Mix Up: Blends of all kinds are hot, especially linen combined with Tencel, viscose or nylon.

Open Season: Lots of sheer looks are done in both wovens and knits, with transparent voiles, cobweb lace, fine-gauge jersey and crochet.

Shine On: Slick finishes are achieved with cire effects, while latex yarns and polyurethane coatings lend a subtle sheen to liquid-like fabrics.

On the Surface: Interesting textures are key, in looks ranging from embroidery to puckering, pleats and tucks.

Jacquard’s Edge: The spring ’99 alternative to embroidery, jacquard patterns are showing up in winding floral and vine motifs, often with stretch.

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