The Spring/Summer 14 edition of LA TEXTILE wrapped up a couple of weeks ago and was recapped brilliantly by our Trend partner & premier fashion content/forecasting agency Stylesight.
Key Product Categories spotted at LA TEXTILE by Stylesight included: Cotton and linen blends; Printed fabrics, Fancy jacquards & yarn dyes; Cut-and-sew knits; Colored woven shirting; Beading & embroidery; Decorative & functional trim; Denim-y styles.
Key Material Moods they noted amongst LA TEXTILE exhibitor collections included: Natural fibers; Worldly textile influences; Handcraft designs; Graphic repeats; Creative originality; Chic hippy; Indigo denim; Variegated openworks.
"We attend this show to gain insight on trend forecasting and to buy prints. The show is convenient because it is local." - Emily Harris, textile designer, Bebe
The show's trend forum, co-curated by Stylesight incorporated their megatrends Real, Creed, Rational and Eden. "The season's fabric and trim collections evoked breezy but chic West Coast summer flair with fresh colors and happy carefree attitude."
REAL | Natural + Hippy
Mirroring the LA lifestyle, Real injects a 70s vibe to modern, refined day textiles.
Longtime LA TEXTILE exhibitor SOMMERS PLASTICS returns to the show to debut their new stretch faux leather line, stocked in 20 different colors. This polyurethane stretch faux leather is ideal for garments, and can be washed & drycleaned.
Known for "Fashion Engineering®" animal-friendly, man-made materials since 1947, the company is the go-to for innovative, synthetic fabrics & materials available in myriad creative designs & colorways, including synthetic leather, pleather, polyurethane, suede & faux fur, vinyl, coated-textile, clear, frosty and tinted plastic.