Texworld, the international event for fashion fabrics and clothing with nearly 900 exhibitors will take place from September 15 to 18, 2014 at Paris Le Bourget in France. The exhibition will host collections by the winners of the latest Dinard International Festival of Young Fashion Designers. It will also feature two shows by the couturier Eymeric François, and by winners of the Dinard Festival and third-year students majoring in knits at the ESMOD fashion design and business school.
These events will complement the ‘Impulse’ lectures, highlighting show trends for winter 2015, by the two artistic directors Louis Gérin and Grégory Lamaud. They will interpret influences, codes and colours, providing impetus for stylists, style directors and weavers.
Thailand will promote the richness of its textile heritage, exhibiting more than 100 silk and cotton fabrics produced by 20 rural communities as part of the OTOP (One Tambon One Product) project launched in 2001 by the Thai government. ‘Tambon’ means a Thai community or small village. The fabrics exhibited at Texworld would be entirely hand-woven. The aim is to identify and promote unique local skills, benefit from local resources and develop quality products which meet the demands of domestic and international markets.
Each season, Texworld hosts a Thai pavilion, which accommodates around 20 exhibitors, including weavers. They draw inspiration from the traditional skills, which are reflected in both the motifs and fabrics used.
Texworld continues to make visitors and exhibitors aware of the importance of sustainable development to the textile industry. For the first time, the Sustainability Days at this event will cover two days, as there are more lectures on sustainability than in previous years.