The side effects on the fashion trade show business caused by the pandemic continue: Not a week goes by without cancellations, postponements or concept changes of trade fairs, summits and events being announced. To keep an overview, we constantly track what's going on in the trade show world.

Here are the latest news from Denim PV, Texworld Paris and Functional Fabric Fair New York...


Denim PV cancels Milan event in May; Berlin edition moves to 2022
Changes are in sight for the next editions of Denim Première Vision, the specialized denim trade show organized by Première Vision, due to the pandemic emergency.
The next show edition happening will be second edition of The Digital Denim Week and it will take place on July 5-9, 2021 as a 100% digital event.
Denim PV Milano (previously scheduled to take place in May 25-26), will happen on October 13-14, 2021, at Superstudiopiù in Milan, both as a physical and digital event.
The premiere of Denim PV Berlin (planned for November 16-17, 2021) is postponed again and will take place on May 17-18, 2022, in Berlin at Arena Berlin, also as a hybrid event happening both physically and digitally.


Texworld Paris repeats showroom concept
From July 5-9, Texworld Paris repeats its condensed ‘Texworld Evolution – Le Showroom’ concept which premiered in February at Atelier Richelieu in the center of Paris with a select fabrics choice of around 75 exhibitors.
The upcoming event will present an expanded offer compared to the previous edition, with a wider selection of finished products from Apparel Sourcing and fabrics from Texworld exhibitors to present the fall-winter 2022 season.

Texworld Evolution Paris - Le Showroom in February 2021
Photo: Texworld
Texworld Evolution Paris - Le Showroom in February 2021
As in February, buyers will be welcome upon invitation in order to ensure an adequate flow of attendees. From the moment they arrive at the showroom, they will be provided with a digital tool specifically developed to facilitate direct contact with manufacturers.
The showroom edition complements the digital sourcing platform on the web developed by trade show organizer Messe Frankfurt France with its partner Foursource.


Functional Fabric Fair New York is canceled
The July edition of Functional Fabric Fair powered by Performance Days is canceled for 2021. This has been announced by trade show organizer Reed Exhibitions.
The fabric sourcing trade event was originally scheduled for July 19-20, at the Javits Center in New York City.

The fall event slated for October 27-28 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon is expected to take place as panned.

“After careful consideration and review of the ongoing pandemic, we have decided to cancel the summer event in New York and will set our focus on Portland in October. We feel this is our best option in order to ensure a safe and successful return to in person events,” said Steve McCullough, Functional Fabric Fair’s event director.

Functional Fabric Fair recently announced its expanded partnership with Performance Days through the development of The Loop, a year-round, digital sourcing platform that aims to connect companies in the performance fabric sector. The platform will also host a weeklong digital fair that will be co-presented by the US and Munich-based organizers on May 17-21.



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