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Bluezone presents BACK TO THE FUTURE

Bluezone presents their upcoming show theme: BACK TO THE FUTURE

22. June 2021

It’s about time to celebrate and come together for the reunion of the season. The entire BLUEZONE team proudly invites all denim professionals to our physical show which aims to bring us BACK TO THE FUTURE: BLUEZONE from 31 August – 1 September 2021 at Zenith Areal Munich. It is the feelgood moment we have all been yearning for, personally and professionally which seemed almost suspended for over a year.

We’re calling this edition ‘BACK TO THE FUTURE’, because despite all obstacles, BLUEZONE will become a safe and lively home for the industry. A physical platform for all denim experts looking for a way back to normal, getting closer to the touch and feel of textiles, products and all senses again. We can’t wait until the blue community comes together again, to meet and celebrate in person. Our future is shaped by the thriving denim technologies, developments and innovation waiting to be discovered at our show. Globally and now at our shows, we are happy to announce that blue denim is back.

BACK TO THE FUTURE returns us to a time when the future is free to be written – a future with a strong desire for blue denim trends, novelties and a feeling of freedom. Where sustainability goes beyond and against greenwashing to envision the denim of tomorrow. The trends reflected at the upcoming edition of Bluezone touch on the reality of our new normal. We are physical fanatics, longing for a reunion that brings us closer and connected than has been possible in almost a year. Fun invigorates our clothes, our lives and our styles. While fashion strives to fulfil the need for inclusive, gender free denim and looks, paired with a new gaming aesthetic. We dive into a new virtual world and spread the importance to integrate, 3D and AI visualisations appear in marketing even while styles of the 1920’s prohibition emerge in rebellious sartorial styles.

This season takes a closer look at the denim market, how we want it to be a and want values we are supporting. Denim is a democracy yet we wonder how cheap denim should go, how far are we going to prove our commitment to sustainability and are we honest in our methods? The crucial issue of greenwashing has given rise to a hatery that scrutinizes and fights for the better treatment and respect of our planet.

All trend themes of BACK TO THE FUTURE will be presented in detail in the trend forum of the upcoming BLUEZONE from 31 August – 1 September 2021 at the Zenith Area Munich. Don’t miss the chance to get inspired for your next collection and to stay up-to-date with all industry novelties!

MUNICH FABRIC START
31/08 – 02/09/2021

BLUEZONE
31/08 – 01/09/2021


Latest Denim News on bluezone.show

Get inspired by the highlights on the new interactive denim platform

20. May 2021

We really can’t wait to welcome you again in person in Munich: BLUEZONE will take place from 31 August – 1 September 2021 as the first physical Denim trade show in 2021 at the Zenith area. Following the seasonal guiding theme BACK TO THE FUTURE, you can expect an incomparable premium portfolio of international weavers, manufacturers and denim innovators who present their latest fabric, accessory and print developments to the denim community.

Until then, the motto will continue to be: collect digital inspiration and information about the denim world, connect with other community members and thus prepare yourself optimally for your visit to the trade fair. This Is also exactly why we created the new lively digital home – for everyone interested in denim and all its facets. With the launch of the progressive Living Page, we offer a completely new experience through an interactive and dynamic approach featuring exclusive denim insights. Learn more about the launch of www.bluezone.show in this blog post.

“True to our BLUEZONE motto ‘denim beyond the seasons’, our special Living Page creates the perfect basis for the live talks and the development of innovative novelties which will be presented at our upcoming BLUEZONE show from 31 August to 1 September 2021”

Sebastian Klinder, Managing Director BLUEZONE

The Highlights and Innovations of the Indigo World

Industry news and stories are shared almost daily on our interactive homepage. In the UNMISSABLE NEWS on the HOME page you will find the latest news that move the industry: published by the market-leading media such as THE SPIN OFF, CARVED IN BLUE, SOURCING JOURNAL, J’N’C, STYLE IN PROGRESS and many more. The future-oriented and most sustainable developments that the entire industry is talking about are collected on THE SHOW page under LATEST DENIM INNOVATIONS. You can find particularly relevant information for your network on the BLUE COMMUNITY page under COMMUNITY NEWS.

