Lectures, Talks and Workshops

MUNICH FABRIC START offers a powerful trend seminars and lecture's programme and features insightful talks and workshops around sustainability concepts in textiles industry.


In TRENDSEMINARS, globally renowned trend forecasters such as Peclers, Promostyl or Carlin discuss the newest fashion directions for the season ahead. WGSN, the official trend partner of MUNICH FABRIC START, will hold four exclusive trend seminars presenting the vision and trends A/W 17/18. New location: Keyhouse, Hall 5


ECO TALK is curated by expert speakers representing e.g. GOTS, IVN, OEKO-TEX, IMOSwiss AG and Fair Wear Foundation. These international experts will bring you up to date on the latest developments in sustainability and eco standards. New location: Keyhouse, Hall 5


The full seminar program will be published here a few weeks prior to the start of the trade show.

TREND & SAMPLE AREAS - Material Trends

Our TREND AREAS show the season's distinct trends at a glance, further illustrating them through themes and samples. The new season is outlined in five to six trends for womenswear and menswear while one trend is dedicated to denim and sportswear. 


Our SAMPLE AREAS provide information on suppliers' products in each hall and are spread over the entire exhibition space through to hall 5. From around 10,000 supplier samples submitted to MUNICH FABRIC START our trend team selects 2,500 fabrics and innovations which are presented under the most relevant trends.

View Fabric News - seasonal pre-trends


VIEW FABRIC NEWS summarises fashion directions for the upcoming season at the earliest possible time, providing fashion professionals with a head start for the season.


Based on more than 300 pre-collections by internationally leading weavers and suppliers who present their products in our VIEW Premium Selection, every season MUNICH FABRIC START's trend team analyses early influences in textures, materials and defining colours for the new season.



Pure Inspiration at TrendLab


Our TrendLab in hall 3 provides a pool of inspiration through trend forecasting publications and trade magazines.

Select trend forecasting agencies including Peclers and Promostyl present the newest trend books and colour cards. You will also find providers of fashion-inclined software services.


In the foyer to hall 4, SODABOOKS offers a selection of international books and magazines around design, fashion, graphic arts, photography, illustration, architecture and interior design.