By Dorothy Crouch | February 10, 2022
It’s the most wonderful time of the year when the fashionable crowd prepares to emerge from a wintry cocoon of cozy pieces in rich textures and deep colors by taking stock of trends that are meant to be seen during the summer season. This season’s styles afford a great deal of optimism in addition to inviting designs that speak to the joie de vivre that this warmer time of year promotes.
As fashionable travelers prepare to embark on summer getaways or simply relax by enjoying local offerings, they are packing their tropical-inspired best, featuring a variety of warmer-weather flowers such as tulips, lilies, lotus and peonies.
Stepping out for summer, this season’s florals are seeing an array of blooms from different corners of the globe updated in attention-grabbing neon and joyful, bright colors, while more-traditional mainstays remain as tried-and-true favorites.
The Summer season’s patterns make a statement by sending messages that relay a sense of chic style, a fun-loving nature, quirky fashion sense or sharp trendsetter established through bright colors, abstract designs and seasonal prints.
Blending gentle details with alluring attraction, trends in lace arrive in summer styles with romantic hues in lilac, sky blue and blush, while other approaches draw attention with colors in red, black and marigold.
Earthy tones, abstract patterns and floral prints revisit influences from the 1970s in styles reminiscent of the mid-decade years as trendsetters prepared for summer and young adults embrace the mantra of “school’s out for summer.”
The lasting power of fabrics in tie-dye remains well into 2022 as these patterns go beyond those styles of the past. Bright applications add excitement to prints, while colorful tie-dye patterns are rich and dreamy.
Seeking to combat the negative impacts of pollutive textiles in the fashion industry, materials-science company Pangaia unveiled its latest innovations in the fabric space. Manufactured from plant fibers, Pangaia’s PLNT FIBER and FRUT FIBER were introduced as the company commits further to a mission of moving apparel manxufacturing away from nonorganic cotton and synthetics created from petroleum-based resources.
The end of life for clothing often leads to the landfill, creating an enormous fashion-waste problem for the industry.
Responsible cotton has been Brent Crossland’s passion throughout the industry expert’s nearly 40-year career. After working with a number of companies including Wrangler and Bayer CropScience—where he created the e3 sustainable cotton program that affords guidelines to farmers—Crossland recently founded 5Loc Cotton.
Known for its commitment to sustainable-fiber cultivation, Lenzing has announced the expansion of its identification capabilities within the company’s E-Branding Service.
Solving issues of the toxicity that could result from traditional textile treatments, Leigh Fibers and Tidal Vision have announced a partnership that will rely on sustainable, ecologically sound resources to improve this segment of the industry.
ISKO and Soorty have signed a landmark technology-licensing agreement that partners the two competitors on the production of fabric and garment collections.
In an effort to scale and target a market value over SEK 25 million, or more than $2.953 million USD, Sweden’s Coloreel has hired Sven Öquist as the company’s new vice president of sales.
Announcing the launch of its Cycle-Logic technology, the Geretsried, Germany–headquartered Rudolf Group unveiled this new advancement to help the textile industry reuse a greater amount of polyethylene terephthalate—or PET—plastics sourced from the post-consumer stage.
Fiber manufacturer Hyosung has announced the appointments of Claire O’Neill as European marketing manager and Julie Nam as U.S. marketing manager.
The Los Angeles-based brand Ambercycle is giving customers a new look into the lifecycle of their clothing.
With the return of trade events to on-site locations, Messe Frankfurt’s Texworld New York City and Apparel Sourcing New York City are not only returning to the show floor but also expanding to the West Coast through an LA Textile partnership.
Promoting its mission to combat fabric waste, the textile recycling and reuse nonprofit FABSCRAP announced that it has secured partnerships with Philadelphia’s URBN and Seattle-headquartered Nordstrom, which includes major investments by the retailers.