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VIEW Premium Selection in December 2020 no longer possible


Following the successful staging of FABRIC DAYS at the beginning of September 2020 as the first physical trade fair after the lockdown, the organisers of MUNICH FABRIC START Exhibitions GmbH have started planning the next round of trade fairs for the Spring.Summer 22 season. The aim was to realise VIEW Premium Selection as a Preview Textile Fair to compliment the main trade fair which would follow 6 weeks later in Munich...

Dear Press and Media Representatives,

Over the past few days the situation has changed drastically and with it the starting position. Current Covid-19 developments and the uncertainty of any changes move organisers further away from the certainty of being able to realise VIEW in the usual professional way in just a few weeks time. Further measures such as extended travel restrictions are not foreseeable at this point in time.

FABRIC DAYS has proven that a trade fair is possible despite the great challenges of a pandemic. However, against the background of the current development, the organisers no longer consider a trade fair at the beginning of December to be justifiable or responsible. After all, the health and safety of all exhibitors, visitors and participants at the trade fairs always has top priority.



As a result of these crucial developments, the organisers feel compelled to cancel VIEW Premium Selection from 1 - 2 December 2020.


"The decision to cancel the VIEW Preview trade fair is a difficult one, however it must be based on our sense of safety and responsibility. After all, there are only a few weeks left until the beginning of December – a very short time in which the risk cannot be sufficiently assessed based on rates on infection to continue planning VIEW. We have reached a point where we should reduce our travel and social contacts to a minimum – at least for the time being with the option to resume again in the coming weeks.“
Sebastian Klinder, Managing Director MUNICH FABRIC START




The team is now concentrating on organising the second edition of FABRIC DAYS from 26 - 28 January 2021 and is confident that they will be able to offer the textile industry the usual date to present the Spring. Summer 22 collections.

The condensed, business focused format of FABRIC DAYS offers the required flexibility to be able to adapt quickly to any changes in the coming months. The main objective here is to offer the industry the necessary planning security and a physical textile fair for personal exchange. In this way, the organisers particularly rely on the support of the textile industry and the confidence placed in them during this extraordinary time.


”Of course we are doing everything we can to realise our plans despite the very dynamic times. This is a perspective for the industry and our fixed goal, which can only be achieved with our collective efforts. Flexibility and cohesion are particularly required now. We are prepared to offer the industry a platform in Munich for personal exchange, provided that it is possible and can be justified by all those involved.”
Frank Junker, Creative Director MUNICH FABRIC START


The MUNICH FABRIC START team has already received the first confirmed commitments and registrations for FABRIC DAYS from 26 - 28 January 2021. The organisers are again expecting a high-quality collection portfolio from around 400 international suppliers who will present their new products for the Spring.Summer 22 season in Munich.



Spring.Summer 22

26 – 28 January 2021


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Based on valuable insights and the feedback of experts and producers against the background of current developments, we are compelled to cancel VIEW Premium Selection on July 14 - 15, 2020. This decision is a very difficult one for us. We deeply regret that we will not be able to hold our beloved VIEW this summer – especially since we know how important it is for the textile industry to exchange personal information and resume business relations as quickly as possible.

Dear press- and media representatives,


In the current difficult and uncertain situation, it is more important than ever to work together and to face the newly emerging challenges as a strong community. In that respect, we are aware of the great importance and relevance our trade fairs has for manufacturers and fashion companies as a platform for exchange and business.


In view of the fact that the VIEW does not necessarily fall under the ban on major events announced by the German government on April 15th 2020 as well as based on the latest expert findings, we also remain in close contact with other trade fair organisers and associations. Last week, we also conducted a survey among the mainstay of our event, our exhibitors, asking them for their opinion and assessment of VIEW Premium Selection in July 2020.


The survey showed that the majority of the market has no need for a preview textile fair in this extraordinary situation, as most of the new collections cannot be developed in time due to confirmed production delays. Moreover, the ban on major events and travel restrictions, which are likely to remain in place for some time, does not allow for the necessary planning for this B2B event in July. Above all, the health and safety of our exhibitors and visitors is our top priority.


“Based on these valuable insights and the feedback of experts and producers against the background of current developments, we are compelled to cancel VIEW Premium Selection on July 14 - 15, 2020. This decision is a very difficult one for us. We deeply regret that we will not be able to hold our beloved VIEW this summer – especially since we know how important it is for the textile industry to exchange personal information and resume business relations as quickly as possible. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our exhibitors, visitors and our service companies for their great loyalty, optimism and trust in us at all times which we greatly appreciate. We’re continuing to do our best to provide an optimal platform as soon as possible.”

Sebastian Klinder, Managing Director Munich Fabric Start



“Our goal now is to be able to organise MUNICH FABRIC START from 01 - 03 September 2020 followed by VIEW Premium Selection from 08 - 09 December 2020. Of course, following the necessary precautions, which includes ongoing integrated hygiene measures as well as controlled visitor guidance and minimum distance rules on site. Together with various specialists, we are currently working on a step-by-step plan with specific recommendations for action on the implementation of trade fairs which take into account any official regulations.”

