Peking lays out the trends in fashion textiles

Adds new designers to Makers Collective

At the New York Market – As it marks its 40th anniversary this year, Peking Handicraft continues to put fashion in the spotlight.

“There’s a lot of color happening now,” said Carol Antone, vp of creative. “Everything is color.”

Its key trends this week include:

  • Second Nature: Rooted in earthy greens, it also pulls in faux bois, burnished metals, uneven dyes and relaxed looks.
  • Warm Embrace: Ranging from rose tones to pinks, fuchsia and wine, this trend also mixes patterns as well as matte and shine. “Red is so big,” she said.
  • Rhapsody in Blue: Encompassing indigo, chambray blue, dip dyes, linen stripes and enzyme washes. “It’s much more sophisticated,” said Antone.
  • Folk Art: Wherein the trend formally known as global has evolved into a lifestyle. It featured mismatched elements, crewel embroidery, patchwork and intricate piecing.
  • The Color Purple: “It’s the whole range, from amethyst to smoke colors,” she said. It features saturated, textural fabrics and gunmetal accents.
  • All Together Now: A nod the all-gender movement in apparel, it also uses color blocking, patches and word play.

Peking is celebrating its anniversary by spotlighting a house collection named 1977 after the year of the company’s founding. The bedding takes the lead space in its 295 Fifth Ave. showroom on the 9 th floor.

In addition to introduction the second season of its licensed Vera Bradley collection and new looks in Jessica Simpson, Peking has added new additions to its Makers Collective, which features the work of up and coming designs with a strong following on social media. The new lines include Carolyn Suzuki, an LA-based illustrator and greeting card designer; Ampersand Design Studio, the brand of typography-loving Kansans Carrie Kiefer and Morgan Georgie; and Molly Hatch, a Massachusetts ceramacist.

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