Casual Living Staff -- Casual Living, November 8, 2010
Outdoor fabrics and trims took center stage at the Casual Market and on the runway during the annual Apollo Awards, held for the first time at the Field Museum. From global influences to a fantasy fairy tale, outfits reflecting today's fashion colors for home and apparel were created from fabrics and trim by sponsors Sunbrella, Outdura, Sunbury, Tri Vantage, and Ardwyn Decorative Trim Products.
Sunbrella - Linden Collection
Anderson shows off a bit of bravado in this kilt of Palace Stone, a luxurious boucle texture with hints of cream to complement the natural tones in a subtle plaid suitable for Edinburgh.
Cindy sports the cape and shorts of Caswell Ash, featuring a sophisticated stripe in a warm/cool combination that works well with the gray lining of Spectrum Graphite. The look is set off with a tank of Knox Linden, a chambray weave with a fine dotted element to add color and interest.
Sam steps out in Velvet Charcoal, showing off the fabric's rich sophisticated color, plush hand and durability.
Outdura - French Twist Collection
No matter the city or continent, apricot is a color that reflects nature and the warmth
of home and it dominates this award-winning collection. Lavalier's diamond motif
pattern becomes more worldly with its added Ikat flair.
Chateau presents a strong, classic scroll pattern with the underlying formality of European elegance. Traveler in Calypso captures the richness of the Mediterranean with its eye-popping textured stripe and an entertaining pattern of pottery, aquamarine, white, kona and pesto in 100% solution dyed acrylic performance fabric.
Sunbury's 100% Sunbrella Collection
The rabbit visits Wonderland, dressed in Sunbury's jacquard fabrics. She shows off her matelasse ivory pants from Sunbury's and her indigo jacket in Sunbury's Bandha pattern.
Alice shows up in Sunbury's classic indigo floral jacquard Kedari pattern.
The Mad Hatter brings it all together at the tea party with an indigo jacket in Mandala, an up-the-roll garland stripe floral inspired by ethnic hand-dyed textiles. Capturing a bit of Alice's gown in his jacket lapels, Kendari blends perfectly. And the repeat of Bandha in his pants shows a bit