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18/19 A/W Pitti Bimbo Florence -- Color & Style
Regulars to Pitti Bimbo – some 6,870 registered buyers (+2.5% on 2017 with an increase in international attendance: Russia +4.5%, US +18% and Japan +12%) – the trade show that kickstarts the season for kidswear, know it's not just about the static show itself. Split out across areas such as The Nest, Sport Street, Kidz Fizz and Apartment, it brings an unrivalled offering to the market, with 540 brands (315 foreign, and 128 new names or re-entries), bolstered by elaborate presentations and catwalk shows. The Monnalisa show took place in the Attico floor of Fortezza da Basso for the first time, where the brand marked its 50th anniversary with a huge catwalk and after-show party titled The Golden Age. Other highlights included the Children's Fashions from Spain catwalk and the return of the Kidz Fizz and Apartment catwalks.
2019 S/S Lineapelle Trend Analysis
At its 94th show, Lineapelle offered European and international attendees totalling 21,687 a diverse mix of leather and non-leather materials. Exhibitors at the show increased this season by 5% to exceed February 2017's participant numbers by 1,254. A rise in Italian (+4%) and other overseas (+6%) visitors continues to cement the show's significance in the fashion, luxury, furniture and automotive industries. The fair's overarching theme of Empathy developed technology-influenced surfaces by decorating them with authentic natural effects, in line with S/S 19's Common Ground and In Touch trends. Three trend areas focused on naturalness and technology, elegance, and athleisure and tactility. These key themes for the season combine craftsmanship and technical performance processes, two of the most influential techniques within the footwear and accessories markets currently. Sustainability continues to be at the forefront for many leather, synthetic and fabric stands, demonstrating the need for brands to better their environmental footprints. Wood particles are used to create durable but flexible innovative surfaces. Expressive applications incorporate a youthful and playful feel.
2019 S/S Premiere Vision -- Cotton & Linen
Cotton and Linen is prominent material in recent seasons, Premiere Vision shows natural linen texture from denim cloth to casual cotton cloth, combing the transparent liquid material and natural cotton& linen ingeniously. The innovative environmental-friendly materials and the application of special techniques are highlights in this exhibition.
2019 S/S Première Vision Paris -- Striped & Checked Fabric
On the S/S 19 edition of Première Vision Paris, summer stripes emerge even more strongly, rebalancing the previous dominance of checks and refreshing the summer shirting. Stripes (including fresh resort and nautical stripes) update in larger scales, color blocking varies strongly, yarn-dyed checks gain traction through color combinations, and pastel laundered and natural textured checks feel familiar.
2019 S/S Premiere Vision -- Trench Coat Fabric
The 2019 S/S Premiere Vision debut shows the newest design of windbreaker fabric from classic material to original PVC material. The satin structure brings dynamic luster, while the metallic coating and PU printing update the windbreaker this season.
2019 S/S Premiere Vision Paris -- Knit Fabric
Première Vision Paris shows a selection of eco-responsible products for S/S 19. The fabrics are organized into categories including responsible production, recycling, eco-friendly finishing and organic resources. Embellished jersey is covered in iridescent, transparent and colored sequins in multi-colors, mixed with brighter pops for party looks. Foil prints are seen in glitzy finishes. This report focuses on the key trends of best knits in S/S 2019, providing more choices for readers.
2019 S/S Premiere Vision -- Lace Fabric
PREMIERE VISION is the first exhibition in 2019 S/S, it presents a variety of lace fabric design and technology. The soft floral embroidery lace and colorful piled yarn bring vitality for spring & summer, which is often used in skirt and formal dress. The metallic yarn, gold and silver coating ,alongside the 3D beading embroidery add luxuriant edge to lace fabric, while the brushed and fleece surface offers warmth and texture, which is widely seen in dress and coat.
S/S 2019 Première Vision Paris -- Suiting
In the S/S 19 edition of Première Vision Paris, striped and checked suiting emerges even more strongly. Summer stripes rebalance the previous dominance of checks. Many classic materials are updated for new looks. Fresh resort and nautical stripes, jersey in metallic yarns, bright tweeds in marl yarns, rhythmic lines and transparent gel complex breathe life into S/S 19 suiting.
