London’s Textile Forum celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, and what a party it was.
The show, on October 17 and 18 at The Music Room on South Molton Street, saw regular exhibitors and exciting new names offer a feast of textiles and fabric innovations. The busy halls were packed with visitors from all corners of the industry, including representatives from brands such as Hugo Boss and Lyle & Scott, London Fashion Week designers James Long and Eudon Choi, as well as a crowd of student designers looking for that something special.
Insley & Nash
Making its trade show debut at the Textile Forum, Insley & Nash is a bespoke screen printing and dyeing firm from London. Using fabric supplied by the client, the printing company can apply a range of special techniques, including metallic foiling, flocking, devoré, 3D heat-treated puff inks and UV-reactive inks. Insley & Nash’s bespoke work featured in the spring 13 collections of JW Anderson, Giles Deacon and David Koma.
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Tiss Et Teint
Also showing at Textile Forum for the first time, Belgian mill Tiss et Teint had one of the best and busiest stands, with a huge selection of interesting textiles featuring sequined laces, on-trend flocked patterns, laser cuttings, florals created through embroidery, floaty leather paillettes that look like sequins, and hundreds of tiny printed sequins arranged to create an image.
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A specialist in novelties and fancy fabrics, Ruffo Coli stood out with its unusual options, such as a jacquard in a ‘dry’ finish that graduates to a ‘wet’ look, a nice update of ombré. Another innovative piece features yarns dyed in different shades that make the fabric seem to change colour as it moves, while floral-printed fabrics have been woven with metallic flowers as a glitzy progression from the perennial print.
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