Salon International de la Lingerie AW17: What to expect

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Salon International de la Lingerie, the leading trade show for intimates, nightwear and swimwear garments will take place in Paris next month. For the hundreds of you who plan to attend, here’s a round-up on what this season’s exhibition has to offer.

Where: Port de Versailles, Pavillion 1. When: January 21-23

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
Parisian brand Simone Pérèle has been named Designer of the Year 2017 by Salon International de la Lingerie and Paris Capitale de la Création. The brand has been recognised for its outstanding creativity since its inception in 1948. “It’s this tradition of savoir-faire and creative boldness that the Salon International de la Lingerie celebrates by naming Simone Pérèle the 2017 Designer of the Year with Paris Capitale de la Création,” trade show organisers said. The award will be presented at a press conference on 21 January in Hall 1 at the Porte de Versailles.

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

Schedule

Dualism (trend 1): Sat-Sun, 11:00am. Mon, 11:00am
Artist’s Studio (trend 2): Sat-Sun, 2:30pm. Mon, 2.30pm
The Selection: Sat-Sun, 4.30pm. Mon, 5pm

AW17 Trends
Salon International de la Lingerie has released four key trends for AW2017-18 devised by Vanessa Causse, managing director of Trend Union. The four trends are:

BEING ZEN
This trend takes inspiration from active women who aspire feminine but modern lingerie. Technical fabrics with new finishes will come in neutral colours and garments will be influenced by sportswear, with clean lines and comfortable cuts.

BEING DECORATIVE
Being Decorative is a melting pot of vibrant colours and bold illustrations. Prints are dynamic, featuring large flowers, pop art and geometric patterns.

BEING NOSTALGIC
This trend flirts with everyday lingerie and fashion. Comfortable materials feature feminine details, including decorative lace, embroidery and transparency.

BEING SCANDALOUS
This trend inspires women to play with their image and think of lingerie as an accessory that completes their look. Key pieces will feature metallic tones, playful ribbons, jewellery and daring cut-outs.

Uncover
Salon International will champion emerging lingerie brands at this season’s trade show with a new space named UNCOVER. Matthieu Pinet, the founder of online gallery-boutique The Shape of the Season, is working with Eurovet to create a special exhibition which will present 40 lingerie, loungewear, sportswear, and beauty brands.

 

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