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Texworld Paris presents new Vertigo trends

During the fair, visitors can participate in many events: catwalks, conferences and Trends Forum.

17th September 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Paris


Texworld Paris, the international trade show for fashion organised by Messe Frankfurt France (MFF), takes place at Le Bourget, Paris, this week, developing through its four prospective tracks for the Autumn/Winter 2019-2020: Radiant Revelation, A Subdued Revolution, Enlightened Ascent and Astral Fight. These themes are thus grouped in a book called Vertigo.

“Everything is light. Everywhere. A flood bathing the world. Carrying us. First, a revealing light showing the world as it is. Then, an enveloping light embellishing with softness these hybrid forms still new to our eyes. Then, a guide light, drawing our eyes towards the source. Finally, a welcoming light, up there, where it all started. Where everything must end,” organisers report.

Autumn/Winter 2019-2020. © Luis Vaz

“It's an ascent that turns heads. But we have already begun the transition. Slowly. Without realising it. An intoxicating vertigo. Stillness meant our end. We needed to evolve. We only had to let ourselves be carried by the luminous torrent. To rid ourselves of our certainties, our prejudices, our struggles, our own reality. To lighten ourselves to be transcended, carried by the light.”

“To the sky, we are at the beginning of the future. In the unknown. We are yet unable to guess what tomorrow will bring, dazzled by clarity. But we have left the night behind us. Our eyes must still adjust to our new condition. Our footsteps now tread on the path of stars. Tomorrow was at the beginning.”

Must-attend event

Providing maximum convenience for visitors, Texworld Paris is one of the clusters of related trade shows organised by Messe Frankfurt France. Taking place twice a year at Paris – Le Bourget, Texworld, with around 1,000 exhibitors, offers professional buyers from all over the world a rich variety of products from basics to creative high-end fabrics of excellent quality. More than 1,750 exhibitors from 26 countries and around 29,000 visitors from 110 countries were recorded in 2017.

Autumn/Winter 2019-2020. © Liana Carbone

The show is targeting manufacturers specialising in: cotton, denim, drapery and tailoring, embroidery and lace, jacquard, knitted fabrics, linen and hemp, prints, shirting, silk, silky aspects, sportswear and functional fabrics, trims and accessories, as well as wool and woolen materials.

Furthermore, following the eco-friendly narrative, Texworld showcases around 100 suppliers of organic cotton, linen, hemp, recycled material and other sustainable textiles.


On 17 September, the show, among other topics, will discuss the ethical trade and how to optimise your margin and your production by comparing the suppliers of more than 43 countries according to your criteria. The conference will focus on the Chinese clothing industry and the Belt and Road Initiative, and a roundtable discussion will present on the topic of digital textile microfactories. The keynote speakers for the day are David Balouka, Optitex, and Jesse Marsh, Tcbl.

The second day of the fair will begin with a workshop about paying your suppliers on time while granting your customers extra payment terms and will then focus on new digital technologies. The programme will also feature discussions on new business models, Cambodia, as a new dragon for world clothing trade, social and collaborative networks, sustainability and style, fashion brands and influencers, and more. The keynote speaker for 18 September is Mattias Nordin, Coloreel.

Autumn/Winter 2019-2020. © Kristian Egelund

On 19 September, the programme will offer industry insights into the use, effects and developments of VR/AR/MR in the fashion industry, opportunities for an innovative textile-clothing sector in Taiwan, and integrated electronics. The final day will focus on exploring how schools commit to innovation integration in classical Fashion programmes, as well as the European textile-clothing market and its external trade.

The programme will also offer presentations of Vertigo trends, catwalks and further sessions exploring innovative materials and processes.

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