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Debra Cobb

  • 3rd October 2011

    Premiere Vision Gives Us a Reason to Believe

    In the midst of political, economic and environmental challenges, the only sure thing is impermanence-and the need for unceasing creativity in order to adapt. This was the message of Première Vision Pluriel, the twice-yearly high-end fashion textile fair held

  • 4th August 2011

    Spinexpo's Exhibitors Meet the Challenges of a Changing Market

    The third session of SPINEXPO New York, exhibiting textile fibres and yarns for knitwear, circular knitting and weaving, triumphed over a typical New York July heat wave with an inspiring range of trends for Autumn/Winter 2012. Held at the Metropolitan Pavilio

  • 19th July 2011

    Interfilie/Mode City Remain Vital

    If the mantra of the fashion business is change, then Eurovet, the parent organization of the Interfilière and Mode City shows, have proven themselves worthy. While some thought the show's move from September to the earlier July date in 2011 would deter buyer

  • 15th April 2011

    Smart Fabrics move towards commercialization.

    7th Annual Smart Fabrics Conference, held April 4 – 6 at London’s Russell Hotel, covered an array of new technologies and applications focused on making our lives easier, safer, healthier and more comfortable through the textiles we wear and use every d

  • 31st January 2011

    Interfilieres mills and designers rise to meet new challenges

    Debra Cobb reports from Paris January 2011 - Innovation, service and value can overcome the challenges of unprecedented increases in raw material costs, according to the fabric mills and lingerie brands exhibiting at Interfilière and the Salon Internation

  • 14th September 2010

    Interfiliere's Future Looks Bright

    Debra Cobb visits the Interfilière and Mode City shows in Paris and reviews the latest colour and styling trends in lingerie and swimwear. An extended version of this report with over 120 colour images from the shows is available exclusively to Knittin

  • 3rd August 2010

    New Yorks SpinExpo Raises the Bar

    Last week’s 2nd edition of New York SpinExpo had a creative and energetic vibe about it that bodes well for this offshoot of SpinExpo Shanghai. Held in Manhattan’s Metropolitan Pavilion/Altman Building, the three-day show saw an attendance of over 1500

  • 1st February 2010

    Interfilieres mood is upbeat as vendors see return to value

    The January 2010's Salon International de la Lingerie and Interfilière impressed buyers and vendors with a return to traditional values-not only in the sense of offering value for money, but with a kinder, gentler spirit that was manifest in the season's t

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