Salon International AW16: What to expect

Salon International de la Lingerie, the world’s biggest lingerie and swimwear exhibition, is about to take place in Paris. For the hundreds of you who plan to attend, here’s a round-up on what the show has to offer this year.

Where: Port de Versailles, Pavillion 1. When: January 23-26

More than 450 brands will exhibit at this season’s show. They include everyday lingerie and corsetry brands, sleepwear and homewear labels, designer brands, legwear suppliers, independent labels and men’s underwear brands.

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Designer of the Year

Swiss lingerie and nightwear brand Hanro has been named Designer of the Year 2016 by Salon International de la Lingerie and Paris Capitale de la Création. The label was recognised for its outstanding creativity over its 130-year history. “Years of savoir faire combined with technological innovations and contemporary style have made Hanro synonymous with subtle luxury and natural elegance,” said SIL organisers. “Exceptional raw materials are knitted with the latest technology to bring incredibly luxurious products to men and women around the world.”

Fashion shows
Four couture fashion shows will be held every day at Port de Versaille, showcasing the leading trends and latest innovations for AW16/17.

Schedule

Lingerie & Cocooning (trend 1): Sat-Sun, 11:00am. Mon, 11:00am

Lingerie & Cocooning (trend 2): Sat-Sun, 3:00pm. Mon, 2.30pm

The Selection: Sat-Sun, 5pm. Mon, 4.30pm

Beautiful Legs: Sat-Sun, 12:00pm and 4:00pm. Mon, 12:30pm and 3.30pm

AW16 Trends

The Trends Market will return for a second edition this season. The trends and merchandising space addresses the real needs of retailers and the daily challenges of managing a boutique. SIL will present two major trends within the intimate apparel market:

SINCERITY
This trend, inspired by Japanese meditation, captures a calming mood with its hushed tones of delicate greens, pinks, blue and taupe, energised by bright and sparkling colours.

DISTRACTION

Frivolous and extravagant lingerie takes centre stage with a folkloric mood and an abundance of decorative details. Expect nocturnal colours of black, purple and aubergine teamed with reds and bright crimsons.
 

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