TRENDS

Byline: MARGARET MAZZARACO

NEW YORK — Fabric firms are thinking in sumptuous terms for fall-winter 1995, blending precious and natural fibers with other types for a menu of rich patterns, weaves and a renewed look at the classics.
With the new emphasis on structure in fashion, especially the fitted suit, the coat, lighter layers and item dressing, the fabric focus is on the following:
Mohair blends, featuring plaids, shags, checks, fleeces, velours and bouclÄs.
Structured worsted wool basketweaves in brights like chrome yellow or red.
Camel hair fabrics, spun on a worsted system, emulating a worsted look.
Tweeds with a Donegal look.
Soft glens made precious with worsted wool and alpaca.
Sheer winter gauze novelties in crepe-twist yarns.
Warm-hand acrylic knits such as graphic patchworks and stone pattern fleeces for Flintstone-inspired dressing.
Matte-and-shine-effect weaves and knits in blends with acetate, nylon and polyester.
BouclÄs in every weight.
Color — bright and warm reds, oranges, pinks, turquoises and violet — popping up on space-dye yarn plaids and knits.
Metallics with toned-down luster.

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