Here is the latest news from Liberty, Première Vision, Pitti Uomo, Revolver, Berlin Fashion Week, Scoop, Pure and Istanbul Fashion Connection...
Liberty Fairs on pause
US fashion trade show Liberty will take a break and announced that it will put a pause on hosting shows at least through the winter season. In an official statement Sharifa Murdock, founding partner of Liberty Fairs, states: “While it has always been our mission to showcase the rising talent and innovations within the men’s and women’s fashion industry through highly impactful trade shows and events, we feel there is no better time than now to hit the pause button and restructure our business model to better suit the forward-thinking and heritage brands we serve. […] We’ll be taking this time to re-evaluate how we operate and implement new initiatives that allow them [brands and designers] to scale and add value to their offerings in an even greater way.”
New Première Vision Paris Calendar to take effect in 2022
Initially announced in early 2020 and slated to take effect in 2021, the revised Première Vision Paris calendar was delayed due to the pandemic. The new calendar will now be coming into effect in 2022. The fabrics trade show will now be welcoming its visitors and exhibitors at the end of January/early February for the spring-summer collections, and in the first two weeks of July for the autumn-winter collections.
In 2022, the now hybrid event will be held at the Parc des Expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte (physical show) and online on the Première Vision website and marketplace (Digital Show) on February 8-10, 2022 and July 5-7, 2022 respectively.
As the trade show organizer states, Première Vision Group decided to advance its traditional dates (mid-February for spring-summer and mid- September for autumn-winter) in order to meet its audiences’ new needs regarding material selections and inspiration. These were brought to light in a European-wide survey (France, Italy, Germany, the UK and Spain) of 1,765 industry professionals conducted on its behalf by the Institut Français de la Mode and communicated in the first semester of 2020.
As a result of these changes, the Blossom Première Vision show, launched in 2016 and dedicated to the pre-collections of luxury and high-end brands, will now be held annually. It will thus be held each year in December to accompany the spring-summer pre-collections, while the autumn winter pre-collections will be presented alongside the main collections in July at Première Vision Paris.
Furthermore, a new event, whose concept and details will be unveiled in the coming months, will be held in the first half of September in Paris.
Pitti Immagine Uomo and Revolver Copenhagen renew their collaboration
The collaboration between trade shows Pitti Immagine Uomo in Florence and Copenhagen Revolver in Copenhagen continues. At Pitti Uomo 101, taking place in Florence at the Fortezza da Basso from 11-13 January 2022, the ‘Scandinavian Manifesto’ exhibition project returns with a selection of collections by emerging fashion designers and more established names from Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. Launched in collaboration with Revolver in 2018, after the latest editions' forced suspension, Scandinavian Manifesto is once again part of the Pitti Uomo showcase inside the Arsenale Pavilion. It will present collections of labels such as Adnym Atelier, Berner Khul, By Death, Le Deux, Palmes, Vinny's and Wood Wood. In tandem, the collaboration sees the launch of a new participation at the next edition of the Revolver fair, staged in Copenhagen from 2-4 February 2022. The Italian Team will present in the Forum venue of the trade show the collections of a series of Italian menswear brands. Among the names present in Copenhagen are Ant 45, Faliero Sarti, G.R.P., Gallia Knit Project, ID.EIGHT, Manikomio DSGN, Noskra, Peppino Peppino Denim, Unimatic and Zermatt.
Berlin Fashion Week presents itself in March 2022 with a revised concept
From March 14 to 20, 2022, Berlin Fashion Week (BFW) will take place in the German capital, and the focus will once again be on sustainability, innovation, and the influence of various subcultures. In this way, Berlin Fashion Week wants to underline its cross-disciplinary significance. In addition to crossover formats, the fashion week will again offer physical events such as shows, talks, stagings, installations and studio visits. The presentation of independent designers and the involvement and activation of Berlin's fashion retail trade will also be continued.
Scoop X Pure launches f/w 2022 campaign at Old Truman Brewery
UK fashion trade shows Scoop and Pure London will once again collaborate and unite to showcase the fall/winter 2022 collections across the Scoop and Pure London rosters. Under the creative direction of Scoop founder and MD, Karen Radley, Scoop X Pure will co-locate at The Old Truman Brewery on February 8-10, 2022 bringing together premium and ready-to-wear collections.
Istanbul is home to a new fashion trade show
Istanbul Fashion Connection celebrates its premiere from February 9-12, 2022 with 300 companies and brands will present themselves on 30,000 sqm at the Istanbul Expo Center. With the event, the Istanbul Apparel Exporter's Association (IHKIB) launches a new platform for the international fashion industry hosting womenswear, menswear, kidswear, denim, leather and fur. Shows-in-show with the product areas lingerie and hosiery and with bridal and evening wear complete the offer. As a biannual event – the next date is set for August 24-26, 2022 – Istanbul Fashion Connection wants to offer an overview of Turkish design, production and service offerings in the fashion industry.