Featuring the entire textile supply chain, from yarns, to fabrics, leather, designs, accessories and manufacturing, thousands of designers, suppliers and manufacturers alike flocked to the fair to witness the latest developments in textile innovation and grasp upcoming trends for the year and season ahead.
This season, Premiere Vision shed special focus on two major industries — leather and technology.
After a collaboration with the R3iLab programme (a network for non-physical innovation in industry) in September 2015 and the creation of the Accessology area in February 2016, Première Vision Paris launched the ‘Wearable Lab’ this year to bring together an exhibit of ten inspiring, experimental works featuring clothing and accessories that testified to the fast-moving developments in the fashion-tech scene over the past ten years.
A showroom of four start-ups was a place not just to meet and exchange ideas, but also to display the very latest innovations and future goals, while proposing potential partnerships.
Premiere Vision Leather continued its development as a major component by strengthening its synergies with the show’s five other verticals with special workshops, conferences, sustainable conversations and collaborations with leading design schools in France in an effort to support future talents.
This year, the fair offered budding designers with a chance to present selected items from their bag, clothing and footwear collections, produced by manufacturers and prestigious luxury French and international houses. These items were produced using leather that had been provided by a number of tanneries exhibiting at the show, often at no cost. The result of a brand-new collaboration between Premiere Vision Leather and The Gobelins School of Images, the ‘Metamorphosis’ exhibition, was an artistic journey through the imagination and creativity of young student photographers.
A partner since 2011 of the Hyeres International Festival of Fashion and Photography, Premiere Vision has sponsored the Fashion Jury Grand Prix, known as the Premiere Vision Jury Grand Prix, since 2013. Offering real support to creativity, Premiere Vision Paris accompanied the ten finalists of this competition during February’s shows, assisting them in the process of designing their collections. This year also saw the launch of an accessories prize (leather goods, footwear, jewellery and glasses). Premiere Vision Paris also welcomed the ten finalists of this new prize.
For the third consecutive year, the School of Decorative Arts (École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs) presented the accessories designed by its 2016 graduates and produced in partnership with leading artisans as part of their graduation project. Première Vision Leather also celebrated the future talent and raised their industry profile by organising an exhibition and awarding the honorary ENSAD X Leather Accessory prize.
To have a glance at some of the upcoming trends (S/S ’18) in fabrics, yarns, accessories and leather, take a look at the links below;