NEW YORK — Striped fabric will have an added bonus come next spring: stretch. European mills introduced a variety of stripes in both stretch wovens and knits at last month’s Première Vision in Paris. This, said exhibitors, was in response to buyers who continue to be on the hunt for the look in both bottomweights and shirtings. Many of the offerings were neutral in tone — with lots of brown, khaki and ivory — and featured subtle pinstripe effects, while others had thicker, more vibrantly colored lines, some with metallic touches.

This story first appeared in the March 4, 2003 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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