The lastest editions of Interfilière Paris showcased the best in lingerie, beach and active fashion and fabrics at the Porte De Versailles Expo Centre. Innovation took centre stage with new technologies and sustainable concepts the key to shaping the modern materials market.
The Interfilière Paris trade show takes place twice a year in January and July in conjunction with the Salon International de la Lingerie and Mode City swimwear events respectively.
Images left to right: Interfilière, Union AG, Interfilière, courtesy of Trendstop.
A focus on print and surface design provided inspiration for graphic, retro-sports inspired patterns, gilded lace and host of decorative trims and details. Traditional production techniques were revised with a modern twist while collaborative pieces and conceptual projects from newcomers and graduates introduced avant-garde ideas, certain to propel the industry forward into the future.
The Printing Process
An area dedicated to printing on fabric celebrated the huge variety of surface treatments, both old and new. From reactive printing, where are dyes are fixed via steam, to burn-out techniques that create localised areas of transparency, processes were expounded and explored, illustrating the wealth of possibilities for designers and manufacturers alike.
Images left to right: Textra, Interfilière, Pisa Tekstil, courtesy of Trendstop.
Flocking, glittered effects and embossing were popular in adding decoration and dimensionality to materials while ‘minted printing’ and ‘liquid bonding’ were highlighted as key methods of producing unexpected technical visuals.
The Future of Fabric
Interfilière also focused on the future with displays that delved into the digital and 3D printing processes. Sports fabrics and swimwear were produced using these techniques with technical knits, rubberised detailing and high quality, photoreal prints at the heart of the modern activewear revolution.
Images left to right: Utax, Interfilière, Digitale Textil, courtesy of Trendstop.
New innovations were also highlighted in a display of student work that explored industry sustainability with super synthetics made from re-engineered materials and the application of plant decellularisation techniques to the human body.
Image: Interfilière, courtesy of Trendstop.
New Gen Lingerie
The next generation of lingerie design talent such as ESMOD graduates Roxane Rablat, Iris Fabre, Tomoko Agui and Carmen Matefi showcased ultra contemporary undergarments and fresh takes on traditional lingerie looks with accompanying illustrations and fabric development.
Images left to right: Roxane Rablat, Tomoko Agui, Iris Fabre, courtesy of Trendstop.
Cross-country collaborations yielded floaty silhouettes and delicate lace compositions shown off in a range of lingerie prototypes with beautiful nature-inspired patterns and tribal graphics by Rocle by Isabella.
Images left to right: Interfilière, Rocle by Isabella, Rocle by Isabella, courtesy of Trendstop.