In these uncertain times, when many international trade shows remain at the mercy of current events, the A/W 2021-22 edition of Interfilière Paris will be 100% digital, with Interfilière Connect. Indeed, from September 2-30, 2020, for the first time, Interfilière Paris will take place on a new online platform that will also host all that’s new from every global edition of Interfilière (Shanghai, Shenzhen, and New York).
“WE NEED EACH OTHER TO RE-BUILD…Nobody could imagine how long the pandemic would last and how difficult re-building would be for an established global supply chain. INTERFILIERE CONNECT is a set-up to re-invent meetings, get fashion information and trends, network and do business.”
Jos Berry, CEO Concept Paris, Source LinkedIn
Well beyond these circumstances, this edition seeks to be the natural extension of the resilience observed these past few months, both in terms of the solidarity of manufacturers and through the involvement of brands. Thus, Interfilière Connect will start off this quite different back-to-school season and will be your partner for Autumn/Winter 2021, becoming a conduit between key players in manufacturing and design professionals. My Dear Visitors, please know that you may register for free on the platform and download its content.
With Interfilière Connect, experience the show your way:
Interfilière Connect offers a chance to get in direct contact with manufacturers that interest you and to set up online meetings. Using the platform, a client can access their selected contact and then, in a virtual meeting room, hold a one-on-one conversation. This allows exhibitors to talk about and demonstrate their new collection to clients. Visitors will be able to discover the full range of firms exhibiting on the digital platform, as well as those who usually exhibit at the other live Interfilière shows. Right from the comfort of your home or office, you will have access to exhibitors from the Chinese and American editions of the show.
VISITING THE FORUM
You will also be able to embark on a filmed and guided tour of the Materials Forum for A/W 2021. Organized by theme, this is a hybrid Forum, with a selection of fabrics, textile accessories, and finished products presented by the teams at Concepts Paris and narrated by Jos Berry.
ENRICHING YOUR KNOWLEDGE BASE
The Interfilière Connect program is also built around a series of webinars that will bring together experts on matters of sourcing, trends, the digital world, and all the resources and tools for sourcing and developing a sustainable, engaged collection. You will find me on two webinars, in particular:
- The futureproof toolset for smart, sustainable & inclusive collections. A live demo of SS 22 trends
An analysis of S/S 2022 trends, for an intelligent, sustainable, and inclusive collection, using the 3D concept from Hypercurve Studio.
- The Virtual Century: Digital goes from storytelling to story-doing!
How the digital world is moving from narration to creative action, at the service of a more alert, sustainable, and agile supply chain. I’ll be present alongside Tekyn, Viji and Disruptual to present a training tool that analyzes the systemic approach to sustainable sourcing.
GROWING YOUR NETWORK
The platform is designed to facilitate the exchange of contact information among registered professionals who wish to stay in touch. You’ll be able to enjoy these 5 weeks of access to discuss and share opinions with other industry professionals about your selected meetings and sessions.
ORGANIZING YOUR SCHEDULE
To stay focused and avoid missing any meetings or webinars, you’ll be able to review the schedule of events and generate your own personal calendar, by bookmarking your sessions.
These online presentations which, we know cannot replace the cordial nature of in-person meetings, will nevertheless enhance the supply of products, so that visitors and exhibitors can stay in touch, get to know each other, and benefit from each other’s knowledge during this special professional experience, because our job is also to help you make real connections.
The full program will be posted on the Interfilière Paris website. This will include the must-see trend presentation from Concepts Paris. On the occasion of this talk, the Evolution 36 color range, New Beginnings SS22, which I had the pleasure of taking part in as a guest, will be unveiled.
On the brand side, Exposed and Riviera X Who’s Next will take place October 2-5 at the Jardin des Tuileries in Paris, presenting Summer 2021 collections and following strict health and safety guidelines designed for the comfort of visitors and exhibitors.
And finally, Interfilière Connect is also the perfect opportunity to immediately begin setting up meetings for the next in-person trade show, which will take place January 23-25, 2021 in Paris.
We will continue our research and will soon publish the list of the Smart Normal selection of products on Interfilière Connect.
Aude Penouty, Entada Textile.