LOS ANGELES — Textile vendors will present bright color palettes, environmentally friendly materials and high-quality fabrics to lure designers and manufacturers to next week’s Los Angeles International Textile Show.
Starting on Monday, the three-day show at the California Market Center will highlight domestic suppliers, as well as companies from countries such as France, China and South Korea. But all the exhibitors face the same predicament — a slowing U.S. economy that may curtail orders for the fall-winter 2009 collections on display.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"