Frank Junker, Creative Director MUNICH FABRIC START


The ban on major events in Germany is currently in effect until August 31st 2020, which according to current planning means we offer the first possible platform to kick off the Autumn.Winter 21/22 season with our MUNICH FABRIC START trade fair date. The numerous stand registrations already received are a great support for our efforts.


We thank everyone who is actively shaping the future together with us and we are looking forward to a reunion with all industry players in Munich again soon.


Stay healthy!



VIEW closes with high visitor frequency & innovative collections for Spring.Summer 21


As anticipated, VIEW Premium Selection positioned itself strongly as an early trend-setting trade fair format for the new season. From December 3rd to 4th 2019, leading international suppliers from the Fabrics and Additionals segments presented around 360 refined collections for Spring.Summer 2021. All major German brands as well as numerous brands and designers from neighbouring countries were represented in Munich.

Among these were well-known brands:

The overwhelming acceptance by high-quality visitors is once again a clear indication of this exclusive event with its very special flair.




Overall, the atmosphere at VIEW was efficient and positive, despite the challenging tasks in many areas of the industry. These were discussed in a committed and solution-oriented manner during intensive discussions. The very complex subject of sustainability and transparency in the production and logistics processes, the partly decreasing margins for the fabric manufacturers, the currently threatening or completed company insolvencies within the ready-made clothing sector were just some of the topics discussed.

’With great encouragement from the exhibitors and the continuously developing visitor frequency, especially on a heavily visited second day of the fair, the VIEW event as an early Fabric Trade Fair is the ideal preparation for the MUNICH FABRIC START in February. Despite the overlapping dates initiated by Milano Unica, we are convinced after discussions with exhibitors and visitors that we can expect three successful trade fair days in Munich with the usual strong international portfolio.’
Sebastian Klinder, Managing Director Munich Fabric Start


The need for early direction and information is great. Also against the background that leading ready-made clothing companies are reorganising their planning, rethinking their delivery and collection rhythms or have already redefined them for the future.



‘The VIEW event, as a business and communication platform, is becoming increasingly important for us, as we will start the season even earlier in the future. All of our divisions were on site for the entire two days of the fair. We have already gained very good insights into the upcoming colour directions. Also with regards to the spectrum of innovative qualities. There have been very nice developments in the linen sector, for example in combination with Tencel.‘
Susanne Schwenger, Marc O’Polo

Manuel Höchel, Lanificio Fratelli Balli, also classifies VIEW as the ideal forum for the conceptual vote.
‘For us, VIEW is the perfect trade fair for planning discussions to explore what our partners are pursuing in order to offer them a timely and appropriate offer. Our customers love this fair. Here, they have the opportunity to work in a relaxed manner, to inform themselves and then proceed accordingly at MUNICH FABRIC START. At the moment, about 30 percent of our collection is for Spring.Summer 2021.‘



Similarly, the assessment of Ted Styliandis of Liberty London.
‘Right at the beginning of the first day, we served numerous visitors from Germany and Austria. At the moment, we are already presenting up to 80 percent of the new collection. In the weeks after Christmas we will add an additional Capsule collection. There is great interest in sustainable articles. We will be developing further qualities for this in time for the main trade fair.‘

‘We come to Munich with prepared topics and are specifically looking for the materials for our pre-collection. This is an excellent time for our planning, as we are already placing orders in mid-December. This fair is enormously important for us, as it is the only place where we can get a lot of inspiration, exchange ideas and receive complex information.‘
Frank Wojczewski, Windsor

Sonja Kiefer, designer from Munich, also used VIEW as the location for a TV programme and was equally impressed by the broad and fashionably sophisticated offer for the new summer season.
‘The VIEW event is the perfect source of inspiration for my next collection. I am particularly enthusiastic about the new developments shown here. The high quality and fashion competency of the fabrics here fit perfectly into the genre of my rather classic evening wear. Mainly these include satin, crepe, double face with even more stretch for greater comfort also within event fashion.‘




As in the recent past, the range of collections offered by printers, knitters, weavers and denim specialists is already clearly defined in many areas. In exchange with designers and product managers and taking into account current trends, the range will be extended and adapted accordingly until MUNICH FABRIC START, 4th - 6th February 2020.

It is already apparent that the range of colours is moving in the direction of brown, cognac and terracotta; that black and white combinations are becoming important; that red with a slight orange hue is gaining significance and blue in various shades is increasingly in demand.

Florals and newly interpreted batiks continue to dominate the prints as striking all-overs. Digitally applied kaleidoscopic interpretations are just as convincing as large format graphics and panneaux prints. Structured effects and crepe yarns are important, even in plain colours. Linen is widely accepted in various interpretations. From irregular plain colours to woven stripes, checks and jacquards. The trend towards cotton and cotton blends in combination with Tencel is strong once again. In contrast to this are articles with a technical finish – now even extending into the classically oriented women's and menswear.





