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Positivity rules at busy Premiere Vision

The autumn 14 edition of Paris textile trade show Premiere Vision got off to a positive start this week, with exhibitors hailing it the best show to date.

Day one and two saw huge numbers of visitors pack the trade show’s aisles, with many saying it was the busiest for a number of seasons.

Exhibitor David Mallalieus, managing director of North West woollen textile manufacturer Mallalieus of Delph said: “The first day was phenomenal and we’ve done just as well on the second.”

Laurent Garigue of London-based manufacturer Laurent Garigue agreed, praising the quality and quantity of customers from existing and emerging markets, who had “real buying power”.

David Williams from special purpose fabric specialist British Millerain said: “It’s a lot more positive than the last few seasons, when people put a brave face on but were subdued. People are a more buoyant and confident now.”

Design teams from every area of the fashion market were spotted at the show, with staff of London Fashion Week designers Erdem, Jonathan Saunders and Christopher Raeburn in attendance alongside high street stores including Topman, River Island and Marks and Spencer.

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