SEE YOU AT THE NEXT SHOWS
MUNICH FABRIC START 18 - 20/07/2023 /// VIEW PREMIUM SELECTION 13 - 14/09/2023 / MUNICH /// GERMANY

UPDATE: TREND FORECAST SPRING.SUMMER 23 NOW AVAILABLE --- MUNICH FABRIC START AUTUMN.WINTER 23/24: WE CAN‘T WAIT TO WELCOME YOU AGAIN ON 30/08 – 01/09/2022 AT MOC MUNICH.

The Show

As one of the leading European textile trade shows, twice a year MUNICH FABRIC START presents a qualitative portfolio of international fabrics and accessories manufacturers showcasing their newest developments and innovations in Munich to up to 20,000 visitors.

Around 900 manufacturers from 40 countries showcase over 1,500 collections in a comprehensive range of textiles, accessories, finishings and sourcing solutions as well as offering specialist information and inspiration, making MUNICH FABRIC START an international business platform in a unique trade fair format. Designers, product managers and buyers work efficiently and with ease in the professional working atmosphere, exclusive event program and full range of specialist information and inspiration that attracts up to 20,000 trade visitors to Munich every season.

Twice a year, MUNICH FABRIC START Exhibitions GmbH also organises the Preview Textile Show VIEW Premium Selection as well as the International Denim Trade Show BLUEZONE.

Event Program

OF MUNICH FABRIC START & BLUEZONE
AT KEYHOUSE, HALL 5 & THE SEMINAR ZONE, HALL 7

Be inspired by exclusive keynotes, panel discussions, trend presentations, Q&A sessions & Co. by international industry experts.

Look forward to news, insights and first-hand information from the industry.

VDMD SeminarsOverview Seminars.PDF
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Opening
Location: Assyst Experience – Hall 2 | C 14

ASSYST EXPERIENCE – Opening & Vision

Hans Peter Hiemer (Assyst GmbH), Eric Liu (Style3D)
Location: Assyst Experience – Hall 2 | C 14

Hans Peter Hiemer

Managing Director
Assyst GmbH

Eric Liu

Founder & CEO
Style3D

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Keynote
Location: Assyst Experience – Hall 2 | C 14

Do it right the first time - Discipline and Digitization as Key Drivers on becoming a Sustainable Company

Jan Hilger (Roland Berger)
Location: Assyst Experience – Hall 2 | C 14

Jan Hilger

Roland Berger

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Keynote
Location: Assyst Experience – Hall 2 | C 14

One Company – One World of Solutions – Style3D and Assyst

Gerhard Karl (Assyst)
Location: Assyst Experience – Hall 2 | C 14

Gerhard Karl

Assyst

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Trend Presentation
Location: SEMINAR ZONE | BLUEZONE – Hall 7

The Weird & Wonderful World of Fashion Cores

Angela Velazquez (Rivet)
How viral trends and TikTok aesthetics are reshaping denim merchandising.
Location: SEMINAR ZONE | BLUEZONE – Hall 7

Angela Velazquez

Executive Editor
Rivet

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Automation & Digitization
Location: TRENDSEMINARS | Keyhouse – Hall 5

TEXTILE FACTORY X.0 – NEW MARKETING BUZZ WORDS or ONE STEP AHEAD

Gerhard Kränzle (HILTL HOSEN-MANUFAKTUR GmbH), Christopher Veit (Veit GmbH), Prof. Dr. Maike Rabe (Hochschule Niederrhein), Michael Fraede (Robotextile GmbH), Andreas Bernkopf (Hirmer GmbH & Co. KG), Stephan Huber (Style in Progress – Moderation)
Location: TRENDSEMINARS | Keyhouse – Hall 5

Gerhard Kränzle

CEO
HILTL HOSEN-MANUFAKTUR GmbH

Christopher Veit

Senior Vice President
Veit GmbH

Prof. Dr. Maike Rabe

Leiterin des Forschungsinstituts für Textil und Bekleidung
Hochschule Niederrhein

Michael Fraede

Co-Founder & CEO
Robotextile GmbH

Andreas Bernkopf

Geschäftsführer
Hirmer GmbH & Co. KG

Stephan Huber

Founder and Owner
Style in Progress – Moderation

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Keynote
Location: Assyst Experience – Hall 2 | C 14

