Première Vision Paris

Key Information


Application Deadline: 24/10/22 at 9:00 am

Opportunity type: Academic-led trips

Faculty: Art, Design and Humanities

Ref: 10007051


Departure Date: 07/02/22

Return Date: 10/02/23


£350: the estimated cost for travel and accommodation. Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, visits, food and drink and visa (if applicable)


DMU Global Bursary: £150


Accommodation: Shared rooms in a hostel/hotel booked by DMU

Travel: Eurostar booked by DMU (students travel as a group)


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Final year Fashion Textiles and Textiles students that have selected Module FTXD3001, TXDN3002 and TXDN3003 are eligible to participate on this opportunity. There is a maximum of 45 places available, with a minimum of 30 participants required for this opportunity to take place. Students are recommended to check the eligibility criteria before applying.


This trip to Paris will introduce final year Fashion and Textiles students to one of the world’s most creative textiles trade fairs to gather information about the industry, experience the scale of the manufacturing sector, and explore the direction of global textiles. Paris is known for its world-renowned art galleries and a plethora of culturally diverse museums and world heritage sites; including contemporary and baroque architecture. All elements of this trip to the French capital are geared towards inspiring innovative design thinking for students’ to consolidate ideas for their final projects.

As part of the trip students will attend the Première Vision Paris at Paris-Nord Villepinte Parc des Expositions to gain a valuable insight into art innovation, sustainable solutions and the future of the fashion industry. Première Vision Paris has established itself as Europe’s premier exhibition for creative fashion. The event will include live sourcing sessions, informative discussions and presentations with expert lecturers dedicated to apparel, bags, shoes, fantasy jewellery, manufacturing and sustainability aimed at effectively assisting fashion professionals to develop their collections.

Learning Objectives

Participating in a DMU Global opportunity can help you develop knowledge, skills and competencies that enhance your studies. The objectives of this trip to Paris are:

  • Broaden understanding of the fashion and textiles industry for employability
  • Gain confidence and independence through travelling to a different environment
  • Be inspired by innovative design through fashion, art, cultural heritage and architecture
  • Discover learning opportunities beyond the classroom to enhance your experience at DMU

Cultural Activities

Students will also have the opportunity as part of the trip to meander around a variety of museums including the Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, best known for its unusual design by Jean Nouvel, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, a museum of the decorative arts and design, located in the west wing of the Louvre and the Musee D’Orsay home to a vast collection of Impressionist art by Degas, Cézanne, Manet, Renoir, and Monet.

There will of course be time to shop and browse some of the finest Haute Couture shops in the world from Dior and Chanel to Louis Vuitton, and Yves Saint Laurent, for serious fashion lovers, trips to The Broken Arm and Tom Greyhound are a must. Check out Le Marais for a unique melting pot of culture, food, art and atmosphere. A trip to Paris wouldn’t be complete without taking in the picture-perfect views, so of course stop by the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the Sacré-Cœur.

Before this trip to Paris, there will be preparatory talks delivered by DMU academic staff about the city of Paris and expectations for the visit to the trade fair i.e. professional behaviour, trend research and how this visit can be used within your final project.

COVID-19 information

Travel to France is permitted according to the travel rules for England as listed on UK Government website. Further guidance can be found on the FCDO webpage for France.

All students that are offered a place on this DMU Global opportunity will receive further COVID-19 advice and guidance by email and in pre-departure briefing sessions. More details and COVID-19 Travel Information can be found here.