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 […]

Dot to Dot London has announced that it will host its 11th edition of the Independent children’s fashion and product trade show in a new venue for autumn/winter 2019. The bi-annual children’s trade show, which shows design-led brands and new designers, will be moving to The Crypt on the Green in the […]

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 […]

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