The VIEW Premium Selection Spring.Summer 2025 concluded on a high note, establishing itself as a pivotal event in the fashion industry. Organized by MUNICH FABRIC START Exhibitions GmbH, the textile show featured 250 carefully selected exhibitors, presenting cutting-edge color and material trends, along with the latest technological and sustainable innovations for the upcoming season.
Trend diversity and innovation showcase
The event showcased a diverse range of trends and forecasts for Spring.Summer 2025, with a focus on translating masculine shapes from winter heaviness to summery elegance. The quest for unusual fabrics, 3D prints, and new fibers took center stage, contributing to the creation of captivating collections. Innovative woven materials, inspired by tech and sports aesthetics, garnered positive responses. Discussions also revolved around new fiber blends, including combinations of natural and synthetic fibers, as well as effects with silver and metallic yarns. Quality at attractive prices remained a persistent theme.
Industry recognition and key players
The VIEW received accolades for its quality and attracted prominent visitors from leading brands such as Adidas, Hugo Boss, and The North Face. Sebastian Klinder, Managing Director of MUNICH FABRIC START, emphasized the importance of central platforms and trade shows for the industry, especially in the context of ongoing debates about Germany's role as a fashion trade show location.
Challenges and opportunities in the fashion industry
Karin Schmitz, Business Development Director Peclers Paris, highlighted the fashion industry's current state of upheaval, emphasizing the need for change and direction. She stressed the importance of developing trust and understanding of brand identities, stating that trends alone cannot address the industry's challenges. Instead, inspiration and courage are required to transform impulses into specific solutions.
Looking Ahead to MUNICH FABRIC START 2024
The next major industry event, MUNICH FABRIC START, is scheduled for January 23-25, 2024. The event will showcase around 1,100 collections across eight distinct areas, providing a platform for exhibitors from around the world. Trend forums and sample areas will present the latest innovations, color trends, and materials, offering inspiration and guidance to industry professionals.
Voices from the event
Visitors and exhibitors expressed their enthusiasm for VIEW, citing the importance of early access to new materials and trends. Highlights included reissued fabrics with quiet qualities, a growing interest in glitter and shiny materials, and a continuous demand for sustainable products and solutions.
The VIEW Premium Selection Spring.Summer 2025 successfully concluded with a diverse array of trends and innovations, solidifying its position as a key player in the fashion industry. As the industry grapples with challenges and seeks direction, events like VIEW provide a crucial platform for collaboration, inspiration, and shaping a positive future for brands.