Première Vision, the international trade show for textiles, accessories and leather components, is ready for the upcoming edition taking place on September 17-19, 2019 in Paris Nord Villepinte Parc Des Expositions.
The show will present f/w 2020-21 novelties from 2,056 exhibitors, including 213 newcomers, from all over the world showing how the entire industry is facing the overall change happening in recent seasons. “The fashion industry is in a period of profound upheaval,” says Gilles Lasbordes, managing director, Première Vision. “New consumer habits are emerging, digital and ecological factors are influencing the sector, and designers must constantly find fresh ways to meet their customers' increasingly exacting expectations. This paradigm shift is impacting all the players involved in the creative fashion world, including Première Vision exhibitors. That is why we structure the Première Vision Paris offer by adapting to changes in the market.”
For this edition further importance will be given to responsible creation and especially sustainable solutions seen through very different segments and markets angles. The show’s Smart Creation Area has expanded and will bring together 50 exhibitors, 30 more that those attending the September 2018 edition. Also the countries involved in the process have increased as participants from this area are coming from different countries including Italy, Germany, France, Portugal, The US, Brazil, Hong Kong, Japan, Greece and, for the first time, Israel.
A series of smart talks will complete this section. Most interesting for sportswear and jeanswear insiders will be the talk “The New Vision of the Designer Makers” held on September 18 at 2.30pm in the Smart Creation Area and hosting speakers including Anna Maria Rugarli from VF International, Alexandra La Pierre and Nicholas Hartley from Patagonia.
The show’s offer from the leather world has also started evolving and garnering greater attention. For this edition Première Vision Leather, hosted in Hall 3, will present 329 exhibitors, including makers of materials for leather goods and footwear, providers of technical solutions and chemical products and certifications. Seminars and workshops will complete this dedicated context also hosting two conferences focused on the eco-design of a leather bag.
Sport and technology continue to play a key role in the fashion market. The Sport & Tech sector located in Hall 6 at Première Vision Fabrics will bring together 80 weavers including eight newcomers. Side initiatives supporting this show’s section include a conference “The Sport & Fashion Couple: More Than Ever” held by Pascal Monfort, founder, REC, pointing out how fashion brands–whether fast fashion or luxury ones–recognize that mixing these two aspects in their collections is a must.
Among the newcomers from overseas, Hall 2 will host Saargal, a new Parisian concept store created by Senegalese fashion designer Adama hosting an exhibition of African fashion pieces and furniture.