From rugby styles to highly textured ribs and novelties, look for plenty of options in stripes.
Textiles go blue with indigo shades for denim, corduroy, chambray, jersey stripes and novelty knits.
Designers look for inspiration from across the world for textiles inspired by block prints, ikat patterns and woven fabrics made with novelty yarns
Textile designers head to the garden for floral patterns ranging from tiny ditsy prints to dramatic oversize blooms.
Textile makers take a cue from interior design with wallpaper prints and upholstery patterns.
Geometric prints range from clean, modern patterns to intricate styles that draw inspiration from traditional global motifs.
Longtime textile and apparel sales representative Ida Myers died on Sept. 25. She was 88.
A live online auction for the assets of Southern California garment and fabric printer Avid Ink will be held on Sept. 29.
Fiber & Fabric Textile Trends
Knitwear designers and manufacturers looking for insight and inspiration have a new destination in the Los Angeles Fashion District with the recent opening of a permanent showroom and design center for Japanese knitting machine and software maker Shima Seiki at the California Market Center.
Performance characteristics such as moisture management, water repellency and odor control are familiar territory for consumers of activewear while enhanced performance features are relatively new for casual apparel and ready-to-wear.
Sequins, foil prints and gold and silver metallic accents add luxe sophistication and fun to animal prints, abstract designs, florals and stripes.
Day-glo colors and psychedelic swirl prints have textile designers seeing Mod with ’60s-inspired abstract prints.
California is known for its high-quality Pima cotton, but the state’s ongoing drought has had an impact on cotton yields and prices.
Print solution company Epson has the fashion industry in its sights, hoping to win designers over with the promise of creating their own graphic prints on demand.
Sourcing and Fabric, August 2015 Textile Trends.
NEW YORK—After celebrating its 10th anniversary in Milan, Italian textile trade show Milano Unica took a small group of mills on the road for its first edition in New York.
Last year, Cubukcu and Topcuoglu began developing Fabrium, an online sourcing site to connect textile mills with designers and manufacturers.
Location is only one of the changes planned for Kingpins; the show will also shift its dates from its traditional January/July schedule to a November/May schedule beginning with its Nov. 3–4 show at Pier 36 NYC (Basketball City) in Manhattan.
Two years ago at Texworld USA in New York, Los Angeles knitting mill SG Knits met with a potential customer. The two companies stayed in touch, and two years later the potential customer has become an actual one.