On September 23rd, 2014, the Interfiliѐre New York fabrics show returned to Manhattan! Thirty two mills from across the globe showcased their best textiles at 82 Mercer Street for buyers and retailers. The successful selections will be used in creating 2015 intimate apparel and swimwear collections, defining trends before they’ve even taken shape.
Below, we’ve listed the exhibitors and events of Interfiliѐre New York 2014.
Apsara Silks, Baikai Warp Knitting, Billon Design, Bischoff Textil AG, Boselli, Carvico, Fleischmann Karl, Hang Gang Lace, Iluna, Jersey Lomellina, Jiun Her Industry, Klauber Brothers, Longina Phillips Designs, Macra Lace, Maglificio Ripa, Marcie Design, Muehlmeier Bodshaping, Noyon Dentelle, Piave Maitex, Plymouth, Ritex 2002, Ruey Tay, Seram, Simplex Knitting Company, Sitip, Sun Hing, Susanna Samson Design, Tejidos Gulfer, Textufil, Vila, Willy Herman, Yu Yuang Textile, Zengcheng Oriental Embroidery
8:30am – 9:30am
Welcome Breakfast – Meet and Greet
Exhibitor Show Floor Opens
9:30am – 10:30am
A glance of Interfiliѐre Paris 2014, video presented by Eurovet CEO, Marie-Laure Bellon-Homps illustrating the trends, referenced to fabrics from the Interfiliѐre New York 2014 mills and INVISTA™ innovations
11:00am – 12:00pm
INVISTA™ will present the new LYCRA® Brand Strategy – LYCRA® MOVES YOU™ Plus… the INVISTA™ lab presents “How we look at Technology & Innovation as a Company”
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Proexport Colombia Luncheon will showcase opportunities within Colombia’s textile and apparel industry for international investors as well as the latest trends in the industry
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Cocktail Reception & Networking Reception
6:30pm – 7:30pm
NPD Seminar – Marshall Cohen will share his understanding and vision of the sector in a presentation entitled, “Shattering Retail Rituals”
The fabrics on display were in a gorgeous variety of colors and patterns, all softer, stronger, and more intricate than ever. From bright neons to earthy tones and durable fabrics to delicate laces, the mills had it all this year. To see the top 2015 lingerie trends that we spotted during the show, read “A Taste of Interfiliѐre NY ~ 2015 Lingerie Trends.”
As the exhibitors packed up to end a long day of work, Interfiliѐre served their refreshing blood orange Bellini for the cocktail and networking reception. After an hour, the crowd was back in good spirits and the final seminar began.
“Shattering Retail Rituals” by Marshall Cohen specifically addressed retail trends and the changes in our industry. He paid special attention to urging synchrony between shipping and consumer shopping trends. Consumers purchase what they need when they need it 10/12 months of the year. However, the shipping of merchandise is only in sync with consumer shopping 3/12 of the months in a year.
Whether you attended Interfiliѐre New York 2014 or not, please feel free share your thoughts regarding the show, retail trends, and ideas for strengthening the future of the intimate apparel industry.