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Power-packed line-up in Munich

The international textiles and fashion industry kicked off the 2020 Spring/Summer season in Munich this week.

31st January 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Munich

Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

More than 1,000 suppliers exhibited their product and trend developments in Munich this week. © Munich Fabric Start

The international textiles and fashion industry kicked off the 2020 Spring/Summer season in Munich this week. More than 1,000 fabrics, additionals, denim and sportswear suppliers exhibited their latest product and trend developments in 1,800 collections at the MOC Munich and in the Zenith Area.

They were complemented by a growing number of service and sourcing providers, as well as young brands and start-ups that present their philosophies and the ideology of forward-looking process solutions, as well as solutions for resource-saving material sourcing and their areas of application. “This dynamic and mutually inspiring exhibitor structure brings about one of the most important international trade fair platforms for sourcing materials and in-depth networking and, hence, for linking fashion with technology with a view to shaping the future,” organisers report.

Highlights

“In terms of trend concepts for 2020, this future is characterised by emotionality, empathy and community. This is expressed by What Is Love as a source of inspiration – passionate, playful, pragmatic. Spring/Summer 20 indulges in a rich choice of fabrics, in innovative silhouettes, in philosophical wealth but also in tongue-in-cheek kitsch and – last not least – a new lightness at heart, which is never entirely uncritical.”

The latest collections were complemented by a growing number of service and sourcing providers. © Munich Fabric Start

The latest collections were complemented by a growing number of service and sourcing providers. © Munich Fabric Start

The ReSOURCE segment is Munich Fabric Start’s enhanced sourcing platform flagging up new dimensions of sustainability for an innovative and future-oriented production. This is how a forum initiated and supported by experts was established that offers comprehensive sustainability solutions. Boasting over 500 articles, ReSOURCE showcased the latest developments in sustainable fabrics and findings.

In the spacious Design Studios atelier setting renowned European design studios and trend offices exhibited their latest prints, patterns and designs for Spring/Summer 20.

With its Sourcing area, Munich Fabric Start caters to the increasing demand for operational closed production cycles. The spectrum of services offered here by the internationally established manufacturing companies included not only Cut-Make-Trim (CMT) solutions and high-end solutions but also comprehensive services like A-Z process solutions including sourcing processes.

Seminars, workshops and talks on the latest developments in the denim industry, about consumer needs, blockchain, sustainability and techno denim all featured at the show. © Munich Fabric Start

Seminars, workshops and talks on the latest developments in the denim industry, about consumer needs, blockchain, sustainability and techno denim all featured at the show. © Munich Fabric Start

“With Munich Fabric Start we have laid the foundation in the past for a future-proof trade fair format thereby creating an optimum point of departure and platform for being able to respond to current market developments with the flexibility demanded time and again,” commented Wolfgang Klinder, Managing Director Munich Fabric Start.

Innovation

Keyhouse has developed from the dynamism of companies cooperating on future themes, start-ups, experimental research projects of leading colleges and universities, as well as projects for unconventional resourcing into a think tank for progressive fashion technology. Its current focal themes included the extended area for installations related to sustainable innovations.

The development of new technologies, the efforts made for developing sustainable products and assuring transparent processes and supply chains were recognised by Munich Fabric Start with the HighTex Award. “With Sustainable Innovations, the HighTex Award as Innovation Award of Munich Fabric Start as well as dynamic interactions and a strong line-up of high-calibre lectures and seminars we are providing a unique preview of future-proof materials and manufacturing processes at the Keyhouse,” said Frank Junker, Creative Director Munich Fabric Start.

The future is now. Brave and blue

With this statement Bluezone kicked off 2019 and with B.L.U.E.C.H.A.I.N 4.0 gave a clear signal for more transparency, resource-saving process solutions and conscious consumption. With its Ready Made Solutions (RMS), the Bluezone caters to an increasingly important demand for manufacturing and sourcing. Relevant lines were exhibited by SC Ready Garment Technology, Lotus Garments, Denim Authority, and Pagada.

The development of new technologies were recognised by Munich Fabric Start. © Munich Fabric Start

The development of new technologies were recognised by Munich Fabric Start. © Munich Fabric Start

Other highlights included the Futuristic Customization Gallery, a joint project by denim specialists MYR from Italy and Fimatex, as well as the presentation of the Capsule Collection developed by PG Denim in cooperation with Jonathan Christopher, the Denim Award winner 2018. “The current Bluezone was fully booked yet again. Boasting a spectacular portfolio of the best brands and most innovative products we are therefore organising one of the best denim shows worldwide. In Munich the future of denim is happening now,” said Sebastian Klinder, Managing Director Munich Fabric Start.

www.munichfabricstart.com

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