Munich Fabric kicks off on Sept 1 with 1,000 suppliers
Around 1,000 suppliers from 36 countries will be showcasing 1,600 collections of fabrics at Munich Fabric Start which kicks off the A/W season beginning from September 1-3, 2015.
Renowned suppliers participating for the first time include, Cotonificio Albini, Bernini, Lanificio Morganti Brunetto, Stamperia di Martinengo, Alibi, Panoco, Pizval und Secondo Stefano Pavese, etc.
“The individual exhibition segments like Fabrics, Additionals, Design Studios and Bluezone are in as high demand as ever,” a press release from the organisers of the trade show said.
The organisers expect around 20,000 trade visitors from across the world to visit the show, including buyers and designers from renowned international brands.
“At about 17,500 advance registrations, trade visitor registration is already now slightly above the level of last year and the numbers are rising,” they added.
“Furthermore, numerous first-time registrations are being recorded from brands from Italy, Spain, Great Britain, Scandinavia, Canada, Argentina and Mexico alongside other Eastern European countries,” they informed.
With some 80 international denim weaving mills and finishing and laundry operations, the Bluezone also boasts a very strong line-up.
Presented for the first time here are collections from Prosperity Textile, Kuroki, Azgard Nine, Advance Denim and Intex along with others.
Leading brands like Candiani SpA, Orta Anadolu, Tejidos Royo, Calik Denim, ISKO, Lanificio Europa SNC, ITV Denim and Maibom are also represented in the zone.
Staged in the Trend and Sample Areas at Munich Fabric Start will be over 2,000 fabric and finding innovations from more than 10,000 submissions clearly documenting the five trend themes of the season in highlights.
A special focus lies on menswear which will be the target of a once again extended line-up in Foyer 3 and for the first time now, a board in Foyer 4 will target new high-tech textiles.
While, the classily designed Colour Forum presents the colour scheme for A/W 16/17, with 40 key colours for the season as the hub of the comprehensive inspiration pool.
In the newly opened Atrium 2, a line-up of suppliers from Taiwan will supplement the Asia Salon in terms of technology, fashion and function.
Around 150 Far East producers will be showing innovations in Atrium 2 and 3, including suppliers of functional and high-performance fabrics, denim and jacquards, prints and embroidery as well as innovative weaves and knits.
This season the Additionals section has been extended and will now feature lace, braids and motifs for the first time, an innovation using GOTS-certified cotton.
Furthermore, the Eco Village will once again host renowned experts from NGOs and certification bodies who will provide information and hold targeted lectures on topical sustainability developments.
Alongside established certifying and standard-issuing bodies like GOTS, IVN, IMO, OEKO-TEX, the Fair Wear Foundation, bluesign technologies, BCI and Ceres will also be on site. (AR)
Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India