While trade shows are starting to take place as physical editons once again, The SPIN OFF is reporting some of their hottest novelties like new entries, debuting sections and more from the international trade show scene.
Pitti Uomo is an island
Pitti Uomo has unveiled some new features for its next edition, to be held in Florence from June 14 to 17. The theme of this edition will be Pitti Island, a concept curated by creative director Angelo Figus, and others consultants, including the layout of the Fortezza da Basso, curated by architect Alessandro Moradei. "It will be an imaginary island, connected with the whole world in a mutual and constant exchange," said Agostino Poletto, Director General of Pitti Immagine.
"Finally, Florence and Pitti Immagine are ready to celebrate the extraordinary work of Ann Demeulemeester, a story that began forty years ago in Antwerp and is now strengthened by the new course set in motion following the acquisition of the brand by Claudio Antonioli," said Lapo Cianchi, director of communication & events at Pitti Immagine.
New entry at Premium Berlin
For Premium Group shows’ most expected premiere in Berlin to be held from 7 to 9 July, show organizers Anita Tillmann, Jörg Arntz and their team will count on a new support - fashion expert Julian Daynov.
“I believe both Premium and Seek show formats feature a greatly diverse and overall very retail-relevant selection of brands and serve as the perfect research platform for buyers to discover new brands, engage with unexpected collaboration partners and adjust their portfolio mix onto the next big names in fashion, beauty and design,” commented Daynov.
“These shows will also give a stage to green fashion, sustainably sourced and produced garments, and innovative new ways to recycle them. I think every buyer should make a stop at those areas and be invited to think how they can contribute to promoting sustainability and hereby also boost their store mix,” he added.
Modefabriek launches The Sustainable Stop
The next edition of Modefabriek taking place in Amsterdam on 10 and 11 July will have an stronger focus on sustainability as it will host a new section - The Sustainable Stop -, an area where sustainable brands, designers and manufacturers will be able to meet and discover new lower-impact solutions for fashion.
All the exhibitors of this section have been selected according to seven criteria - Ambitious, Transparent, Eco-Friendly, Circular, Good Working Conditions, Sustainable Materials, and Giving Back to Local Communities - and among them there are brands that are made with 100% sustainable materials, others are B Corp certified. Some others only work with independently certified factories or produce and source 100% locally. Another few more offer circular solutions and compensate CO2.
Participating in this section will be J Label, a Dutch brand that produces colorful designs working with small, certified factories globally. Ekyog is a French stylish and organic clothing brand designed in Paris that is made in collaboration with responsible producers in India and Colombia, among others, and produced according to socially and ethically sustainable principles. Also exhibiting in this section is Rifò, a circular fashion label from Italy that aims to recycle textile waste as much as possible.
Just Around The Corner launches The Edit
The British trade show event Just Around the Corner will host The Edit, a new section dedicated to premium women’s fashion.
The Edit will sit alongside Just Around The Corner’s main exhibition areas focused on commercially established and emerging brands from both the men’s and women’s fashion sectors. The show will also extend its presentation of fashion-forward sustainable brands for both men and women, which debuted last season.
The Manchester edition will also see the introduction of various outside networking spaces with bars and seating zones, each with views across the surrounds of Mayfield Park, the first park to be built in Manchester for over 100 years.