On Tuesday and Wednesday this week our buying team hopped on the 5:40am Eurostar to Paris for Première Vision, known as the ‘global event for fashion professionals’. Speaking of fashion professionals, they soon realised they were sharing their early morning Eurostar with none other than Paul Smith!
This international trade show, where 60,000 fashion industry professionals come together to share their ideas, and promote and build their collections is the place to be for any fashion company.
With over 1,900 fabric mills and accessory designers presenting their collections our buyers here at Studio 104 were put through their paces sourcing new fabrics, yarns, trims and accessories for our exciting new designer uniform projects. Première Vision for us as a team is always particularly inspirational, both for our existing and future projects, and acts as a great opportunity for us to touch base with our suppliers. The importance of creating and maintaining great relationships with them is key and we also see Première Vision as a chance to show them our appreciation and make sure they feel involved.
The highlight of their trip had to be discovering a fantastic new stock supplier of gorgeous shirting fabrics. The supplier ticked all our boxes, and had exactly what we’re looking for for a particular exciting project launching later this year
Another peak of their trip had to be the fabulous boutique hotel they stayed in, Hôtel Costes. Situated next to the Louvre, a very trendy area, they were not surprised to see the British designer Nigel Cabourn in the hotel!
Being obsessed with uniform we always look out for what hotels are dressing their staff in, and the Hôtel Costes waitresses wore their own dresses with a branded leather bag, however, we thought that a simple LBD would make them more recognisable as a team. We always find potential in staff uniforms that we’d love to add a touch of our bespoke to!