and medieval dukedom—gets a dose of soil in its newest colorations. A touch of nutshell, maple and beetroot brown nods at environmental concerns while patterns range from boldly contemporary to retro florals you’ll want to savor.
When you get the blues, they can be tough to shake. Fortunately, there are plenty of shades to choose from to ease your mood. The latest blues include lighter shades of indigo and cobalt and come in abstract and geometric patterns befitting a digital age, where even the florals look enhanced by technology.
The Color, Pattern and Texture of Things to Come
Before any garment is given shape—long or short, baggy or slim—it begins as a piece of fabric with color, pattern and texture.
The Color, Pattern and Texture of Fabrics to Come
Inside, you’ll find a fount of textile inspiration to draw on, an eclectic mix of color and pattern capable of expressing every mood and moment for the complex age we live in.
Lycra Publishes Goals to Be Reached by 2030
Lycra has taken a giant leap into the stratosphere of environmentalism with the recent unveiling of its first-ever Planet Agenda Report, which outlines the company’s strategies to become a more sustainable organization by the year 2030.
Pulp Friction: To craft a more circular supply chain, Renewcell grinds old apparel into new
What is the future of fashion? No, not the next style but the actual process of making and selling it. Increasingly it’s looking like a new paradigm based less on the fast and disposable and more on the durable and recyclable.
Fashion Returns With Fresh Treatments in Color and Textiles
LYCRA and Browzwear Enter Partnership to Save Time, Reduce Waste
When it comes to wearing clothes, one of the highest virtues is simplicity. When it comes to making them, it’s efficiency. And now The LYCRA Company, the global textile giant, plans to make that a lot easier for designers thanks to a new partnership with Browzwear, a pioneer of 3D software for the apparel industry.
Industry Focus: Textiles, Fiber & Yarn - Textile Experts Weigh In on Sustainability and Circularity, Transparency and Accountability
At the foundation of every garment is a choice regarding fabrication. This commitment to a certain textile that relies on specific fibers helps to tell the story of a collection.
3M Develops New Yarn to Enhance Outdoor-Wear Properties
Adding to its evolving mix of textile solutions, 3M has introduced 3M-Specified Water Repellent Greige Yarn, which joins its other fabric-based innovations including 3M Thinsulate Insulation and Scotchgard Protector.
Solstiss Returns to L.A. With a New Showroom
Fashion goes round and round in cycles, which is not so different from the way Earth orbits the sun. Solstiss may sound like the twice-annual event that occurs at the height of summer and depth of winter, but this kind of solstice is perennial.
Supima and TextileGenesis Form Strategic Partnership for Cotton Traceability Standards
If you’re going to be part of a fashion scandal, it’s much better if you’re, say, the designer of a risqué dress worn on the red carpet since a little notoriety can be a boon to business. The kind you don’t want is the kind that befell red-logoed retailer Target six years ago when it turned out a bunch of fashions from so-called Egyptian cotton it was selling that were not, in fact, from the land of the pyramids.
Denim Textile Trends
Swim Textile Trends
Swim Textile Trends
Fashion Snoops: Denim’s Craft Revival
For decades, crafted denim was a topic for a niche audience of denim connoisseurs—inside knowledge that felt foreign to the average consumer. Today, an increasing awareness of sustainability and rising consumer interest in heritage and tradition are influencing a denim renaissance that honors the process of creation, putting the focus on the journey of design itself as much as the end result.