Sabine le Chatelier, deputy fashion director of Première Vision, offered a wide range of fabric trends she feels will be important for the fall 2013 season, including:
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• Feel it: Fabrics adopt body and weight while remaining supple. Knits continue their evolution into more structured, yet not stiff, tailored items.
• Rainbows: Multicolored pieces and riskier hues, even for pants, jackets and outerwear.
• Look and feel: Weaves and patterns with neater, more clearly defined contours, and more subtle washed and washed-out finishings.
• Substance matters: From reversible fabrics and weatherproof materials to eco-friendly yarns and metallics.
• Back in time: More ornamentation and decorations, even in pants and skirts, and more opulent outerwear and graphic patterns.
• New hybrids: Cozy wools with performance fabrics, naturals with synthetics, double-faced fabrics and prints with patterns.