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VIEW – Strong ranges, unqualified approval

On 5 and 6 th of July 2016, the latest edition of VIEW Premium Selection demonstrated once again how MUNICH FABRIC START’s preview show has become a firm fixture, being the first of all international fabric trade fairs.

The 16th edition of VIEW kicked off autumn.winter season 17/18 with a dynamic and progressive note and closed with a slight increase in visitors after two fair days. The portfolio of many, already far advanced collections is growing season on season. Renowned buyers and designers of powerhouse brands and trend labels from the women's and men's segment as well as from denim and sportswear were impressed by the over 300 collections here, some of which were already very far developed and therefore high-impact at this early date. The leading creative teams of all German ready-to-wear manufacturers as well as famous brands and designers were on site. Attending from neighbouring countries were Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Akris, Daks and Norse Project, to name but a few. International designers and buyers travelling to Munich capitalise on the wide ranges and thoroughly researched information on the initial material and colour trends so as to already crystallise the core statement of their collections at the beginning of the season.

VIEW presents trendsetting international Portfolio

With more than 300 pre-collections for Autumn.Winter 17.18, the VIEW Premium Selection on 5 and 6 July 2016 will be setting a strong signal to the industry.

Some high-class collections will be represented at the preview textile fair by MUNICH FABRIC START for the first time: BENDINI, MIROGLIO, ELYAF and AGENTUR KAREN GERKE in the VIEW FABRICS segment, KNOPF & KNOPF in VIEW ADDITIONALS as well as EUROPA and TUSA DENIM in VIEW DENIM & SPORTSWEAR. [VIEW Brand List Autumn. Winter 17/18].

This will be an extension of the existing portfolio which already comprises well-known, prestigious weavers and additional suppliers from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, UK, Turkey and Japan as well as a strong presence of Italian collections.

An exclusive outlook of currents and trends in the new season will be provided by WGSN as leading international trend forecasters who work in professional partnership with MUNICH FABRIC START on Tuesday, 5 July, at 11.00 am & 15.00 pm [further details and registration].

Covering the entire bandwidth of segments from VIEW FABRICS for textiles, VIEW ADDITIONALS for trimmings and accessories, VIEW DENIM & SPORTSWEAR as well as VIEW DESIGN STUDIOS for individual print and pattern designs, VIEW offers a representative range for afirst significant impression of trendsetting insights into the new season.

Panos Sofianos takes over new key position

New on board of MUNICH FABRIC START’s expert team: In April 2016 Panos Sofianos, a long-standing denim and sportswear market insider, takes over the position as Exhibition Manager BLUEZONE & New Business at the Munich headquarter.

Panos will further sharpen the profile of MUNICH FABRIC START and will be in charge of the content and conceptual design of the newly established KEY HOUSE area. The KEY HOUSE will already be opened at the next MUNICH FABRIC START from 30.08. to 01.09.2016. This innovative creative area with a total of 2,500 additional square metres and complying with the latest standards allows the organizers to launch a unique avant-garde exhibition concept whose content and design goes far beyond conventional presentation formats. Born in Thessaloniki, Panos Sofianos is considered an acknowledged expert for the quickly evolving denim and sportswear market that keeps reinventing itself. As a Denim Curator he closely cooperated with the founders of such iconic brands as Diesel and Replay. As a Creative Director he was involved with Hellenic Fabrics and Royo in Valencia. He developed special projects for G-Star, Hugo Boss, Brax, Gardeur, Tommy Hilfiger Europe and Scotch & Soda, to name but a few of the brands on his list – one that reads like an industry WHO’S WHO.