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 […]

Swiss watchmaker Swatch Group announced that it will no longer take part in the Baselworld watch and jewelry fair. The company, which owns brands Tissot, Longines and Omega, will be leaving the fair as of 2019. “Annual watch fairs don’t make sense anymore”, said The Swatch Group in a statement. “Everything […]

Fiorucci is going back to its Italian roots. The brand is preparing to debut its spring 2019 collection at trade show White Milano, scheduled for September 21 to 24 to align with Milan Fashion Week. The Tortona 27/Superstudio Più will be hosting a special area where Fiorucci has been invited to showcase […]

Gorgeous summer weather set the tone for a positive mood at the Berlin fashion fairs last week. Even though the crowds seemed to be somewhat smaller than in previous seasons, the atmosphere at the eight events in the German capital was generally cheerful – disguising the fact, that German fashion retailers […]

The upcoming CHIC Shanghai, taking place from 27th to 29th September 2018 at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre in Shanghai, will present its motto 'New Makers' that interprets the progressive change in the Chinese fashion business. “The current conditions for international fashion companies […]

Just a few years ago, when the idea of so-called 'wearables' came up, it was expected that they would soon find their way into everyday life. But since then, not much has changed except for smart watches. At the Wear It Festival in Berlin's Kulturbrauerei last week, cyborgs, nerds and do-gooders met, […]

In early July, two Berlin fairs for green fashion - Greenshowroom and the Ethical Fashion Show - will take place for the last time in their usual formats. Thereafter, the events will merge to a new format called "Neonyt". According to an announcement last Wednesday by Messe Frankfurt, which owns both […]