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Paris, February 18,19, 20, 2014

Since last season, the fair has been reorganized in new areas and forums :
The central forum
Outer & over
Wash & dye
Tops & shirts, Tops & dresses
Evening focus
Tech focus
Style focus
Knitwear solutions
The update and last-minute special forums have disappeared.

To boost and rejuvenate their SUMMER 15 collections, fabric producers now emphasize embellishments and finishings, a clear evolution from the last 2 seasons:
Transparencies are more animated and textured looks have been accentuated
Classic cottons, linens and silkies appear more as tech’ fabrics and are often “plastified”
As for sport fabrics, they are increasingly developed for citywear or novelties and are more feminine.


light, supple compacts

• a large offer of spacer meshes : supple, lightweight, solid or novelty, honeycombed, shot, plastified … an answer to a strong demand in urban RTW for this type of fabric
• still lots of lightweight bondeds and synthetic neoprene-style double-knits
• transparent or colored mat coatings with a rubbery hand on all types of fabrics : jerseys, fleece backings, linens, cotton or silkie jacquards, also newer and unexpected on laces and guipure laces …
• a focus on mock-solid interlocks for masculine jackets, also with a denim look
• “jogging” fleeces in giant bouclette yarns
• smooth, round, silky double satins in intense colors

games of transparencies and openworks

• lots of classic laces or newer geometric motifs
• “tracing paper” voiles for shirtings, knits and silkies, especially in ultra-thin cotton jerseys and organzas. To note, a strong trend in the knitwear forum with transparent tops.
• Still lots of burn-out motifs
• A focus on larger, textured eyelet embroideries on stiff voiles
• Laser-cut openworks : in geometrics on synthetic knits or in florals on cottons

reflections and glossies

• generally less metallic or flashy looks, we note arabesque motifs that resemble hammered iron
• lots of “aquatic” glossies and iridescent or pearlized effects on silkies
• cellophaneyarns in laces and ultra-light silkies
• wet lookson sport taffetas and cottons

reflections and textures

• cotton piqués and honeycombs in knits and wovens
• cloquésand embossings on silkies, voiles
• seersucker shirtings
• still lots of quilted-look jacquards knits, a continuation of winter

a focus on jacquards

• solid cotton jacquards with cut-thread motifs
• cotton and silky jacquards with giant floral motifs in allovers or as a base


• for knits, for shirtings, slightly slubbed, developed in bleached indigo or fresh colors
• coated for a sport version

weighty fluidity

• a washed silk mood in cupro
• fine, fluid fleeces

It was important not to miss the “FUTURISTIC HERITAGE” exhibit in the knitwear focus forum, a selection of designer models from the MODATECA DEANNA archives and also MAISON D’EXCEPTIONS that featured timeless Japanese, Italian and French fabric craftsmen. A new arrival, Mymantra, proposed a textile in wood.