July 17, 2019 written by

Sustainability, online sourcing, unique know-how and creative collections— the new edition of Première Vision New York is more than worth your while!


Visitors already familiar with the show’s offer of sustainable products will find new developments from exhibitors who are increasingly investing in eco-responsibility.

For Fall-Winter 20-21 we’ll be talking about an eco sensuality, with soft and velvety handles. Secondskin products worn on the body like a caress. Blends of natural fibres, with recycled PL at Brunello or Debs textile, and new cellulosic fibres such as Naia, a biodegradable acetate developed in a closed-loop production at Parlamis. All in very beautiful neutral and pastelised colours, elaborated in natural dyes at Visionland. This is a new way of working with smart products, with a feeling of voluptuousness and wellbeing, said Julie Greux, Deputy Fashion Director of Première Vision.

In addition to the offer of eco-friendly products, sustainability topics will be discussed during the Smart Talks. The show will welcome many exceptional speakers:

Domenica Leibowitz (creative consultant) and Johanna Sapicas (CFDA) will present the CFDA’S sustainability resource hub.

Cara Smyth from Glasgow Caledonian New York College and founder of Fair Fashion Center headlines a talk with Giusy Bettoni on Company Values, Operational Efficiencies, Investors and the Consumer.

François Souchet will present the Make Fashion Circular initiative of The Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

Devon Leahy from Ralph Lauren will present Design the Change: Ralph Lauren’s Renewed Strategy on Global Citizenship and Sustainability.

A look at fashioning new systems of design and business models will be given by Angela Luna (ADIFF) and Lucy Jones (FFORA).

And last but not least, The regenerative future: taking fashion beyond zero impact, will be the topic discussed by Isaac Nichelson (Circular Systems SPC).

All the Smart Talks are coordinated and will be moderated by Giusy Bettoni, PV Smart creation consultant.


The Première Vision Marketplace comes to the US market

During the show, visitors will have a unique opportunity to discover this new sourcing experience, an e-commerce platform already set up in Europe. Launched in September 2018, the Première Vision Marketplace is open to weavers and tanners from the Première Vision shows, as well as to weavers at the Denim Première Vision show. A total of 985 shops are online. Next September, the B-to-B platform will welcome makers of fashion accessories and trims.

The Marketplace team will be on-hand at the show to provide information to exhibitors, visitors and press. At 5 pm on the first day, the Fashion Talks area will host a special Première Vision Marketplace presentation: Your online sourcing during your creative process’ presented by Gaël Séguillon, Marketplace Director.

The Lace Review: a unique exhibition

The Lace Review – a touring exhibition showcasing the last 14 French Leavers lace makers will make its one and only US stopover at Première Vision New York. Discover extraordinary outfits illustrating this exceptional know-how. The show will also provide a framework for the launch of a new book dedicated to Leaver lace.

The show in figures: July 16-17, 2019

213 exhibitors / 22 countries

some 270 novelties highlighted on the Forum in 5 themes

98 companies offering small quantities

32 new exhibitors

14 Local manufacturers selected by the CFDA

22 colours in the PV Fall Winter 2021 Color Range

9 fashion seminars

6 Smart Talks

1 unique rendezvous with the PV Marketplace

73 design studios

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