The highlights of the upcoming Munich Fabric Start exhibition
MUNICH FABRIC START with BLUEZONE, KEYHOUSE and the individual presentations of over 1,000 international suppliers of fabrics and additionals once again sets new standards in concept forecasting. The current format has been expanded, complemented and deepened in terms of both quality and quantity. On September 3-5 2019, a broad spectrum of fabrics, additionals, prints or denim, manufacturing services and a supporting programme will be on offer to the 20,000 trade visitors expected in Munich, offering unprecedented dimensions of information and inspiration.
HIGHLIGHTS at MUNICH FABRIC START
- Trend Presentations take on a brand new form in the MOC.
- The ReSOURCE Area in front of Hall 4, Area K4, has once again been extended and establishes itself as the centre for sustainable fabrics and additionals with proven expertise and know-how.
- A special opening will be the SOURCING Area in the newly opened Hall 8, directly opposite the MOC.
- The KEYHOUSE, as a think tank of MUNICH FABRIC START, spans the fashion spectrum from technology to sustainability, from digitalisation to new material resources and manufacturing processes, offering a wealth of cutting-edge research projects, inspiring collaborations and high-tech product and process developments.
- Future-oriented: the new SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS Forum at KEYHOUSE, curated by Simon Angel.
- The ALL RELATED COLLAB PROJECT by BLUEZONE is an innovative concept for future collaborations and network cooperation.
- The HighTex Award will be presented for the 7th time. The MUNICH FABRIC START Innovation Prize honours outstanding initiatives and commitment in the fields of intelligent process solutions, innovative highlights, biotech, digitalisation and sustainable innovations.
- The start of the side event program will mark the start of the fair on Tuesday 3rd of September, SusTECHability - HOW TRENDS & TECHNOLOGY INFLUENCE SUSTAINABILITY IN FASHION with an expert panel.
- In the afternoon on the 3rd of September Li Edelkoort will introduce the latest shapes, textiles and colours for Autumn Winter 20/21 in an exclusive trend presentation. Providing the first glimpse of the colours for Spring Summer 21 and point to the comeback of Casual Wear with Recreation.
KEYHOUSE by MUNICH FABRIC START – From Poetry and Ideology to Digitalisation. As a think tank for fashion tech, smart textiles, sustainability and innovation, KEYHOUSE offers concrete approaches for a future-oriented textile and fashion industry. It spans the spectrum from technology to sustainability, from digitalisation to new material resources and manufacturing processes. The mindset of ‘democratic’ research projects, inspiring collaborations and networks as well as high-tech product and process development reflects the pulsating mood of KEYHOUSE at MUNICH FABRIC START.
Smart Textiles Pop-Up Lab by Holst Centre x Pauline van Dongen featuring interactive workshops on printing electronics on textiles. As a Dutch research hub, the Holst Centre specialises in the development of printed electronics. Unlike conventional electronics, these circuits are thin, lightweight, flexible and even stretchable. They make it possible to make all kinds of products and materials interactive. The material properties of these printed electronics make them particularly suitable for integration in textiles.
KPMG, one of the leading auditing and consulting firms in Germany, will deliver a unique fusion of business, technology and fashion to the KEYHOUSE this season together with the global IT group Microsoft. This partnership is dedicated to business and technology systems for the fashion industry. The launch of disruptive technologies such as HoloLens, a new POS system, better process management tools and integrated social media engagement will satisfy the modern, demanding customer of the future, ensuring a new era for fashion retailing.
BLUEZONE by MUNICH FABRIC START – Denim in a New Dimension.
BLUEZONE, with over 100 internationally brands, has established itself as one of the world’s most important denim fairs as well as the initiator of a strong industry community that stands for the future-oriented reorganisation of the denim market. For transparency, environmentally friendly production, innovative products and conscious consumption.
On the 3rd and 4th of September, BLUEZONE will present the latest developments for denim, finishes, washes and ready-made solutions under the ALL RELATED theme in Halls 6 and 7, supplemented by vintage and timeless segments and the latest edition of BLUEFEST in the Bluepark.
The ALL RELATED COLLAB PROJECT at BLUEZONE is a defining showcase of how future collaborations can and will look like. This powerful initiative combines creativity, cooperation, transparency and responsibility. International designers, fabric suppliers, additionals manufacturers and producers have split up into 8 teams and realised their vision of a sustainable denim silhouette.
Consumers are demanding more and more from their denim. CARVED IN BLUE asks experts how they see the challenges ahead. The new video series courtesy of TENCEL™ Denim revolves around Collaboration, Cotton and Beyond, Closing the Loop and Future Thinking.
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