The International Sports-wear Show postponed its Fall

The CaliforniaMart announced on Jan. 22 that the show would move to April. The decision came at a startling time–less than three weeks before the show was to begin. [http://www.lookshow.com]

According to the Mart, the Fall show was originally supposed to open in March, but its dates were moved to February in order to capture some of the traffic generated by MAGIC, a menswear show scheduled for late February in Las Vegas.

LOOK, which focuses on young contemporary and street-wear resources, was launched as a result of a roundtable meeting Mayor Richard Riordan held a year ago with leaders in …

Textile Report Pretty Prints



Prints are moving out of their ugly phase and heading straight for pretty. The Prada-inspired mismatched colorations and repetitive geometrics have reached their saturation point. Enter the flower. Enter opulence and Eastern influences.

Floral prints in all permutations should prove to be one of the hottest trends at both PrintSource and InPrints, two important trade shows featuring original artwork for prints for the women’s, …

Atlanta’s Bobbin Show International.

Exhibitors at the Bobbin Show International [http://www.bobbin.com] introduced a commendable array of technological advances to give apparel manufacturers the equipment they want to compete on cost and quality, while at the same time, making the workplace safer.

This year’s show, held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta from Oct. 1-4, was appropriately nicknamed “A Common Thread,” pointing to the thrust by major exhibitors on information technology and systems integration. Thomas Baur, president of ASSYST INC. [http://www.assyst-intl.com], said of the show, “Integration is the magic thing here. Communication is very important.” He added that major companies like Guess?, The …

Geometric Lessons

Fabric designers are making mathematics look easy with a strong emphasis on geometric prints for Spring ’97. Indeed, today’s textiles offer discerning manufacturers a complex equation of colors and motifs, including squares, rectangles, circles, cubes and spheres in a popular palette of bright green, yellow and orange. For more fabric trends, which will be showcased at the International Fashion Fabric Exhibition, due in New York on October 21-23 and the Los Angeles International Textile Show , due October 28-30.

Once again, these textile shows will offer manufacturers an abundance of fabric choices, straddling the seasonal fence between Spring and Fall …

Fashion Tips

Stash your little black dress in the hall closet,
and go for white. White looks good on almost everyone.
There’s a reason that brides all look beautiful.
White brightens up your face,
It adds a luminous quality to your winter pallor
or lets you show off your tropical tan.

There are no makeup rules with white.
You can go for a natural look, or vamp it
up with exagerrated eyeliner and pale lips for a Mod effect.

Though white means an absence of color,
this season presents a
rainbow of snowy options.

Classic White-
Try a crisp white blouse or …

Costume making hints and Tips

With usual method for making a cloak I use poly/wool because you can get it for about �50 a yard and it looks and feels like wool, but is more washable. And Simplicity pattern no, 8010, which is for fancy dress costume including a Robin Hood outfit with cloak! The hood fits properly and looks good, and I’ve used the pattern four times with various fabrics. The pattern witters on about using vast quantities of felt and Heat ‘n’ Bond, but just ignore that and sew all the seams. Kilt buckles (about �50, use a leather needle) are good for the …

What is an Award Jacket?

An AWARD JACKET is a start and a finish. It’s a person’s first real badge of adult-hood—of accomplishment and victorious memory.
It’s a goal achieved, after years of dreams and sweat.
An AWARD JACKET is a reminder of bruises and aching muscles. It’s a symbol of belonging, a mortar of team and camaraderie…..of friendships earned.
It is moments of victory and defeat, strung like white and crimson banners in the vast stadium of memory.
It is the leather of adventure, the wool of combat and heroics. —The excited hum of competition—cheers that burst like sky-rockets.
It’s the color of loyalty, …