Winter is set to arrive in Paris, this summer, as the city plays host to the AW13 Interfilere trade show, held alongside Mode City from July 7 to 9.
NEED TO KNOW
For its second July edition, Interfilière Paris will be occupying Pavilion 1 at Porte de Versailles, alongside Mode City on July 7 to 9, 2012.
This is the third show of the year for the Interfilière brand, following Interfilière Paris in January and Hong Kong in March.
A leading trade fair for intimates and beachwear fabrics, Interfilière Paris is the only international-scale event that brings together two key markets with Mode City: both the upstream and downstream industry sectors.
300 exhibitors are expected for a comprehensive product range, covering the intimates (100 percent of exhibitors in 2011), beachwear (56 percent), loungewear/homewear and wellbeing markets (25 percent of exhibitors).
This season, Interfilière Paris is placing the accent on beauty for the body with cosmetic textiles (slimming, skincare, etc.).
A guided tour and conference by La Fédération, with an accompanying study, will enable stylists and buyers to get to grips with these new fabrics.
Exhibitors will be divided into 7 sectors:
Lace It (lace) with Chanty lace, Codentel, Desseilles laces, Dresdner spitzen, Encajes, Femina lace international, Iluna group, Indesmalla, Johnson lace, Kuroda lace, Natex spitzen, Noyon dentelle, Pizval, Siva, Solstiss, Takeda lace, Tess. Colombo Antonio, Tianhai lace, Vee ho industrial, Wu tong industrial…
Brod’Cust (embroidery), with Aronne Faccio Group Limited, Broderies Deschamps, Chief You Corporation, Forster Rohner, Hammerle & Vogel, Junior Srl Arte Ricami By Adele Zibetti, Liberty Tex, Oskar Hämmerle, Ricamificio Paolo, Royal Universal Lace, Soulis-Kuehnis, Union…
Neoskin (knits, wovens, print, embellishment) with Be Be Cotton Knitting, Billon Crea’lys, Boselli, Bouvelle, Brugnoli Giovanni, Carvico, Charming fabrics, Dogi international fabrics, Elastic textile Europe, Emmegi – Ferrario, Eurojersey, Eurostick, Feinjersey, Grupo moda estilmar, Händel + Diller, Inplet pletiva, Jabouley, Jersey Lomellina, Les tissages Perrin, Liebaert, Lior, Louis Vidon, Penn textile solutions, Piave Maitex, Ritex 2002, Rocle by Isabella, Sitip, Sofileta, Taubert textil, Tessitura Rossi, Tessitura Taiana Virgilio, Tvb, Willy Hermann…
Access’Folies (braids, buttons, ribbons, hooks-and-eyes, bra-cups, etc.) with Alge Elastic, Art Martin, Bra Cup, Cap Sud – J3, Cheynet Elastics, Dge, Eurotextile, Fashion Resources, Junior Hagen, Michele Letizia, Moda Pierre, Muehlmeier Bodyshaping, Satab, Seram…
Hi’Tech (fibres, yarns and machines) with Asahi Kasei Fibers corp (Cupro, Roica, Dorlastan), Bemis, Fitor, Hyosung Europe, Lenzing Fibers, Lok’s Group, Mitsui Bussan Techno Products, Nilit, Ruey Tay Fibre Industry…
And the new Créative lab’ area, initiated in January, which brings together Textile Designers (studios, textile designers) and Trend Forecasting Agencies with Concepts Paris, Nelly Rodi – Trendlab, Promostyl, A Peagreen Company, A-Quer, Atelier Calisti, Atmosphere Studio, Atom Design, Bernini Studio, Blue Studio, Bony Dessins, Créations Robert Vernet, Garreau Designs, Gibson Design Studio, Idc Studio, Kalarav, Longina Phillips Designs, Marc Terrier, New Âge, Studio Ilyzia, Susanna Samson Design, The Collection Design…
Sourcing with ‘Intimates & Beachwear by fatex’
Created in January 2012, this area was reportedly a hit with buyers interested in proximity-based sourcing. ‘Intimates & Beachwear by fatex’ will see its exhibitor numbers doubled in July, with around twenty lingerie and beachwear participants from the Euromed zone. It will be situated between Interfilière Paris and Mode City.
