Première Vision Paris: reference for the global creative industryMore than 53 thousand visitors – 70% of which were from abroad – participated at the last edition of the French Showcase dedicated to fashion materials and accessories on show at Paris Nord Villepinte from 12 to 14 February 2019, once again confirming the international scope of the event. The next edition is scheduled from 17 to 19 September 2019.
Once again, the French Exhibition dedicated to new materials and accessories for the fashion industry confirmed it position of international leadership, ending the edition dedicated to the presentation of the 2020 Spring-Summer season with 53,156 visitors, 70 percent of which arrived from 127 different countries around the world to participate. Such results are proof of the importance and leadership of the event on a global level, notwithstanding a slight drop in the overall attendance numbers (-2.3% compared to February 2018) due above all to the situation of uncertainty surrounding the markets in connection to Brexit and the UK’s leaving the EU.
Confirming this was the significant drop of -16% in British visitors, which on its own represents two-thirds of the overall downtrend in attendance numbers. Instead, leading the way among visitors was Italy, with 5,985 participants, followed by the UK, which still held strong despite its fall-off, and then Spain.
In terms of offering, also this edition of Première Vision was characterised by a selective and across-the-board proposal that involved 1,782 exhibitors, which were on the rise by +3.3% over February 2018, presenting the latest trends in yarns, fibres, fabrics, leathers, textile design, accessories and custom production solutions for the development of the 2020 Summer collections.
As usual, great appreciation was expressed for the Fashion Trend talks, with forums and seminars organised by the Show’s team, while great enthusiasm also characterised the Première Vision Marketplace launched last September, which extended its offering from textiles to include tanneries and producers of denim. Last, but not least, there was the Wearable Lab hot-spot meeting:
the space dedicated to Fashion Tech, with start-ups, innovative materials, integrated technologies, and talks given by experts, was in fact characterised by intense participation, thus confirming how technology and innovation are increasingly high priority also in the fashion industry.