Saturday, May 15, 2010

France:Seven universes come together at InterfiliГЁre


Interfilière is the world’s leading trade fair for lingerie and beachwear fabrics, and an inspiration for all fashion sectors. Interfilière starts the dynamics for an entire chain - creation, innovation and business are always on hand - and the September edition (4/5/6 September 2010, Paris Expo - Porte de Versailles, Pavillion 3), with 300 exhibitors expected, is already guaranteedto be energizing and promising in terms of fashion offers, services and information.

Closely tied to the reality of the profession and markets, and in complete synergy with Mode City, Interfilière is a real value appreciated by all. Of 10,465 visitors in 2009, 73% were international (from 111 countries), and 87% were purchasing managers…as for exhibitors, 80% were international and 79% were long-time participants.

Exhibitors are organized into seven universes: Lace It(quintessential lace), Brod’Cust (all the magic of embroidery),Neoskin (the heart of the offer with knits, wovens, prints, embellishments), Access’Folies (a thousand and one details, including beads, braids, buttons, ribbons, closures, bra cups…), Hi’Tech (innovation and technology with fibres, yarns and machines), Designers Textiles (studios, designers), The Club: made in Euromed (an area devoted to production capacities near you specializing in lingerie and beachwear). Thus, Interfilière provides a complete, selective and top-quality offer.

Developed in January 2010 on, the on-line platform MEET LINGERIE lets exhibitors and buyers connect and organize trade fair appointments in advance. A real prospecting tool, MEET LINGERIE helps buyers find new suppliers, and exhibitors find new clients and contacts. Friendly and easy to use, with each trade fair this interface is becoming an essentialservice to organize your InterfiliГЁre presence or to visit the trade fair in the most efficient way possible.

KALARAV DI MELDOLESI LIVIA (Italy): A design studio working in several fields. From graphics to fashion and interior design creations, KALARAV DI MELDOLESI LIVIA put their analytical skillsat the service of their clients’ needs. Going beyond trends, the studio often produces exclusive designs for Italian and international textiles.

SALMARINA (Hong-King): Textile designer since 2005, SALMARINA propose collections of finely executed designs using trendy colours as well as a print collection for beachwear with printed knits and circular knits for bathing suits as well as lighter-weight fabrics in crГЄpe and net for pareos and beach products.

ATELIER CALISTI-LE GALL (France): The painter Marcelle Calisti, acontemporary of Raoul Dufy and Sonia Delaunay, created thisatelier in 1937. Quickly renowned for her flower-filled gardens, she went to London to work as a colourist and fabric designer with the Courtaulds Group, then to Alsace with the Schaeffer Impression Group, to Germany with the Mulforter Company, and to Italy with the Miroglio Group, and the Cantoni, Satilai and Monteoliveto and Ponte Arno Companies. Marie-Jeanne Calisti and her design team propose hand painted fabrics as well as computer-assisted designs for lingerie and ready-to-wear, and are always vigilant in upholding the atelier’s reputation for style and savoir-faire.

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