On September 3-6, at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre in Paris, over 700 ready-to-wear, accessories, shoes, jewellery and beachwear brands will meet for the first post-pandemic physical trade show.
As Tranoï and the French Fashion Federation join forces, and Who’s Next and Mode & Objet confirm their dates, French trade shows are preparing their return, after cancelling several editions due to the pandemic.
Health protection measures are once again preventing Paris’s trade shows from being held regularly. WSN’s joint event scheduled in early March has been cancelled, and only a reduced Première Classe show will be staged.
Milan Fashion Week Men's runs from 15 to 19 January, with an exclusively online and severely reduced calendar. Deprived of the majority of its stars, the event has bet on young talent and is introducing 10 new labels.
The Who's Next, Première Classe, Impact, Man/Woman and Silmo shows were held in Paris on October 2-4, with less of an emphasis on business and more on energising the industry and getting it back on track.
The resurgence of Covid-19 in Europe is increasing the uncertainty surrounding September fashion events. Trade show and fashion week organisers are trying to cope, amidst postponements, cancellations and online options.
Apparel Export Promotion Council members are scheduled to participate in a large number of international trade shows this year including in Australia and the U.S., as the traders’ body works to boost apparel exports.
Paris Fashion Week opened on Monday 23 September, and the Première Classe, Woman, Tranoï and Splash trade shows will follow suit at the end of the week, attracting buyers who came to the French capital for the event.