The textile show organiser has been forced by the Covid-19 crisis to redirect Blossom and Denim PV exhibitors to the September Première Vision event Paris, while making its e-marketplace accessible free of charge.
The French Fashion Union was first set up in 2016 on Facebook as a collaborative support network of young fashion professionals, and has now formally become an association offering a range of services to its members.
Première Vision Paris and the Fairyland for Fashion shows (with Texworld and Apparel Sourcing) ended up hosting just under half of the Chinese exhibitors expected, and all reported big declines in visitor attendance.
Wanting to reduce volumes and get to know their suppliers better, French buyers are gradually reconsidering their sourcing, both in terms of zones and rhythms, according to the Institut Français de la Mode.
Organisers may have been cancelling trade shows in China in recent weeks, but some organisers are looking to the future and on Tuesday, Première Vision announced the launch of a new event in China this November.
Beginning in 2021, the textile and clothing event will be held from July 6-8, instead of in September. This change follows the new timeline for collections, its general manager revealed to FashionNetwork.
Denim Première Vision seemed to shrug off the real and the economic chill as it returned to London this week with a busy show, an enlarged exhibitor list and a sustainability focus both for production and style trends.