Margaret Mazzaraco

Textiles

Treds

NEW YORK – Fabric firms have created some unique looks for 1995 by blending natural and man-made fibers, using lively patterns, weaves and knits, and putting a fresh spin on the classics.

With fashion’s emphasis on fit, layering, shrunken looks…

clock December 6, 1994Margaret Mazzaraco

Fashion Features

Gatt’s the Buzz at Tommy’s

NEW YORK — Executives from the printed-fabrics industry were busy weighing the impact of GATT as well as prospects for next year’s business, as they gathered last week for the 20th edition of the Tommy Awards.

A record crowd of 450 turned out…

clock December 6, 1994Margaret Mazzaraco

Textiles

Blue Bird’s Special Silk Appeal

NEW YORK — Silks with special appeal don’t have to come from faraway markets like Europe or Asia. They can be found domestically.

One such resource is Blue Bird Fabrics Corp., York, Pa., a necktie and home-furnishings fabric company that has…

clock September 20, 1994Margaret Mazzaraco

Fashion Features

Todd & Duncan Mix Cashmere

NEW YORK — Aiming to display the versatility of cashmere knits, Todd & Duncan Ltd. brought an array of blends and textures to its recent presentation here of yarns for fall 1995.

The presentation at the Fashion Institute of Technology…

clock September 13, 1994Margaret Mazzaraco

Fashion Features

Fall Colors: Shads of Americana

NEW YORK — The Color Association of the United States has put together a palette evocative of Americana as the fall-winter 1995 shades that will influence fashion internationally.

The palette consists of five groups: Amish, Savannah, Shaker,…

clock July 5, 1994Margaret Mazzaraco

Textiles

Wellman’s Web: Textures Will Mix it Up for Fall 1995

NEW YORK — Mixed textures will be a key fabric story for fall-winter 1995, according to Alison Webb, manager of creative services for Wellman Inc.’s fiber division.

Specialty yarns and fabric finishing and construction will all play important…

clock June 21, 1994Margaret Mazzaraco

Textiles

Trends

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…

clock June 21, 1994Margaret Mazzaraco

Fashion Features

Mohair Fluffs up Order Pads

NEW YORK — The starring role that mohair took in the fall designer collections here is paying off for suppliers of the fabric. They report bookings for the fluffy fabrics are racking up gains of up to 70 percent over a year ago.

Apparel makers…

clock June 14, 1994Margaret Mazzaraco

Fashion Features

Stripes, Textures Hot

NEW YORK — The combination of stripes and textures is the hot knit trend in Europe and will be big in the U.S. for spring 1995.

That was the prediction from fashion consultant Ron Rubin at a recent breakfast seminar called “Windows of the…

clock June 7, 1994Margaret Mazzaraco

Textiles

Variety, Blends Key DuPont Workshop

NEW YORK — Influences ranging from lingerie to workwear — in a variety of blended fabrics — are reflected in the spring forecast being presented by Roseann Forde, DuPont’s fashion director.

Forde is presenting her outlook at a series of…

clock May 31, 1994Margaret Mazzaraco

Textiles

European Rayon Takes a Novelty Turn

NEW YORK — The big news in Europe’s use of rayon these days is novelty yarns.

That was the word from Barbara Gropper, fashion marketing manager of Courtaulds Fibers, during the company’s first formal forecast workshops.

The sessions…

clock May 24, 1994Margaret Mazzaraco

Textiles

2-in-1 Dye Treatment for Wool

NEW YORK — The American Wool Council is bringing a new treatment to the U.S. that allows wool yarns, fabrics and garments to be dyed in two colors in a single dye bath.

The treatment was developed in Europe, and the council, which represents…

clock May 10, 1994Margaret Mazzaraco

Textiles

Variety Scores at Texitalia, Jardins

NEW YORK — Sheers, novelty linens, embroideries and jacquards were key attractions at last week’s Texitalia and Jardins d’Elegance, the joint presentation here of Italian and French apparel fabrics for spring-summer 1995.

The three-day event,…

clock April 26, 1994Margaret Mazzaraco

Textiles

Focus on Textures, Novelties at Italian/French Fabric Shows

NEW YORK — Apparel makers and designers were looking for new textures and lightweight novelties, especially sheers, as they arrived early Tuesday at the opening day here of Texitalia and Jardins d’Elegance, the Italian and French fabric shows of…

clock April 20, 1994Margaret Mazzaraco

Textiles

Ratti Facing East on Silk Route

NEW YORK — Ratti SpA — one of Italy’s leading natural fibers companies, known especially for its silks — is expanding in China, a reflection of its interest in the Asian market as a potentially important customer.

The company has been in…

clock April 19, 1994Margaret Mazzaraco

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