The next edition of Munich Fabric Start will be supported by a vast selection of events. The SPIN OFF has chosen some of the highlights of the three-day kermesse.

Tuesday, August 30, Highlights at Keyhouse (Hall 5) and Bluezone (Hall 7)

Peclers Paris – Women's Fashion Trends FW 23-24 with Karin Schmitz, Business Development Director in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
12:00 to 1:00 pm Trend Lecture (German), Keyhouse

Orta x The Lycra Company - Extending the lifespan of a pair of jeans with Ebru Ozaydin, strategic marketing director, denim and ready-to-wear, The Lycra Company; Sedef Uncu Acu, director,  Orta; and Panos Sofianos, curator, Bluezone
12:00 to 1:00 pm - Panel (English), Bluezone

A past edition of a Transformers Foundation event
Photo: Transformers Foundation
A past edition of a Transformers Foundation event
Real or not Real? – Debunking some of the assumptions in our industry with Stefano Aldighieri, president, Another Design Studio 2.0; Pietro Valenti, managing director, Pangea Fabrics and Consulting PTE Ltd; Veronica Bates Kassatly, self-employed analyst and Panos Sofianos, curator, Bluezone
2:00 to 3:00 pm Educational Panel (English), Bluezone


Transfomer's Foundation – Energy, the silent but giant Raw Material and Key Resource in Denim with Alberto Candiani, president, Candiani Denim; Andrew Olah, founder, Transformers Foundation; Talha Khan, Pakistan Environmental Trust and Yucel Bayram, sales & marketing director, Kipas Holding
2:00 to 3:30 pm Panel Discussion (English), Keyhouse


Trendsetters – Deconstruct & Invent – Insights Into the Upcoming Trends of a Changing Society with Imogen Nulty-Verstraeten, Scotch & Soda denim director; Pierre Bisseuil, cosmetic and perfume expert; Feriel Karoui, consultant for Consumer Behavior; Anne Oudard, consultant on sustainable design & denim and Tilmann Wröbel, creative director & founder, Monsieur-T. Denim
3:00 to 5:00 pm Trend Presentation (English), Bluezone 


Re:newcell x – In Conversation with Jenny Fredricsdotter of Re:newcell with Muchaneta ten Napel, and Jenny Fredricsdotter, circular business manager, Re:newcell
3:30 to 4:00 pm Expert Dialogue (English), Keyhouse

The Women In Denim Quiz with Lucie Germser, brand image producer, Sphynx, and Anne Oudard, denim consultant, sustainable design & developments 
6PM to 6:30PM - Quiz time (English) Seminar Zone - Bluezone

The Women in Denim Quiz
Photo: MFS Instagram
The Women in Denim Quiz
Munich Fabric Night
The show will celebrate its 50th Munich Fabric Start edition with all its guests and partners from the industry with a party, music, dancing and connecting
From 6:30 PM, Zenith Area opposite the MOC


Wednesday, August 31, Highlights at Keyhouse and MOC


Pantone – Pantone Color Trends for A/W 23/24 – Exploring the Relationship of Color between the Metaverse and Reality with Carola Seybold, head of global key accounts – Pantone 
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Trend Lecture (English), Keyhouse

Marc'O Polo campaign f/W 2022
Photo: Marc'O Polo
Marc'O Polo campaign f/W 2022
Manteco X Marc O'Polo – Recycled Wool as a Key for Circular Fashion with Simone Sommer, head of sustainable materials & innovation, Marc O’Polo; Prof. Marzia Traverso, Full Professor and director of Institute of Sustainability in Civil Engineering (INaB), RWTH Aachen University; Marco Mantellassi, CEO, Manteco, and Maria Cristina Pavarini, senior features editor international, Textilwirtschaft (moderator)

1:00 to 2:00 pm Circularity Panel (English), Keyhouse

True Transformation Starts with Producers: Arbitrating Unethical Purchasing Practices & Beyond with  Andrew Olah, founder, Transformers Foundation, and Miran Ali, Star Network & STTI
2:00 to 3:30 pm (English) Educational Talk, Keyhouse



DMI – Should we slow down or speed up? An Introduction to A/W 23/24 with Gerd Müller-Thomkins, CEO, and Tillessen, chief analyst, and Niels Holger Wien, colour analyst, all from DMI
4:00 to 5:30 pm Trend Presentation (German), Room K1 in front of Hall 1 at MOC

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