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9th August 2018, Paris

Show Report: SPINEXPO Paris AW19/20

Charlotte Cameron reports from Paris

Parisian Romantic. Garments by Rory Longdon. © Charlotte CameronLast month, we travelled to Paris for SPINEXPO’s 3rd Autumn/Winter showcase, once again at the city’s striking creative hub on the Seine river, the Cite de la Mode et du Design.

SPINEXPO founder Karine Van Tassel, curated 65 mill and manufacturer exhibitors, two thirds of which were yarn spinners, mainly from the Far East. For Autumn/Winter 2019/20, throughout both the yarn collections and Karine’s astute trend directions, there was a powerful underlying concept of transience, of a lifestyle that does not stop moving – physically, mentally, geographically.

Of the 5 trend directions for Autumn/Winter 2019/20, we began at the start, where the show is held, with Parisian Romantic. Airy and fuzzy yarns in twilight-sky tones contrast with classical and luxurious wood browns in polished, sheen qualities. Pretty knit ruffles and regular fine stripes sit alongside weave-like knits inspired by Chanel tweed. Geometric stitch patterns are distorted by volumous and tonal yarns, much like the striking reflection on water of the famous Louvre Pyramid...

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