Premiere Vision New York took place on January 21 and 22, 2020. The show featured 205 exhibitors from 25 countries. The event was a stage for new fabrics and trims for spring/summer 2021 and the focus was on sustainability. Wares of 30 selected eco-responsible exhibitors were exhibited along with signage with actionable tips to become more environmentally sensible. One of the show’s three seminars was dedicated to the sustainability topic while the other two discussed trends and colors for the season. Some of the top trends were tone-on-tone, bluish hues, foamy surfaces, organic cottons and silks, terry-like tweeds, chubby flower prints, light and wavy undertones, iridescent fabrics, rippled surfaces and hybrid textiles made from plant and artificial fibers.
There were just a handful of companies serving the active or casual wear sector. Polartec displayed its Power Air collection, a mid-layer fabric that sheds five times as less microfibers thanks to encapsulated fibers on the inside. Polartec’s sturdy fabrics are constructed to last a long time. Japan Textile Salon featured 16 Japanese mills as well as a trend area. Japan Blue presented standard cotton selvedges and specialty offerings such as laminated denim and material made from organic cotton and then eco-dyed.