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De Leo to host Turkish-themed event at Showtime

Company will have new fabrics at High Point show
HIGH POINT — Fabric supplier De Leo Textiles with present an evening of Turkish delights for the industry at Showtime next week with music, food and a belly dancer.

The event takes place between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Monday on the second floor of Market Square Tower.

De Leo is an importer of Turkish fabrics with its design and sales office here and a warehouse in Spartanburg, S.C. The office is open during the Showtime fabric show, which runs Dec. 5-8, and the company's offerings will indicate a return to literal patterns, including architecturally inspired designs.

"Architecturals are a category we have not seen much of in recent years," said Cathy Smith, design director for the company. "People have been inspired by buildings and beauty in natural building materials for eons. Fabrics featuring these inspirations are classics, and I feel they are due for fresh interpretations."

The winter 2010 collection will include patterns inspired by stones, brickwork and buildings. One pattern incorporates these literal drawings with script and postmark overlays.

The company also said it is responding to customer requests for texture and interest in body cloths with a dozen-plus new textured plains. Constructions range from velvets and flat-weaves to a blend of chenille and non-chenille yarns that create a range of body cloths.

In its Couture line, De Leo will offer a wool and linen grouping, with menswear color accented by plaids, diamonds and stripes in several scales. The company will round out its presentation with new embroidery patterns on a velvet base.

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