Interfiliere New York 2016 Recap
“We have noticed a high number of quality attendees, and we really enjoy the show format and the fact that there is a lot of open space.” Glen Schneer, La Lame, Inc.
Your foundations foundations get their start at trade shows like Interfiliere New York.
It’s here where, Eurovet, the show’s parent company, organizes an impressive collection of fabric suppliers and their products for attendees to feel and experience in person.
Last month, 500 visitors met with a select group of 40 international mills at Interfiliere New York’s new location, the Tunnel in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood.
The one-day event (in collaboration with Concepts Paris® and INVISTA, owner of the fiber brand LYCRA®) showcased a diverse sampling of lace, knits and woven fabrics, embroideries, print designs, and sportswear developments by mills hailing from Europe, Asia and the Americas.
In a live survey that was conducted on the show floor, 97% of the exhibitors were pleased with the show, 71% met with over 10 brands, and all exhibitors created new contacts with attendees, with over half stating that they initiated new business with at least 10-15 individual buyers.
“The show has been awesome! We have noticed an increase in buyers on the show floor, and we have been so busy that some attendees have been lining up outside of our booth.” said a representative from Be Be Cotton Knitting.
More than just a pretty Lace
Among the new features this year is the “Opulent Livingwear” Pop-Up store imagined by New York designer Tina Wilson that is specialized in sleepwear and loungewear for all attendees to visit throughout the day. The inspiration for her Pop-Up store is the worldwide sensation and multiply awarded British TV series Downton Abbey; this was reflected with the richness of the amazing Art Nouveau costumes of the show with the lifestyle requirements of today.
To celebrate the emblematic bikini’s 70th anniversary was an exposition dedicated to iconic looks throughout the decades, displayed on mannequins for all attendees to view the pieces in detail. The BIKINI exposition, sponsored by Coco Reef – a Swimwear Anywhere brand – and Mondo Mannequins, was curated by Ghislaine Rayer, world-famous swimwear collector and co-writer of the book “Bikini, The Legend” (Michel Lafon Editions).
Also of note, LYCRA® fiber, which is owned by INVISTA, exhibited its new LYCRA® MOVES ATHLEISURE™ platform and capsule collection at their booth and during a runway presentation.
The Creative Trend Lab, in partnership with Concepts Paris® had a display that was focused on materials and colors inspired by the trends of the upcoming season. There were also live trend presentations by Jos Berry of Concepts Paris®, including a “what not to miss” global trend over with six trends selected for New York’s love for immediate action, as well as a Summer 2018 trend preview with the colors and themes of next
January’s Interfiliere Paris.
The day concluded with a cocktail reception for exhibitors and attendees. The next global Interfiliere event will take place in Shanghai on October 12-13, 2016 followed by Interfiliere Paris January 21-23, 2017.
The next CURVEXPO edition will take place in 2017; the shows will commence in Las Vegas for CURVENV Hosted by PROJECT WOMENS February 21-23, 2017 followed by Mode Lingerie & Swim CURVENY NEW YORK February 27-March 1, 2017.