Different Kinds of Printed Patterns and Fabrics

When it comes to fabrics and patterns, the possibilities can be endless. Printed fabric has continued to be used to make various items in fashion and lifestyle from floral elegant dresses, to Printed Pattern Bows, and even furniture or carpets in mansions. We can find prints any and everywhere in our everyday lives. Because of the presence of so many possibilities and options and different in styles and tastes of people, some people go ahead to make their own prints, like fashion designers or interior designers. This just makes more options available to all and sundry. Let’s talk about some widely popular and trendy prints and also, the different kinds of fabric and prints that are in the market.

Predicting Fashion Trends and Printed Patterns

It’s always fun to keep up with fashion trends and there are several ways you can do this. You can first have an idea of new trend ideas by following fashion week runways trends. And armed with the information you get from fashion week, you can start trend forecasting. Trend forecasting is used in almost all industries from the financial industry to the weather station they all use forecasting. And yes it is used in fashion too. In fashion, trend forecasting is trying to predict what fashion styles and fabrics will become popular so fashion brands and stores can stay ahead of the game. For example, plaid and graphic tees are highly on tend now also Mustard is one color that is a huge trend and every store has something in the color stocked.

Sometimes forecasting can be done years (which is known as long-term forecasting) ahead but most commonly it is done one year ahead (short-term forecasting), as at fashion shows, designers show their collection for the next year. Fashion and fabric reporters predict which textiles, colors, prints, materials, graphics and other influencing aspects, will be showcased on catwalks and in collections in the upcoming seasons. Short-term forecasting focuses on the trends, which are relevant now and will have longevity for a year or 2, whereas long-term forecasting is very forward thinking that tries to predict the future of fashion as we know it and the direction it might take.

Different Types of Prints

Bauhaus Prints

Bauhaus prints are prints that have a similarity to geometric patterns. They are bold and blocky and are more commonly used in interior design and as wall art. These prints can be used to complement classic touches and can be paired with other fabrics and unique pieces for a classic and elegant look.

Modern Moiré

Modern Moiré prints sometimes look like an optical illusion. Like Bauhaus prints, modern moire prints are used commonly in interior design and for decoration to a living room or office space. They provide a freshness to an otherwise bland interior and have a way of catching the eye’s attention. They’ve also been famously used in shoe design by Nike. The Nike Cortex

Bold yet Subtle Stripes

Stripes are one of the most common types of prints and have been around since forever. This means they are always being reinvented. Subtle stripes of two similar shapes bring energy to space without overpowering the space. They are great for interior design and also for dresses and other items of clothing. Instead of going to the typical two bold colored strips, try something subtle like a yellow and cream colored strips. Or try a white and grey printed pattern bow- they bring a sophistication to any outfit.

Different Types of Fabric

There are different types of fabrics out there and the list below does not list the types of fabric that you are used to seeing like cotton or wool or jersey fabrics. These fabrics listed below are the more advanced types used to make clothing for extreme sports or fire resistant suits or even astronaut clothing for space travel.

Intelligent fabric

Yeah yeah, intelligent fabric is called that because ..who knows? This kind of fabric is made by combining natural fabrics with synthetic fabrics to create some sort of balance. When textile technological advances can take natural fabrics to the next level; marrying synthetic yarns with natural ones, combining eco-friendly fibers with performance materials, it is supposed to produce a kind of super or “intelligent” kind of material. The main properties of Intelligent fabrics are:

  • Merino wool blended with high-performance synthetics
  • Alternative natural fibers, which break convention, such as soy, milk, banana, and seaweed
  • Biomimicry; textiles and fabrics, which can mimic nature
  • Biodegradable synthetics
  • Mineral embedded yarns
  • Recycled synthetic yarns
  • Man-made textiles with a cotton handle and built-in performance

Momentum Fabric

This kind of fabric is made from high performing and advanced materials. It provides advanced levels of protection like UV protection, water repellency, quick drying, strength and more. They reflective, light as feather textiles, high compression fabrics, ultra-strong fibers, and futuristic advances that expert to improve the performance of the wearer. They are used by athletes or by people who engage in extreme sports. The main properties of momentum fabrics are:

  • Recycled synthetics made from plastics and waste retrieved from the sea
  • High-performance nylon
  • High powered spandex, elastane, and other base layers
  • Soft, lightweight blends, with anti-rip, tough qualities
  • Reflective yarns and textiles
  • Performance fleeces and lightweight shells
  • Chlorine resistant fibers

Vitality Fabric

This kind of fabric is also a performance fabric but is made to be very colorful as well. Colour and performance clash to bring a new vibrancy and vigor to fabrics in the sportswear sector. Textures, color and, high-performance levels mix to give these textiles a new and modern makeover. The fabrics are lightweight and easy to wear and bring some sort of vibrancy to the sportswear and athletic industries. The main properties of vitality fabrics are:

  • Highcolor longevity and brilliance
  • Glow in the dark yarns
  • Highly contrasted digital prints
  • Iridescent yarns and fibres
  • Chlorine resistant and multi functional performance
  • Cool touch
  • Sublimation and digital prints

Liberty Fabric

This kind of fabric is made to be quite sustainable and it is also made from sustainable materials giving an option to people concerned about sustainability and ethics in fashion. Clothing made with these fabrics are lightweight, comfortable and easy to wear, with flexibility and protection adding to the mix. he main properties of liberty fabrics are:

  • Recycled and organic BCI cotton
  • Recycled polyester with added performance
  • Eco-friendly chemical finishes
  • Textured yarns and fibres to give a natural, grainy handle
  • Textile manufacturing processes that reduce water and energy consumption
  • Powdery prints and transfers
  • Added UV protection

Vivid Fabric

This kind of fabric has a delicate appearance but is just as strong as its counterparts. It’s main properties are

  • Super lightweight
  • Mineral embedded yarns
  • Opaque white fibres
  • Antibacterial properties
  • Micro fine denier synthetic yarns
  • Feather light circular knits
  • Subtle metallic prints

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