Premiere Vision This Season Is All About The Smart Square and of Course Sylvia Heisel

If you are looking to integrate sustainable responsibility into your organisation, manufacturing process or collections then maybe Premiere Vision's Smart Square could be right up your alley.

With Premiere Vision set to begin this week, we must share that we are looking forward to exploring one particular space, the Smart Square located in Hall 3. It is an area dedicated to alternative materials that will be showcasing innovations proposed by 25 new companies.

The Smart Square has been designed to revolve around five different events. There is the SMART SERVICES, an area dedicated to a select group of players specialised in sustainable development which offer advice and solutions to exhibitors and visitors wishing to integrate greater responsibility into their organisation, manufacturing process or their collections. Then there is the SMART MATERIALS space dedicated to alternative responsible materials such as fabrics, leathers, yarns, accessories. The third is the SMART LIBRARY, a forward-looking, informative forum for eco-responsible products, which represent the most innovative developments concerning responsible creation. The forth is SMART TALKS. It is an event that will consist of roundtables, conferences, masterclasses and talks by exhibitors. Those who attend will get exposed to experts and industry professionals who will be sharing and comparing how their experiences and significant issues will be impacting the fashions of tomorrow. Lastly, the fifth event will be the SMART WARDROBE. A little similar to the one curated by FashNerd in partnership with Munich Fabric Start at the beginning of September 2018, it will showcase 10 final products from established fashion brands, including clothing, bags and shoes made according to responsible sourcing and manufacturing processes.

Orange Fiber was part of Smart Square in 2017

On that note make sure you do not miss the opportunity to see Sylvia Heisel compostable 3D printed dress.  The former fashion designer will be showcasing the dress which has been created from hand-drawn illustrations that have been rendered in additive manufacturing design software. The dress is 3D printed without any waste – only the actual dress parts were made – nothing was cut out and zero waste was created.

Using a material called WillowFlex, a unique elastomeric bioplastic is made from compostable raw materials, the dress has been produced by 3D printing, an additive manufacturing process of manufacturing a part by depositing material layer by layer following a tool-path controlled by a computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software package.

Sylvia Heisel’s 3D printed dress  made with compostable bioplastic

If you haven’t grabbed your ticket yet, it is worth noting that Premiere Vision will be taking place from 19th September until 21st September 2018 at Parc Des Expositions, Paris Nord Villepinte. An unlimited access pass for 3 days will set you back €42.00, but if you would like to include the seminars, the price will be a couple of euros more at €45.00.

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