Just one more fabric fair! Exploring today’s Textile Forum Fabric Show

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March, 2015

Just one more fabric fair! Exploring today’s Textile Forum Fabric Show

Today our buying team headed towards Regent’s Park to search for next season’s fabrics. It is important we stay aware of new trends in fabrics & trims, and the best way to do this, is to chat with the wonderful agents!

One Marylebone
The Textile Forum Fabric Show at One Marylebone

 

Textile forum
What an entrance!

 

The show was inside the stunning grade 1 listed One Marylebone, and featured a great selection of fabric mills, from Pongees’ beautiful silks, to GH Leathers’ luxury furs and leathers.

Leathers
Dyed hides

 

As a uniform design studio we are constantly on the look out for our staple fabrics including crisp shirting, wool suiting and polyester satins. However now and again it is great to look at embroidered fabrics & furs to use as inspiration for a new client. These furs are 100% polyester, and according to the agent are machine washable and very durable! -Two major factors that we consider when chosing a fabric for a uniform.

Polyester furs
Brushed polyester furs

 

Fur in all the colours imaginable!
Japanese polyester furs are a great way to add a fun touch to tailoring

Milan Fashion week comes to mind with these furs, because the likes of Prada and Gucci added fur patches to their collection to add a whimsical and fun touch to their tailoring.

Gucci 2015
Gucci show in Milan Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2015

 

Prada 2015
Prada show in Milan Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2015

 

Furs weren’t the only fun fabric we found, these beautiful tweeds are a great example of how splashes of bright colours are added to neutral fabric in the weave or in prints to create a great spring summer fabric.

Splashes of colour

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A colourful Tweed will update a heritage collection

 

After browsing through rails and rails of fabrics, we left the fair feeling inspired and excited to develop some of these great fabrics into our upcoming hospitality uniform designs!

Fabric rails
Snapshot of a gorgeous fabric rail!