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BLUEZONE in a New Progressive Look

The BLUEZONE, the show-in show concept at MUNICH FABRIC START for denim and sportswear fabrics, presents itself in a new look for the 2017 Summer season. Throughout the entire Zenith Halle an innovative and high-quality stand system will be used making it possible to design flexible exhibition cubes.

Pale, transparent and light-filled the BLUEZONE will presents modern, progressive feel in a crossover between purism and vintage. Creating an exciting contrast to this is black iron as well as oiled and waxed wood. The company signs of the 70 exhibitors are finished as store signs. “We consciously decided on this crossover and we are convinced that the transparency and lightness as well as the added spacious feel of the design will all shift the product presentation even more into focus,” says Frank Junker, Creative Director at MUNICH FABRIC START. The new stand system was designed by Noodles & Noodles, Berlin. In this new setting the leading international denim, street and sportswear community can present their latest innovations and current finishes and washes. All rounded off by a comprehensive portfolio of flats and cords.

Presented in the BLUEZONE alongside leading brands like Candiani, Calik Denim, Tejidos Royo, ITV Denim, Europa, Olimpias, Prosperity, Kuruki, Textil Santanderina and others are also newcomers like Pacific Jeans from Bangladesh, Crossing and Med Sourcing from Morocco as well as Texcart, R.S.P. 51 and Timay & Tempo.


40th MUNICH FABRIC START: Strong Position thanks to Dynamic New Look

With a carefully selected portfolio and newly staged areas MUNICH FABRIC START will be the earliest European textile trade show to exclusively present the latest fabrics and additionals trends for spring.summer season 2017 from 2 to 4 February 2016.

Marking the 20th anniversary of the trade fair, 950 internationally renowned suppliers from 37 countries will present more than 1,500 fabric and accessories collections for womenswear and menswear as well as denim and sportswear. Among the first time exhibitors are such high-end Italian producers as Cotonificio Ronghi, Dinamo and Ithitex or Tianhai Lace from the US. TheAdditionals segment features new entries such as Green Beef, Dorlet and Voijd Studios for the first time.

According to the organizers, the further strategic development of MUNICH FABRIC START and BLUEZONE is and will be further pursued in the future. This includes the selective extension of market-relevant fabric and findings collections as well as the on-going development of exhibition area design. As a result, and in addition to the relaunch of the DESIGN STUDIOS, which provides an inspiring and aesthetically appealing workshop atmosphere, also the BLUEZONE is presented in a new setting. Brighter, more transparent and light-flooded, the area for denim and sportswear fabrics offers a cross-over between purism and vintage that projects progressive modernity in the adjacent Zenith Hall. Furthermore, and as already announced, the planning and associated launch of the KEY HOUSE concept as an innovation and creativity area are in full swing. Here impetus-generating accents and highlights from the various segments will be on display. "Developing this additional forum on an area of 2,500 square metres now allows us to respond to the current requirements of a global market more offensively and intensely”, says Managing Director Sebastian Klinder. “This is how we create space for concepts and new areas of relevance for the future."

VIEW Premium Selection continues gaining dynamism

With rising international response VIEW Premium Selection opened the 2017 Spring.Summer season for the fashion and apparel industry in Munich on 9 and 10 December. Numerous international producers including 17 new entrants presented their seasonal developments and fabric innovations at VIEW to the European fashion industry for the very first time.

Leading suppliers in the Fabrics, Additionals, Denim & Sportswear and Design Studios segments, presenting a selected portfolio of over 300 precollections altogether, met with renowned trade visitors from Germany and other European countries. As a focused platform for early information and inspiration VIEW has developed its own dynamism and an ever stronger attraction going beyond the German market. Guests included not only the designers and buyers of high-end German RTW manufacturers but also international labels such as Jil Sander, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein and Lagerfeld. In addition to the strategically early point in time which serves manufactures and customers alike to include new ideas and developments in their collection design, visitors also benefited from the extended information and inspiration ranges. Here, alongside such agencies as Peclers and Promostyl the leading international trend forecaster WGSN was also represented as the official trend partner of MUNICH FABRIC START, featuring a seminar on socio-cultural macro trends.