This February, Première Vision Paris is proposing a rich and diverse program designed to address current industry issues.
An experiential, avant-garde scene, a place to meet and connect, Première Vision Paris will fully play its forward-looking and inspirational role this 13-15 February by continuing its aggressive development strategy, to provide effective support to international creative fashion professionals as they build their spring summer 19 collections.
With 1,725 exhibitors, Première Vision Paris is foreseeing an overall growth of +1.6% as compared to the February 2017 shows (then totalling 1,698 exhibitors).
The show’s new look and layout is also accompanied by changes in the organization of the fashion information areas and forums, which are indispensable tools for brands and buyers looking for inspiration and exhibitors’ latest products.
Première Vision Paris, PV Fabrics and PV Yarns, will have a new exhibitor stand concept, designed to ‘urbanise the shows and their forums.’ The 811 exhibitors at the PV Fabrics show and their 44 counterparts at PV Yarns, will benefit from stands with rounded, matt wall panels designed to integrate monitor screens. Lighting will be through a system of ultra-streamlined lamp-stands. Designer Ora-Ïto, who was commissioned to create new exhibition spaces, explains, “The new stands are a unique combination of all of Première Vision’s signature values: aesthetic research, use of new technology and environmental awareness.”
Interiors make-over will synch with reorganisation of their forums and information areas. The central forum, PV Perspectives, will now be aligned with the main entrance of exhibition Hall 5. Each of the shows’ other themed sections will have its own ‘Selection’ forum, with the addition of the Tech Focus and Jewel Focus areas in halls 6 and 4.
7 forums organised by activity sector
Fashion information spaces elaborated thanks to products selected by the Première Vision fashion team from the exhibitors’ creative and innovative collections.
Each activity sector will have its own space named SELECTION:
- LEATHER SELECTION
For leather and fur trends, with a BAG & SHOE ELEMENTS area dedicated to footwear and leather goods inspirations (Hall 3).
ACCESSORIES SELECTION will present a selection of products – components and accessories – for ready-to-wear and leather goods (Hall 4).
- DESIGNS SELECTION with the season’s key patterns and directions (Hall 5).
- YARNS & KNITWEAR SELECTION will present yarns, stitch developments, and flatbed knit garments (Hall 6).
- MANUFACTURING SELECTION will illustrate style standouts by presenting selected know-hows of the show’s fashion manufacturers. (Hall 6).
- FABRICS SELECTION – ESSENTIALS will present a selection of fabrics indispensable to creating collections. An informative presentation, organised by use, for fluid and/or structured garment items: woollens as well as silky products, jeanswear and cottony products. This forum will present the season’s fashion essentials for all silhouettes, whether sharply cut, relaxed, ultra-fluid or tailored. (Hall 6).
- FABRICS SELECTION – FANCIES presents the season’s decoration highlights, regardless of technique (prints, jacquards, lace, embroidery etc.) (Hall 5).
Pascaline Wilhelm, Première Vision Fashion Director, sheds light on these new developments, echoing current changes in the industry:
“In a world governed by immediacy, it’s important to step back and get an overview. Our visitors have been discovering our information by exploring our six spaces. With this new edition, we are providing a transversal reading of the season, in the PV Perspectives forum, through a strong and very readable selection.
So this offer is more comprehensive and more concrete. It comprises both a global and a detailed vision. And for the first time we’re presenting a single colour range to be shared by all activity sectors. A unique and precious tool, highly technical and inspirational.”