NEW YORK — Versatility was on parade at the Acrylic Council’s third annual fall fashion show at the Fashion Cafe last week.
The show, which featured a selection of men’s and women’s apparel in 100 percent acrylic and blends, proved that the fiber is attracting designers from a wide variety of markets: loungewear, outerwear, career wear, and junior sportswear, among them.
Acrylic fleece — once reserved for outdoor gear — has found its way into the loungewear market in a big way, with cozy lounge jackets and robes printed with snowflakes and argyle motifs from Hampton House as prime examples.
For the office, a corded chenille pantsuit from More Dash Than Cash, a belted knit jacket and pants from Cathy Daniels and a classic twinset from Kerry N Kelsey looked equal parts comfortable and professional.
Outerwear featured fake furs in mouton, beaver, and mink look-alikes from Charta, as well as faux shearling numbers from Kanae & Onyx.
Sweaters, a traditional market for the fiber, came down the runway in full force, with body-conscious poorboy ribbed turtlenecks from Post & Telegraph, chenille looks from 525 Made In America, and a plush peluche short-sleeved sweater from Sigrid Olsen.
Over 100 people attended the show, including manufacturers and textile industry executives.

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