Textile Design students travel to Paris to attend global fabric show

Our BA (Hons) Textile Design students have been on an optional five-day trip to Paris to visit Première Vision Fabrics – the world’s premier fabric show.

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The Louvre, image courtesy of Jade Goodwin.

Our BA (Hons) Textile Design students have been on an optional five-day trip to Paris to visit Première Vision Fabrics – the world’s premier fabric show. The trip was open to our Year Two students, giving them a chance to experience the industry-focused event and gather inspiration for their upcoming projects.

Première Vision attracts fashion professionals from around the globe, and is comprised of six complementary shows : yarns; fabrics; leather; designs; accessories; and manufacturing. 62,000 industry visitors from over 120 countries attend the fair to share ideas, explore business opportunities, and develop their new collections.

Student Jade Goodwin told us: “I loved my time in Paris and found inspiration everywhere I turned with the city being so beautiful. Whilst over there we visited a few concept stores which were fantastic for anyone interested in textiles or fashion, my favourite being Merci! If you are planning a trip I would recommend you walk everywhere as you never know what you might find down the little side streets; that's how we found some of the cutest little shops and restaurants.”

Senior Lecturer Angharad Mclaren commented: “The purpose of the Paris trip is primarily to gain more understanding of the textile industry through visiting the international trade fair Première Vision. It is a useful place to make company contacts and seek out work experience opportunities, as well as seeing up-to-date trend and style showcases. In addition to the trade show, students also have the opportunity to explore major galleries, museums, designer and concept stores such as the Centre Pompidou, the Louvre, Colette, and Galeries Lafayette. These all help inform a wider understanding of design industry and culture.”

Textile Design students travel to Paris to attend global fabric show

Published on 23 February 2017
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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