PREMIERE VISION TRADE FAIR, WINTER 14/15
A new organization of the forums at the PREMIER VISIONtrade fair for Winter 14/15:
The CENTRAL forum was located in the center of Hall 6.
The other forums were more targeted by market and focus:
TOP & SHIRT: fabrics for shirts, dresses, T-shirts, underwear : wovens, yarn-dyes, prints, laces, knits…
OUTER & OVER: fabrics for outer pieces - jackets, coats, pants, suits : cottons, wools and synthetics.
EVENING FOCUS: fabrics for dressy garments, evening wear and weddings : silkies, woolens, suitings and exceptional decorations.
TECH FOCUS: technical fabrics for sports, outdoors, activewear, workwear : high-performance knits and wovens.
KNITWEAR FOCUS: dedicated to cut-and-sew knits.
STYLE FOCUS: fabrics chosen by their style positioning for women, men and casualwear.
WASH & DYE: fabrics from denim and cotton producers.
In general, a strong sportswear influence in most of the collections : knits, silkies, cottons and woolens:
A tidal wave of this type of fabric from active sports is developed at many manufacturers: suppler, smooth, transparent fabrics, honeycombs, prints, coated fabrics … for RTW fashion. (SCHOELLER, FUKUI TATEAMI, LUXURY JERSEY, JACKYTEX, CORONET, MILTREND… )
· In this same mood of supple compacts and soft carapaces, double weaves, bondeds, double faces, needled fabrics.
More in detail : double-faced bondeds are worked in surprising material mixes or contrast colors : tech/suiting, woolen/sport jersey, wool/silky…
One of the PV awards was given to a bonded fabric from KOMATSU SEIREN.
Still lots of double jerseys, double woolens, fairly rigid compacts, a continuation of last winter.
· To modernize basics, mat and rubbery coatings on jerseys and woolens, either transparent or black like leather (EUROMAGLIA, EUROJERSEY, COBO... )
· Metallics and lacquers:lacquered, ultra-shiny, varnished coatings in dark colors.
Less gold, baroque metallics but lots of steel and silver metallics on technical fabrics and silkies. (PALTEX, SCHOELLER, KORA SILKROAD… )
· Textures: lots of quilteds or jacquards to imitate quilted knits or woolens.
· Weighty fluidity: silky interlocks, crepe satins, Japanese crepes, suitings…
· Super comfy woolens in brushed, hairy, puffy mohairs in classic colors and or punchier acidic brights (BINICOCCHI, LANIFICIO LUIGI RICCERI, LAURENT GARIGUE… )
· Real gray flannel and all its imitations on jerseys, fleeces, brushed cottons : ultra-soft or felted, compact, stiff, sometimes printed and laminated.
· Plaid woolens
· In general, casual cottons are heavier and softer.
· Still lots of interlocks that imitate wovens in woolens or stretch for the menswear market but also seen at denim suppliers for women.
· Print focus:
Japanese flowers, flowers with gridded backgrounds and patinated effects, romantic winter bouquets
Enriched ethnic motifs and overdyed, tie-dye effects
Surreal collages and trompe l'oeil effects
Hybrid camouflages, new animal skins
Vibrant optical motifs
Urban geometrics inspired by architecture.
To note: lots of inkjet prints (camouflage, foliage or geometric street motifs) on synthetic taffetas for down jackets.
· In the aisles, lots of tousled, multicolored, slightly trashy hairstyles, very "refreshing" amongst the usually dark-clothed visitors.
· The original textile research from SATU MAARANEN, a prize-winning designer at Hyères fashion festival, on her stand in Hall 6.
· Appliqued motifs in SWAROVSKI rhinestones, heat-glued on knits.
· 3-D handknits for entire garments, conceived with software by SHIMA SEIKI.
· Ostrich-leg skins, assembled without seams by soldering, sold by the meter at NOEVA KAERU.