Here is the latest news from CIFF, Texworld, Magic, Coterie, and Functional Fabric Fair Portland…
New head of commercial business at CIFF
Copenhagen International Fashion Fair (CIFF) has announced the appointment of Phillip Holder, who will take the responsibility of head of commercial business. Phillip has been working in the industry for several years overseeing global brands such as Hugo Boss and Lacoste whilst living in London in addition to working for Stine Goya during his time in Denmark.
“[We are] Elevating CIFF to become not only a community and a platform for the trade, but to establishing it as the most important trade show with a 360-degree view on the fashion industry. To making it an experience,” comments Phillip Holder.
”After a long and deliberate search, Phillip stood out to us as a dynamic leader, a creative and analytical industry profile with a wide national and international network, someone who will no doubt be a tremendous asset to the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair and our Sales team” said Christina Neustrup, director, CIFF.
Texworld Evolution Paris will be back at Le Bourget
Texworld Evolution Paris will hold its usual event from 7-9 February, 2022 at the Parc des Expositions du Bourget. For three days, Apparel Sourcing Paris for the finished garment sourcing, Avantex Paris for new materials and processes, Leatherworld Paris dedicated to the leather and related materials market, and finally Texworld Paris for textile sourcing, will concentrate in one place to present trends for the spring-summer 2023 season. Adapted to health constraints, which still limit the travel of nationals from some Asian countries and particularly from China, this edition aims to make it possible to welcome exhibitors from sourcing countries such as Turkey, India, Pakistan, Taiwan or Bangladesh.
Magic moves to Nashville
US fashion trade show Magic, organized by Informa Markets Fashion, has announced its 2022 event calendar, which includes the debut of a new event – Magic Nashville.
Magic Nashville will make its debut on May 16-17, 2022, at the Music City Center. Featuring a collection of women’s and children’s apparel, footwear, and accessories brands and positioned in-between primary shopping seasons, Magic Nashville’s May timing is strategically placed to provide brick-and-mortar and online retailers the option to shop immediates and replenish inventory in advance of the next selling season, Informa says in an official statement.
Continuing the New York debut in 2021, Magic New York will return on February 27 – March 1, 2022 and again September 18 – 20, 2022 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center featuring women’s and children’s apparel, footwear, and accessories.
Coterie returns to New York and Miami
Trade show organizer Informa Markets has also announced the 2022 schedule for its contemporary womenswear show Coterie. Continuing with its twice annual keystone and now hybrid events, Coterie New York will return to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on February 27, 2022 - March 1, 2022, and again on September 18-20, 2022. The New York editions will feature brands from categories such as advanced contemporary and contemporary apparel, footwear, accessories, and beauty. The September event will also welcome the return of Destination, Coterie’s swimwear and resortwear segment. The February and September editions will also feature “curations,” such as minority-owned and sustainable brands, which will be displayed throughout the show floor to highlight new areas of shopping interest.
Functional Fabric Fair Portland: New Date
With the recent news regarding the United States opening its borders in early November to fully vaccinated travelers from Europe, UK, and other territories, Functional Fabric Fair Portland will be postponed by three weeks to November 17 & 18 at the same venue, the Oregon Convention Center. The organizers state that they received “resounding feedback that these dates will present an improved opportunity for the apparel industry and our market to reconnect and do business with existing and new vendors from multiple geographic markets.”
The fair is open free of charge to verified designers, product, purchasing, or material managers looking to source fabrics and accessories for outdoor, sportive performance and lifestyle apparel.