Survey of the European fabric fairs for spring/summer 2018

Date: June 1, 2017
Pages: 28
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Survey of the European fabric fairs for spring/summer 2018
This latest update in this series of reports summarises the trends which were on show at the European fabric fairs for the spring/summer 2018 season. The author of the report visited Munich Fabric Start, Première Vision Fabrics and Milano Unica where she interviewed exhibitors and found out first-hand which trends were proving to be the most popular. Overall, the mood at the fairs was positive, and there was a strong accent on creativity, new designs and innovation resulting from the application of ever more creative fabric techniques. There was an overwhelming impression of lightness and transparency, and this had been achieved through the use of a variety of techniques — including burn-out printing and the use of fil coupé effects. Cotton and natural fibres were important, and had been used in blends with other fibres such as viscose or lyocell. Patterns were also prominent, and key print themes included animals, florals, geometrics and the use of indigo tones. Fancy tweed fabrics maintained their popularity, and there were also several innovative fabrics on display for use in contemporary outerwear.
SUMMARY

FABRIC FAIRS

Trading conditions
Milano Unica
Munich Fabric Start
Additionals
Bluezone
Design Studios
Fabrics
Keyhouse
Organic Selection
Première Vision Fabrics
Texworld Paris

FABRIC TRENDS

Pattern and print
Outerwear linen, cotton and wool fabrics
Fancy tweeds
Contemporary outerwear fabrics

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: Première Vision Paris: number of visitors by source country, February 2017
Table 2: European fabric fairs for spring/summer 2018 and autumn/winter 2018/19

LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: Transparent/opaque printed organza fabrics in the Trend Area at Première Vision Fabrics
Figure 2: Printed stripes and checks on sheer fabrics at Première Vision Fabrics
Figure 3: Display of stripes in piqué and sheer organza with satin stripe at Première Vision Fabrics
Figure 4: Printed silks and sheers with satin stripes at Première Vision Fabrics
Figure 5: Embossed and coated sheer fabrics and print on sheer organza at Première Vision Fabrics
Figure 6: Layered printed sheer voiles or organza at Première Vision Fabrics
Figure 7: Fringed fil coupé design from Malhia Kent at Première Vision Fabrics
Figure 8: Fil coupé designs at Première Vision Fabrics
Figure 9: Printed animal designs at Première Vision Fabrics
Figure 10: Printed painterly birds from Ratti at Première Vision Fabrics
Figure 11: Printed frog design from Ratti at Première Vision Fabrics
Figure 12: Tropical print designs in blues from Ratti Uomo at Première Vision Fabrics
Figure 13: Shirtings in indigo tones from Ratti Uomo at Première Vision Fabrics
Figure 14: Shirtings from Albiate 1830 at Shirt Avenue, Milano Unica
Figure 15: Geometric print designs at Première Vision Fabrics
Figure 16: Printed and devoré printed geometric florals at Première Vision Fabrics
Figure 17: Printed silk jacquard from the Movimenti range at Première Vision Fabrics
Figure 18: Bronze jacquard fabrics from the Movimenti range at Première Vision Fabrics
Figure 19: Cloqué jacquard fabrics from Henry Bertrand at Première Vision Fabrics
Figure 20: Fil coupé jacquard design from Dutel Création at Première Vision Fabrics
Figure 21: Devoré print showing large area of transparency from Serikos at Milano Unica
Figure 22: Jacquard tapestry design from Deveaux at Première Vision Fabrics
Figure 23: Fancy tweed fabric by Lochcarron of Scotland at Première Vision Fabrics
Figure 24: Tweed fabrics by Lochcarron of Scotland at Première Vision Fabrics
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