2019 S/S Première Vision -- Patterns & Materials
The 2019 S/S Première Vision Paris gathers many printing studios from all over the world and presents the lately designs. This year, the exhibition was held in Paris, the world's fashion capital, the buyers can have more time to visit each studio and pick up the most innovative printed fabric, jacquard fabric and uragiri fabric.
2019 S/S Première Vision Paris -- Leather
Première Vision Leather proposes areas of inspiration and discovery that are unique in the world, with the leather and fur show in Hall 3 providing core fashion information. The show is devoted to exploring all forms of leather from poetic, technical and imaginative perspectives. Inspirations are taken from nature and animals. To leave deep impressions, the show brings out exaggerated or psychedelic effects with tactile textures, dazzling colors and ethereal looks, arousing people’s curiosity about leather.
2019 S/S Première Vision New York -- Striped & Checked Fabric
Première Vision New York sets the tone for the season, offering a first glimpse into S/S 19's fashion textiles ahead of the larger Paris show in February (13-15). This report will act to hammer home the key trends, while offering much more choice for attendees, and in turn attracting the bigger and more high-end names – sorely missed in New York this time round. The show continues to implement new initiatives, making it a go-to. This season sees the introduction of a new forum entitled Smart Creation Square, showcasing a selection of eco-responsible products for S/S 19. The fabrics are organized into categories including Responsible Production, Recycled, Eco-Friendly Finishing and Organic. This offered visitors a useful guide to the show from an eco-friendly sourcing perspective, as this becomes increasingly important to consumers and designers.
18/19 A/W Pitti Uomo -- Trend Analysis
The 93th edition of Pitti Immagine Uomo was held in Florence, Italy from 9-12 January. The trade show was transformed into a film festival to echo the 'movie' theme, bringing directional fashion and lifestyle programs in fun and fresh ways. This time, fashion experts from all over the world focused on the hottest athleisure style and contemporary designer brands. Well-known or emerging brands showed their products. And most importantly, Pitti Uomo brought fashion brands combining classic menswear with modern sports style to the world.
2019 S/S Interfilière Paris -- Intimate Fabric
Paris: On January 2018, worldwide manufacturers gathered at this industrial leading showcase for intimates fabrics to share the latest trends and technical developments. The S/S 19 edition of Interfilière offered a compact overview of the season, tightly edited to feature the most essential innovations and key messages. The growing industry-wide focus on sustainability was a major highlight in trend forums and with suppliers, as the need for more closed-loop and environmentally friendly solutions gains in importance. It's clear that both rapid climate change and heightened awareness are driving palpable solutions for a more positive future. Body-sensitive textiles gain significance as consumers refuse to compromise on comfort and performance. Vendors pursue finer-gauge microfilament yarns to offer ever-more lightweight jerseys; once-novel concepts such as scented, anti-mosquito, and vigorous shape memory have increased in market presence. Aesthetic directions move away from more traditional florals to push abstracted motifs and laces inspired by nature. From sustainable lace to novel embroideries, Interfilière continues to push the envelope with its forward-thinking selection of vendors and thought-provoking forums.
2019 S/S Pitti Filati -- Trend Analysis
The S/S 2019 Pitti Filati provides us trends for yarns. Cotton and linen blended fibers result in over-twisted yarns and slub yarns. Nap, plush and velour are tactile, as well as smooth viscose and soft cotton yarns. Feather, heavy-gauge and flat ribbon yarns are fluffy and lightweight, balanced with sheers. Laddering, fringe and pointelle add toughness, while diverse stitches bring vibrancy to functional yarns.
2018 S/S Intertextile Shanghai -- Fabric Trend
Following on from what was regarded as a challenging year for Intertextile, a renewed positivity rang out across the first of 2017's shows for S/S 18. Playing host to over 3,300 exhibitors, representatives from some 26 countries and regions gathered in the show's International Hall, which included a Milano Unica showcase of Italian mills, French- and German-specific zones, as well as the Asian Pavilions that brought together those from Korea, Taiwan, India and Pakistan, and Chinese exhibitors, all grouped together by the nature of their offering. Within the show itself, distinguishable zones made sourcing more focused for show-goers, with areas that included Premium Wool Zone, Beyond Denim, Verve for Design, All About Sustainability, Functional Lab and Accessories Vision. Meanwhile, S/S 18's Trend Forum was curated by Ornella Bignami of Elementi Moda.
