Textiles & Apparel / Garment

2017-07-12

Interfiliere Paris: a hard-working, optimistic session turned on tomorrow!

(c) 2017 Interfiličre
The return to Paris turned out to be extremely positive. Though visitors were present in greater numbers than the last session in Lyon, what stands about this edition is the stellar quality of attendees. Beyond the significant increases in market-leading lingerie and swim brands this session, the presence of key players in sport/Lifestyle/Yoga was noted by exhibitors, in addition to top names from the world of Haute Couture.

The atmosphere was businesslike; an optimistic mood that translated into orders being placed: a considerable level of sampling was registered, with an unequivocal stance in favor of innovation and top-quality collections which placed this session among the good ones in recent memory for Interfiličre Paris.

Exhibitors were unanimous in their praise: they were all delighted with the interest seen in products with high added-value. The latest collections were hailed by all. They managed to act as real advisors, offering orientations and true partnerships. Clients need to understand the product and its end uses. This session, sustainable development, the activewear market, and a search for softness, lightweight, and comfort were the leading trio in terms of visitor requests.

When TECH enters the world of Lingerie, swim, and activewear, brand take notice. Whatever the level of application, technology is no longer a problem; it’s a solution. The Innovation forum on a Print theme, and the new “Tomorrow!” platform, a future-oriented tool, were the clearest illustration of this. 

The Future is finally, concretely at hand and within our work from 5 students of the renowned Central Saint Martins in London, and in the high-tech boxers from Parisian start-up Spartan, that has set all the media abuzz.

Designers, stylists, and other visitors to the General Forum, which this year brought together Lingerie and Swimwear trends in the same space, all hailed the exceptional inspiration to be found there, driven by giant printed collages from Ellen Haeser, a Dutch designer specialized in the art of stylistic blending.

The show, through its comprehensive, international product offer, its trends, and inspiration spaces, exceeded the expectations of manufacturers and visitors, providing food for thought on the textiles of tomorrow, meeting the needs and challenges facing this industry.


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