Haute couture will meet sports during the 2018 New York Fashion Week when Performance Days will stage a trade fair introducing functional sports fabrics. Performance Days, the biannual fabrics show for the sports and outdoor industry held in Munich, will stage a trade event in the penthouse of New York's Javits Center next July 23-24 to coincide with the New York Fashion Week. Billed under the title of “Functional Fabric Fair,” the event is being staged in cooperation with Reed Exhibitions, which organizes many fairs including Fibo in Cologne. The free admission event will feature standard booths, lectures and materials forums.