By  on June 21, 1994

NEW YORK -- Fabric manufacturers are shifting to light, lively and transparent themes for warm-weather dressing.

They have been offering apparel makers a mixed medley of fabrics that are right for light layering, item dressing and softly constructed silhouettes.

Among the bevy of trends are:

  • Gauzes, knitted or woven in neutrals and white.
  • Burnt-out knits.
  • Linen and linen-look sheers and crepes with twist-yarns.
  • Brushed ombre plaids.
  • Frosted-look jaspe crinkle knits, crinkle dobbies and prints.
  • Fluffy acrylic and blend open-work sweater knits resembling mohair and angora.
  • Matte-and-shine yarns for contrast and texture.
  • Metallic surfaces with minimal luster.
  • Banana and other pale hints of color for romantic florals that almost look faded -- or bold florals on black- or red-ground crepes and voiles.

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