Dorothy Crook, Contributing Writer | Thursday, September 15, 2022
With the return of fashion weeks and strong street looks, style enthusiasts are finding new and unique ways to express themselves through their clothing, moving to the forefront of style for beautifully crafted fabrics and quality creations. From designers and manufacturers to fashion connoisseurs and collectors, at the heart of every individual’s fashion journey lies a focus on textiles that convey the latest trends, serve a useful purpose, or pay homage to the art and heritage of dressmaking passed down through generations.
This season, color pops in textiles, unique styles offer many options to make the designer or the wearer stand out from the crowd. Contemporary classics evoke a sense of nostalgia for vintage-like pieces. New approaches to pattern and color therapy convey a sense of limitless possibilities as fashion looks forward to a new future. This season’s textile trends may offer different things, but they are all tools that lead to a common design goal to create unique fashion journeys.
Wild people are approaching fashion with animal prints and flora in natural colors, while other members of this fashion pack are presenting these styles in artistic tones like minty blue and rose pink.
This season’s floral season is a reflection of the use of flowers throughout fashion history and boasts designs inspired by bands, neo-art nouveau blooms, paisley patterns and curved stems in the sensibilities of Claude Monet.
Style in ultraviolet
From deep aubergine, rich wine and delicate lilac in shades of purple, it offers options for a variety of styles as it appears in blooming flowers, geometric patterns, dreamy watercolors and abstract designs.
Around the world
Intricate patterns from different regions of the world bring unique approaches to dressmaking through a kaleidoscope of designs based on motifs such as batiks, Art Deco arrangements, paisley and Southwestern motifs.
Time to shine
Sparkling designs mark the era of adjusting to the flash as the stylist returns to enjoying fashion and distinguish themselves by wearing designs that are unexpected and bright and can stand out.
Relying on a dramatic take on beautiful colors, monochromatic textiles focus on visualizing images on fabrics and creating attention-grabbing pieces for any occasion.
Lace designs in traditional black, white and blush, alongside updated colors evoke a heartwarming enthusiasm for romance, while colorful patterns convey a sense of quality from a bygone era, leading to an appreciation of detailed craftsmanship.
Beyond the office and out of formal events, fashion-forward style mavens look to chic, unique plaids, houndstooth and herringbone patterns to wear casually or as cool streetwear looks.
Antique Lace/KMS Group LLC, (704) 724-2269; www.antikdantel.com.tr
California Textile Group, (213) 765-0555, www.californiatextilegroup.com
Synergy Textiles, Inc., (213) 748-4400; www.cinergytextiles.com
Confetti Fabrics/KMS Group, (704) 724-2269; www.confettitextile.com
EBI Textiles Corporation, (213) 765-0900; www.ebifabrics.com
Guarisco Fabrics/LK Textiles, (323) 578-4203; www.guarisco.it/am/
Hopestar / BFF Studio, (718) 666-6744; www.bffabrics.com
iLace Textile / Elastic Group, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.elastique.com.cn
KBC Fashion/LK Textiles, (323) 578-4203; www.kbc.de
Klauber Brothers/BFF Studio, (718) 666-6744; www.bffabrics.com
La Lame, Inc., (212) 921-9770; www.lalame.com
NK Textiles / Nipkow & Cobelt, Inc., (949) 680-4746; www.nktextile.com
Robert Kaufman Fabrics, (800) 877-2066; www.robertkaufman.com
Solstice, (212) 719-9194; www.solstice.com
Taxolini, (310) 537-3400; www.texollini.com