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AVANTEX Paris 11-14/02/2018, Le Bourget, Paris An overview of the innovations combining technology and fashion, from existing solutions to potential ones

Nov 30, 2017

An overview of the innovations combining technology and fashion, from existing solutions to potential ones

AVANTEX PARIS, the show that offers technical and technological services and processes for all branches of fashion, will take place between 11 and 14 February 2018 in Paris, Le Bourget. “Avantex Paris is a trade show that brings together all those involved in fashion and in innovation for fashion and is built as much on presenting existing products as on introducing future ones. This is why we are developing special relationships with start-up firms, which we will now be promoting by way of the Avantex Fashion Pitch at each show. We will also be welcoming the winners from various events at FashionTech Week, since Messe Frankfurt France intends to support these ‘seedlings’ but also to confront them with the realities of the industry to help them move forward. This February show also marks the return of Avanprint in its new format, i.e. as a separate segment at Avantex Paris in its own right. It is true that digital printing is a technology that is very much in demand and is particularly well suited to fashion (according to the Smithers Pira 2016 report, the sector will post doubledigit growth between now and 2021). Not including it in the categories at Avantex no longer made sense”, observes Michael Scherpe, President of Messe Frankfurt France.

On the occasion of the sixth show, digital printing firms will be attending the rendezvous for fashion and high-tech, thus inaugurating the new AVANPRINT segment, along with participation by the textile printers MS Printing. This is a logical extension of the AVANTEX PARIS area with more than 25% of floorspace dedicated to innovative fabrics and functionalities. Innovative textiles can be found alongside ingenious finished products, ready-to-wear collections, research projects by students, etc. This February’s show will prove to be very diverse as regards development pathways for the future. Come and discover:

- The biotech company Torqs Lab, the winner of the grand prize in the 2017

Avantex Fashion Pitch competition. They make ‘smart’ tights that monitor the health of athlete’s knees;
- the best of FashionTech Week and high-tech fashion solutions:
- the water-repellent fabric from the start-up INDUO®, prize winner at the Fashion Pitch Night,
- the designs from Armine Ohanyan Paris, a collection Made in France that takes its inspiration from the seasons and uses new fused thermoplastic materials and 3D printing, winner at the FashionTech Expo;
- the Korean KITECH institute (Korea Institute of Industrial Technology) will be presenting its textile solutions and will be giving its views on the circular economy;
- innovations in textile technology from students at the University of Albstadt-Sigmaringen (Germany);

The trends forum remains an unmissable event that rounds off the programme and gives visitors an instant understanding of this constantly evolving field. The
lectures at the AVANTEX PARIS agora will mark each day thanks to the supportof partnerships forged by Messe Frankfurt France with French and international players from the fashion industry. Visitors will be able to discover the wearable
technology from Anina Net, robotic dresses with changing forms, at the catwalk shows. A guarantee for some stunning outfits! Ahead of the trade fair, the second round of the competition aimed at the startups designing tomorrow’s fashion, the AVANTEX Fashion Pitch, will be launched as from December. Learn all about it at the WIRATE.com platform.

Learn all about AVANTEX Paris at: www.avantex-paris.com
Providing maximum convenience for visitors, AVANTEX Paris is one of the group 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,

SHAWLS & SCARVES - the accessories show case, TEXWORLD Paris, TEXWORLD DENIM Paris.

Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition
grounds. With some 2,400 employees at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of over €640 million.
Thanks to its farreaching ties with the relevant sectors and to its international sales network, the Group
looks after the business interests of its customers effectively. A comprehensive range of services – both
onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when
planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition
grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. With its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent). For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com

Press officers:
RE ACTIVE – Frédéric Pellerin – fpellerin@re-active.fr & Dimitry Helman – dimitry@re-active.fr – +33 1
40 22 63 19
Messe Frankfurt France – Mathilde Vander-Elstrate - +33 1 55 26 61 39 –
mathilde.vander.elstrate@france.messefrankfurt.com