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44. Great International Flair – Strong Interaction

The last show running from 30 January to 1 February 2018 set another milestone. More than 1800 collections for Spring.summer 2019 from international fabrics and accessories suppliers were showcased over three days.

The investment in a progressive format consistently pursued by MUNICH FABRIC START was again paying off. The platform for product presentation, innovation and interaction through to technical process solutions has been increasingly understood and brings great traction. In addition to a highly frequented KEYHOUSE, the innovation and technology center, especially the current BLUEZONE (30 to 31 January 2018) closed after two days as the best Denim Show since its inception. The growing interest from international brands in product innovations, modified finishes and new production processes was very apparent. Going down particularly well were the Trend and Colour Forums that offered sound insights into new fabric and accessory highlights and impressively staged the colour themes for the new season. The extended seminar programmes on topics like Smart Textiles, AI in Fashion, Sustainability and Fashion Trends also offered lots of input and insights that went down very well with trade visitors. One of the special highlights at MUNICH FABRIC START is without a doubt the exclusive private lecture given by Li Edelkoort in the impressive backdrop and architecture of BMW World. Some 200 guests avidly followed the trend researcher's comments delivered here for the first time on the Autumn.Winter 19/20 season.

Cross industry dynamics at the innovation hub Munich

With an interactive trade fair concept and a clear allegiance to high potential of Munich, textile trade fair MUNICH FABRIC START opens the spring.summer 19 season from 30 January to 2 February 2018. ‘Processing my Realities.’ - this overarching trend theme impressively reflects the power of those interactions which seem so violent at present within the textile and fashion industry.

The clash between online and analogue, between Industry 4.0 and skilled craftsmanship, between the virtual and the existent. The denim area BLUEZONE with its special Man + Machine theme also focuses on the dialogue between manual skills and technology. At times harmoniously complementing each other and at others highlighting their differences. This is reflected in our continued focus on the idea of the Concept Zone. Thematically supported by panel discussions and lectures in the BLUEZONE Denim Club centering, amongst other things, on the development of fitted jeans, the future of heritage, the automation of finishes and sustainability in practice. With respect to cross sectoral innovation efforts the KEYHOUSE, as a specially created center of expertise and innovation for technological progress and sustainable innovations, focuses on e-textiles, bio-tech, sustainability as well as advanced manufacturing. Going forward MUNICH FABRIC START will even more strongly utilize the advantages of the trade fair location of Munich and pursue an integrated concept in a more visible way than in the past. For instance, at the next edition BMW World will serve as a new and fascinating venue for an exclusive trend workshop care of Li Edelkoort on the second day of MUNICH FABRIC START (31 January 2018). In a private lecture featuring exclusive and hitherto unpublished content the internationally renowned trend researcher will provide initial insights into the fall.winter 19/20 season.

MUNICH APPAREL SOURCE enters its second round

The decision has been taken. The next MUNICH APPAREL SOURCE will be held from 3 to 5 September 2018 – as an integrated event of MUNICH FABRIC START and directly connected to the MOC.

The strategic and future-oriented new concept of dovetailing the two trade events in terms of both location and content is the result of an intense survey of the current market requirements as well as exhibitor and visitor expectations. The trade fair location of Munich offers optimum prerequisites for giving visitors comprehensive insight into the entire textile production chain and therefore also real synergy effects. This means MUNICH FARBIC START is also continuing the strategy of extending its portfolio to include the next stage in the value added chain – thereby offering a comprehensive service and product range for the fashion industry at one location. Find more information on MUNICH APPAREL SOURCE.