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Janet Prescott

  • 1st October 2014

    Tencel in Paris – Increased capacity gives knitwear a sporting chance

    Tencel capacity has been expanded hugely with the coming on stream of the state of the art giant production plant for Lyocell fabrics.

  • 24th September 2014

    Premiere Vision: the heat is on – knits for warmth

    Premiere Vision Paris has further underlined the importance of knitted fabrics and developments in yarns for the Autumn/Winter 2015-16, according to our knitwear expert Janet Prescott.

  • 25th March 2014

    Balance tips towards knits at FILO

    Filo, held in Milan March 5-6th showed its paces in distilling trends directions for AW 2015/16 and SS 2015, reflecting the blurring of seasons with the gradual transition of colours and textures from one to another. Fabric designers and mills come to Filo

  • 5th March 2014

    Premiere Vision knits display colour and lightness of touch

    Knitted fabrics of various weights and compositions were making the running in all fashion sectors at the latest Premiere Vision in Paris, February 18- 20. It is a trend reflecting the importance placed on knitted fashion generally. As Premiere Vision put it

  • 26th February 2014

    Fourth Knitwear Solutions show acknowledges importance of knitwear

    The trend for transparency and airy constructions reached its zenith in Knitwear Solutions, the Fourth Edition of Premiere Vision devoted to flatbed knitting. Arresting examples of quality knits in various finely spun yarns composed of wool, linen, cotton and

  • 27th January 2014

    Pitti Immagine Uomo cheers up with wool knits

    Pitti Immagine Uomo for 2014/15 in Florence was full of good cheer, coming as it did the day after the Christmas festivities ended in Europe. Knitwear featured boldly, with sweaters and waistcoats, big chunky cardigans and 1970s belted numbers in soft, bulky y

  • 15th October 2013

    Filo celebrates 20 years with panache – by Janet Prescott

    Filo was a vigorous show as it reflected on 20 years and 40 editions of the yarn exhibition in Milan. It symbolised the feeling of new found direction which has flourished lately in the Italian industry. The focus on the values of Made In Italy, and concom

  • 27th September 2013

    PV is Positive – by Janet Prescott

    Premiere Vision September 17-19th opened in a market atmosphere becoming more positive as each trade fair opens, buoyed up by forecasters. This was reflected in general attitudes of the professional visitors there in greater numbers, always more sceptical, bu

  • 9th April 2013

    Filo – Signposts for another year?

    Janet Prescott reports Filo in Milan showed a strong design direction for 2014/15, reflecting the desire of the trade to move ahead to more positive economic circumstances. There was little optimism about the present climate, beset in the week of Filo by ser

  • 18th February 2013

    Premiere Vision: Colourful approach reflects mood of buyers

    Janet Prescott reports from Paris Gathering optimism evident since the first fabric and yarn shows was also present at Premiere Vision where there was an increase in exhibitors and where a colourful approach to design reinforced the mood of buyers looking for

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