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Avantex Paris, Le Bourget, Paris

September 17 @ 8:00 - September 20 @ 17:00

The trade fair for sustainable development technologies and addressing every segment of fashion provides practical and forward-looking insights into tomorrow’s fashion, Avantex Paris is taking place from September 17 – 20, 2018 in Le Bourget, Paris, France

Avantex Paris is the trade fair under the Messe Frankfurt France umbrella which puts innovation and sustainable development at the heart of services, materials or technologies for textiles and clothing. With some thirty exhibitors, the September show promises a wealth of materials and potential to be discovered by visitors keen on high-tech fashion. From now on, Messe Frankfurt France’s cluster of trade shows for fashion & textiles (Apparel Sourcing, Avantex, Leatherworld, Shawls&Scarves, Texworld et Texworld Denim Paris) will come under “The Fairyland for Fashion” banner and bring over 1850 exhibitors together.

Avantex Paris, the booster of tomorrow’s fashion

“Each season, Avantex Paris is certain to spark great interest among visitors. very topical propositions for products and solutions, but also university or independent research and start-ups at the show not only attract labels, designers, other exhibitors, researchers or teachers, who see an opportunity to exchange ideas or compare their views. Avantex has become a real network, an aggregator of ideas, a lab that goes beyond the world of fashion in the strict sense. Provide a stimulus for every sector of fashion, that is what we aim to encourage with the Avantex Fashion Pitch, a competition organised in conjunction with our partner Wirate that each season allows a light to be shone on a budding new talent from the industry”, explains Michael Scherpe, President of Messe Frankfurt France.

Significant attendees

At this seventh show, Asia will be well represented with high-tech technical textiles from China and Taiwan. As for South Korea, it will be presenting its myriad skills when it comes to outdoors materials from Bosung Textile, but also the best in applied research and experimental development from the international Korean Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH).

An exhibition regular, the European Centre for Innovative Textiles (CETI), the international research hub dedicated to textile innovation, and the French high-tech fashion label TÔ & GUY with its virtual boutique have already confirmed their attendance.

The laboratory aspect of the show will be represented firstly by La Fabrique, the school of fashion and decorative arts from the Ile-de-France region, which will be presenting the outcome of its collaboration with the Fashion Tech organisation, and secondly by the Chemarts programme, which links two departments form the University of Aalto in Finland: the school of chemical engineering and the school of art, design and architecture.

The Avantex Fashion Pitch, thruster of talents

Avantex Paris will welcome the Avantex Fashion Pitch prize winner (https://www.wirate.co/fr/clubs/avantex-paris) from February 2018,  Coco&Rico, the clothing production workshop for local supply channels. The third competition of the series is currently in progress and will come to an end after the pitch sessions at the show given by the chosen projects, on Wednesday, 19 September 2018 at the Agora.

Specialized talks designing the future of the sector

Each season there is evidence of a genuine interest by professionals in the technical and technological developments taking place in the industry. Proof of this was the success of the lectures at the Avantex Agora, which stayed full most of the time and will be expanding on the topic of sustainable development in particular.

  • 17 September: 14.00 “The environmental aspect of innovative materials” and 15.15 “Eco-printing and eco-dyeing: techniques for the future?”
  • 18 September: 14.00 “Fashion brands and influencers: evolving models to follow” and 15.15 “The R3iLab, forerunner of non-material innovation for industry: examples of programmes”
  • 19 September: special day in conjunction with BPI France – programme TBA
  • 20 September: 11.00 “Fashion schools commit to including innovation in the traditional courses for fashion”

Last minute!

The Deutsche Institut für Textil und Faserforschung (DITF) is organising a round table on the subject of local production and reactive supply chains: small production units combining textiles and digital technology in response to the market. Timings and date for the event to follow.

A joint event with future players from the industry will be accompanied by a catwalk show by the start-up business which won the Fashion Pitch in February 2018: Coco & Rico. Also not to be missed, the catwalk show from the Dinan International Festival of Young Fashion Designers, with the firm of Eclort, which won the Avantex prize thanks to designer Grégoire Willerval’s disruptive, harsh and cheeky vision of fashion.

Providing maximum convenience for visitors, Texworld Paris is one of the cluster of related trade shows organised by Messe Frankfurt France, held in one and the same location, on the same dates and where entry is free upon presentation of professional credentials: Apparel Sourcing Paris, Avantex Paris, Leatherworld Paris, Shawls&Scarves – the accessories show case, Texworld Paris, Texworld Denim Paris.



September 17 @ 8:00
September 20 @ 17:00