Premiere Vision, the leading fabric and accessory trade show, will take place in Paris’ Parc Des Expositions September 19-21, 2018–on a Wednesday to Friday for the first time.
The show will host more than 2005 exhibitors (+0.5% than the September 2017 edition) who will disclose their f/w 2019-20 collections, while it will also launch some new projects.
In Hall 6, the Sports & Tech forum and exhibiting area will debut. This new section aims at highlighting how the reciprocal influence between sport and fashion is constantly getting stronger and growing. It will host about 74 specialized manufacturers including weavers, knitters and coating and finishing specialists. A Sport & Tech trail also will be available for download from the show’s mobile app bringing together nearly 700 exhibitors specialized in sport and technical materials.
A dedicated forum within this section will present a selection of high-performance and creative materials and prototypes of finished products developed around this season’s theme “Fluent Motion” and four main connected themes–Outdoor Adventure, Urban Riders, Active Snow and Indoor Wellness.
A program of conferences will also complete the offer of the project. It will take place inside the Sports & Tech forum and will be moderated by Pascal Monfort, founder of the Trends Marketing REC agency.
Another highlight of this edition will be a stronger focus on sourcing and manufacturing, a strategy initiated in 2017, aimed to offer more diversified solutions in terms of proximity, production volumes and specialized sourcing. Adding to Premiere Vision Manufacturing, the show of fashion manufacturing specialists from the Euro-Mediterranean basin and the Indian Ocean, PV will offer three new main initiatives: Leather Manufacturing, a new space dedicated to the manufacture of leather clothes, leather goods and footwear; The Sourcing Connection, an area spotlighting manufacturing in the Asia-Pacific region; and an event aimed at highlighting the know-how of Portuguese manufacturers called “Focus Country, Honouring Portu.”