Spring 2012: Colors and Patterns in Textiles

© René Habermacher, 2012

With the Premiere Vision in Paris, a textiles and trends show now moving towards New York next summer, the season for spring is on our Agenda. Here is where the fabric buyers wander the aisles of this vast visual “supermarche” to discover their inspirations for next year.  Also, 10 new designers were showcased that we’ll feature here coming up.  Here’s one pictured.  A variety of unique textiles and also an “eco” section was set up to begin the shift towards best practices in textiles. 

Some trends range from open florals, in high tech generated designs, watercolors, embellished surfaces and prints with open white backgrounds and colorations.   Modernist prints with a decidedly dreamy ‘mid-summer’s night dream’ sort of feel had one element.  Our viewing of the spring collections also shows alternative fabrics like shiny vinyls, and patent leathers, combined with cotton t-shirts and khakis.  We love that the idea of a spring fabric has taken on a new twist.