The latest collaborations, unique collections, groundbreaking innovations, pioneering voices from the industry: thanks to the UNMISSABLE NEWS and the COMMUNITY NEWS, you won’t miss a thing! Take a look at the MUD JEANS X IKEA collaboration, for example, or learn more about our denim curator and well-known face of the denim industry Panos Sofianos, who talks with TENCEL‘s Michael Kininmonth about the concept of sustainability and its plans for our show in the “BLUE CAST” podcast.

Unique Insider Information: Hot Minutes With, Who Really Is & Bluezone Speed Meeting

What is missing most at the moment? Personal contact, networking with interesting and inspiring personalities, getting to know small quirks and interesting stories!

This is exactly what our unique formats on BLUE COMMUNITY are made for: In the short HOT MINUTES WITH videos, you get to know the faces of the industry on a very personal level thanks to unusual questions. Find out Nicolas Sere‘s greatest dream and whether it has already come true, Stephanie Micci‘s extraordinary favorite song and why Alex Maillet has no plans to move away from Biarritz ever again.

In the 5-minute BLUEZONE SPEED MEETING videos, also available on BLUE COMMUNITY, you have the chance to get to know the innovation drivers in the denim industry. The minds behind global brands, such as Thibault Greuzat or Paolo Gnutti, provide insights into their company DNA and show 5 of their trend-setting developments in detail. See how clever the KT Trims team is in introducing their denim additionals.

WHO REALLY IS… you have probably asked yourself several times when you have heard the name of denim heads like Luca Braschi or Barbara Gnutti. And who is Theresa Walter, the woman who brings our BLUEZONE to life season after season? You can find the answers in exciting interviews on BLUE COMMUNITY.

BLUEZONE wouldn't be BLUEZONE without its Denim Trends!

Anyone who has ever had the opportunity to browse through the BLUEZONE Denim Trend Forum knows that BLUEZONE is much more than a “simple” trade fair for denim fabrics. The trends that inspire buyers, designers and product managers of global fashion brands for their next collections are shown here!

Don’t miss out on this early insight into the upcoming trends from 31 August – 1 September 2021 at BLUEZONE. Before that, you can get an overview of the current visions on BLUE TRENDS. For example, find out from our denim curator Tilmann Wröbel how the current Trend Forecast came about, immerse yourself in the detailed descriptions of the 5 denim topics and let the visionaries inspire you creatively.

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ABOUT BLUEZONE – THE INTERNATIONAL DENIM TRADE FAIR

Founded in 2003 as the first of its kind denim dedicated show, BLUEZONE has established itself as one of the most substantial business platforms for the global denim, street and sportswear market. Leading denim pioneers showcase their most recent denim novelties to the international denim and fashion community. With a strong commitment to excellence and a highly innovative approach, BLUEZONE is a key event to present quality materials, share know-how and discover innovations and the latest trends in a unique blue-blooded environment for denim beyond the seasons. Simultaneously and right next to BLUEZONE, the International Fabric Trade Fair MUNICH FABRIC START showcases novelties in fabrics, accessories and prints twice a year so that visitors can source from a varied textile portfolio offered by some 1000 international suppliers. In between the shows, everyone interested in the denim industry is invited to discover news and denim stories on www.bluezone.show. The next BLUEZONE show takes place in Munich from 31 August – 1 September 2021.


Denim Trend #5: Youngtimers

SS 2022 DENIM TREND ANALYSIS: YOUNGTIMERS

12. April 2021

As we enter a new decade of denim, we see how the ongoing current global crisis does not limit us, we keep each other safe as it keeps us in but WE ARE ALL IN this together. Our denim world is shaped by the world’s reactions, anticipations and innovations. We look forward with strength and prospects for what we achieve today.

The five denim trends reveal the blueprints for a new physical and digital future, our new ‘phygital’ world. A new urbanity shows us a life in harmony with Mother Earth. Ethnic influences brought back from world travels are key to understanding what will nourish us and without a doubt, blow our denim heads in the upcoming seasons.