18/19 A/W Printed Fabric at Premiere Vision Paris -- Touch & Love
The A/W 18/19 Premiere Vision is ambitious about the future. A variety of ideas and new arts reflect unceasing creativity, while responsibility and respect to the environment drive attractive, intelligent solutions and original modes, tending to be humorous and eccentric. Classic works are both familiar and illegible, feeling more farcical. The real and digital worlds collide or merge for a dynamic vibe. Technology results in a fantasy world, boldly going beyond reality. The desire for free expression and unique surface reveals an optimistic vision. Printed fabrics show unique artistic charm and fashion sense. Artistic, bright and impactful, these standout designs pack a punch. Think extreme scales, vibrant colored grounds and bold conversationals, all with creative flair.
2018 S/S Menswear -- MODE SHANGHAI
Taking place twice a year, MODE SHANGHAI is hosted by the organizing committee of SHANGHAI fashion week . The present edition is be held at the world trade center on October 12. Gathering together many fashion brands and launch MODE TALKS here, sharing the industry experience and the current trends.
18/19 A/W Men's Fabric at Premiere Vision Paris -- Touch & Love
The A/W 18/19 edition of Premiere Vision Paris is more vibrant than before. The number of exhibitors grows by 3% at 1961. The theme of this season is Touch & Love with eight sub-themes for menswear, womenswear and kidswear. A variety of ideas and new arts reflect unceasing creativity, and environmental protection is still important for Premiere Vision Paris.
18/19 A/W Premiere Vision Paris -- Touch & Love 2
The A/W 18/19 Premiere Vision is ambitious about the future. The trade show has eight themes, including Velvet Attraction, Farcical Classics, Sensitive Line, Tactile Textures, Smooth Addition, Mysterious Shine, Enhanced Density and Colour Energy. A variety of ideas and new arts reflect unceasing creativity, while responsibility and respect to the environment drive attractive, intelligent solutions and original modes, tending to be humorous and eccentric. Classic works are both familiar and illegible, feeling more farcical. The real and digital worlds collide or merge for a dynamic vibe. Technology results in a fantasy world, boldly going beyond reality. The desire for free expression and unique surface reveals an optimistic vision.
A/W 18/19 Première Vision -- Touch & Love 1
The fabric exhibition is divided into eight themes, which are Velvet Glamour, Farcical Classics, Sensitive Line, Tactile Textures, Smooth Addition, Mysterious Shine, Enhanced Density and Colour Energy. With sustainability growing into an industry expected standard, brands engage in socially and environmentally responsible projects, or explore innovative materials and processes with an eco-friendly impact.
2018 S/S Copenhagen CIFF Kids Analysis
From 9 to 11, August, the most important Nordic kids' trade show – CIFF Kids was held in Copenhagen. As the largest show with a long history in Scandinavia, CIFF Kids is full of vigor and creativity, gathering over 300 brands including many newcomers. Interior designs for a better lifestyle also increase since 2015.
2018 S/S Copenhagen CIFF -- Menswear
S/S 2018 CIFF trends and key shapes continue to evolve slowly. Risk is the enemy and familiar styles are the core around which strong ranges are built. Color is a primary way to add newness, with new fabric choices also spicing up firm favorites for S/S 18. A noticeable and interesting trend that we are seeing more of across trade shows (which originated on the catwalks) is a return to prominence for tailoring. While brands known for their suiting are rubbing their hands, others are trying their hand at smart stories. The scene is set for a move away from the directly sporty streetwear styles of recent seasons toward a more smartened-up feel, giving the customer new reasons to buy colorful jersey pieces, practical jackets and modern tailoring.
2018 S/S Outdoor Retailer -- Salt Lake City
As North America's biggest active and outdoor trade event, Outdoor Retailer has a 35-year history. The S/S 18 edition was held in Salt Lake City this July. The wide range of exhibitors covers apparel, footwear and accessories categories, along with outdoor products and equipment. Educational and brand events ran alongside the show, discussing about social responsibilities. Some of the show's standout topics were highlighted in the Venture Out pavilion, where a number of homegrown, eco-aware and socially responsible brands set up camp.
18/19 A/W Fabric Trend Confirmation -- Milano Unica
The new materials spotted in the trade show feature contrasting textures, innovative fibers, mixed patterns, bold brights and glossy technical fabrics. They drive the R&D directions for A/W 18/19 and echo the four themes forecasted by POP & ULB.