Highlights from British exhibitors this season at Première Vision
Première Vision Paris (4-6 July 2023)
British exhibitor list
Highlights from British exhibitors this season
Abraham Moon (stand 6B5): trans-seasonal qualities for relaxed tailoring
Yorkshire vertical mill Moon was established in 1837 and continues to fuse traditional craftsmanship and methodologies with the latest technology to create authentic wool fabrics and accessories for leading fashion brands and interior designers worldwide. For AW24/5, the company is showcasing new trans-seasonal wool cotton qualities in a mill washed finish for relaxed tailoring, alongside timeless British designs in lambswool and Shetland qualities. There is also an exclusive, extended colour palette of iconic plains and a range of utilitarian-style, brushed-over shirting and heavy weight double faced coating which are sure to gain the attention of discerning buyers.
Alfred Brown (stand 6E13) luxury suiting fabrics in earthy tones
Alfred Brown is a family-owned and run worsted weaving mill in Yorkshire, England, founded in 1915. The mill has a reputation for producing genuine British fabrics in handle, design and performance. Alfred Brown is a specialist in weaving classic British styles in superfine luxury merino wool, including wool and linen; wool and cashmere; wool and mohair blends.
The open collection includes suiting fabrics in earthy tones reflecting the trend for the main Autumn/Fall Winter season. Designs in classic bird’s eye, pinstripe, chalk stripe and Prince of Wales designs have been reimagined. Flannel finishes enhance the styles for the coming season and create fabrics with a warm, soft hand feel.
Bella Tela (stand 5S18): neon sequin fringe range is designed to stand out
Bella Tela specialises in designing and manufacturing indulgent embroideries, luxurious 3D florals, artisan silk hand paints, and glistening hand-beaded embellishments. The AW24/5 collection presents an explosion of colour, textures and movement. The Iconic Sequin Fringe range is amplified by expressive neon colours and intriguing combinations of suede tassels and mirrored fringe finishes. Spectrums of light gleam through translucent pressed flowers, layered with saturated shimmering leatherette and juxtaposed against delicate glistening glass organza petals.
Fairbairn & Wolf Studio (stand 5E146): Originality and fresh artistic approach to design
Fairbairn & Wolf Studio (FWS) is a creative print design studio producing innovative and exciting print collections for the fashion industry. The team loves to experiment and explore new techniques and ideas. The AW24/25 collection features bold expressive blooms, inky ombres and playful non prints in rich and unexpected colourways.
Maison Henry Bertrand (stand 5L15): Inspired by nature and delivered with style
Maison Henry Bertrand prides itself on delivering creativity, flexibility and service since 1885. For AW24/5, the firm has taken inspiration from the beauty of nature to create a range of luxurious fabrics that prioritise sustainability without sacrificing style. The collection includes silk, cotton, linen and wool, with man-made recycled fibres all of which have been carefully curated to be innovative as well as beautiful.
Joshua Ellis (stand 5V42): British look jacketing fabrics in luxurious fibres
Joshua Ellis is renowned for producing the finest cashmere and woollen cloth used for jacketing and a range of cashmere accessories. Since 1767 Joshua Ellis has celebrated a distinguished heritage of British manufacturing with a steadfast reputation for luxury and quality. The AW24/5 collection includes cashmere, lambswool and camelhair fabrics as the basis for the season with British look jacketing fabrics being a key staple. Coating fabrics include Classic Plains, Modern tartans, Tweed twist look cashmere coatings. Any AW collection of Joshua Ellis would be incomplete without the iconic wool duffle coatings, complimented by an extensive range of Lambswool Meltons from 700-1500gm and the renowned splitable double face coatings ranging from 500-900gm. The Classic Camelhair jacketing and coating fabrics are perfect for those who want to keep it simple and elegant.
Laurent Garigue Partnership (stand 5S68): Inspiring a new age of opulent fashion
The Garigue name has been synonymous with high fashion British fabrics since 1947 when the firm started selling to Cristobal Balenciaga, Monsieur Dior and other Couturiers in Paris. Laurent Garigue is extremely proud of its British heritage and most of its cloth is woven, dyed, and finished in both Yorkshire and Scotland. The firm’s aim is to produce artistically beautiful fabrics that are out of the ordinary, the best quality and supplied without minimum order. For AW 24/5, Laurent Garigue hopes to inspire a new age of exuberant and opulent fashion. The new Collection includes redefined British tweeds, brushed mohairs, luxurious suitings and evening-wear fancies, all offered in vast colour ranges.
