Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition 2016

New domestic trend forum added to three others at Intertextile Shanghai, Panel discussions enhance depth of seminar programme, Design & Trend and Sustainability Issue seminars also feature. National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai), Shanghai, China, 16 – 18 March 2016

This month’s Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition will feature a total of four S/S 17 trend forums, with a new forum on domestic fashion trends joining two others as well as the renowned Intertextile Directions Trend Forum. Located in the International Hall (hall 7.2), the Intertextile Directions Trend Forum’s conceptual and onsite design was led this year by the NellyRodiTM Agency, which also coordinated a trend committee that developed three themes for the S/S 17 season: Digital Native, Street Generation and Gender Profile. More details on these trends can be found on the fair’s website.   As well as the overseas trends in this forum, the industry can discover what will be hot for S/S 17 in China in three trend forums developed by Fabrics China: the new Fashion Focus trend forum in hall 6.2, and forums for suiting trends in hall 7.1 and ladieswear in hall 6.1. The trends in these follow four themes: Subtle Happiness, Dynamic Life, Cute Naivety and Full Experience.   Panel discussions enhance depth of seminar programme   New to the Spring Edition this year are four panel discussions, each of which is hosted by an industry association and comprised of panelists who are experts in their fields. The panels are:   •           Functional and Outdoor: Striving for Comfort and Performance. Supported by the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles & Apparel (HKRITA) •           How Denim Fabric and Garment Manufacturers Work Together to Cope with Market Challenges. Supported by the Denim Innovation Alliance (DIA) •           Implementing the 13th Five-Year Plan of the Chinese Textile and Apparel Industry and Footprint for Green Manufacturing.

Supported by the China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC) •           Green Opportunities with Flax and Linen. Supported by the European Flax & Hemp Confederation (CELC) and China Bast and Leaf Fibers Textile

Association (CBLFTA)   Design & Trend and Sustainability Issue seminars also feature   Some of the industry’s foremost design & trend agencies and studios will present their take on upcoming trends at the fair, giving participants unrivalled exposure to the industry’s best minds. This includes the NellyRodiTM Agency, Peclers Paris and Promostyl who will discuss the S/S 17 trends, while other seminars include:   •           A Colorful Evolution by Pantone •           Print and Pattern in Fashion from 1875 to 2017 by Liberty Art Fabrics •           From Art to Design by Master Fashion Ltd (first-time speaker) •           Mysterious Garden & Arty-pop Ballet – 2017SS General Trends by Idem   Helping fairgoers keep abreast of the latest happenings in the field of sustainability are a number of seminars, including:   •           International Testing Standards for Textiles by Hohenstein Institute •           Hazardous Substance Control (HSC) Practices and Green Production by SGS •           Prospects of Wearable Technology for Textiles by new exhibitor TÜV SÜD •           Sustainable Development & Innovation in the Textile Market by TESTEX AG   Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition 2016 is co-organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd; the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT; and the China Textile Information Centre.   For more details on this fair, please visit: www.intertextileapparel.com