HBL Tradeshows: Live from Premiere Vision Preview, New York

Friday, 14 January 2011

Efilan SRL spring/summer 2012
WGSN has been reporting live from textile fair Premiere Vision's Preview show in New York this week. The exhibits on show give a taste of the spring/summer 2012 collections from all the top mills worldwide. The three key fabric trends to emerge from the show are:

Digital imagery
Both abstract and literal patterns including the solar system, flowers and animal prints are blown out and made futuristic through pixelated, digital printing techniques.

Faux skin
Super-soft faux snake, ostrich and crocodile patterns appear real with natural dyes and special embossing techniques. Coated fur and buttery suedes are also popular.

Silver shimmer
Tweeds and ribbed knits are given sparkle with shimmery silver threading and beaded embellishment.