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18. September 2017 - 21. September 2017

Avantex Paris (High Tech and Fashion), many experts and professionals will intervene during conferences at the Avantex agora from

September 18-21, 2017 in Paris, Le Bourget, FranceAvantex.png

Though dates and speakers will be communicated later, you can already find the few themes that will be tackled for each categories:

  • Take the turn of new behaviours juggling between interfaces and social networks (Smart Retail)
  • Electronical textile : Supply, integrate and standard adaptation (Materials&Components)
  • Automatisation & textile machines (Prototype Studio)
  • From possession to usage, the players who support movement
  • Portrait of tomorrow’s dressing, designers’ vision, school and innovative brands (Clothing&Accessories)

Linz University in Paris

You will have the great opportunity to discover in September at Avantex Paris the new project from Professor Christiane Luible, « Mobile Deep Space », which will be one of the main attraction of the famous digital art festival, Ars Electronica festival in Linz.Prof Chriistiane Luible.png

Following a training in couture and numerous collaborations with Fashion companies, Professor Luible has specialized in the Virtual 3D Fashion Design sector. She has managed a program at the HEAD University (The Art and Design High School) of Geneva and then founded Vitryon, a company dedicated to techno-Fashion.

Her project, incorporating the 8K technology, will be projected during the entire duration of the Avantex Paris tradeshow.

Neffa, bio-textile for life

Neffa.pngStraight from Amsterdam, Aniela Hoitink applies her multi-disciplinary know-how to alter or integrate properties to the textile for clothing to react in the same way the human skin would.

The skin can, among other things, change its aspect or colour to take care of the human body. Textile could in the same way evolve depending on the wearer for an ultimate customisation.

Her company, Neffa, helps firms, research institutes and universities with the integration of their bio-technology into textile prototypes and designs to make them more appealing for a specific target group or a wider audience and translating this technology into the market.

During Avantex, do not miss the Aniela Hoitink catwalk with around twenty innovative designs!

Avantex Fashion Pitch September 19, 2017

For the first time ever, Avantex Paris is launching a major competition for start-ups: Avantex Fashion Pitch, many rewards will distinguish the winner!

The Avantex Fashion Pitch competition is now open to start-ups with an interest in the fashion, textiles and clothing sector and that offer innovative projects from the technical and technological aspect.

This competition will allow the winner to take part in the February 2018 Avantex trade fair as an exhibitor and offers them the chance to record a video/teaser of their project worth EUR 1200, donated by Wirate, a partner of Avantex-Paris.

“Since it was first launched, Avantex has acted as a catalyst for ideas, encouraging healthy competition among the players in the fashion and clothing sectors and generating   a wealth of intelligence and technology. Each season we welcome a large number of start- ups; not everyone can join us however much they would like to. We have therefore created this competition so that they can be included in our offer and can meet all the players in the industry,” explains Michael Scherpe, President of Messe Frankfurt France.

Avantex Fashion Pitch – who’s it for? The competition is open to all initiators of creative projects who fall under one of the four segments at the Avantex trade show:

–        Materials & Components

–        Clothing & Accessories

–        Prototype Studio

–        Smart Retail

A special prize that rewards the circular economy will also be awarded.

Avantex Fashion Pitch – how can I take part? Register your project for the AVANTEX club on the WIRATE platform: http://www.wirate.co/fr/submit/projects

Registration is limited to a single project per participant/team and the presentation portfolio should include a comprehensive and detailed description of the project, web links, links to candidates’ social networks, a video pitch for the project, business plan etc.

Participants need to take the following steps:

register at Wirate then join the Avantex-Paris club under the ‘Clubs’ tab

register your project using the relevant tab

Avantex Fashion Pitch – who does the judging? The projects registered on the platform and all the data submitted by participants are visible to Wirate members, who can evaluate them for the purpose of awarding them a rating between 0 and 10.

Avantex Fashion Pitch – how are the winners chosen? On August 22, 2017,  three projects will be selected from those registered in each of the four different segments that have received at least 30 scores and the best ratings.

On 19 September 19, 2017, the initiators of the 12 chosen projects will have to present their   work in the form of a pitch lasting a maximum of two minutes on the occasion of the Avantex Fashion Pitch (entry is free upon presentation of a badge) in the agora at the show.

After these presentations, it will not be a jury who decides but the audience and members of the WIRATE platform, who will be able to vote for the projects presented. The winner will be the person/team obtaining the highest rating and the results will be published at the show in the evening of September 19, 2017.

The winner will thus join the company of other outstanding designers of high-technology in the fashion sector.




18. September 2017
21. September 2017