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Preview Texitle Fair VIEW opens new season showcasing about 300 PreCollections at MVG Museum

15 and 16 July will see the largest VIEW Premium Selection open the Autumn.Winter 15/16 season for Fabrics, Additionals as well as Denim & Sportswear. As a preview event for MUNICH FABRIC START, VIEW provides an exclusive outlook on innovations and new items in the premium fabric and accessories segment area for the upcoming season. Due to rising demand for exhibition space, VIEW will be held at the Munich Transport Museum (MVG Museum) for the first time.

Boasting a completely booked-up hall with a total of 300 selected PreCollections of international top-notch weaving mills and findings, this season’s event exceeds all organisers’ expectations. In addition to numerous new exhibitors, the companies already represented at the previous event will also be offering a bigger selection of collections. This will allow trade visitors to browse almost double the amount of collections compared to the last season. Especially for the denim and sportswear industries, VIEW provides an additional presentation forum in order to showcase the innovations resulting from the now continuous developments from denim brands. For the first time there will be a Trendforum to stage the pre-trends in fabrics, findings and colours for the Autumn.Winter 15/16 season.

TW Forumpreis - and the winner is...

“THANK YOU for the constant support, the continuous excitement and the longstanding confidence! We are very delighted to be awarded the “TW Forumpreis” and cordially thank our exhibitors, our guests, our team and our partners! Together with you, MUNICH FABRIC START can be realized as a unique event season by season. This price affirms us to further develop our fair with high motivation and courage for innovation.” – Wolfgang and Sebastian Klinder
MUNICH FABRIC START has been awarded the popular “Forumpreis” in the “Service” category from TextilWirtschaft, Europe’s leading business media and trade magazine of the fashion industry.

On Wednesday evening, Wolfgang and Sebastian Klinder received the price in front of 600 selected guests in the Print Media Academy in Heidelberg. The jury – consisting of 13 established top entrepreneurs and managers from the industry – mainly based their decision on the constant willingness to change and the high innovative strength that has evolved the former agency platform to an event of international importance. “With MUNICH FABRIC START, there is a platform again in Germany that is on a par with Milano and Paris, with Premiere Vision and Milano Unica”, states Michael Werner, Editor in Chief of TextilWirtschaft.

The TW Forumpreis is one of the most renowned awards in the fashion and textile industry that is annually granted to companies or industry representatives for outstanding personal or entrepreneurial achievements that influence the market in the long term. Among the award winners were Zalando from Berlin, the denim brand Nudie Jeans from Gothenburg and the multi-label store Breuninger from Stuttgart. 



After two trade fair days, both of them well attended and with a great atmosphere, Wolfgang and Sebastian Klinder, the Managing Directors of MUNICH FABRIC START, explained the further strategy and orientation of the trade fair at a press conference. The organisers explained that the focus had already been placed on greater internationalism at last year’s event, in September – a strategy which is continuing to bear fruit.

It was encouraging, they said, to see the event attended by increasingly more high-calibre visitors from other European countries, including major market players such as Zara, Stefanel, Benetton and Tommy Hilfiger.

Nevertheless, internationalism and growth should not be stepped up too emphatically. “We’d much rather be selective and continue to make sure we attract high-quality visitors,” said Wolfgang Klinder. It is better to grow organically and to focus on our own strengths. 

The organisers of MFS seem to be very good at it, as the latest trade fair clearly turned out to be a complete success again. With 950 exhibitors and 76 additional exhibitors in BLUEZONE, the denim and sportswear area, the trade fair had experienced another boost in growth on the exhibitors’ side, although visitors’ figures seemed equally promising. Alex Vogt, the MFS eco-expert, even speaks of the “biggest influx of visitors for years” at the newly designed organic selection, the sustainability forum of the trade fair. Also, a large number of well-known companies were recorded as well as an ever-increasing range of high fashion textiles.

Moreover, the organisers of MUNICH FABRIC START see it as one of their core functions to provide consolidated information and inspiration. This is why there was a special emphasis on certain successful exhibition formats such as organic selection and the Design Studios, the exhibition area for customised design solutions, as well as on the thematic areas and presentations of the Colour Forum and the various trend forums.