On September 19-21 fashionistas from around the world will arrive in Paris to attend Première Vision.

The Smart Square is an informative and visionary space dedicated to information and discussions. Here, exhibitors, designers, buyers and fashion brands can experience responsible values together with innovations in the fashion industry. For the third year, it will again highlight a fantastic new range of responsibly made materials that inspire creativity. For the third year, will again highlight a fantastic new range of responsibly made materials that, inspire creativity even more.

“Première Vision Smart Creation is a platform for communications, launched in September 2015, whose primary goal is to promote the responsible approaches of its exhibitors, and shed light on a new generation of values combining creativity, innovation and sustainability. The aim is to showcase new perspectives and new competitive advantages for the entire creative fashion industry. SMART SQUARE is where the discussions have to start, to find concrete solutions to the industry’s problems.”

Says Giusy Bettoni, C.L.A.S.S. Founder, C.L.A.S.S. Education Co-Founder and Première Vision Sustainability Consultant for Smart Creation

The ultimate educational tool: C.L.A.S.S. Education Smart Kit

During Première Vision, C.L.A.S.S. is excited to launch their C.L.A.S.S. Education Smart Kit. A new, easy-to-use, educational support tool developed for universities that introduces innovative smart materials certified with sustainable credentials. These innovations, compared to conventional materials, offer significant reductions in water, CO2 emissions, chemicals and energy. The goal is to support emerging fashion talents to transform their design thinking process and move from a linear to a circular economy business model. Furthermore, encourage responsible future fashion systems.

“I have been an educator for over 20 years, Giusy and I were excited to combine our expertise to develop, a first of its kind, easy-to-use educational tool that assists universities integrate design responsibility. Our goal was to develop a clever educational resource as part of a new service offered by C.L.A.S.S. Education. The C.L.A.S.S. Education Smart Kit allows emerging fashion design and business talents to see, feel, touch, and learn about alternatives needed to be competitive, socially responsible, and achieve a new dimension of creativity.” says James Mendolia, C.L.A.S.S. Education Co-Founder and Fashion Institute of Technology Professor (FIT Sustainability Council member).

Join us to talk about smart innovations at Première Vision

On Thursday, September 20th at 5:00 pm, James Mendolia gives a presentation during Première Vision titled Smart Innovation, the New Standard for Fashion. His talk endorses certainly this year’s theme, Tomorrow is Here Through the Lenses of Circular Economy. Crusaders, C.L.A.S.S. and C.L.A.S.S. Education uphold smart innovation as the new standard for fashion, a key pillar of Circular Economy.  Fashion Designers, Merchandisers, Sourcing Experts, Educators and Fashion Students of all majors, are invited to learn why brands are sourcing smart innovations. For this reason, James will engage attendees’ senses as they realize smart innovation as the new standard for fashion. Smart innovation optimizes creativity through means of responsible sourcing alternatives that offer a new generation of values indeed.

Première Vision attendees are invited to stop by C.L.A.S.S. Booth 3S5 for a demonstration of the C.L.A.S.S. Education Smart Kit besides to learn about upcoming C.L.A.S.S. Education pop-up seminars, customized executive training, in addition to a variety of dynamic workshops for brands, professionals, emerging designers and those studying fashion. The C.L.A.S.S. team will be on hand to explain pioneering materials from their partners that inspire creativity while integrating responsible solutions. View the latest collections of C.L.A.S.S. partners’ smart innovations within or discover responsible solutions by visiting our C.L.A.S.S. partners.