Visitor numbers fell to 1,400 at the two-day event, held at the Parc Floral de Paris.
Designers cited an amped up push on sustainable fabrics, while Première Vision Paris presented an enlarged Wearable Lab Village.
Soft fabrications and modern evolutions on shine were among the other ruling fabric trends at the Première Vision Paris and Texworld Paris shows.
The overall aim of the “mutual support agreement” is to reinforce Paris’ status as the capital of fashion.
The move is part of a new identity for the overhauled show, which henceforth will alternate between Paris and another European destination.
Première Vision New York highlighted local sourcing, manufacturing and sustainability.
Exhibitors displayed sparkling and bright spring 2019 collections at Pier 94 in New York.
Première Vision New York will take place at Pier 94 on Jan. 16 to 17.
Targeting the spring 2019 pre-collection season, the offer reflected a shift to a softer, fresher mood.
With the help of David Wolfson and Associates, the creative force behind Zero + Maria Cornejo will be reissuing some key shapes in “fantastic tech fabrics” from Schoeller Textil.
The Nineties are still going strong, but experts also attribute a fresh, contemporary shift in the category to the social-media-native generation.
Speaking at the recent edition of Première Vision Paris, Gilles Lasbordes, the show’s general manager, cited an economic dynamism indicating “a real, though still fragile, revival.”