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.