After two intense days, the VIEW Premium Selection in Munich (9-10 December) finalized its preview on the trends for fabrics and accessories for the summer season 2016. About 300 selected exhibitors were presenting their collections this time; as many as at the last July event, where VIEW had its debut at the new location, the MVG Museum in Munich. As a novelty, the denim section was coordinated more precisely with more exhibitors like Royo, Bossa Denim, Candiani and Italdenim.

Also the number of visitors has slightly increased, as the fair organizers added, without revealing the final numbers. Last time, the fair announced a growth of more than 80 % among the visitors e.g.: designers and buyers from Herrlicher, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Lagerfeld, Baldessarini, Windsor, Hugo Boss, Marc Cain, Drykorn and LaLa Berlin.

The date of showcasing new trends is aimed as an orientation for designers and buyers, before finalizing the new designs. It also aims to support the sister fair Munich Fabric Start. “The development of the VIEW as a preview for the new season is very positive and shows clearly the necessity of such a platform,” explains Wolfgang Klinder, organizer of VIEW and Munich Fabric Start. Again, the new venue at the MVG Museum was praised as a perfect location for presenting fabrics.

Looking at the fabrics, there is still a visible trend to more structure. Jacquards are growing stronger – from abstract pattern to floral arts and ethno-inspired decoration. Denims offer more diverse options than ever, and jerseys are again getting more interest for more formal designs. Stiffer materials are perfect for more voluminous looks, realized by bonded fabrics and material patching. Color is still relevant including orange, yellow or pink, being passed by new elegant white and beige shades, grey and nature. Also icy colors are still a topic.

The next Munich Fabric Start will be held from 2 to 4 February, 2015, expecting about 950 international exhibitors. The denim fair Bluezone will be from 2 to 3 February, presenting ca. 80 exhibitors.