The demand for comfortable textiles with some part stretch is also increasing among high-fashion producers or even couture suppliers.

‘This edition of VIEW was a very successful premiere for us. We will be back again in summer for the next VIEW event. The response to our wide range of print collections was pleasingly positive. In discussions with numerous customers, we received a lot of input about the future development of our collection in time for MUNICH FABRIC START.‘
Yesim Sezer, Ipeker


The jeans range is dominated by sophisticated looks in light elastic qualities; flat weaves in cotton and cotton blends with Tencel and Modal. The use of recyclable qualities is also important here.


‘We are very satisfied with the frequency at VIEW. We were also pleased with the positive feedback on our product range for Spring.Summer 2021, which we presented here for the first time.‘
Fernando Naval, Tejidos Royo


In the VIEW Fabric Report attached, we have compiled the fabric highlights of the new season for you.



The next MUNICH FABRIC START will present a broad portfolio with over 1,800 collections from more than 1,000 suppliers. Numerous side events round off the range of inspiration and information on offer for the textile and fashion industry.



Tuesday | 4 February 2020 | 9.30am - 6.30pm
Wednesday | 5 February 2020 | 9.30am - 6.30pm
Thursday | 6 February 2020 | 9.30am - 4.00pm

Tuesday | 4 February 2020 | 9.30am - 6.30pm
Wednesday | 5 February 2020 | 9.30am - 6.30pm

MOC Munich
Lilienthalallee 40
80939 Munich


You can find the latest news on the VIEW Premium Selection on the homepage WWW.VIEWMUNICH.COM

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VIEW Spring.Summer 21: Sophisticated collections – concentrated information - increasing internationalization


VIEW Premium Selection will open the Spring.Summer 2021 season with an international portfolio showcasing over 400 collections. On December 3rd and 4th 2019, leading fabric, trim and denim suppliers present their preview programs and latest developments in Munich.

Most of the collections shown at this early stage are already well developed with a focus on new fashion trends which will ultimately be presented at MUNICH FABRIC START and BLUEZONE from February 4th to 6th 2020.

Once again, VIEW confirms its strategic orientation as an early format for new developments, first colour and material trends and a high-quality product portfolio.



"Given the industry's momentum, many manufacturers have become the new standard for bringing the market to 80% of the collection. Many of our customers use the textile shows in September to complete their collection. We will readjust in the remaining weeks until the main fair, complete individual articles and still work on some textures. But the actual collection concept is already part of the VIEW.“
Mathias Menger, Yünsa


Represented for the first time at VIEW are Argomenti Tessili, Euromark Industries, T.B.M and agency Fabian from Italy, Ipeker from Turkey and TOC TaeOh Corporation from Korea. Furthermore Jayne Goulding Design from Britain and Barth & Könenkamp Seiden, Könen Additionals as well as SchweigerTochetermann from Germany, among others.

Sustainability will also be one of the key topics at VIEW, which will fundamentally change the industry. The willingness of companies to invest and get involved here is growing from season to season.



‘Since 2 years, Dutel has been developing a sustainable section in its collection called ‘PURE’ by DUTEL using polyester recycled warp and organic cotton weft yarns. We are planning to swap all our polyester warps into recycled ones.’
Dutel Creation

‘We are sensitive to the use of recycled yarns. Many fabrics from the latest collection are eco-sustainable. The qualities in eco-cotton and viscose ECOVERO are made with sustainable yarns. Our aim is to waste less and re-use the waste of production and consumers as new resources.’
Lanificio Roma

‘Besides providing sustainable labeling solutions for our customers, we aim to optimize our internal processes as well. By digitalizing our documentation, working on rapid prototyping and investing an increasing amount of time and effort in digital sampling we are reducing input of resources on various levels.’
Bornemann Etiketten



The VIEW Trend Forum will once again show selected ReSOURCE developments that offer innovative alternatives for future-oriented collections. The entire portfolio of collections presented at the VIEW Premium Selection can be found at


'We are very pleased that the interest in VIEW is growing from edition to edition. The increasing internationalization among both suppliers and visitors shows the importance of this appropriate format at this early stage. VIEW is an intensively used business platform that in conjunction with MUNICH FABRIC START and BLUEZONE is set as an overall strategic and content-coordinated format.'
Sebastian Klinder, Managing Director MUNICH FABRIC START


Already in the run-up to the event, visitors to VIEW have the opportunity to find out all the important facts at the trade fair via the new MUNICH FABRIC START app.

It allows:

quick and direct access to all exhibitor details and hall plans.
a detailed filter function for creating a personal list of exhibitors.
download of visitor tickets.
personal follow-up for after the fair.



Join us for the traditional VIEW X-Mas Market. Enjoy festive treats and mulled wine to finish the trade fair day together with live music from Soul Sofa and their Swing, Soul, Latin, Blues & X-Mas beats.



Tuesday, 3 December 2019 from 6.30 pm
VIEW X-Mas Market