| April 30, 2021
An array of creatures is represented in current trends with cheetah, leopard, snake and giraffe designs gaining a lot of traction. Created in natural hues resembling the animals on which they appear or available in bright, bold colors, these prints make an impact.
Warm hues in gold, orange and yellow enter the season as bright alternatives to serve fashion’s need for sunny colors, burnt shades and shining tones. These textiles can be incorporated into a striking statement piece or used as a pop of brilliance within a classic style.
Lace and embroidered features on textiles assume a luxurious look this season as the focus is on rich qualities. These textiles in regal violet, romantic blush and shimmering gray with navy overlay relay a statement of quality craftwork and discerning taste.
Raw-denim looks dominate as trends in this category turn toward the historic roots of jeans, yet 1980s- and 1990s-style washes yield a new approach to old favorites. Bright whites and patterned denim afford unique characteristics, while rich black and weathered khaki offer polished looks.
A wide-ranging collection of reds is featured this season as solids boast passion-defining scarlet and crimson or fun-loving cerise and magenta. In patterned pieces such as florals and polka dots, maroon, carmine, claret and burgundy, cherry and cardinal join together in harmony.
Whether for frolicking in the surf or hiking through the mountains, performance is the priority in swimwear and activewear textiles, yet alluring design is a close second as these fabrics show up in bright 1980s neon patterns and splashes of 1960s bold hues as well as luxurious, rich solids.
Prominent fabric companies Lenzing and Hyosung have joined forces to develop the Home Everywhere collection, which will offer more-sustainable product and textile innovations, said Andreas Guertler, Lenzing’s senior manager of global business development active sportswear.
This season, knits are layered and wrap us in minimalist luxury, creating a comforting cocoon adapted to the current context.
Recently, manufacturers of materials made from and processes used to treat fibers that are used in outdoor, active and athleisure apparel have made advancements that allow consumers to feel more confident that their purchasing decisions will look good and also contribute to a healthier earth and potentially reduce threats to the environment.
This season is marked by the liberating and positive force of color, which is something we feel more than we understand.
The old saying “legends never die” might be true, but the recent passing of downtown Los Angeles Ragfinders founder Rubin Schubert proves that legendary fashion personalities take a piece of all who know them when they leave.
Straight-forward classics and abstract patterns afford an array of options in swimwear sourcing.
Whether found in acid pop, athletic and sexy, sporty ’80s or craft summer, beachwear in 2021 makes a statement.
From glittering golds to sturdy, stylish denim, autumn textiles offer hues, prints and patterns that are bold, luxurious and beautiful.
Since it started business in 1972, sustainability has been a focus for Thermore, a Milan-headquartered premium thermal insulation company, which specializes in making padding and insulation for apparel and outerwear.
It was recently announced that David Roberts, chief executive officer of Cap Yarns, a specialty yarn manufacturer headquartered in Clover, S.C., was elected to be chairman of the National Council of Textile Organizations, a Washington, D.C.– headquartered trade association, which represents domestic textile manufacturers.
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.
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