The 5th edition of Tissu Premier Collections, held on May 14 and 15, 2014 at Lille Grand Palais saw 1,797 visitors including buyers, stylists and product managers. Features like new distinct areas grouping exhibitors by sector (fabrics, textiles accessories, textile, design, ready-to-wear and fashion accessories) and a homogenous, easy-to-navigate hall areas were focal points of the event. The show’s compact and condensed presentation of winter 14/15 updates reinforced the practical, B2B-orientated nature of the Tissu Premier Collections.
The latest products from the fabrics and textiles accessories sectors displayed with the rising items of the apparel and accessories collections gave, at a glance, a complete picture of all possible updates for final capsule collections or winter add-ons. The real-time showcase was accompanied by videos showing 3D models in real-life contexts wearing garments made of new fabrics from exhibitors’ collections, all created four ready-to-use colour ranges under the overall real time theme.
Tissu Premier also brought on board leading fashion forecasting agencies, who guided visitors through their last-minute purchases. These included a talk by Dominique Mettraux from Peclers Paris, presenting an analysis of the show’s fabrics offer and highlights of the Forum with regard to brand new offers.
The talks were designed to point towards new avenues of societal reflection, but also to offer pragmatic options for upcoming summer 2015 trends in talks by Carlin, Promostyl and Nelly Rodi.
Most visitors were French (67 per cent of the total) and highly qualified industry professionals, mainly from big retail chains and central purchasing offices and frequently based in northern France. Spanish and Italians also visited the show. Short-term orders and last-minute series were the highlights of Tissu Premier Collections, although exhibitors also offered summer 2015 products to give buyers ample time to fine-tune or rework next season’s collection.
The next edition is scheduled to take place on November 26 and 27, 2014.