The BLUEZONE Trend Team presents the 5 trend themes for WE ARE ALL IN:

NEW GROUNDS the growing importance of new playgrounds for denim

PHYGITAL DENIM created for the makers and workers of our future

BEAUTY OF NOTHING discovering the beauty in things which do not change

WORLD TRAVELLING memories of world travels and souvenirs nurture our minds and fantasy

YOUNGTIMERS finding a fresh beauty in the old styles of yesterday

BLUEZONE TREND THEME #5 YOUNGTIMERS

– Recently old becomes recently new

– A proper fit-chaos

– Not so old streetstyles

– Neo-vintage or inspired

– Contrast stitchings

– Violated washes

– Loud and barking


Denim Trend #4: World Travelling

SS 2022 DENIM TREND ANALYSIS: WORLD TRAVELLING

8. April 2021

As we enter a new decade of denim, we see how the ongoing current global crisis does not limit us, we keep each other safe as it keeps us in but WE ARE ALL IN this together. Our denim world is shaped by the world’s reactions, anticipations and innovations. We look forward with strength and prospects for what we achieve today.

The five denim trends reveal the blueprints for a new physical and digital future, our new ‘phygital’ world. A new urbanity shows us a life in harmony with Mother Earth. Ethnic influences brought back from world travels are key to understanding what will nourish us and without a doubt, blow our denim heads in the upcoming seasons.

The BLUEZONE Trend Team presents the 5 trend themes for WE ARE ALL IN:

NEW GROUNDS the growing importance of new playgrounds for denim

PHYGITAL DENIM created for the makers and workers of our future

BEAUTY OF NOTHING discovering the beauty in things which do not change

WORLD TRAVELLING memories of world travels and souvenirs nurture our minds and fantasy

YOUNGTIMERS finding a fresh beauty in the old styles of yesterday

BLUEZONE TREND THEME #4 WORLD TRAVELLING

– Souvenirs from around the world

– Ethnic & indigenous influences

– Artisanal & crafted accents

– Flowers, prints, flags & rural icons

– Mixing slim and wide volumes

– Mixing international hero-products

– Softness & pampering

– Luxury & simplicity


Denim Trend #3: Beauty of Nothing

SS 2022 DENIM TREND ANALYSIS: THE BEAUTY OF NOTHING

5. April 2021

As we enter a new decade of denim, we see how the ongoing current global crisis does not limit us, we keep each other safe as it keeps us in but WE ARE ALL IN this together. Our denim world is shaped by the world’s reactions, anticipations and innovations. We look forward with strength and prospects for what we achieve today.

The five denim trends reveal the blueprints for a new physical and digital future, our new ‘phygital’ world. A new urbanity shows us a life in harmony with Mother Earth. Ethnic influences brought back from world travels are key to understanding what will nourish us and without a doubt, blow our denim heads in the upcoming seasons.

The BLUEZONE Trend Team presents the 5 trend themes for WE ARE ALL IN:

NEW GROUNDS the growing importance of new playgrounds for denim

PHYGITAL DENIM created for the makers and workers of our future

BEAUTY OF NOTHING discovering the beauty in things which do not change

WORLD TRAVELLING memories of world travels and souvenirs nurture our minds and fantasy

YOUNGTIMERS finding a fresh beauty in the old styles of yesterday

BLUEZONE TREND THEME #3 THE BEAUTY OF NOTHING

– The invisible beauty

– No design, less is more

– Timeless design

– Subtleness

– It’s all in the detail, of the detail…

– Rugged durability (sustainability through endless product life)

– A life in one denim


Denim Trend #2: Phygital Denim

SS 2022 DENIM TREND ANALYSIS: PHYGITAL DENIM

1. April 2021

As we enter a new decade of denim, we see how the ongoing current global crisis does not limit us, we keep each other safe as it keeps us in but WE ARE ALL IN this together. Our denim world is shaped by the world’s reactions, anticipations and innovations. We look forward with strength and prospects for what we achieve today.

The five denim trends reveal the blueprints for a new physical and digital future, our new ‘phygital’ world. A new urbanity shows us a life in harmony with Mother Earth. Ethnic influences brought back from world travels are key to understanding what will nourish us and without a doubt, blow our denim heads in the upcoming seasons.

