Eco-responsibility, Traceability & Transparency at the fore in Première Vision Paris
or three days twice a year more than 60 thousand fashion and textiles professionals from 120 countries descend on the multi-hall convention complex in the suburbs of Paris for Premiere Vision. There to shop the world’s largest selection of fabrics and textile designs, leather, accessories and innovations in one place.
Studio 104 sends a team each year from design and product development to discover the upcoming trends and the latest technologies. To inspire our latest bespoke hospitality uniform collection. For Spring Summer 2021 the team went with a shopping list for clients ranging from a middle eastern palace, a global diamond jewellery boutique and a Somerset country house hotel.
The team saw that this season was very much marked by new materiality and a search for greater eco-responsibility, underpinned by a strong determination to understand the history of a material. Traceability and transparency are part of the future of fabric sourcing. The eco-friendly dimensions of the show have improved by leaps and bounds, more mills and suppliers than ever before are presenting ranges made from recycled, organic and sustainable materials.
One Spanish mill provides sustainable yarns to many of the suppliers Studio 104 spoke to. The company had been turning textiles waste into new yarns for over 70 years. Using two resource efficient processes developed to upcycled yarns without using water or chemicals. For its colour blends they collect pre-dyed fibres, so no dyed need to be added. The company can provide customers with energy and water saving data for each product. For example, 15,000 litres of water are needed to create virgin cotton, while their system uses zero water to upcycled cotton. Watch this space, the future of Studio 104’s jersey collection could be made from second life yarns.
At Studio 104 each individual component of our uniforms is important to the longevity and success of the garment, down the to the buttons, snaps and zips! Whilst at the fair the team explored the trims hall, touching base with our zip supplier. One of the leading global suppliers, the company has developed a dying system that is almost free of water. They now have a PET recycled plastic bottle collection and Ocean Sourced one from plastic retrieved from the waters off Sri Lanka. Another strive in innovation was a new plant-based zippers made from molasses, a by-product from the sugar industry.
A season in which simplicity is richly asserted, and plains are a call for more precise garment construction, whether fluid or compact, ultra-light or lively and dynamic. Fantasy is more measured on the exterior and signals the start of a major shift in proportions for accessories. Natural influences generate elegant and more relaxed silhouettes.
A season that opens the way to an extraordinary future, where fashion forms the basis of a committed, colourful, aesthetically rich and appealing tomorrow.
The S/S season brings colour palettes range from colourways where florals take off, darks serve to highlight and harmonies favouring refined pales that bring out the beauty of materials. Blues are essential: whether celestial or deep, aquatic or ethereal, they are pivotal to an intense season. Blue has always been a strong colour in Studio 104’s luxury uniform designs as it complements many completions, from the policeman blue of Great Scotland Yard Hotel to the rich Persian blue of KBBO Private Airline.
As always Premiere Vision inspires and enthuses the Studio 104 team to the develop the most innovative and trend led uniforms for our clients.
Written by Bethan @ Studio 104
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