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Première Vision close in line with market changes

This edition, Première Vision Paris steps actively into its catalysing role for the creative fashion industry, hosting over 2,000 exhibitors.

22nd July 2019

Knitting Industry
 |  Paris

Knitwear, Knitted Outerwear, Collections, Colours/​Trends

This edition, Première Vision Paris hosts over 2,000 exhibitors. © Première Vision

Two times a year, for three days, the six major industries supplying materials and services to the global fashion industry meet the world's creative brands at Première Vision Paris to help them prepare their collections.

The next edition, from 17-19 September 2019 at the Parc des Expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte, will present the latest developments in materials and techniques for the Autumn/Winter 2020-2021 season.

This edition, Première Vision Paris steps actively into its catalysing role for the creative fashion industry, hosting over 2,000 exhibitors — including 210 newcomers — from across the world presenting their latest new products. On the agenda are fashion information and the latest inspirations; an exclusive and experiential programme; and strengthened strategic commitments to meet the industry’s future challenges and evolutions.

Important changes

This edition focuses on seamless connections between the show’s various activity sectors, allowing visitors to circulate freely from one space to another. The predominant influence of sport on fashion will be highlighted with an extensive, transversal Sport & Tech itinerary, and a dedicated forum. An enlarged Smart Creation Area (formerly the Smart Square) will feature 30 new exhibitors.

Finally, the show will mark the return of Brazil and the arrival of new countries (Romania, Mexico) for an ever more expanding and creative Première Vision Designs offer.


Eco-responsibility is playing a larger role at Première Vision Paris, with a Smart Creation Area now covering more than 1,200m² and the presentation of the report of a study conducted jointly with the Institut Français de la Mode (IFM).

An emphasis is on creativity through various key highlights, including the 11th edition of the PV Awards, a showcase dedicated to Christoph Rumpf (winner of the 34th Hyères Festival), the TexSelect fabric design competition, and more.


Conferences relocated to the heart of the show, with two distinct new spaces: the Fashion Talks Area in Hall 6 for fashion conferences and the Innovation Talks Area in Hall 3.

Various virtual reality experiences to immerse visitors in the season include the Autumn/Winter 20-21 film directed by Dutch video artist Bart Hess in the Perspectives transversal forum, as well as the Sport & Tech forum's virtual experience.

Paradigm shift

“The fashion industry is in a period of profound upheaval. New consumer habits are emerging, digital and ecological factors are influencing the sector, and designers must constantly find fresh ways to reinvent themselves to meet their customers’ increasingly exacting expectations,” said Gilles Lasbordes, General Manager of Première Vision.

“This paradigm shift is impacting all the players involved in the creative fashion world, including Première Vision exhibitors. That is why we structure the Première Vision Paris offer by adapting to changes in the market. The next September edition is no exception to this rule, and visitors will discover an expanded area dedicated to sustainable fashion, with 50 exhibitors sharing their innovations and best practices. The September show will also see the launch of a new activity sector — accessories and components — on the Première Vision Marketplace.”

“This web platform facilitates online contacts between visitors and exhibitors throughout the year, to meet the new needs of buyers facing an accelerating collection pace. The programming of this edition demonstrates our desire to help the industry meet the challenges it faces. I look forward to seeing you in September to discover the best that is being done today to build the fashion industry of tomorrow.”

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