Here is the latest news from Chic Shanghai, Future Fabrics Expo, and London Show Rooms @ White Milano…
Chic Shanghai changes date
Instead of taking place from August 25-27 as originally planned, Chic trade fair for fashion and lifestyle will now be held from October 9-11, 2021, at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai.
“As the most important meeting place for the fashion industry in China, the safety of all exhibitors and visitors of Chic is our top priority. For this reason, we have decided to postpone the next edition of Chic in Shanghai to October in order to support the measures to combat the pandemic and enable all stakeholders to participate safely and efficiently,” said Chen Dapeng, President of China National Garment Association and Chic – China International Fashion Fair.
The 500 brands registered for Chic in August will now present themselves in autumn on 62,000 sqm. The expected 60,000 visitors are also able to attend seminars and workshops on current topics such as ‘Recognition’ and new opportunities of new retail in AI Fashion.
Chic has also developed opportunities for digital participation via the Chic digital platforms, as well as a range of hybrid options that combine digital communication and product presentation. For example, the Chic e-catalog is directly integrated into the Chic WeChat mini program. Communication in real time and in English is made possible by the Chic communication tools.
The next edition of Chic will take place from November 3-5, 2021 in the southern Chinese metropolis of Shenzhen.
Future Fabrics Expo: Paris edition
UK fabrics show organizer The Sustainable Angle introduces the first edition of Future Fabrics Expo Paris, which will run from 23-28 September at La Caserne (12 Rue Philippe de Girard, 75010 Paris), Europe’s largest sustainable fashion accelerator hub.
London-based Future Fabrics Expo wants to offer a physical in-person showcase of sustainable materials, sustainability knowledge and supplier insights. During the week, attendees will receive access to the digital platform, the Future Fabrics Virtual Expo.
During the weekend of 24-26 September from 12pm, Future Fabrics Expo will also be part of The Conscious Festival also taking place at La Caserne. Hosted by Green is the New Black, this educational and festive event is available in a hybrid format.
London Show Rooms collaborates with White Milano
The British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced that the British designer platform London Show Rooms is collaborating for the first time with Milan-based fashion trade show White Milano, which will take place at Superstudio Più (Via Tortona 27) on September 23-26.
The showroom will be located within the renewed White set-up, a space which includes special content and entertainment. The new partnership wants to push the strength and depth of London’s fashion community showcased at the heart of the Italian Fashion District, during Milan Fashion Week and to reinforce the BFC’s commitment in supporting business growth opportunities for emerging designers. Among the eleven designer brands that will take part are Ahluwalia, Ancuta Sarca, Completed Works, Duran Lantink, Edward Crutchley, Helen Kirkum, Jordanluca, Maximilian Davis, Palmer//Harding, Saul Nash, and Sweet Lime Juice.