The recent opening of Nordstrom’s New York flagship store, and the new Nike stores in Shanghai and New York, underline a powerful message: colour, details and activities are the best retail weapons against the invasion of e-commerce. It was Gucci that first broke away from the sterile designer mood with its regimented clothing racks, followed by middle of the road retailers investing in fanciful amusement parks.
Concepts every day
An equilibrium between ECO consciousness and visual attraction is what everybody is looking for. The rationale of a no-nonsense eco comfort wardrobe strategy does not correspond with another sustainable urgency: that of protecting the craftsmanship and the creative heritage of the fashion industry.
The nature-centric mentality now fills every modern mind in fashion and beyond. Première Vision and Interfilière were completely focussed on it. Federica Tersch from Iluna stated that sustainability is now the first demand for laces with specific requests for certifications.
FORUM: A Sensual Journey
A selection of materials inspired by 6 different cultural references, plus twice a day Live Prototype Fashion Show.
26th September at 11.15am & 1.30pm, The Forum
27th September at 11.15am & 2.00pm, The Forum
THE VIP TREND CONFERENCE
Jos Berry and her guest Xiaolu Liu from Neiwai to relay talk about lingerie in the context of the New Woman.
26th September 2019 at 2.15 – 3.45pm, Dome Hall Conference Area
TECHNOLOGY AND THE LINGERIE WARDROBE
A duo-talk by Jos Berry and Gabriela Schellner, Senior Manager of Textile Innovation for Karl Mayer.
27th September 2019 at 9.30 -10.15am, Dome Hall Conference Area
CONCEPTS PARIS STAND
Inspirational trend package and consultancy services explained by our agent Michael Leow.
In strong contrast with previous years, Parisian retail starts the autumn season with lots of colours and ideas. On all levels of the market, the message is optimistic with references to other cultures. Last season’s lingerie had a rather boring concentration on ‘safe’ basic colours, and merchandising is replaced by unusual fashion colours and very interesting developments of cross category merchandising.