Here are the latest news from ILM, CIFF, Berlin Fashion Week and Intertextile Shanghai…
ILM to take place live in Offenbach
Leather goods show ILM is finally happening again in Offenbach from 4-6 September. At the beginning of July, Offenbach’s City Council finally granted official permission for the fair to be held. With ILM Virtual Order Show Messe Offenbach is also offering an add-on to the physical event.
All dates at a glance:
- ILM Virtual Order Show Pre-Opening 30 August-03 September
- ILM Live 04-06 September
- ILM Virtual Order Show Post-Opening 07-10 September.
The event will be accompanied by a framework program including runway shows and panel talks that aims to give participants extra scope for inspiration and active exchange. As an official cooperation partner, ILM also invites guests to join the "Offenbach Industry Talk” organized by our mother publication TextilWirtschaft.
"We are overjoyed that ILM will be live and that we can finally welcome people back to our exhibition halls," said Arnd Hinrich Kappe, managing director, of show organizer Messe Offenbach.
CIFF introduces Circular Fashion Days
Circular Fashion Days is a special section at the upcoming edition of CIFF 11-13 August. The sustainable business incubator Lifestyle & Design Cluster is behind the area where 25 fashion brands will exhibit their bids on “how good design, solid quality and proper collaboration play together with the circular transformation that brings Danish fashion traditions into the future”, CIFF explains.
Berlin Fashion Week event overview
With around ten major main events and numerous smaller ones, Berlin Fashion Week will be kicking off on September 6. Sustainability, digitalization, cross culture, the circular economy and support for young creative talent are set to dominate this season's concepts.
The individual formats, which will take place at Kraftwerk Berlin and elsewhere, include:
- MBFW - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week with live fashion shows.
- The Berlin Salon with defilees, presentations and a curated group exhibition of selected national design talents.
- The Fashion Open Studio initiative featuring emerging designers and key players in the sustainable fashion scene.
- A-Gain, a new guide to the circular economy within a digital platform.
- Neo.Fashion as a platform and hub for the best graduates of fashion colleges in German-speaking countries. As part of Berlin Fashion Week, the most promising graduating collections from 13 universities in Germany will be presented in exhibitions and show formats at the Alte Münze, and the Best Graduate Award will be presented at MBFW.
- Under the title Berlin Fashion Network Studio2Retail, stores or studios will be presented and promoted in cooperation with the Fashion Council Germany, for example with special promotions, exclusive products or events held in the respective store.
- The Reference Festival interdisciplinary platform aims to establish new hybrid formats that present art and fashion in harmony. This season, the festival will again offer a mix of real and virtual productions with contributions from Berlin and around the world.
- On the occasion of Berlin Fashion Week, the street fashion platform Highsnobiety curates Berlin, Berlin, a digital homage to the city and its creatives. The primarily digitally based program offers content from Berlin artists, designers, musicians and photographers.
- Starting September 9, the art fair Positions invites visitors to an additional dialogue between fashion and art with the Fashion Positions format. Fashion Positions, a fledgling B2C event format, will enable 20 independent Berlin designers to present and sell their fashion labels in an interdisciplinary art-fashion collaboration.
- As a closing event of the fashion week, About You Fashion Week will present the latest trends to visitors in a B2C format.
Intertextile Shanghai wants sustainability to take center stage
The upcoming autumn edition of Intertextile in Shanghai, running from 25-27 August, will host an ‘All About Sustainability’ zone presenting a range of exhibitors displaying the latest innovations in sustainability and eco-friendly fabrics and accessories, also to be found across all halls. This comes as a result of the spring 2021 edition when exhibitors identified sustainability and shifts in consumer behavior as driving forces and future directions for China’s textile market.
“Our main products are made with recyclable and eco-friendly materials, for example resin materials and shells from South America. These products meet the biggest sourcing needs for China and the whole world. The brands in China are trying to become more eco-friendly, slowly this will turn into a reality and the demand will become greater and greater,” explained Yonghui Zheng, manager, Shanghai IRIS Garment Accessories Co Ltd.
From recycled and organic fabrics to testing and certification solutions, visitors will find a range of sustainably focused exhibitors in the All About Sustainability zone and across other halls at the fair at August’s Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics.