Not-to-be missed appointment for leading fashion brands and knitwear producers in the world
An edition beyond expectations is being prepared for January 22nd to 24th 2020, with a very high level of research in the collections of the best yarns in the world. Flags will be the theme of the next edition of Pitti Filati. Rectangles of fabrics, lines intarsia, colours, drawings and geometric patterns will choregraph the Florence-based fair, a theme inspired by fabrics in motion, like the clothes we wear.
Both a research laboratory and an observatory for new global lifestyle trends, Pitti Filati will present the excellence in yarns on an international scale to its audience of buyers from all over the world and designers from the most important fashion brands, who come to Florence looking for new creative ideas.
A project by Angelo Figus that has reached its third edition and has now become an established appointment linked with the Spazio Ricerca is “CustomEasy”, the customisation concept applied to the luxury world in which the different players of Pitti Filati, in synergy with each other, give life to a unique knitwear collection resulting from a genuine integration of the knitted yarn production chain. Premium yarns are transformed into knitted garments by knitwear manufacturers in the KnitClub and are curated by sector specialist Maurizio Brocchetto of Intex.
Home textiles in the spotlight
The global textile industry will meet for the 50th time in Frankfurt am Main when Heimtextil – the international trade fair for home and contract textiles and furnishings dedicated to professionals in the sector – opens its doors from January 7th to 10th 2020. More than 3,000 exhibitors from 65 countries offer the opportunity to appreciate the best innovations. Heimtextil’s renewal process never stops and is increasingly oriented (rightly so) to generating business opportunities and business meetups , also providing information to thousands of international textile operators. The “Trend Space” has always been one of the highlights of Heimtextil. It is located in Hall 3.0 and is very close to international textile designers, CAD/CAM suppliers and manufacturers of digital printers. This creates an exhibition area and a design that organisers hope will be dominated by inspiration and future technologies.
International hub for fashion professionals oriented towards high quality and innovation
The next edition of Milano Unica Milano will be held on 4, 5 and 6 February 2020 at Rho Fieramilano. Milano Unica means trends, meetings and cross-pollination. A real reference point for the textile and accessories sector, an exclusive twice-yearly event attended by the leading and most important Italian and European manufacturers, as well as manufacturers from the Observatories of Japan and Korea.
Also at the next edition, the Trends Area will represent the culmination of the path that begins with the presentation events. In each season it manages to create inspiration and suggestions through its careful interpretations of contemporary society. Thanks to the painstaking research work of the style commission, it always manages to propose current and engaging creative explorations.
The Sustainability Project, now a cornerstone of the fair, will focus on one of the most important challenges for the future of the industry, stimulating dialogue and increasing the visibility of companies engaged in the implementation of major process innovations oriented to reducing environmental impact. The numerous areas planned will offer new insights and knowledge on each aspect of the complex fashion industry and particular attention will be paid to projects involving young talents and students of fashion schools.
Première Vision Paris
Sustainability and creativity at the highest level
Great expectations for the next edition from February 11th to 13th 2020 after the important numbers, albeit with a slight decrease in visitors, of last September’s edition, which welcomed 56,154 people from all over the world. 2,056 exhibitors, 230 of them at their first experience with the Parisian fair, a growth of 2.5% compared to the year before, is the figure from which PV starts again after a lacklustre February not only for the fair but for the entire textile sector. 74% of visitors came from outside France and the 1.89% drop compared to September 2018 was attributed to a variety of factors such as the fluctuating economic outlook, characterised by concerns about Brexit, the decline in fashion consumption, and the calendar clogged up with fairs and the London and Milan fashion weeks.
Sustainability will also be the leitmotif for the next edition at Paris-Nord Villepinte, companies invest and believe in “green”: this is demonstrated by the crowded space of Smart Creations, which is increasingly becoming the heart and soul of Hall 3, and by the many debates and meetings on the subject that will be organised in the three days of the exhibition. However, the high creativity experimental area will once again be the Maison D’Exceptions project, where handcrafted high end products, specific artisanal workmanship of small ateliers and technical innovation are the real tools in achieving a strategic difference in today’s fashion industry.