For the first time ever, the Intertextile Catwalk Show will take place at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics 2012. The organiser has invited the well-known Hong Kong fashion designer William Tang to use exhibitors’ fabrics to design and produce a collection for a runway show to be held on 22 October 2012.
He says: “It’s just incredible how the quality of Asian suppliers has improved tremendously over the years. I was really glad when the organisers originally asked me to do a show nearly 20 years ago at Interstoff – I was the pioneer – and now, they’ve asked me to do this again at Intertextile Apparel Fabrics Shanghai. It has really been a great inspiration.”
Exhibitors, including Danmo, Huaqi, Lenzing, Luthai, Shishi Cloth Association, and Suzhou CINC, will also be showcasing design pieces using their own products. Intertextile Directions Trend Forum in hall W1, by Kai Chow of Doneger Creative Services, will preview Autumn / Winter 2013/14 trends based on four distinct creative themes.
New: China International Fabrics Design Competition
The 2012 trade show will also see the introduction of the China International Fabrics Design Competition, which is held as a separate event to Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics 2012. The only design competition of its kind in China, it will be judged by a special committee of retailers, designers and global buyers, and the winners will be showcased at the Fabrics China Trend Forum. Categories include Best Technological Innovation, Best Fabric for Menswear, Best Fabric for Ladieswear and more.
Seminars and new programmes offer exciting opportunities
This year’s show will feature a number of new programmes, such as Korea Day – The Forum of “Global-Korea Fashion Link, Shanghai” as organised by the Korea Trade Investment-Promotion Agency (KOTRA) and supported by Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, to showcase Korean fabrics, with a particular focus on functional fabrics and business strategies for working with Korean suppliers.
Also, Design and Trend seminars will include trend forecasts and design tips for Autumn / Winter 2013 – 14 by the experts at Doneger Creative Services, Huafu Top Dyed Melange Yarn Co Ltd, Peclers Paris and WGSN among others.
Certification and Testing seminars will be given on topics such as Oeko-Tex Standard, flammability, and standards compliance by Hohenstein Institute, TESTEX Swiss Textile Testing Ltd, TÜV SÜD, GOTS and others, while Huntsman Textile effects will present a Technology and Solutions seminar on Digital Printing, and Textile Intelligence will present a seminar on Market Information. Many more speakers and topics will also be presented.
Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics is co-organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, the Sub-council of Textile Industry, CCPIT and the China Textile Information
Messe Frankfurt is Germany’s leading trade fair organiser, with 467.5 million euros in sales and 1,725 active employees worldwide.
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