Interfilière Paris Report
Even though snow prevented some French and European visitors from attending Interfilière Paris and the Salon International de la Lingerie (resulting in a 13% fall in attendance from 2012) overall reactions were highly positive for the 160 exhibitors and acclaimed speakers. Between the two events 26, 373 visitors attended. The top five countries in attendance were (in order) Italy, Germany, UK, Spain, and USA.
Lace was a key theme at Interfilière Paris. A restricted access area dedicated to innovation and technological progress called “The Exception” showcased 15 laces. Through LYCRA fibre’s participation, the exhibit was immensely successful.
The General Forum, entitled “Celestial Sphere”, offered exhibitors inspiration for the Summer 2014 season with over 1000 samples presented. A planetary mood and blend between futurism and dreams could be felt throughout the forum.
Summer 2014 trends have the industry focusing on different markets and alternative groups’ tastes. Buyers should be aware of the growing demand from the younger public and cross-over capabilities of their products.
Four key trends were featured at Interfilière Paris:
Utilizing large-scale motifs, this trend moves away from the looks of the 80’s. Antique flowers and cross-stich motifs were seen at Ricamificio Paolo and Broderies Deschamps. Rose designs were prevalent in the form of photo printing, laser-cutting, and flat lace usage. Elements of the Art Nouveu era were seen from Rocle by Isabella. Surprisingly, dark colors were seen in the form of emerald and celadon, but sexier pinks were also found in tones from raspberry to geranium reds.
Fairytale and poetic elements are illustrated in this trend, leading to high potential for lurex and metallic effects in both yarn and prints. The focus was placed on lightweights and crisp handles as well as geometric prints. Beautiful pleated embroidery and jeweled effects were seen at Liberty tex. Iridescent and glossy yarns were found in powdery colors. Many marine shades such as mint, sea-foam, and grey-blue tones were also seen.
Casual, rustic designs are manifested in this trend with lots of cottons handles, all-over crochet and shimmery effects. Wonderful tattoo effects and ethnic motifs were seen by Junior by Adele Zibetti. Foil prints and lacquer effects were found in lace and embroidery. Dark blues are used as alternatives to black. Ochre tones and matt elephant-greys create a more muted palette for this trend.
This trend is recognized to appeal to the high fashion market. Rhythmic patterns and the combining of ultra-lightweights and technical features were seen. A mergence of beachwear and lingerie was found through circle, check and zigzag patterns. Pops of neon added a quirky edge to leisure knits found at Tessitura Rossi.
For more information about Interfilière Paris and the Salon International de la Lingerie contact Elisabeth Delaigle at Elisabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org.