While so many exhibitions and trade shows have taken place online in 2020 and 2021, Audimas Supply team is happy and excited to have the opportunity to attend Premiere Vision Paris Autumn 2021. Following all safety precautions, the event is expected to welcome 50,000 fashion professionals with a trend showcase for the Autumn-Winter 22/23 season. With shows in style capitals all over the world, Premiere Vision is the leading trade network for creative fashion. After a series of exclusively digital events created in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Premiere Vision will return to Paris on 21 – 23 September 2021 for the next edition of its flagship biannual meeting.
Our team representatives will be attending the event in person, however, if there are any questions any of our current or prospective partners, clients would like to discuss with Audimas Supply team, they are welcome to contact Enrika Vengalienė, Head of Purchase department directly.
Head of Purchase department
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Impact of Premiere Vision Paris event
With threads, fabrics, leathers and furs, designs, accessories and components, Premiere Vision Paris creates a complete overview of raw materials and services for fashion. With a large international presence, Premiere Vision Paris is must-attend for professionals, offering one of the most efficient ways to generate new leads, connect with prospective clients and partners, and source the latest trends.
Audimas Supply team aims to ensure our company knows about all of the relevant novelties and solutions as well as stay up to date with the latest trends within clothing manufacturing industry. We are staying proactive in order to offer our clients the best material choices and continuously improve current workflow.
One of the key paths of our focus is the supply of sustainable materials. As Audimas Supply has advanced significantly in sustainable production practices we have been working actively to expand our materials portfolio, suppliers contact list and ensure the quality of our products and practices adopted throughout the company, certified by international standards.
As the showcase in Paris approaches, we discuss some of the key insights from sportswear industry experts about the AW 22-23 season.
Sport & Tech AW 22-23: “Democratic” fitness
Online sport apps have multiplied recently and made indoor sports like fitness, yoga and Pilates even more accessible. As a result, there has been a boom in products adapted to the requirements of these activities. At the heart of these new developments are innovative materials combining aesthetics and comfort.
For the AW 22-23 season, the delight in regaining our freedom and being outside, breathing fresh air and exercising in green spaces encourages us to practice these activities outdoors, thus generating new sportwear requirements. The players of the Sport & Tech sector have anticipated this trend and refined their research in order to create new products that meet these challenges.
AW 22-23 that reconciles well-being, eco-responsibility and aesthetics.
Both intuition and a firm conviction confirms the emergence of BROWNS in sport. Earthy browns, intense sepias, smoky bisters and woody browns – such as the sorrel, raw copper, brown beyond and precious earth from the Première Vision AW22-23 range – are emerging as alternatives to the traditional, almost obligatory navies and the – perennial and slightly tiresome – beiges and mastics of outdoor wear.
These browns venture into cold depths, mahogany highlights and coppery shimmers. They lend a fresh, contemporary look to high-performance fabrics – waterproofs, wind-proofs and waxed textiles.
Browns are also perfect for heading out into the city with the same kind of functional elegance spawned by the new mobility possibilities, and equally at home on the ski slopes.
Brown is a fresh way to inject new life into the graphic harmonies of active sports, teaming up with whites, greens and reds like blue-less flags, and combining with soft blues, turquoises, neon yellows and powder pinks for fitness and softer sports. Brown will re-arrange fanciful visuals, give an offbeat look to prints and graphic color wovens, camouflage and spray gradations. When used on details, it can serve to highlight cuts and create contrasts in faux blacks.
Funny 3D XXL volumes: Amazing ribbed textures, expanded and aligned like tiny rolls, fun weave-plays or stitch effects on over-sized, over-inflated knits, almost like tufted fabrics. Spectacular effects that are both visual and highly tactile! Plains and monochromes with lots of personality, and an almost cartoonish quality.
Ecological concerns are ever-present, and remain an active topic. Trends and consumption patterns also focus on recycled synthetics and clean finishings.
Showing a concern for a product’s biodegradability – thanks not only to new and improved synthetic polymers, but especially by choosing cellulosics such as lyocell, which is becoming more and more popular in high-performance products and polar knits. Cellulosics offer the advantage of breaking down in the environment without producing micro-particles.
As for natural fibers, linen and hemp are positioned as virtuous fibers, due to their specific production and life cycles.
100% compositions – or no more than binary blends – and selecting components that are more compatible with each other are also high on the agenda, to facilitate recycling and biodegradability.
Première Vision Paris continues its efforts to promote the sustainable initiatives of its exhibitors and strives to inform labels about the criteria for more
The starting point for producing eco-designed accessories is the material, and this is one of the first areas of development addressed in order to meet eco-responsibility criteria.
According to the desired end product, a number of types of materials can be used.
The “organic eco-material” performance code signifies that the product is made up of more than 50% organic natural materials, such as cotton, wool, linen and silk, and this considerably broadens the possibilities in terms of creativity.
To meet the “recycled eco-material” criteria, the material must contain at least 30% recycled material, whether natural or synthetic.
It is now possible to use recycled materials for all types of accessories.
Functional accessories – buckles, buttons and zips – can be made up of recycled materials such as brass or polyester for plastic aspects.
The “biosourced eco-polymer” performance code refers to materials containing at least 30% renewable bio-sourced resources, such as sugar, corn or ricin. These biopolymers offer an alternative to fossil fuel resources and can replace synthetic plastic resins. They can be used to produce a wide range of fashion items. A number of finishes are available, including transparencies with alternating resin and opaque appearances to imitate tortoiseshell and Bakelite.
FINISHES WITH A REDUCED CHEMICAL IMPACT
The “eco-finish with a reduced chemical impact” performance code refers to treatments, dyes, prints and finishes that ensure a reduction in the use of chemical products and guarantee their harmlessness for people and the environment.
For metallic accessories – brass, zamak – a steam galvanization technique increases resistance while reducing impacts. By covering it with zinc, the galvanization process protects the metallic item from corrosion. A number of techniques are used on metallic accessories with very different results: shiny golden or aged brass or copper finishes, for example.
Galvanization can be achieved in a closed circuit thanks to procedures that allow the reuse of water and the metals involved in the electrolysis.
On other types of accessories – buttons, textiles – the reduced chemical impact can be seen at different stages, including printing techniques, dyes or solvent-free finishes.
REACH accreditation can combine with this performance code for all types of accessories. This accreditation relates to European legislation on chemical products and means Registration and Authorization of Chemicals. It entered into force in 2007, and its aim is to ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment and to inform consumers about the chemical substances potentially used in products.
THE END-OF-LIFE CYCLE
The “eco-biodegradable or compostable” performance code is used for materials that are biodegradable or compostable at the end of their life, when they are placed in specific environments and conditions.
To achieve these performances, a number of avenues are possible. The textiles in natural materials and bioplastics mentioned above are good examples. They can also include hard natural components such as wood and corozo, also known as vegetal ivory, which are useful alternatives for buttons and are available in natural or colored versions.
Trend impact on sportswear market
Production and material trends in sportswear aim to push standards of production as well as wearability, comfort, and performance. Audimas Supply team is excited to explore all of the topics covered in Premiere Vision Paris Autumn 2021 showcase and bring new learnings to our clothing manufacturing processes – to improve our products and client experience.