The Markets Applaud Innovation

Digitalization, eco-responsibility, technical and high-performance developments, D transversal know-hows … Première Vision Paris put innovation at the heart of its latest edition, which took place from 19 to 21 September, 2018. An edition dedicated to the autumn winter 2019-20 collections marked by new developments to help guide professionals facing the industry’s new challenges.

The successful launch of the Première Vision Marketplace, highly anticipated by the entire industry. A pioneer for the sector, this new, unprecedented B2B platform, which stands as a complement to the trade shows, accompanies exhibiting companies and brands throughout the year. The already-referenced offer of mills will be rounded out by a leather offer in February 2019, followed by components in September 2019.

Developed across 1,000 m² and praised for the unique character of its complete scope of materials, finished products, services and conferences, the Smart Square, dedicated to eco-friendly production and creation, addresses the industry’s future challenges, and is now the meeting point of a creative and reasoned fashion sector.

With a successful launch, the new Sport & Tech resource, dedicated to exhibitors’ sport and technical offer, enjoyed three busy days. A new forum, a fashion decoding, conferences … Its goal? To assist ready-to-wear brands searching for innovations to develop high-performance fashion items.

The various initiatives put in place to enrich the manufacturing sourcing offer: The Sourcing Connection is now established at the show as the complementary rendezvous for pre-audited far-off sourcing solutions. The new area dedicated to leather fabrication, Leather Manufacturing, met its target of specialised buyers, while the Country Focus, organised around Portuguese knowhow, made great headway.

Lastly, the fair showcased the creativity of today and tomorrow through an ensemble of federating experiences and events: the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the PV Awards, an exhibit of designs from Botter, Winner of the Grand Prix du Jury Première Vision at the 2018 Hyères Festival; the TexSelect® competition; the Ritmoemotivo, Anything Works exhibit and more.A spectacular session in terms of offer – a new record with 2,005 exhibitors – and structuring innovations for the industry, which was a great success with its 55,497 visitors, 73 per cent international, including managers, designers and fashion brands.