INTERVIEW Following its successful inaugural edition in February, kidswear show Mini Mode is returning to its dateline alongside London Style Week, taking place on 15 September at LSO St. Luke’s, Old Street in London. The platform showcases an eclectic mix of domestic and international childrenswear […]

REPORT London Textile Fair closed its doors of the July edition with positive results despite the uncertain industry climate the UK is currently experiencing. The Business Design Center was filled to capacity with more than 475 exhibitors presenting over 600 collections which were viewed by 5270 visitors […]

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 […]

Finding commercial, saleable product was at the forefront of retailers’ buying agendas at the s/s 19 edition of Pure. While some backed known and established brands, others favoured finding smaller niche labels with an individual signature and that elusive wow-factor. Pure’s exhibitors offered plenty […]

REVIEW As glorious summer sun shone down on Kensington’s Olympia, a bustling atmosphere dominated the s/s 19 edition of London trade show Pure. Despite the sweltering temperatures outside – and inside – the mood amongst buyers and exhibitors was positive, particularly in the busy main hall, while new […]

London trade show Pure has announced it will rebrand its young and fast fashion section Spirit to Gen Z for its February 19 edition, reflecting the rise and importance of this demographic and its impact on current culture and the future. Gen Z will focus primarily on unisex, trend-led and street-style […]

On 4th July 2018, #Styletech Berlin took place for the eighth time in the German capital. Since 2015, guests have been meeting at the conference to discuss the latest developments at the interface of fashion and technology. Especially for retailers, the importance of digitisation is not to be underestimated, […]

Trade shows Pure London and Scoop have joined forces for its July edition to offer buyers a complimentary taxi service between the two shows, following the acquisition of Pure London by ITE Group in May. Pure London and Scoop will accommodate buyers getting between the two trade shows with dedicated […]