From February 12-14, 2019 Premiere Vision will hold its new show edition disclosing novelties from the fabric, accessory, component, fiber, leather, fur and textile design markets for s/s 2020.
The show will host 1,777 exhibitors (3% more than those attending the February 2018 edition) from 50 countries. Participants will exhibit their newest developments across five halls. Out of the total companies participating 161 are new ones, counting for almost 9% of the total.
Many novelties are planned.
For the third year in a row the show will host “Wearable Lab,” a platform dedicated to Fashion Tech, featuring “The Augmented Man” as guiding theme. This year’s edition carried ahead in partnership with the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode will host a specialized offer of innovative materials, technologies and services, alongside a selection of conferences with experts.
The section will take place in Hall 6 across 1,000 sq. meters. It will host 17 exhibitors divided in three zones: Smart Materials, presenting ten companies offering smart materials without embedded electronics; Innovative Technologies, showing five companies specialized in developing advanced technologies embedded in materials, garments and accessories; and Prototypes & Labs, a space devised to present working prototypes, test them out and discuss the coming issues and challenges in R&D.
Opening works for the first day of this section, on February 12, will host Pascal Monfort, founder of REC, a trend and marketing consulting firm. He will give his “Sport & Lifestyle” keynote speech at 10am.
At 11am, in this same hall, Gilles Lasbordes, managing director, Premiere Vision, will hold the show’s opening press conference.
In this area at 4pm, among others, Pascal Morand, president of the Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, will also participate in a roundtable together with Rachel Muscat, consultant to Pharrell Williams and general director of collaborations for Adidas for nearly ten years.
Spectacular craftsmanship and know-hows will be protagonists of Maisons D’Exceptions, now in its 8th edition. This section will host 25 selected ateliers including six new ones from “new” countries such as United Arab Emirates and Cambodia. These special artisans will present their unique abilities and custom-made products featuring outstanding techniques in textiles, leather and accessories.
Also part of the event are complementary manufacturing sourcing solutions grouped under the global entity of Premiere Vision Manufacturing. This sub-show hosts 127 specialists in fashion manufacturing from the Euro-Mediterranean basin and the Indian Ocean and selected specialists in knitwear and leather goods manufacturing.
Among other initiatives the show will host projects that support young design talents, including the finalists from the 34th Hyères Festival of Fashion, Photography and Fashion Accessories, and a collaboration with young designer Dawei who designed the show’s hostesses’ jumpsuit uniform.