Fashion fabric is a type of fabric intended for creating the clothing that meets the latest fashion trends. For fall 2018, fashion fabrics come in a wide range of designs. There are timeless options, such as embroidered tulle, delicate lace, tweed boucle and velvet fabrics, or seasonal fabrics like ombre silk organza, abstract art inspired prints, sequined, fur, and feathered fabrics.
Here are some of the season’s favourites (and how to wear them)
Mixed Prints – Polka dots mixed with floral patterns, stripes and conversational prints, ethnic and checkered prints. Use as a coat, dress, even pants and jackets. Don’t think you can pull it off? Look for a mixed print in a scarf, shirt; or wear with solid colours.
Checks – Checkered wools and cottons are everywhere in coats, suits, and shirts. If there is ONE trend to pick up on this season, pick a black and red check.
Leather, Silk Chiffon, Sequined Fabrics – A throw-back to the 1980’s, you’ll see these trends in dresses, mini-skirts, pumps and jack boots (military-look boots). Also look for glossy leather and vinyl on trench coats, even vinyl overalls!
Neon Animal Prints – The distinction with the animal prints for the upcoming fall and winter season is seen in the way they are placed together and in colours not natural to their patterns. No one has ever seen a ruby red leopard for example, or a bright yellow zebra, yet watch for them on scarves and ties!
Artificial Fur – You’ll see it everywhere, from full outfits, skirts and coats, to simpler adornments on purses, shoes, or even belts.
Geometric – Creative geometric motifs come in a myriad of colour combinations and designs to add a modern zest to your fall wardrobe.
Tweed – This rough, woolen, open weave cloth is everywhere in suits, bomber jackets, skirts and pants. One of the most popular tweed patterns this fall is herringbone. Not your favourite? Add it on a purse, shoes, or a hat.
Heartland Knits & Prints – Get the look with wool and cotton knit fabrics in pretty country-like patterns that look like you’re going to spend the night around warm fire in a log cabin!
Jacquards – Jacquard suiting has been all over the runway this year, with intricate floral patterns and stunning colors. Best for suiting, but also a great accent, even on a belt or baseball hat!