Back to the Future: Textiles designers are channeling patterns and color combinations that experienced a heyday in the Fifties.

What's cooking in textiles for spring 2008? A big retro feel, with lots of kitschy color pairings such as brown with yellow or baby blue with white. At the Première Vision Preview, scheduled for Jan. 24 to 25 at New York's Metropolitan Pavilion,...

What’s cooking in textiles for spring 2008? A big retro feel, with lots of kitschy color pairings such as brown with yellow or baby blue with white. At the Première Vision Preview, scheduled for Jan. 24 to 25 at New York’s Metropolitan Pavilion, exhibitors are hot for whimsical stripes, dots and florals with a Fifties bent. Meanwhile, at the Turkish Fashion Fabric Exhibition, to run Jan. 23 to 24 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel at Grand Central Terminal, expect more stripes, as well as a bevy of plaids, some with a Western flair.

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