Color & Fabric for Digital Fashion Development

Michael Nothelfer (caddon printing & imaging GmbH), Martin Semsch (Vizoo GmbH)
Location: Assyst Experience – Hall 2 | C 14

Michael Nothelfer

Managing Director
caddon printing & imaging GmbH

Martin Semsch

CEO
Vizoo GmbH

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Keynote
Location: Assyst Experience – Hall 2 | C 14

Design & Produce First Time Right

Christina Blum (Bierbaum & Proenen)
Location: Assyst Experience – Hall 2 | C 14

Christina Blum

Bierbaum & Proenen

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Trend Presentation
Location: TRENDSEMINARS | Keyhouse – Hall 5

WOMEN´S FASHION TRENDS SS 24 – DIE MUST HAVES DER SAISON

Karin Schmitz (Peclers Paris)
Die Saison SS24 bringt das Bedürfnis zum Ausdruck, sich wieder auf das Wesentliche zu besinnen und gleichzeitig Quellen der Inspiration, Überraschung und Kreativität zu kultivieren... die Grundlagen der Mode. Wir betonen selbstbewusst und ungehemmt alle Facetten der Weiblichkeit: Glamouröser Auftritt im Alltag, Spiel mit Geschlechter-Identität bis hin zu Schlichtheit, die sich mit Funktionalität und Mobilität verbindet.
Location: TRENDSEMINARS | Keyhouse – Hall 5

Karin Schmitz

Business Development Director - Germany, Austria & Switzerland
Peclers Paris

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Keynote
Location: Assyst Experience – Hall 2 | C 14

Ready to Fit – Ready to Market – Reliable Fit in the Supply Chain

Anke Rissiek (Avalution)
Location: Assyst Experience – Hall 2 | C 14

Anke Rissiek

Avalution

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Keynote
Location: Assyst Experience – Hall 2 | C 14

Virtual models for the digital era

Arndt Johannes (Verce)
Location: Assyst Experience – Hall 2 | C 14

Arndt Johannes

Verce

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Automation & Digitization
Location: TRENDSEMINARS | Keyhouse – Hall 5

Virtual dressing rooms: How to select, integrate and benefit from them

Dr. Stefan Hauswiesner (Reactive Reality)
Virtual dressing rooms have matured over the past decade to a point where multiple commercial solutions are available. These solutions vary substantially in their technical requirements, the customer experience they enable, and ultimately how they benefit shoppers and retailers. Find out which solution will fit your business the best!
Location: TRENDSEMINARS | Keyhouse – Hall 5

Dr. Stefan Hauswiesner

CEO
Reactive Reality

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Trend Presentation
Location: TRENDSEMINARS | Keyhouse – Hall 5

Color goes DIGITAL - How to manage colors professionally in the digital workspace

Carola Seybold (PANTONE LLC)
We are in 2023 – nobody can ignore the digital progress in all parts of our life anymore. Nobody can reject to start working with digital color data anymore. Pantone will show you, what are the challenges and opportunities to work with Color from Design to production with Digital Pantone Data. Learn, how can you make sure, your Pantone Color Data is up to date and correctly addressed in a Design Software. PANTONE Connect, the new Color App will enable you to get the correct Pantone Color Data into a Design Software and will also enable you to work efficient and accurate with the best digital support for Color.
Location: TRENDSEMINARS | Keyhouse – Hall 5

Carola Seybold

Head of Global Key Accounts
PANTONE LLC

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Panel Discussion
Location: SEMINAR ZONE | BLUEZONE – Hall 7

Transformers Foundation – Fashion’s Chemical Certification’s Complex

Isabella Tonaco (Sustainable Chemistry for the Textile Industry (SCTI)), Romain Narcy (Ereks), Maurizio Morosini (Tonello), Kim van der Weerd (Transformers Foundation, Moderation)
Needless complicated, woefully ineffective
Location: SEMINAR ZONE | BLUEZONE – Hall 7

Isabella Tonaco

Executive Director
Sustainable Chemistry for the Textile Industry (SCTI)

Romain Narcy

Partner - Strategy and Innovation
Ereks

Maurizio Morosini

Sales Director
Tonello

Kim van der Weerd

Intelligence Director
Transformers Foundation, Moderation

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Interview
Location: TRENDSEMINARS | Keyhouse – Hall 5

In Conversation with Lisa Lang

Lisa Lang (EIT Climate KIC), Muchaneta ten Napel (Shape Innovate)
The importance of empowering the green transition.
Location: TRENDSEMINARS | Keyhouse – Hall 5

