The overwhelming message at Première Vision in Paris this September.
As predicted in the AW 17-18 Design Concepts book, MAXIMALISM is the mantra for the season and textiles are the real stars. Rich surfaces from velvet to pleating, 3D surface effects and a major focus on jacquard. A mass of rich metallic effects… not just shiny yarns but real metal replica’s using chain effects and surface techniques.
The developments of beachwear collections at Mode City Lyon largely overshadowed the lack-lustre developments in intimates. Both the offer and presentations of exhibitors and the very dynamic fashions shows painted a picture of a garment classification that deserves a strong place in future retail.
The ‘one-off’ Lyon edition of Mode City & Interfilière ended with very mixed results. The fabric industry at Interfilière was generally happy, the garment side was suffering under a drop of visitors numbers from smaller independent shops.
“Super seasons ahead with an avalanche of innovation in fabrics and trimmings”, that was a widely shared opinion of a very dynamic Interfilière Lyon session. Buyers and designers alike were very inspired and enthusiastic about the stimuli of the industry for their future collection developments. The best of Lyon will be on show at Interfilière New York, September 22nd. In a Creative Lab format we will concentrate on the highlights nobody should miss. We will also bring the most talked-about prototypes of Lyon, like the Athleisure developments in lace, or the building block items of the new leisurée wardrobe. And of course there will be a mini version of lounge-to-wear delights of Tina Wilson’s Opulent Livingwear project. And to top it off, the ‘not to be missed’ trend overview by Jos Berry. SAVE THE DATE!
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A new vocabulary has arrived in the lingerie market. Names such as Athleisure, Loungerée, Swimtimates, Skinwear and Livingwear indicate the beginning of a new era with fundamental adaptations on every level of the industry.
All energy is focused to make the next bodyfashion fairs in Lyon a fantastic happening. With a wealth of projects (one of them here), conferences and parties nobody in the lingerie or beachwear communities should miss this unique one-off event.
New classifications and ‘lingerie-to-wear’ adapted to modern women who are more than ever aware of enjoying pleasure from morning until night. Suddenly there is big choice of fabrics, designs, shapes and colours, adapted to all kinds of events… Laces, formally only for bras, now in versions used for tops, tunics, beach pyjama’s, slip dresses for day, night and after the beach…Multiplying the end-uses for one garment, optimising the sensual possibilities for every moment, developing LIVING WEAR for EVERY BODY with new names that express the diversity in end use. Skinwear for soft and functional shaping and smoothing. Leisuré or livingwear makes loungewear streets savvy. Athleisure goes from the park to the club. Swimtimates cross between beach and intimates.
‘Maximalism’ our mantra for the season ahead was confirmed at Première Vision where rich materials and surface decoration highlighted a very strong trend towards individual interpretations, which we also see at this moment on the catwalks.
One of the big discussions at Interfilière and SIL is how to make everyday, functional garments also look fantastic. Both fabric suppliers and the fuller busted bra brands start to study the decorative and technical possibilities for future moulded bras and shapewear.