Over 14,000 visitors from 58 countries, especially from the DACH region, Benelux, Scandinavia, the UK and Turkey, thronged Munch Fabric Start this year looking for trends and sourcing destinations.
- The catchphrases for designers, buyers, product managers and decision-makers visiting Munich Fabric Start (January 24–26) and Bluezone (January 25–25) were finding new aesthetic and technological impulses, sharpening their own identity and increasing efficiency in a changing market environment characterised by cost pressure, high energy prices, inflation and recession.
Spring.Summer 24: The colour and material trends for Spring.Summer 24 were divided into the four sub-themes ‘Team Players’, ‘Global Manifestors’, ‘Exposers’ and ‘Nesters’ under the leitmotif ‘Dare & Care’.
- The colour worlds ranged from light natural tones and off-white to pastel, bright power colours and warm, reddish shades of purple and brown to black.
- The focus is on materials that evoke emotion on both a visual and tactile level – raw, robust and natural materials contrasted by shimmer, glitter, stretch and mesh.
- The styles ranged from super-sexy, sheer and tight, to classic suit looks, extreme wide cuts and workwear elements.
- Firmly anchored in the trends was a new awareness of responsibility for people and planet, the central importance of craftsmanship to the textile industry, inclusive design and the use of innovative approaches where possible.
- Under the leitmotif ‘Discovery’, Bluezone invited all fashion people and denim experts to share moments together and discover and drive the latest highlights, innovations and changes in the industry.
- ‘Insta-Tok Life’, ‘One by One Theory’, ‘Modern Art Emporium’ and ‘Low Tech No Tech — this was how the trends clustered around topics influencing the denim world such as urban low-tech, art collabs, the colour and fit chaos of Gen Z and alpha consumers as well as inspiration from Instagram and Tik Tok.
Forum for ideas: More than 30 hours of trend lectures, discussions and presentations with over 90 experts from such diverse international companies as Assyst, Bluesign, Bossa, Circular.fashion, DMI, Fashion Revolution, Hachmeister & Partner, Isko, Marc O'Polo, Pantone, Peclers, Renewcell, Roland Berger, Veit, View Publications and Vizoo provided a fireworks display of inspiration and orientation never been seen before at Munich Fabric Start.
- In addition to the trend forecasts, it was in particular the complex of issues surrounding the ongoing transformative sustainability changes in the industry —key words: supply chain law, EU legislation, binding digital product passport, circularity —that were examined from the most diverse angles.