Messe Frankfurt France has announced that in addition to Atelier Richelieu, where last February Texworld Evolution Paris showroom took place, the July event will also be held at 5 Rue du Mail. These two locations will present samples of fabrics, garments or accessories classified by product categories. The trend forum will be set up at Rue du Mail.
“The success of the Showroom format is undeniable. This new approach of sourcing imagined by Messe Frankfurt France will once again allow professionals to meet, discover new creative approaches, decode future trends, measure the quality of the fabrics and finished garments offer, exchange with manufacturers,” the organisers stated in a press release.
To give this post-crisis edition its full scope, two exclusive venues will welcome visitors in the heart of the Parisian fashion district, the release said. In addition to the Atelier Richelieu, where last February's edition took place, there will be a new location at 5 rue du mail: the visit will begin in this former textile factory converted into a contemporary showroom and will end in the Atelier Richelieu nearby. These two locations of the sourcing itinerary will present samples of fabrics, garments or accessories classified by product categories. The trend forum will be set up at rue du Mail.
The organisers added that the proof of exhibitors' interest in this formula, the July edition of the Texworld Evolution Paris Showroom will host twice as many exhibitors as in February: some 150 companies from 15 countries will present more than 7,500 samples of fabrics, finished garments and accessories, 3 times more than the previous edition. This broad, diversified and high-quality offer has been specially selected for the sourcing of the autumn-winter 2022-2023 collections.
Among the Texworld fabric manufacturers, Taiwanese Dance Worldwide Limited and Korean A Jin Corporation, both of whom offer beautiful knit fabrics, will be participating for the first time. First participation also for Mandarin Enterprises International, a premium silk manufacturer. Many exhibitors, satisfied with their presence in February, chose to renew their presence, such as the Korean silk-look fabric specialist Great Duksan, the embroiderers Kaskas (Lebanon) or SN Mukara (India), whose handmade products are based on exceptional know-how.
“On the apparel sourcing side, we will note the presence of two Madagascan manufacturers (Index OI and Vector International) which will enable us to discover this new sourcing destination represented for the first time at the show. Nearby sourcing will also be present with the German manufacturer Black Q, which produces both in Poland and Vietnam, the Polish Rascal Industry, and the Portuguese company Valerius Texteis. Finally, two Leatherworld exhibitors will present their collection of alternative materials to leather and fur,” the organisers added in the release.
As every year, and even more so with the specific format of the Showroom, the trendbook drawn up by Louis Gerin and Gregory Lamaud, the artistic directors of Texworld Evolution Paris, will serve as the architecture for the event. The space will be organised around the four main axis that will feed the creative breath of the autumn-winter 2022-2023 collections: resistance, first of all, with its procession of "earthy" tones; elevation, which will take us into the azure, the air; osmosis, as an attempt to get closer to nature; and finally, enjoyment, presented with an explosion of fresh and (re)invigorating colours. “The human being had gone to sleep, convinced that he was not part of the solution. He wakes up and, with him, his thirst for discovery.” A manifesto that opens up a world to be (re)discovered.
“As in February, buyers will be welcomed upon invitation in order to ensure an adequate flow of visitors. Registration is now open and can be accessed from the Texworld Evolution Paris website. For those unable to visit the showroom, the experience will continue online thanks to the digital sourcing platform developed by Messe Frankfurt France with its partner Foursource,” the organisers concluded in the release.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (JL)