NEW YORK — Last week’s round of international textile shows here saw buyers and mills struggle with an unclear vision of what direction the reeling global economy might take this year.
Despite the weak economic backdrop, mills remained committed to keeping a steady presence in the New York market. Première Vision Preview had only one less mill exhibiting compared with last year’s edition, presenting a total of 111 weavers. Denim specialty trade show Kingpins expanded its roster of exhibitors to 19, adding denim giants such as Cone Denim and Tavex. Organizers of Prefab: The Supima Premium Fabric Show also expanded the number of mills participating in its sourcing show format to 57.
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?"