297 exhibitors and over 4000 buyers. Last week took place the first fair of the year. Première Vision New York looks forward to Spring-summer 2016. Some of the world’s finest textile mills highlighted their collections with trends such as bright and linear prints, graphic guipures and other laces, piqué and honeycomb structures, compact and techy plains and laminated and shiny fluid fabrics. Tonal jacquards and simple geometric structures were also key. Novelties that included sequins, embroideries, 3D-looking layered prints, feathers, burn outs with print and jacquards layered in and meshes with chintz patterns on top.
The accessory manufacturers, meanwhile, offered a selection of playful and candy-colored trims, ornaments, jewelry components, buttons and zippers. The textile & surface designs exhibitors were showcasing bright and bold prints, many which were floral and quite clean and linear. As Adam Read, co-owner of The Colorfield said, we move away from last spring’s “blurred and ikat-like motifs” to something more clean and graphic. “It’s all very optimistic.”
The show’s seminars and panel discussions, meanwhile, were a hit. Deputy Fashion Director Sabine spokes of raw sophistication, simplicity, the importance of transparent fabrics and ones with a sporty feel for women, while for men, rustic and invisible performance were among the key trends.
In accessories, fun and futuristic looks were highlighted, as were pieces with natural elements. For silhouettes, the athletic trend continued and the use of ultra lightweight fabrics were discussed in wide and loose shapes. In addition, a special roundtable was organized that focused on technology A comparison of wearable technology versus smart clothing was discussed, as was 3D printed textiles.
February 10-12, 2015 ■ Première Vision Paris (yarns/fabrics/leather/designs/accessories/manufacturing)
April 7-8, 2015 ■ Indigo New York (designs)
July 21-22, 2015 ■ Première Vision New York (accessories/fabrics/designs)