Only one week after the announcement of a new fashion trade fair, Bread & Butter founder Karl-Heinz Müller has decided to not have the fair in January of next year after all, citing “existing irritations” and “much uncertainty” regarding leasing the location, Hangar 7 at Berlin’s former Tempelhof airport. […]

The founder and former head of Berlin’s Bread & Butter, Karl-Heinz Müller, is planning a new fashion trade fair platform, which is said to start already at the beginning of 2019, at the same time as Berlin Fashion Week. Industry insiders will not really be surprised as Müller announced already at the […]

INTERVIEW Amsterdam - Kingpins is one of the largest denim trade fairs in the world, and so - quite unsurprisingly - the most innovative and forward-thinking players in the denim game are there. This year, amongst the sea of indigo blue denim and excited industry professionals, one word seemed to proudly […]

Maastricht -- Technology is changing the fashion landscape and the companies which do not adapt will probably disappear. That was the main message from the 34th World Fashion Convention, held this week in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Organized by the International Apparel Federation (IAF) in partnership […]

The Chinese market is getting emancipated, making the domestic market more interesting for the Chinese apparel industry. Chic Shanghai, which took place from 27 to 29 September, reflected this clearly. With 719 exhibitors and 825 brands, the number of exhibitors is growing continuously, yet foreign […]

The latest edition of biannual fashion trade show Première Vision Paris, held between September 19 and 21, saw an 8.3 percent drop in the number of visitors compared to September 2017. Nearly 55,500 people from 124 countries attended the fair last month -- roughly the same number as the September 2016 […]

The 45th edition of Munich Fabric Start, which ended on 6th September, presented the trends for the fall/winter 2019/20 season. The conclusion: a new record number of exhibitors and the biggest Bluezone ever. In addition to fabric trends, sustainability and digitisation played an increasingly important […]

In the world of fashion Hong Kong played, for the most part, a role centered on the production and sourcing of garments. Yet as manufacturing continues to shift south, the city hopes to nurture local design talent by backing fashion fairs like Centrestage that took place from September 5 to 8. Walking […]

UPDATE “Annual watch fairs, as they exist today, no longer make much sense. This does not mean that they should disappear. But it is necessary that they reinvent themselves”. With this harsh comment, Swatch Group, one of the world’s largest watchmakers, announced its departure from the Baselworld trade […]

IN PICTURES Liberty Fairs, the international men's contemporary and lifestyle trade event, is currently going through growing pains. As the retail climate becomes more challenging, vendors are learning to adapt their offerings and are listening more to what consumers want versus just the buyers. Brands […]

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