NEW YORK — In the next two weeks, moderate apparel firms will be wrapping up their early fall bookings with retailers, and the winners emerging are jackets in seasonless fabrics, anything embroidered and the knit T-shirts.
Here, a spot check of what’s been ordering at the vendors:
By Design: Chenille sweaters, layered knits and funnel-neck sweaters.
Ingredients: Rayon and cotton-blend crinkled pants and peasant T-shirts with embroidered borders, black and white striped knits and tops with three-quarter sleeves and contrast stitching.
J.G. Hook: Double-breasted pantsuits in polyester, embroidered velour dresses, embroidered denim dresses, jeans jackets and soft shirt jackets in fake suede.
Delta Burke Designs: Pants and tops in seasonless crepes in solids and prints; tops in sheer georgette featuring black and navy backgrounds and bright jewel-tone prints; Ottoman stretch pants and capris in animal prints, as well as animal-print big shirts. Norton McNaughton: Jackets in seasonless fabrics — such as polyester tricotine, polyester, rayon and Lycra spandex blends — and polyester and rayon blends. Jackets ranging from short double-breasted numbers and zip-fronts to carcoat styles.
Leslie Fay: Suit separates in gabardines, twills and yarn-dyed fabrics; lined georgette blouses with floral prints; tunic-style sweaters and reversible jackets in soft polyester and gabardine blends.
Lasting Impressions: Embellished pants, chenille sweaters, fleece jackets and reversible vests. Other strong items are knit T-shirts and tops in striped knits and V-necks.