The BLUEZONE Trend Team presents the 5 trend themes for WE ARE ALL IN:

NEW GROUNDS the growing importance of new playgrounds for denim

PHYGITAL DENIM created for the makers and workers of our future

BEAUTY OF NOTHING discovering the beauty in things which do not change

WORLD TRAVELLING memories of world travels and souvenirs nurture our minds and fantasy

YOUNGTIMERS finding a fresh beauty in the old styles of yesterday

BLUEZONE TREND THEME #2 PHYGITAL DENIM

– Digitisation in denim design…fabrics, styling, interactive products

– Digitisation in denim marketing… visualisations, communication & promotion

– From fungus to yarn…denim fabrics made from bacteria and organics

– Any indigo fabric innovation but… NO cotton, NO PE, NO PET

– Metallics and coatings… only sustainable will do

– Protection: denim to protect against microbia, virus, rashes, scratches…

– For a work, utility & active lifestyle


Denim Trend #1: New Grounds

SS 2022 DENIM TREND ANALYSIS: NEW GROUNDS

29. March 2021

As we enter a new decade of denim, we see how the ongoing current global crisis does not limit us, we keep each other safe as it keeps us in but WE ARE ALL IN this together. Our denim world is shaped by the world’s reactions, anticipations and innovations. We look forward with strength and prospects for what we achieve today.

The five denim trends reveal the blueprints for a new physical and digital future, our new ‘phygital’ world. A new urbanity shows us a life in harmony with Mother Earth. Ethnic influences brought back from world travels are key to understanding what will nourish us and without a doubt, blow our denim heads in the upcoming seasons.

The BLUEZONE Trend Team presents the 5 trend themes for WE ARE ALL IN:

NEW GROUNDS the growing importance of new playgrounds for denim

PHYGITAL DENIM created for the makers and workers of our future

BEAUTY OF NOTHING discovering the beauty in things which do not change

WORLD TRAVELLING memories of world travels and souvenirs nurture our minds and fantasy

YOUNGTIMERS finding a fresh beauty in the old styles of yesterday

BLUEZONE TREND THEME #1 NEW GROUNDS

– Urban moves to the countryside, new « utility needs »

– Country is in…new earthy poetry

– Durable quality vs objects of consumption

– Fashion food…denim in the kitchen, cookware and utensils

– Vegan denim…patches & trims

– Interior design…objects, vases, home furnishings & denim furniture


Our Upcoming Shows

For your collection planning: Our dates for Autumn.Winter 22/23 are set!

9. March 2021

Our team is ready and excited to get back to doing what we love best: organising trade shows for you. With a healthy mix of confidence and realism, we look forward to the summer months ahead and look forward to seeing you again at our upcoming trade shows for Autumn.Winter 22/23:

VIEW Premium Selection: 13 – 14 July 2021

 MUNICH FABRIC START: 31 August – 02 September 2021

 BLUEZONE: 31 August – 01 September 2021

Working together with our industry partners, our team is committed to meet the wishes and market needs for physical events with this trade fair planning. Using the example set by our FABRIC DAYS event, which we successfully realised in September 2020, we will of course implement the upcoming trade fairs in a Covid-19 compliant manner, because our priority remains to ensure the safety of all those involved.

Our goal is to present the established, premium portfolio of MUNICH FABRIC START again at our show in September 2021: Fabrics, Additionals, Bluezone, Keyhouse, Design Studios, Sourcing, ReSource and Sustainable Innovations. Don’t miss your chance to meet your partners in person and connect with the industry at our shows. Event registration will be available in the weeks leading up to our show but get ready here and create your visitor login.

In the meantime, please take another look at our DIGITAL TREND SPACE with your latest material developments and our newly developed BLUEZONE Living Page – we are also currently working on a new homepage for MUNICH FABRIC START, which we will be launching soon.


Our New BLUEZONE Living Page is Live!

Discover & Contribute To Our Interactive Digital Platform!

