You read well, I will talk about the next year fabrics. This post is inspired from last week «Premiere Vision (First Vision)» tradeshow, the largest international trade fair for apparel fabrics. Twice a year in Paris Villepinte, spinners, weavers, knitters, tanners, textile designers and trends analysts meet fashion designers and clothing manufacturers seeking the starting point for their future collections.
I belong of those who put the fabric in the center of their creation. The feel and the color, the weight, the transparency and the light reflected can inspire me more than a drawing. I am convinced that the technological advances in the fabrics manufacturing will dictate tomorrow’s fashion. We’ve already seen thermoregulatory, bio-ceramic, cosmetical, bio-plastic or connected fabrics. We’ve already heard of electroplating or welding.as methods of processing and assembly.
As a fabric lover I took this opportunity to see and touch hundreds of samples. And I have some trends to share with you for the next year.
I saw hybrid fabrics, double faces combining different textures and transparencies. Complementary assemblies of naturals and synthetics, knits and woven, delicate and heavy material. I’ve even seen tri-layer bondings.
Photos were prohibited on the show, I saved some from the «Premiere Vision» website. Very happy to discover this site, a bit slow of course, but filled with interesting facts.
In my case, I crave to find oddments for these wonderful fabrics. And you?