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Munich Fabric Start: Embracing Intuition in fashion


Munich Fabric Start Embracing Intuition in fashion


The fashion industry is set to witness a significant shift towards intuitive design at the upcoming Munich Fabric Start event on September 3-4, 2024. Held in Munich, this premier European trade show will spotlight innovations and aesthetically demanding trends under the guiding theme of "Intuition". By encouraging designers and fashion creators to rely more on their instincts, the event aims to foster creativity and inspire new directions in the fashion world.

A hub of innovation and creativity

Spanning 42,500 square meters, Munich Fabric Start will host around 1,000 collections from international premium manufacturers, making it a central meeting point for the European fashion scene. The event is structured into eight focused areas: Additionals, Fabrics, Resource, Bluezone, Design Studios, Keyhouse, Sustainable Innovations, and TheSoutce. These sections provide a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in the industry, offering insights into new trends, innovative materials, and cutting-edge technologies.

Highlights and key events

One of the most anticipated highlights is a live lecture by globally recognized trend forecaster Li Edelkoort. Scheduled for September 4, 2024, Munich, Edelkoort will share her insights and trend forecast for the Autumn/Winter 2025/26 season. This private lecture promises to provide invaluable guidance for designers and fashion professionals seeking to stay ahead of the curve.

In response to the industry's demand for more focused events, the show has been compressed from three days to two. This strategic decision addresses current market trends and aligns with the evolving needs of exhibitors and visitors, emphasizing efficiency and reducing travel time.

Comprehensive sourcing solutions

Munich Fabric Start stands out as an unparalleled all-in-one sourcing solution, bringing together the entire fashion ecosystem. The event promises short distances between exhibits, a highly professional working environment, and a central, internationally well-connected location in the heart of Europe. Attendees will find numerous familiar faces and a vibrant atmosphere conducive to networking and business development.

Sebastian Klinder, Managing Director of Munich Fabric Start, highlights the event's unique blend of aesthetic and commercial pioneering. "The upcoming Munich Fabric Start offers an inspiring journey to our intuition. In a dynamic industry constantly shaped by innovations and changes, we create a platform that is both aesthetically and commercially pioneering."

Diverse exhibitor line-up

The Fabrics section will showcase the latest collections from leading manufacturers, featuring innovative and sustainable materials. Exhibitors include Akin, Albini, Dutel, Erica, Fortex, Getzner, Iskur, Liberty, Malhia Kent, Manteco, and many others.

The Additionals section will present the latest trends and developments in trimmings and accessories, with exhibitors like Cadica Group, Escher Textil, BornemannEtiketten, EU / Fenili, Maxim, Nilorn, Panama Trimmings, and YKK Group setting important accents for upcoming collections.

The Source will focus on production and sourcing, highlighting sustainable and innovative processes with exhibitors such as DMISS Textile Group, Evotex, Lagoon Limited, M360 -Miroglio Group, Ningbo Wollamtex Apparel & Co. Ltd., and Thai Son Knitwear Factory.

Denim and technological innovations

Bluezone, under the motto Denimined, will center on denim and streetwear, featuring about 100 collections from renowned weavers. The emphasis will be on themes like circular economy, recycling, and upcycling. Additionally, the Denim Deal will unveil its first signatories in Germany.

Keyhouse, themed Techknowledge, will showcase progressive suppliers and global players presenting their latest technological and sustainable innovations. Highlights include Adidas' T-Rex Project for recycling post-consumer textile waste and Biotex future Transition Lab's Bio Turf, Light Lining, and Fungal Fibers projects.

Future prospects and events

Looking ahead, the View Premium Selection will kick off the Autumn/Winter 2025/26 season on June 26-27, 2024, featuring over 260 collections in segments like Fabrics, Additionals, Denim, and Sportswear. The new interim location in downtown Munich, known as B-Tween, promises an optimal setting for the Preview Textile Show.

Overall, Munich Fabric Start 2024 is set to be a transformative event, emphasizing intuition and innovation in the fashion industry. With its diverse offerings and strategic focus, it will undoubtedly inspire designers and fashion creators to explore new horizons and incorporate trends into their collections.


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