Trade Fair Reports

Performance Days: More Function, Less Waste

Functional properties have become a standard part of all garments – from activewear to eveningwear.  What garment does offer moisture management, stretch, greater durability or other properties these days?  The proliferation of companies offering functional fabrics, fibers and finishes has mushroomed.  The offering is greater.  The prices are cheaper. 

 

Now suppliers and brands need something new.  A differentiator that makes consumers choose their product over their competitors.  That’s driving product developers to put more emphasis on the design creativity. 

 

Performance still has to peak, and this came through on both the natural and synthetic side with thermal regulation, moisture managements and eco-friendly membrane technology for DWR. Lighter, softer, warmer - all key attributes to basics in the performance sector -  as the consumer continues to seek all the functional attributes possible but without the weight.

 

Over past seasons creativity has been placed on the back burner, as all R&D was focused on new sustainable developments, but this season it was clear to see that creativity is definitely back in force. From reflective prints to contrasting yarn dyed effects, the ubiquitous season basics were accompanied by a wide range of snug and structured surface effects.

 

Synthetic and natural fibers went pure or teamed up in bi and multi blends, resulting in a harmonious performance level, with circular economy yarns pushing through from both sectors. 

 

Sensil did a great job with its ‘Speaking’ shirt, concept shirts made from Sensil ecocare recycled nylon 6.6 with key symbols of savings of carbon emissions, water and energy embroidered in great graphic symbols illustrating these key points, that could easily be used in the future on hang tags to graphically communicated to the consumer.

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Events Calendar

New York Shoe Expo

02 Dec, 2019 — 06 Dec, 2020    Warwick New York Hotel - 65 W 54th Street New York New York United States
Event summary
Fashion footwear
Event details

Fashion footwear

http://www.ffany.org

  • Date
    02 Dec, 2019 — 06 Dec, 2020
  • Location

    65 W 54th Street New York New York United States

Warwick New York Hotel

Blossom Premiere Vision

11 Dec, 2019 — 12 Dec, 2019    Palais Brongniart - Palais Brongniart, 28 place de la Borse Paris France
Event details
Preview of SS'21 fabrics  \
 

www.blossompremierevision.com

  • Date
    11 Dec, 2019 — 12 Dec, 2019
  • Location

    Palais Brongniart, 28 place de la Borse Paris France

Palais Brongniart

Pitti Immagine UOMO

07 Jan, 2020 — 10 Jan, 2020    Fortezza da Basso - viale Filippo Strozzi 1 Florence Italy
Event details

Menswear

www.pittimmagine.com

  • Date
    07 Jan, 2020 — 10 Jan, 2020
  • Location

    viale Filippo Strozzi 1 Florence Italy

Fortezza da Basso

ISPO Beijing

12 Jan, 2020 — 15 Jan, 2020    China National Convention Center - 10号-6 邮政编码, Ke Xue Yuan Nan Li Dong Jie, AoYunCun, Chaoyang Qu Beijing China
Event details
Active sports apparel and equipment \
 
  • Date
    12 Jan, 2020 — 15 Jan, 2020
  • Location

    10号-6 邮政编码, Ke Xue Yuan Nan Li Dong Jie, AoYunCun, Chaoyang Qu Beijing China

China National Convention Center

Retail’s Big Show

12 Jan, 2020 — 14 Jan, 2020    Jacob K. Javits Center - 655 W 34th St New York New York United States
Event details

www.nrf.com

  • Date
    12 Jan, 2020 — 14 Jan, 2020
  • Location

    655 W 34th St New York New York United States

Jacob K. Javits Center
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