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London Textile Forum

Appliquéd florals, dyed horsehair wefts, stretch lace and ribbed 3D fabrics were among the major spring 13 textile trends at The Music Room in London.

Pongees

Stretch lace options are particularly popular at Pongees, available in a wide selection of patterns and colour options including spring 13’s key fluorescent pastels and neons. Eveningwear options catch the eye, with sequins and beading combined for a densely collaged look, alongside tweed styles and wovens sprinkled with metallic yarns for a slight sparkle.

Tel: 020 7739 9130

John Boyd Textiles

John Boyd specialises in weaving horsehair tails for accessories. Established in 1837, a horsehair weft is woven with cotton, silk or linen warps using white, brown and black hairs with a minimum order of one metre. White hairs can also be dyed any colour and are available within 8 weeks, with a minimum order of 20 metres.

Tel: 01963 350451

Forster Willi

Textiles from Swiss mill Forster Willi are available exclusively in the UK through stock house Henry Bertrand. Bold neon colours update simple laces and broderie anglaise alongside 3D laces. These are topped with appliquéd flowers and are available in crisp whites or colourful variations, while cut-out sections give a light, peekaboo look.

Tel: 020 7424 7000

Henry Bertrand

Although Henry Bertrand runs a stock house system, new additions are added to the collection each season. Fresh fabrics for spring 13 include a focus on interesting textures, with a ribbed 3D fabric overlaid with a fine lace. Floral stitched laces look good alongside colourful geometric patterns.

Tel: 020 7424 7000

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