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Interfilière Paris celebrates lightness and dynamism

Paris was the place to be to discover the lightest, finest, sheer and soft fabrics and accessories last weekend.

26th January 2017

Knitting Industry
 |  Paris

Intimate Apparel, Sports & Activewear, Swimwear & Beachwear, Collections, Colours & Trends

Interfilière Paris, a leading international trade show for intimates, beachwear and activewear materials and accessories, concluded in Porte de Versailles this week, recording a 14% increase in international visitors. According to organisers, with a definite lingerie-focus, this edition offered a modern overview of the industry for a dynamic and promising future.

“No one expected turnout on this scale as soon as the show opened. It’s been several sessions since we’ve seen this level of uninterrupted activity throughout the first two days,” organisers report. “Constructive meetings were held with enthusiastic clients, delighted by the new arrivals in the Summer 18 collections.”

Interfilière Paris recorded a 14% increase in international visitors. © Interfilière Paris

Increased numbers of visitors were recorded from North America, Japan, Germany, Ukraine and Russia. Overall, more than half of visitors were international, with 33.5% coming from France.  According to organisers, the top visitor countries were France, Italy, UK, Germany, Spain, USA, Belgium, Poland, Netherlands, and Japan, which was for the first time represented at the fair.

Ultra-lightness

This season’s most popular products were innovative and creative, ever lighter and finer, according to organisers, reflecting the show’s choice of theme Ultra-lightness and ultra-fineness.

This season’s most popular products were innovative and creative, reflecting the show’s choice of theme. © Interfilière Paris

Society-driven and universal, the quest for ultra-lightness also inspired an exceptional artistic installation, creating a gallery atmosphere at the heart of The Exception space. A succession of visitors poured in to discover works by artists such as Julien Fournié, Ying Gao, Atelier Flory Brisset, La Soie Serycine, which were greeted with considerable enthusiasm.

General Forum

The General Forum also vied for visitors’ attention with the Whisperings exhibition, featuring a host of technical and aesthetic feats for a forward-looking vision of tomorrow’s intimates.

With a definite lingerie-focus, this edition offered a modern overview of the industry for a dynamic and promising future. © Interfilière Paris

The programme included: the young English designer, Jessica Haughton, discovered thanks to her lingerie collection, featuring 3D printing in silicone; prototypes from five European embroidery companies (Bischoff Textil, Hämmerle & Vogel, Inter-Spitzen, Junior SRL by Adèle Zibetti, and Soulis Kuehnis) and the launch of a new fibre: Naia from Eastman.

www.interfiliere.com/paris

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