About the show
Premiere Vision Paris is one of the most important textile trade shows in the world and takes place twice a year. February's show is all about Spring/Summer designs and the September show focuses on show Autumn/Winter designs.
The show was vast and includes yarns, fabric, design, manufacturing, leather and accessories. We concentrated on the design area where there were 240 studios selling designs for all kinds of sectors including men’s, women’s, children’s, sportswear, knits and more. There were also a number of stands selling both vintage clothes and pattern books, which we were surprised to see.
We couldn't identify any particular major colour or motif trends coming through. There really was every type of design from geometric to botanical, floral to conversational. We were at the February show where the focus is ostensibly on Spring/Summer 2017 but it didn't seem to us that the patterns reflected any particular season. What struck us most was that the majority of designs looked hand drawn and there was very little computer generated work.
Jane Kirkpatrick's work at Premiere Vision
Pippa, Julie and Jane attended because Jane was exhibiting with exclusive Scottish textile studio, Collect, whose goal is to nurture and show the best of contemporary Scottish textile design talent. Collect only exhibit the work of designers born or resident in Scotland, and each designer is handpicked based on the beauty and innovation of their work. Needless to say, we're all very proud (but not at all surprised) that Jane was picked!
Take a look at Collect's Instagram feed for pictures of the beautiful work they showed at Premiere Vision.
Our pick of the exhibitors
There were so many great stands but here are a few of our favourites:
- Gather No Moss - east London textile studio
- Pea Green - textile studio based in Hertfordshire in the UK
- See Creatures - design studio in Emma's hometown of Brighton
- Collect Scotland - Scottish textile studio
Sadly, there were ‘no photo’ signs everywhere so we couldn’t photograph any of the lovely work but you can see photos from the show on Premiere Vision's Instagram feed.
Were you at Premiere Vision?
Were you at the show or are you thinking about exhibiting? We'd love to hear your thoughts.