I've gotten a few fabric-related press releases, and with Surtex (a B2B marketplace for sourcing original art and design, patterns that then go onto any surface and product imaginable) on in New York and Showtime (a biannual textile show where mills, converters, distributors, agents, tanneries, and trimming manufacturers producing decorative coverings for the home furnishings and related industries show their latest and greatest intros and innovation), happening in High Point June 3 - 6, I wanted to share.
Showtime, in fact, is becoming more focused on the design community. Brian Casey, Executive Director of the International Textile Alliance, identifies interior designers as a key area of focus. Casey says, "Designers are becoming more and more important to the textile industry and specifically ITA’s Showtime. Right now about a third of our exhibitors (more than 50) are openly welcoming designers into their showrooms and booths during Showtime."
So here's some fabric news...we've got you covered!!
On my recent visit to Kips Bay, I marveled at the generous use of pattern and texture and how there were not many surfaces left undecorated. One of Quadrille's new fabrics made it's debut in Brian Del Toro's bedroom (featured in the top photo by Marco Ricca). Used as a wall covering, Twill Reverse, part of The Loft Collection under the Alan Campbell brand, features elegant, abstract lines with an understated modern vibe. Twill Reverse can be printed on cotton, natural oatmeal linen, tinted linen, silk, and velvet.Joining Twill Reverse are four other patterns: Twill, Safari, Safari Embroidery, and Vacances, They are each available in multiple colorways. A few selections are above.
CRYPTON HOME FABRICS
Crypton is debuting a lot of new at Showtime. Among the offerings, The Pattern Play Collection by Stacy Garcia Home for Crypton Home Fabrics features colorful, transitional prints designed for layering. Hitting both warm and cool color families, and printed on soft, brushed cotton or linen-like cloth, Garcia's mix, including watercolor effects and artisanal black-printed looks, has a lot of textural appeal.
In addition to Pattern Play, Crypton continues to deliver on hyper-soft fabrics that answer the demand for home as a place for comfort and luxury. Product designer Janna Sendra says, "People want plush, comforting fabrics to nestle into. Along these same lines, they're seeking fabric that reflects a natural look, with large, tactile weaves and a modern farmhouse quality."
After an April launch of Studio NYC Design rugs with Nourison that tied into Studio NYC's first organic/modern textile launch for P/K Lifestyles, Nancy Fire, artist, product designer, and trend observer will launch her second Studio NYC collection of textiles at Showtime., designs that are all based off Fire's brushwork.
At Showtime, Euroleather, recognized in the industry for its signature hand-antiqued patterns, will launch new introductions including correlates to existing bestsellers, cut to pattern and cut and sewn options, as well as Supersuede now available as full rolls or cut yardage from their warehouse. With tanneries in Brazil and Italy, the Newton, NC-based company has been supplying the furniture, automotive, and fashion industries for over 25 years.