Initially announced in early 2020 and slated to take effect in 2021, Première Vision Paris is ready with its next edition taking place for the first time in July with another hybrid edition. It will host a physical show running 5, 6 and 7 July 2022 at the Parc des Expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte, and The Digital Show from 4 to 8 July 2022 happening online on the Première Vision website and marketplace.
The next event will present f/w 2023/2024 collections and will host new creative proposals and products from 1,190 exhibitors from 44 countries, including spinners, weavers, tanners, textile designers, accessory and component makers and fashion manufacturers. Its exhibitors have increased by 32% over September 2021, when it hosted 900 exhibitors, and by 10% over February 2022, as it was participated by 1,080 exhibitors.
However, his mood remains cautious for various reasons. “The entire industry is now concerned by this transformation, and this season we are further strengthening our efforts to engage the entire industry in this fundamental shift towards more sustainable and ethical fashion. This commitment is the foundation of our future initiatives,” he continued, also underlining the uncertainty of the international situation due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict. “Political instability has economic consequences, and we are experiencing a record level of inflation, which is impacting the consumer outlook. The fashion industry is experiencing supply difficulties, and is facing an unprecedented increase in raw material and energy prices,” he pointed out.
In order to serve the market and respond to the sector’s new needs and accompany it in its environmental and social transition, the show will host a series of strengthened initiatives.
New are “The Fashion & Sustainability” white paper, a two-part document designed to shed light on the major sustainability issues facing the industry, and a study conducted with the IFM to determine consumers’ purchasing criteria and assess their knowledge of sustainable materials.
New Performance Codes will help visitors find their way around the eco-responsible offer at the Première Vision shows and its online Marketplace. Created by Première Vision, these performance codes, indicated on products found in the Eco-Innovation forum and the Marketplace, aim to better describe the characteristics of eco-designed materials. They include Organic materials, referred to product composed of more than 50% natural organic materials, and Biobased polymers highlighting that a synthetic material is obtained from a minimum of 30% of renewable bio-based substances.
A series of 20 conferences, including fashion seminars and a Live Sourcing experience, will take place both live at the show (Talks Area in Hall 4) and online during the Digital Show. Industry professionals and experts will speak about major issues including the ecological transformation, digitization, the metaverse, trends and more, to help visitors better understand the challenges of fashion today and tomorrow.
Starting in September 2022, Première Vision will be holding a new show–The Fashion Rendez Vous–taking place in central Paris, at the Carreau Du Temple, on 7 and 8 September.This event has been designed to complement the July edition of Première Vision Paris, to help brands and buyers finalize their autumn-winter collections. Fashion Rendez-Vous will bring together an international offer targeting all market ranges from some 200 exhibitors: weavers, accessory makers, design studios, fashion manufacturers, tanners and representation agents.