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Munich Fabric Start Highlights New Denim Tones and Materials

Buyers and designers are getting their full of Spring/Summer ’16 textiles, denim, accessories and trimmings this week at Munich Fabric Start (Feb. 2-4) in Germany.

The main theme of the show is Oscillating Identities, a macro trend that references the clashes and intersections of cultures and identities. With the that over-arching theme, there are five sub categories to further highlight exhibitors’ offerings. Self Essence focuses on neutral colors, restrained metallic gloss and sporty prints; Oriental Laboratory features voluminous, floating textures and 3-D patterns; Dream Patching uses watercolor tones combined with bold retro colors; Psychotech Jungle displays pixels, vegetation, and landscape patterns in a psychedelically abstracted manner; and Denim Extremes showcases a wide range of color tones and materials.

On Feb. 2-3, in the adjacent Zenith Hall pavilion, the Bluezone presented the latest denim and sportswear styles. About 80 denim manufacturers participated, including Candiani Denim, Calik, Isko, ITV Denim, Lanificio Europa, Orta Anadolu, Tejidos Royo and Vicunha Europe. The notable newcomers this year was be Denim Authority, Industrias Morera Unitin, DNM Textile, Fashion Point and Suryalakshmi Cotton Mills.

Munich Fabric Start is held in the MOC Zentrum and hosts 900 international specialized companies including manufacturers, printers and textile service providers from 35 countries. The show expects 20,000 international trade visitors, including buyers, designers and product managers to attend the February edition.