Lisa Lang

The Director of Policy & EU Affairs Orchestrator
EIT Climate KIC

Muchaneta ten Napel

Founder & CEO
Shape Innovate

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Panel Discussion
Location: SEMINAR ZONE | BLUEZONE – Hall 7

FIBEROLOGY - European market advancements in preferred fibres

Karin Lindmark (Renewcell), Helene Smits (Recover Fiber), George Kitras (YARN_ID), Carmen Danner (HeiQ), Lauren Greenwood (Pentatonic – Moderation)
Location: SEMINAR ZONE | BLUEZONE – Hall 7

Karin Lindmark

Circular Business Manager
Renewcell

Helene Smits

Chief Sustainability Officer
Recover Fiber

George Kitras

Marketing & Communications Manager
YARN_ID

Carmen Danner

Director Business Development
HeiQ

Lauren Greenwood

Product Director
Pentatonic – Moderation

4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Panel Series
Location: TRENDSEMINARS | Keyhouse – Hall 5

The Status Quo of Fashion - How to shape businesses in an economical climate of decline

A series of panel discussions, expert dialogues and insights about key trends, measures and opinions of trend experts, forecasters and leading fashion editors
Location: TRENDSEMINARS | Keyhouse – Hall 5

4:00 PM - 4:10 PM
Opening
Location: TRENDSEMINARS | Keyhouse – Hall 5

The Status Quo of Fashion - Opening

David Shah (View-Publications)
Location: TRENDSEMINARS | Keyhouse – Hall 5

David Shah

Publisher & CEO
View-Publications

4:10 PM - 4:15 PM
Welcome
Location: TRENDSEMINARS | Keyhouse – Hall 5

The Status Quo of Fashion - Welcome

Jana Kern (KERN Consulting, Moderation), Alex Vogt (KERN Consulting, Moderation)
Location: TRENDSEMINARS | Keyhouse – Hall 5

Jana Kern

Owner
KERN Consulting, Moderation

Alex Vogt

Owner
KERN Consulting, Moderation

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Experts Evaluation
Location: TRENDSEMINARS | Keyhouse – Hall 5

The Status Quo of Fashion - Experts Evaluation

Siems Luckwaldt (CAPITAL und BUSINESS PUNK (RTL Deutschland)), Shamin Vogel (WeAr Global Magazine), Ben Hanson (The Interline), Maria Cristina Pavarini (The SPIN OFF), Carl Tillessen (DMI), Jana Kern (KERN Consulting, Moderation)
Location: TRENDSEMINARS | Keyhouse – Hall 5

Siems Luckwaldt

Lifestyle Director
CAPITAL und BUSINESS PUNK (RTL Deutschland)

Shamin Vogel

Editorial Director & Co-Publisher
WeAr Global Magazine

Ben Hanson

Editor-in-Chief
The Interline

Maria Cristina Pavarini

Senior Editor
The SPIN OFF

Carl Tillessen

Chefanalyst
DMI

Jana Kern

Owner
KERN Consulting, Moderation

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Presentation
Location: TRENDSEMINARS | Keyhouse – Hall 5

Transparency in Fashion

Liv Simpliciano (Fashion Revolution)
A review of how some of the world's largest fashion brands & retailers are developing according to their level of public disclosure on their human rights and environmental policies, practices and impacts
Location: TRENDSEMINARS | Keyhouse – Hall 5

Liv Simpliciano

Policy & Research Manager
Fashion Revolution

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Presentation
Location: SEMINAR ZONE | BLUEZONE – Hall 7

Denim and the Renegade: Selling Rebel Style

Thomas Stege Bojer (Denimhunters), Bryan Szabo (The Indigo Invitational)
How to Drive Sales by Speaking to Subcultures
Location: SEMINAR ZONE | BLUEZONE – Hall 7

Thomas Stege Bojer

Marketing Consultant and Founder
Denimhunters

Bryan Szabo

Author and Founder
The Indigo Invitational

5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Critical Disclosure
Location: TRENDSEMINARS | Keyhouse – Hall 5

Circular Economy: The Solution to Everything or just a placebo?

