The best exhibitors of this session are rewarded by a selection of professional of the bodyfashion industry, who dig into all the exhibitors’ samples to find the most interesting, innovative or surprising exhibitors.
Sachi Wakashiro –Lingerie Designer @ Wacoal
Behind everything Sachi Wakashiro designs, her aim is to create beautiful lingerie.
Wacoal’s Lingerie Director Sachi Wakashiro has over twenty years industry experience and has worked internationally for Wacoal in Japan, China and Europe. Influenced by her grandfather, a skilled craftsman of Japanese embroidery who taught her the beauty of embroidery, Sachi developed an eye for detail and a sharp sense of style. Sachi studied at the Osaka Bunka Fashion College and joined Wacoal Japan in 1990 as a bra pattern maker then becoming a designer. In 2005 Sachi was appointed as Chief Designer and was responsible for developing the top-selling Wacoal styles the French hook and Marshmallow bra. Sachi then joined Wacoal China and in 2013 and became Design General Manager with a team of 15 designers. Quality, beauty and innovation have always been key factors when Sachi is creating new Wacoal designs, believing that Japanese harmony of colour and European art have also helped to inspire and influence her creativity. These factors have been key in Sachi’s creation of Wacoals’ lingerie and shapewear collections, providing women with pieces that make them look and feel even more beautiful.
JOS BERRY – Creative Director @ Concepts Paris
Jos is the CEO and founder of Concepts Paris, the world’s only specialised Bodyfashion and Beachwear Design consultancy. Her clients range from leading retailers and global brands to fabric manufacturers. Since the 1990’s Jos has been fashion consultant to the organiser of the leading French lingerie fairs and is the creator and manager of Eurovet’s iconic Interfilière fashion forums.
EDITH KELLER – CEO @ Carlin International Group
Edith is evolving into the fashion world since 1977. In 1991, she bought the trend office Carlin International and gives birth to the one office combining trends expertise and communication.
The “creative anticipation” is now the strength of Carlin International for their customers worldwide.
TAYA DE REYNIES – Division Director @ Eurovet
Taya evolves in global and has an international vision of the lingerie and swimwear market. Eurovet is the undisputed world leader for intimates and swimwear trade shows, with international events in Paris, New York, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Las Vegas.
ISABELLE BONNEFOY – Designer @ Monoprix lingerie line
Isabelle regularly collaborates with famous lingerie brands and several international trend offices. She started working for big names such as Kenzo, Christian Lacroix or John Galliano as a designer at the SIL (Société International de Lingerie) in 2003. Then she participated in the creation of the first lingerie and swimwear collections for the French brand IKKS. She will be successively lingerie designer for the brand Variance (VFB lingerie) then for Etam group, before setting up her current creative studio. In 2010, she joined the Monoprix group in the lingerie and nightwear sector.
ANA DUDILLIEU – Lingerie Designer @ Hanes
6 Interfeel’ Awards will be presented:
- INTERFEEL’AWARD SURFACE DECORATION
special attention for surface decoration and accessories: embroidery, print design, finishing…
- INTERFEEL’AWARD LACE
special attention for refined optical impact, stretch innovation and colors & yarn fashion effects
- INTERFEEL’AWARD SHAPEWEAR
functionality, modernity, innovative fabrics, elastics & OEM
- INTERFEEL’AWARD NATURAL
cotton, wool, linen & blends, cellulosic, bamboo, Cupro, elastics
- INTERFEEL’AWARD SOLUTION DESIGN
bonding, moulding, laser-cut, surface effect and 3D printing innovation focused on modern comfort
- JURY’S FAVOURITE INTERFEEL’AWARD
trend focused, Innovation + Design
2018 Interfeel’ Awards Winners
XIN FEI LIN (CHINA)
Manufactures a range of embroideries for the intimates and lingerie markets. Xin Fei Lin Textile exports 30 percent of its output with England and Japan experiencing strong growth. The jury loves the variation of novel embroidery techniques and innovative extraordinary designs
Founded in 1974, Hokuriku S.T.R. is a family run cooperative business based in Japan that specializes in elastic warp knitting fabrics, especially for the shapewear market. It has a workforce of 160, three factories in Japan, and 70 Raschel machines. The jury loves the lightweight jacquard ‘shaping’ novelties combined with vintage look lace edges
INTERFEEL’AWARD ELASTICS & ACCESSORIES
Jiaxing Elastic Manufacture, located in Jiaxing City, is specialized in designing, producing and supplying high quality elastics since 2000 and sold all over the world. Supported by exquisite technology, fashionable design, continuous innovation and excellent quality & service, Jiaxing cooperated with the most famous brands. The jury loves the market and trend focused elastics with innovative textures, techniques and colour treatments
Iluna Group starts in 1969 founded by Luigi Annovazzi first producing molded cups for bras and became a specialist in stretch laces production. Today Iluna is a reference point in the international market for lace and offers innovative and responsible products. The jury loves the ecological commitment, the certified sustainable yarns and treatments and the originality of designs
Jiarong Industrial, a family business founded in 2015, is a knitting specialist. The company’s main products are stretch knits, jacquard knits, mesh, and powernets. Jiarong Industrial, known for its creativity, regularly introduces new products and materials to the market. The jury loves the range of ultra-fine and strong meshes and nets, particularly the hand feel of natural blends and pure cotton
Celeb Textiles was established in 2005, our company has been engaged in the production of imitated silk fabrics, mainly for fashion, underwear and nightwear. Integrating development, innovation and trade together, Celeb won a good reputation. The jury loves the broad choice of surface treatments and techniques reflecting the diversity in global markets