By  on January 29, 2008

There were plenty of contradictions at the PremiEre Vision Preview at New York's Metropolitan Pavilion, held Wednesday and Thursday. Conflicting colors and patterns and, most surprisingly, both spring and fall seasons got equal attention at the spring 2009 trade show. "A lot of people are selling fall '08 immediates here," noted Michela Raumer, Miroglio Lana's U.S. sales representative. The result: Booths filled with as many dark colors as light were spread out under a color wall trumpeting neons, melon tones and electric hues.

But even among the spring 2009 fabrics, there were differences. Some vendors, such as Clarenson, chose to make textiles traditionally for fall appropriate for the season in lighter weights and incorporate the neon palette. "Our summer tweed is primarily cotton instead of wool," said owner Olivier Clarenson. "We use less Lurex, too, and punch it up visually with the bright summer colors."

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