Tricia Carey (Renewcell), David Shah (View-Publications), Guy Buyle (CISUTAC & HEREWEAR coordinator), Mateusz Wielopolski (Circulix), Mario Malzacher (circular.fashion), Muchaneta ten Napel (Shape Innovate - Moderation), Alex Vogt (KERN Consulting, Moderation)
Everyone seems to talk about Circular Economy as the key to a more sustainable fashion business. Reading headlines and marketing claims one could believe that the industry is already fully circular. Circular Economy: a reality check.
Location: TRENDSEMINARS | Keyhouse – Hall 5

Tricia Carey

Chief Commercial Officer
Renewcell

David Shah

Publisher & CEO
View-Publications

Guy Buyle

Manager EU Research
CISUTAC & HEREWEAR coordinator

Mateusz Wielopolski

Chief Circular Economy Officer
Circulix

Mario Malzacher

Co-Founder
circular.fashion

Muchaneta ten Napel

Founder & CEO
Shape Innovate - Moderation

Alex Vogt

Owner
KERN Consulting, Moderation

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Quiz
Location: SEMINAR ZONE | BLUEZONE – Hall 7

Women in Denim presents THE BOOMBOX MUSIC QUIZZ

Lucie Germser (Sphynx), Anne Oudard
What a better way to connect while having fun and drinks all together? THE WOMEN IN DENIM invite you to end our fruitful working day with the most unexpected music quizz you’ve ever participated to. Wear your best bling bling outfit and join us for a pure moment of fun.
Location: SEMINAR ZONE | BLUEZONE – Hall 7

Lucie Germser

Brand Image Producer
Sphynx

Anne Oudard

Denim consultant, sustainable design & developments

6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
After Show Party
Location: MOTORWORLD

MUNICH FABRIC START – CLUB NIGHT feat JON BASEL | Geschwister Schall

Join us for Drinks, Snacks, Networking, Community and Dancing! We heartily invite you to our CLUB NIGHT to celebrate with all our guests and partners from the industry! From 6.30pm at DAMPFDOM, Motorworld - Opposite the MOC
Location: MOTORWORLD

Hall Maps

Find here all areas of MUNICH FABRIC START, BLUEZONE, KEYHOUSE and THE SOURCE at a glance with exhibitor names, stand allocation, catering areas and show services.

Hall Map

Brand Search

All exhibitors and collections of the MUNICH FABRIC START SPRING.SUMMER 24, the BLUEZONE, the KEYHOUSE and THE SOURCE can be found here. Contact your future supplier!

Brand Search

Discover Munich Fabric Start

8 Areas

Every season at MUNICH FABRIC START, the innovative developments and seasonal novelties of premium international manufacturers are presented in 8 trend-setting areas.

Additionals

The latest developments in buttons, ribbons, decorative details, fasteners, lining materials, lace, embroidery, inlays as well as labeling and branding solutions are presented by leading international accessories suppliers in the ADDITIONALS area.
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Sustainable Innovations

SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS offers a platform for exciting young designers who create extraordinary material developments and reimagine the textile world – with these insights you will always be one step ahead of the market.
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ReSOURCE

Let‘s ReSOURCE! The unique sourcing platform for sustainable innovations and textile solutions ReSOURCE offers an overview of current material developments produced in an ecologically and socially responsible manner. Find out more on the ReSOURCE Page.
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Keyhouse

Be inspired & create future – as an innovation hub for the textile industry, KEYHOUSE presents futuristic solutions with a high level of innovation. The interactive centre host experts in smart textiles, future fabrics, new technologies and digital production processes for the textile supply chain.
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The Source

THE SOURCE – one-stop solution for annual holistic fashion sourcing! The Prime Manufacturing Solutions area offers a platform for all-in-one providers who present turnkey, end-to-end solutions from PLV to white-label. Find out more on the THE SOURCE Page.
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Design Studios

Creative solutions, progressive ideas and new designs can be found at DESIGN STUDIOS. Here textile designers and trend offices from all over the world showcase their fabric designs and the latest print developments.
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Fabrics

In the FABRICS area, international suppliers present their material innovations across all clothing segments. An extensive range of products including fashionable woven and knitted fabrics made from wool, cotton, silk, blends and functional fibers are shown here.
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Denim beyond the seasons

BLUEZONE, the international trade fair for denim, street and sportswear, is one of the key global events for the denim industry. True to the motto “Denim beyond the seasons”, denim mills, weavers and manufacturers show their innovations, share know-how and the latest trends with the growing Blue community.

Find out more on the new BLUEZONE Living Page.
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