German textile fair Munich Fabric Start (Sep. 6-8) and denim-focused Blue Zone, running the first two days of the show, registered a plus of 7% in visitors compared to last year's September edition. The show was attended by 17,700 people who came to see the newest trends and collections for the fall/winter 2012/13 season. Altogether, 1,300 fabric brands and collections were presented, including textile and accessory manufacturers. Companies that visited the show included Acne, VF Europe, Tommy Hilfiger, Romano, Puma Asia, as well as a French group of buyers working for brands like 3Suisses, Decathlon, Phildar, Pimkie and Auchan.

For further details on Blue Zone, see our show report from September 9, 2011.