SALON SPOTLIGHTS SPECIALS

Byline: Karyn Monget

NEW YORK — After a big move last year to Hall I, the 2001 edition of the Salon International de la Lingerie, which starts its four-day run on Friday, has plenty of special events on tap.
“The events and fashion information system as a whole will be taking developments in the market place and consumer behavior into account, and we shall try to make the most of events in connection with the Interfiliere,” said Jehan Quettier, exhibition manager.
Among the events will be the Hosiery Special on Saturday from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Trend Podium area. Sponsored by DuPont Lycra, it will include a presentation of awards by industry professionals to European students who have won a contest on the hosiery of tomorrow.
Thanks to DuPont Lycra, the prototypes of the European students selected by leading industry brands will be manufactured and sold. A runway fashion show will follow.
Also, on what show officials are calling “last minute specials,” there will be an Interfiliere Agora information and welcome area, which will highlight the new Market Forum and Spring-Summer 2002 General Forum of trends.
The presentation will include design studios geared around key ideas from textile specialist Agora, nonstop videos of directional trends, a Lyon Fabrics Museum, a Textiles Expertise Studies area, fashion information and a textile bookstore, as well as an area devoted to The Cofreet, French Committee for Textiles Washing Instruction Labeling.
SIL and the Interfiliere will take place at the Paris Expo at the Porte de Versailles.

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