The international fabrics trade show Première Vision that was held as an online event for the last two seasons is back for its next edition. Focused on the f/w 2022-23 season, it will take place in a double format–as a physical and digital show.
The physical show will take place at Parc De Expositions de Paris Nord-Villepinte from September 21 to 23, 2021. The digital event will be featured via the www.premierevision.com site, bringing together a full program of digital events and presenting collections through the Première Vision Marketplace from September 20 to 24, 2021.
Overall, the hybrid Première Vision Paris event will feature 903 international exhibitors from 40 countries. Out of this total, 756 companies will present, both physically at the show and online on the Marketplace, to show their latest material developments–yarns, fibers, fabrics, leathers, textile designs, accessories, components, eco-responsible innovations and fashion-manufacturing solutions for ready-to-wear, accessories and footwear.
Also participating will be 147 spinners, weavers, tanners, design studios, accessory and component manufacturers and garment makers. They will present their collections and manufacturing solutions exclusively online on the Première Vision Marketplace and via the Digital Show, on the Première Vision website.
The physical show will feature fashion forums and inspiration areas, and a new online 3D forum, while a cycle of some 15 online conferences, including fashion seminars, will be available in video on the Première Vision website during the Digital Show.
The topics that insiders and experts will discuss will include, among others:
• Recycling: How do we take it to the next level?
(September 20, 2pm)
• Is fashion falling for flax/linen?
(September 20, 4pm)
• No creativity without a purpose!
(September 21, 11am)
• The new frontiers of sustainable materials
(September 22, 11am)
• The future of sneakers: what would it take for the fashionable to be sustainable?
(September 22, 2pm)
• How can leather find its place in a sustainable world?
(September 22, 3pm)
Two main inspirational forums will welcome visitors of the physical show. The Inner & Sustainable Values Forum, at the intersection of Hall 1 & 2, is a space dedicated to highlighting the invisible properties of product developments such as, for instance, the quality of materials, the sensory aspect of handles, technical performance and eco- responsible innovations. This space brings together a multi-product zone dedicated to sustainable creation and five areas featuring seasonal highlights and new products by activity sector such as Yarns & Fibers, Fabrics & Knits, Leather and Furs.
A second inspiration area is The Fanciful Flair Forum located at Hall 4, South. This forum is a transversal space hosting featured dedicated areas including decorative fabrics such as prints, jacquards, lace and embroidery as well as fancy textile accessories, components and ornamental elements.
New ideas for digital guests
For visitors who cannot physically attend the show, the Digital Show will offer, in addition to articles about decoding the season, two new experiences.
The 3DForum will present the season’s material highlights through some 50 references selected by the Première Vision fashion team on the Inner & Sustainable Values forum. By clicking on each product proposed in this virtual space, the visitor will be able to learn about its specifics and qualities, and will be directed to the relevant supplier’s online shop on the Première Vision Marketplace. This digital forum will remain online during and after the physical event and the Digital Show.
The Live Sourcing session will be presented live at the Digital Show from the Inner & Sustainable Values forum by Elsa May, fashion product manager at Première Vision. She will introduce and decode the season’s trends through a selection of the most iconic f/w 2022-23 products. Connected buyers will be able to source these materials simultaneously online on the Première Vision Marketplace.
Special guest will be The European Confederation of Flax and Hemp (CELC), a Première Vision partner. The association has invited designer Eric Bergère to create the host and hostess outfits for the physical editions of the shows in September 2021 and the next one in February 2022.
"Linen spirit, linen color, linen material, linen look. No buttons, no zippers, no lining... Linen, nothing but linen,” is the description of the outfits Bergère designed for the Première Vision Paris hosts and hostesses. The result of this collaboration between the designer behind his own Dou Bochi linen-based brand and Première Vision Paris is a unisex blouse-trench with a clean, no-frills design reminiscent of workshop blouses.
To ensure everyone’s protection, Première Vision is following the recommendations of the health authorities by introducing the health pass that will be required to enter Première Vision Paris.
For visitors coming from a European Union country, the health pass is satisfied either upon presentation of the complete vaccination certificate (two doses and at least seven days since the second dose) available on the app #TousAntiCovid for French people or the EU digital Covid certificate, or in the form of the letter that was given to you when you were vaccinated; by a certificate of recovery from Covid-19 dated more than two weeks and less than six months ago; by proof of a negative PCR or antigenic test less than 72 hours old. There is also the possibility of being tested on site.
For visitors from outside the European Union, a valid health pass is based upon proof of a negative PCR or antigenic test no more than 72 hours old.
Visitors can also take a test on site thanks to the show’s Health Concierge: Any person not in possession of a health pass will be invited to be tested on site. Those who test negative will then have a health pass valid for 72 hours.
Safety and distancing gestures that will be requested include disinfection of contact points, strengthened ventilation and aeration, mandatory wearing of masks and respect of physical distancing (physical distance of one meter at all times). Despite such rules, the health protocol may be adjusted depending on events.