ULTRA HIP

NEW YORK — UltraSuede, the fabric miracle of the Seventies, has a whole new hip image. These days, it’s showing up in young designers’ collections in electric colors and sexy, minimal silhouettes. “I like the idea of using a synthetic material that emulates real suede with such high quality and consistency,” says Jill Stuart, who’s done about 10 percent of her spring collection in the fabric. For more on UltraSuede, see pages 6 and 7.

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