John Foster (stand 5V42): Playful colour palettes for relaxed dress codes
For over 200 years John Foster has been producing the world’s finest worsted suiting cloths from luxurious merino wool, mohair, alpaca and cashmere. Supplying many of the leading fashion houses and garment makers around the world from their mill in Yorkshire, England. Their standing for capturing centuries of weaving skills with design innovation and technological investment create the finest English fabrics. For AW24/5, the collection encompasses beautiful, worsted fabrics, but also heavier weight cloths and flannels that can be used for all applications. As the market continues to enjoy a more relaxed dress code, the styling and colour palettes are playful and are focused on texture and surface interest. Traditional classics that never go out of style and contemporary interpretations of vintage styles create a surprising but well-rounded selection of qualities.
Kynoch of Scotland: Capturing the stunning colours of the Scottish Borders
Boasting a vibrant, distinctive and luxurious collection of woollen jacketing, coating and twist suitings. Kynoch blends modern manufacturing with traditional skills to weave depth sophistication and character into every metre of cloth. Since 1788 Kynoch captures the palette of colours found in the beautiful countryside of the Scottish Borders. For generations Kynoch of Scotland has enjoyed working with only natural fibres moving steadily towards full traceability and sustainability across all cloth qualities highlighting the kindness of lambswools and cashmeres. The firm takes considerable pride in making cloth using conscientious methods of production and design which respect people and the environment, preserving the planet’s natural resources. The detail of worsted twist suitings and coatings are designed for assured tailoring, while deep shades of British Wools woven in the firm’s family-owned mill, nestle alongside the new tweedy twist coatings.
William Halstead: Fine mohair and traditional worsted suit cloth specialist
Named after its founder in 1875 William Halstead is world famous for weaving the finest mohair and traditional worsted suit cloths. They consistently produce an inspiring collection of innovative designs and quintessentially British look. A regular supplier to the world’s most iconic luxury fashion brands they are synonymous with Mohair blends. The AW24/25 collection is diverse selection of designs featuring soft twists, bold checks, and broken stripes. Exaggerated mock leno and steep twills, jacquard style motifs and Donegal herringbones in both wool and wool/mohair signature fabrics for tailoring and coatings. William Halstead offers sustainable options in many fabrics from both the seasonal collection and extensive stock supported fabrics.
Mallalieus (stand 6E34): Recycled wool qualities in nature’s own colour palette
Mallalieus is synonymous with beautiful woollen fabrics. Established in 1863 in the idyllic village of Delph in the heart of the Pennines in northern England, the firm is one of the few remaining fully vertical mills in Great Britain. Mallalieus offers a collection of tweeds for ladies and menswear which reflect its strong textile heritage and embody “The made in Britain” ethos. Created from stunning melange yarns, there is a wide array of fabric weights and finishes. From rustic British wools to vibrant Shetlands, luxurious lambswool / cashmere flannels, speciality coatings and a number of stock service ranges. Mallalieus is committed to the production of authentic and ethical wool fabrics. New for this season the firm has developed recycled wool qualities utilising its own post production waste and undyed wool fabrics using nature’s own colour palette without the need for dyeing.
Marton Mills (6E14): British wool herringbone range spun, woven and finished in Yorkshire
Marton Mills is a traditional family-owned weaving mill established in 1931 in the heart of West Yorkshire which specialises Tartans, Tweeds and Meltons for the apparel, interiors, and accessories market, with a vast range of stock-supported fabrics. Each fabric is meticulously manufactured by its highly skilled workforce; from the imagination of in-house designers, through to experienced menders whose trained eyes can spot and correct the smallest of fabric faults. At Première Vision, Marton Mills is promoting its ‘Leathley’ range composed of 100% pure British Wool spun, woven and finished in Yorkshire and a seasonal tweed collection that embodies the harmonious shades of nature.
Vintage Labels (stand 5E136): print archives to inspire and delight
Vintage Labels is an archive based in central London that works with leading fashion brands around the world. Curated by a former textile designer and stylist and author, the collection dates back to the 19th Century and primarily consists of womenswear garments, including knitwear and outerwear. It is renowned for its print archive comprising of thousands of print swatches that can be accessed online on a secure, invitation only, website. The collection at Première Vision this July presents late summer fill ins and early Autumn/ Winter trends; placements, scarf prints, geometrics, a variety of floral themes and of course many variations of the boho paisley.
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