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TISSU PREMIER TRADE FAIR

FALL-WINTER 2012/2013, Lille, June 15-16, 2011

A change of dates for the season’s first fabric fair that used to be held in early September and, despite initial doubts, seduced buyers for both short and long-term deliveries.
A business atmosphere and a VIP welcome for all visitors !

CONFERENCES :

PECLERS PARIS : A Winter 12/13 fashion and fabric preview linked with collections shown at the fair.
TREND UNION : Tinctorial, natural colors and presentation of the Heartwear project.
NELLY RODI : Home decoration and atmosphere.

 

 KEY POINTS : COLORS AND FABRICS
  •  Bright-colored wool suitings : orange, turquoise and bright pink for little coats in a 60’s mood.
  • Warm yellows, honeys, bronzes and rusts worked on all grounds : knits and fluid, slippery satins, woolens and metallics all the way to gold in a glamour version.
  • A focus on bright, deep crimson reds, carmine and burgundy, ultra-feminine or graphic, casual fluids.
  • Essential black, either precious or sporty.
  • Violets continue fairly soft or else grayed, vintage and romantic for pleats and ruffles in a couture mood.
  • The follow-up to flesh-toned, powdery colors on satins, pongés and ultra-feminine crepes.
  • A natural, light, ecological mood in gray and mastic flannels, shearling fake furs and technical fabrics.
  • Woody browns are confirmed on leather looks and shearlings.
  • The return of gray and the follow-up to greenish blues for winter cottons and natural, authentic denims.
  • A focus on velvet, either flat or in thin, clean corduroys.
  • Heavy, colorful, textured weaves resembling handwovens.

 

KEY POINTS : PRINTED MOTIFS AND YARN-DYES
  •  A follow-up to summer, giant flowers like immense placed motifs which, once manufactured, becomes abstract and natural or luminous and unreal
  • Naturalist prints : feathers and birds from our gardens.
  • Arabesques and interlacings in a William Morris style in grayed and faded tones.
  • Asian or Japanese-style flowers in « kimono » placements on lightweight silkies.
  • Geometrics are worked this season in micro-tie prints or macro two and three-tones in a Bauhaus mood.
  • Very visual and junior stripes, stars, dots and typographies or pop and signal two-tones
  • Classic or simplified, bright clan plaids and tartans
  • An ethnic influence : Persian tapestry jacquards and Indian blankets 

 

IN CONCLUSION :

A winter season that is either colorful, cheerful and dynamic, natural and calm or extremely feminine and glamorous.

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