23. February 2021

We, the BLUEZONE team, are proud to share our new digital home for the denim community with you: www.bluezone.show. With the launch of the progressive BLUEZONE Living Page, we offer a completely new and surprising experience through an interactive and dynamic approach featuring exclusive insights for all denim lovers.

The idea behind the one-of-a-kind website is to constantly update and inspire the blue-blooded community through a “living” platform in between shows. Our next BLUEZONE show will take place in Munich from 31 August – 1 September 2021. Until then, everyone with a heart for denim is welcomed on www.bluezone.show to dive deeper into the blue world showcasing the stories, personalities and brands who are shaping this industry.

“We’ve always wanted to offer the denim community a special environment according to their needs – which is why we started to organise BLUEZONE as a dedicated denim show in the first place. In these challenging times, we felt like broadening this approach by offering the industry a new, exciting and vivid platform to share information, get inspired, collect futuristic ideas and stay connected throughout the year”, says Sebastian Klinder, Managing Director of BLUEZONE.

“We aimed to create something truly unique: a lively digital home where one could spend hours because the content never gets boring and is constantly updated. True to our motto ‘denim beyond the seasons’, our special BLUEZONE Living Page creates the perfect basis for the live talks and the development of innovative novelties which will be presented at our upcoming BLUEZONE show from 31 August to 1 September 2021”, adds Lucie Germser, Denim Creative Consultant for BLUEZONE.

Besides offering information about the key event BLUEZONE itself, the interactive Living Page presents “Unmissable Community News” as well as inspiring “Blue Trends, behind the scene shots, material news and fashion collections to be discovered by the blue community. Page visitors can share some “Hot Minutes With” industry insiders like Stephanie Micci, Global Creative Director of Roxy, or Ronnie Reyes, Global Head of Design of Quiksilver.

Further denim heads like Luca Braschi, CEO of Blue Alchemy, or Barbara Gnutti, CEO of Effe-Bi, answer unexpected questions in the “Who Really Is” series while denim manufacturer and mills showcase their most recent collection novelties and company values in the “Bluezone Speed Meeting” series.

Now it’s your turn: We invite you to share your most exciting novelties and ideas with our BLUEZONE team and therefore with the whole denim industry! We are looking forward to receiving your ideas via mail to news@bluezone.show

Stay healthy & hopetimistic and see you in the end of August at BLUEZONE,

Your BLUEZONE team


Screenshot of the digital trend space by Munich Fabric Start, materials and new trends displayed here

Taking Steps towards Digitisation

Taking Steps towards Digitisation

20. February 2021

Digitisation is more important than ever. Accelerated by the global pandemic, partnerships and workflows between suppliers and fashion brands have become increasingly more digital. Fabric mills focusing on digitisation will not only cater to a brand’s digital product creation but also greatly increase customer service, reduce costs and reduce resources.

In most cases, fashion brands would digitise their fabric swatches in-house, with the swatch ordered and shipped this is a process which can take as long as 4 weeks. To optimise this process, there is a greater push to move the digitisation of fabrics from brands to the suppliers. With this shift, designers can immediately begin their design process, allowing them to move up their ordering schedule for the collections accordingly.

In a move which we hope will encourage and support our exhibiting manufacturers in the potential advantages of fabric digitisation, we have digitised and showcased a selection of new material developments in the WE ARE ALL IN Digital Trend Space for the new Spring.Summer 22 season.

We first introduced the concept that fabric suppliers will offer a digital twin alongside physical swatches at our 2019 edition of Keyhouse. After successfully demonstrating the individual steps of fabric digitisation in the Digital Fabric Lab, we have now succeeded in creating a realistic image of digital fabric samples in cooperation with individual partners from this network.

We are acting on behalf of the industry to enter the next phase of digitisation and communicate the advantages to proactively adopt 3D technology. Thanks to Triple Tree software developers, Vizoo, material visualisation specialists and Caddon as our experts in multispectral colour communication, we could visualize selected fabrics from our exhibitors as digital samples in our Trend Space.

We are planning further exciting projects with our partners in the near future. For now, we invite you to discover the 3D digital fabrics and trend inspirations showcased in our DIGITAL TREND SPACE.