Munich Fabric Start, the international textile and fashion industry trade show, is getting ready to launch its next edition focused on novelties for s/s 2020. MFS will take place January 29-31, 2019 in Munich’s MOC Centre and Zenith Area. The specialized denim-focused show Bluezone will close on January 30, one day earlier than the main exhibition.

 

The main trend that will characterize this edition will be “What is Love” aimed to express emotionality, empathy and sense of community through the newest materials of the season.

Bluezone will present more than 500 articles among the latest developments in sustainable materials and solutions.
Photo: MFS/BlueZone
Bluezone will present more than 500 articles among the latest developments in sustainable materials and solutions.

 

The show will host Resource, a platform focused on offering a vast selection of sustainability solutions. It will present more than 500 articles among the latest developments in sustainable materials and solutions, according to the categories Recycled, Organic/Natural, Regenerated Cellulosics, Innovative (Hybrids & Bioplastics), Leather & Alternatives, Denim and GOTS.

 

“With MFS we have laid the foundation in the past for a future-proof trade fair format thereby creating an optimum point of departure and platform for being able to respond to current market developments with the flexibility demanded time and again,” says Wolfgang Klinder, managing director, Munich Fabric Start.

The Keyhouse area will continue hosting new synergy expressions between fashion and technology.
Photo: MFS/BlueZone
The Keyhouse area will continue hosting new synergy expressions between fashion and technology.

 

The Keyhouse area will continue hosting new synergy expressions between fashion and technology involving start-ups, experimental research projects of leading colleges and universities and unconventional fashion technology developments. For this edition, it will present an extended area for installations related to Sustainable Innovations. MFS’ HighTex Award will take place for the fifth time now. The winner of this innovation prize will be presented within this section on January 29.

 

Bluezone will launch the new project B.L.U.E.C.H.A.I.N 4.0 giving a clear signal for more transparency, resource-saving process solutions and conscious consumption.

With its Ready Made Solutions RMS, Bluezone caters to an increasingly important demand for manufacturing and sourcing. Relevant lines will be exhibited by SC Ready Garment Technology, Lotus Garments, Denim Authority, and Pagada, to name but a few vendors. 

 

Other highlights include the “Futuristic Customization Gallery,” a joint project by denim specialists MYR from Italy and Fimatex, and the presentation of the Capsule Collection developed by PG Denim in cooperation with Jonathan Christopher, the Denim Award winner 2018. Artist Anna Weber, @artworks.and.denim, will present her very personal “Denim Art Exhibition.”

 

‘The current Bluezone is fully booked yet again. Boasting a spectacular portfolio of the best brands and most innovative products we are therefore organizing one of the best denim shows worldwide. In Munich the future of denim is happening now,” says Sebastian Klinder, managing director, MFS.

 

Seminars, workshops and talks on the latest developments in the denim industry, about consumer needs, Blockchain, sustainability and techno denim all feature on the agenda of the Denim Dock in Hall 7.

 

The idea and concept of New Heritage, the Festival for All Things Timeless, will be introduced at the New Heritage living room staged at the Reception Lodge of the Bluezone outdoor premises. Denim experts and influencers will inform visitors about perspectives and their interpretations of current denim innovations.

 

Among keynotes and lectures hosted at Denim Dock Hall, there will be:

 

Sportswear International Talks: It’s a Consumer’s World–Define the Demands at the Very End of the Supply Chain.
The SI Team, lead by editor-in-chief Sabine Kühnl, will talk to denim expert Kelly Harrington, Maria Hunstig (Vogue), Charles Bahr (Tubeconnect Media) and Gen-Z
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 3.00 pm – 4.15 pm
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Insights into Current Denim Trends
Tilmann Wröbel, Monsieur-T
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

At Keyhouse, hosted at Hall 5:
Style icon and trend forecaster Li Edelkoort will give a lecture on “Folklore” for s/s 2020, pointing out some of the key facts for activewear for Summer 2020 and on the Brown Age full color forecast for f/w 2020-21
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 4.00 pm – 6.30 pm

                                                                                                         

MUNICH FABRIC START & KEYHOUSE

January 29, 2019 | 9.30 am to 6.30 pm

January 30, 2019 | 9.30 am to 6.30 pm

January 31, 2019 | 9.30 am to 4.00 pm

 

BLUEZONE

January 29, 2019 | 9.30 am to 6.30 pm

January 30, 2019 | 9.30 am to 6.30 pm