The 35th session of SPINEXPO Shanghai, a trade fair dedicated to promoting innovation in the yarn, fibre and knitwear industry, will take place from 25-27 February 2020 at the World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre. The show will explore the Spring/Summer 2021 trends and ideas.
This September, the SPINEXPO Shanghai show welcomed 10,580 visitors over three days, with 2,364 multiple entries, resulting in 12,944 visitors from 54 countries, compared with 10,322 visitors in 2018. There was a slight increase in Chinese visitor numbers with 8,954 visitors, compared with 8,677 in the equivalent 2018 season and 1,626 foreign visitors compared with 1,645 in 2018.
Designers worked into the five different trend directions, with Shanghai based Steven Oo and Italian based Rory Longdon leading the team with their individual interpretations in both garments and swatches, each with their own handwriting providing an interesting contrast of textures and stitches.
Designer Helga Matos experimented with smart technology in her beautiful weavings, while Laura McPherson, Odina Keim, Katie Hanlan and Jo Bee provided their creative solutions for knitted innovations. Eva DeLaat in collaboration with Carola and Santoni partnered together to provide new visions on activewear.
The other two SPINEXPO shows taking place in the summer of next year are SPINEXPO Paris, the European branch of SPINEXPO Shanghai, and the New York edition. The 7th session of SPINEXPO PARIS will take place from 29-30 June 2020, and the 12th session of SPINEXPO New York will be held from 14-16 July 2020. Both editions will explore the Autumn/Winter 2021 innovations.
SPINEXPO exhibition is aimed at brands with a knitwear division, manufacturers of flat and circular knitwear, weavers, sporting goods manufacturers, hand knitting wool distributors and all users of yarns and knitwear. The exceptional machinery at their disposal allows exhibitors to showcase technically innovative collections each season, thanks to a partnership between machine manufacturers, spinners and knitwear and sporting goods manufacturers that is stronger than ever.