Premiere Vision Paris, which will be held from February 12-14, 2019, is set to display latest collections for Spring/Summer 2020, as it steps actively into its catalysing role for the creative fashion industry. With around 1777 exhibitors across five halls, Première Vision Paris expects its offer to grow by three per cent as compared with February 2017.
Both transversal and complementary – featuring yarns and fibres, fabrics, leathers and furs, textile designs, accessories and components, fashion manufacturing – the offer from Première Vision Paris exhibitors meets the needs of all fashion markets, according to a press release.
For the 3rd year in a row, Fashion Tech will be one of the highlights of Première Vision Paris through the annual Wearable Lab platform. The space aims to present an international selection of materials, products and services that are a source of experiment for the fashion industry.
With ‘Augmented Man’ serving as a guiding thread, the Wearable Lab this year explores how clothing could allow us to surpass our own abilities, our own human condition. In hall 6, this 1,000 square space will feature four areas. In the first area, around 17 exhibitors will be present across three zones, smart materials. Innovative technologies, and prototypes & labs.
The second area of skills will include an inspiring and experiential exhibit presenting clothing. Four smart garments made by fashion tech designers who have worked on the definition and possibilities of ‘augmented’ beings; Maartje Dijkstra, Anrealage, Ying Gao; will be on display. A virtual reality installation conceived by the international and interdisciplinary BeAnotherLab collective will also be featured.
The third area will present a programme of conferences. A series of conferences with an inaugural keynote by Pascal Morand, president of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, will be held. The topics include ‘How can fashion brands incorporate innovation and technology? How can exhibitors help? How far could clothing go in helping us surpass our own abilities and our own human condition?’
To support the strategy begun in 2017 of enhancing its manufacturing-sourcing offer and better address the challenges of buyers seeking fashion manufacturing solutions, Première Vision is clarifying its manufacturing offering, with a dedicated itinerary grouping proximity sourcing, overseas sourcing, flatbed knit manufacturing, and leather fashion manufacturing, which has recently moved to hall 4 of Première Vision Leather.
Première Vision Manufacturing is now Première Vision Manufacturing – Proximity (hall 6). The Sourcing Connection is now Première Vision Manufacturing – Overseas (hall 2). Knitwear Solutions is now Première Vision Manufacturing – Knitwear (hall 6). Leather Manufacturing is now Premiere Vision Manufacturing – Leather (hall 3).
The Maison D’exceptions space continues to develop in hall 3, with an eighth edition featuring a rich and ultra-creative offer. A new exhibit will be present, where Villa Kujoyama and Première Vision will pay tribute to the virtuosity of Japanese know-hows through a display of five textile-related research projects developed by French artists and designers during their 2015 – 2018 residencies at the Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto.
At the show, one can discover the new Designs Playground, a place to meet, discuss, and discover the exhibitors’ very latest creations, along with trend directions for spring summer 20 displayed in a special ‘street and sport’ setting.