— ART, FASHION & MORE !
I don’t plan on designing clothing and accessories as of now, and I’m a free spirit-wannabe who chooses outfit and accessories combining/layering lots of colors, shades and textures to decorate myself in self-indulgent ways. So putting my ideas together into a design seems very far apart, but my personal love of fabrics and yarns came about as a natural result of my style…
Oh my darling fabrics. Thus – for the inspiration, I went to “Trend Selection New York”, the International exhibition of Leather, accessories, synthetics and textiles held at Metropolitan Pavillion in Chelsea, on February 26th and 27th. LINEAPELLE (based in Milan, Italy) regularly organizes this biannual trade fair at the same location in New York and brings the exhibitors from Europe.
The focus this time is, 2014 Spring/Summer trends. I am naturally attracted to and fascinated with Plant textiles, especially cotton and hemp, in spring time. TEXTILE FEVER! My heart literally danced. Actually, a mere 7 companies specialize and focus on natural fabrics and synthetics, among the total of 60 exhibitors because this show also presents trends in Leather regarding apparel, accessories, handbags and shoes. However, I luckily got to look carefully at textiles more than I expected by that reasons…
Therefore, I was constantly feeling my strong interest in quality possessed by a textile while I was there. Ah one more thing. I confirmed that nylon, the synthetic fiber, is absolutely essential for textile manufacturers, as it is elastic, finer yet light-weight, and strong. I saw patterns made of nylon-blend textiles, such as cotton-nylon blend, SO often.
After all, I found my favorite textiles from 3 companies; ARTESA (based in Spain), Fontanella S.A.S. (based in Italy), Texpiel (based in Spain).
AH! I still have textile fever. If you look at photos and your heart skips a beat feeling the fresh breath and nuances of spring, then I’ll be very happy for sure.
Trend Selection New York http://www.trendselection-newyork.com/
ARTESA A.S.C. SPAIN –AMERICAN SUPPLY (Spain) http://www.americansupply.es
FONTANELLA S.A.S. (Italy) http://www.fontanellasas.it
TEXPIEL (Spain) http://www.texpiel.com