NEW AND RETURNING EXHIBITORS
Former exhibitors from previous sessions (2008 – 2011) have announced their return:
STRETCHLINE HOLDINGS (Sri Lanka)
DECORINE LACE & TEXTILE (Hong Kong)
BEL MAILLE (France)
Exhibitors participating for the first time in July:
BROWNE DOG STUDIO (USA)
ATOM DESIGNS (UK)
SUSANNA SAMSON DESIGN (UK)
THE COLLECTION DESIGN STUDIO LIMITED (UK)
JIN YOUNG (Republic of Korea)
SANKO TEKSTIL ISLT. SAN. VE TIC. (Turkey)
SHOW HIGHLIGHTS AND KEY FACTS
General Forum: ‘The New Beauty’
‘The New Beauty’ is the central theme of the forum. It will see a return to the very roots of lingerie, while highlighting its capacity to beautify and role as a discrete source of pleasure.
The area places an accent on the ‘refinement and elegance’ of traditional French lingerie, as showcased to perfection in Hollywood films. Interfiliere claims ‘Modern’ women rejected lingerie in the 1960s, dismissing it as restrictive and constraining due to the lack of comfort offered. Nowadays, thanks to new technologies present in shapewear, it states refinement is making a return that goes well beyond functionality, reinventing luxury.
The specialists who came together for the colour consultation were unanimous: beauty can be found in everything, it knows no geographic or historic boundaries.
Freed of commercial constraints, stylists and experts thus demonstrated a desire for emotion-charged shades, working in harmony with fabrics to depict the world in which we live. Nature and art will serve as guides, as well as traditional craftsmanship and savoir-faire.
The Winter 2013/14 colour range will be showcased by Liebaert.
The New Eve: lingerie is going through detox, being purged of any purely superficial details. It is therefore, exactly as it should be: deliciously luxurious.
Pride of place is given to time-honoured know-how and a more intimate past, reinterpreted using new technologies for a French style that is at once, discrete, light and frivolous, bathed in powdery shades and a touch of decadence.
Influenced by Alexander McQueen, flowers make a striking return, epitomizing the most eternal form of beauty.
Symbolism: new blacks express a myriad of night-related fantasies and dreams…when nature shrugs off romanticism at its most suave, when flowers metamorphose into ghostly forms of Eros. At the heart of this dark and mysterious universe, seduction offers a host of surprises and effects. The body is decorated, celebrated, a figure of desire at its most refined and sophisticated. Eroticism that verges on the sublime!
Visionary: a dream of the future … in response to the dangers faced by the planet. Directions to follow: the 1920s, 50s and 60s, reinterpreted with efficient use of resources; the idea is that state-of-the-art technologies should not be confined to comfort and architecture, but also applied to creativity itself. Pixels, fractal images and other 3D effects: in the hands of designers, modernity becomes a new source of inspiration.
Playtime: dreaming of a world where the magic of transformation is reality? Then join the growing club of designers worldwide who are leading a new renaissance in design. A world where the old classification codes no longer apply. Where the idea of hiding in your own cocoon is no longer a sign of weakness. Where, in the parallel universe Steve Jobs was uncrowned king, playfulness is no longer a synonym for immaturity. Life accelerates: at home, on holiday … wherever there is a laptop.
Some thirty of the most innovative exhibitors have been invited to present their most cutting-edge creations in this ultra-selective, closed-off space, inaugurated in July 2011. The space is included within the general forum.
Devoted entirely to beachwear fabrics and situated at the heart of Créative Lab, the forum will be completely separate from the General Forum, as was the case in July 2011.
Students from Northumbria University in Newcastle will work on creating prototypes, using fabrics by Carvico.
Keep an eye out for…
Dogi International Fabrics was elected Designer of the Year, within the framework of Paris, Capitale de la Création, in January, and will continue to enjoy centre stage at the July show.
The five nominees for the 2013 Interfilière Paris election will also be announced at the end of Mode City’s Designer of the Year award ceremony.
Organised jointly with Mode City, the conferences explore the latest news and trends. As is the case, each session, a Summer 2014 preview conference, led by Jos Berry, director of the Concepts Paris trend forecasting agency, will be held on behalf of those exhibiting at the January 2013 session of Interfilière Paris, a number of VIP buyers and the press.
The fourth photography competition, reserved for exhibitors, will explore the theme of beauty, in line with show trends.
Summer party: ‘White and Gold.’ Mode City and Interfilière Paris will be hosting a ‘magical’ gala evening on Saturday 7th July in one of the most prestigious ‘Haute Couture’ Paris locations, the Hôtel Salomon de Rotschild. White and gold dress code applies.