What are the perks of YOUR job? Every job has them, but we are willing to bet that those enjoyed by the Wedding Dress Fabrics sourcing team are some of the best around! In their quest to find the very best wedding dress material to bing to our customers, along with sharing some of our own inspiring favourites, the team jet off to the fashion centres of the world – this time they are off to Paris, France, traditionally one of the world’s most fashionable, and romantic, cities. Sacre bleu!
Bohemian, trendy and full of activity, Paris has long been regarded as a centre of fine culture – and that includes the clothes. Walking down a Parisian sidewalk, you are confronted with such an amazing mishmash of styles but everything is just that - stylish. Whatever they wear, Parisians wear it with panache and even the old clochard drinking red wine on a bench in the street is likely to be wearing his battered old hat at just the perfect rakish angle. Lace is always big news in this vibrant city and some extremely fine examples of the fabric are to be found in France - Chantilly lace is regarded by many to be the finest in the world and, if you feel like spoiling yourself (which of course you do, and why not?!) then check out our excellent range of Chantilly Lace.
So, you can imagine what the atmosphere is going to be like at Texworld, the huge and highly-prestigious trade fair that our sourcing team have been whisked away to. More than 600 international buyers and suppliers will gather together over four days (12th Sept - 25th Sept inclusive) to discuss ideas and share knowledge and information, each learning a little from the other to create the dazzling multicultural melange that is so evident in fashion, from high street to wedding aisle to couture catwalk and red carpet.
Texworld is one of the many bridal trade events on the calendar but is particularly important due to its central European location. Though its home and heart is in Paris, Texworld does have a presence in the USA as well and there was recently a trade fair at the Javits Convention Centre in New York. Look out for a full report with all the gossip and details about the event coming soon – subscribe to our newsletter to be among the first to get your hands on the exclusive information!