UK buyers were sparse at Berlin's Premium and the new BBB at Kraftwerk shows, as last-minute jitters among some brands led to part of Premium's exhibition failing to get off the ground.
Hangar 2, the newly conceived second wing of Premium, was due to take place at the same time as the main show to accommodate 42 brands, including G-Star, Replay and Diesel, which had all showed at the old Bread & Butter Berlin event.
However, it was cancelled at short notice, following discussions with the brands, some of which were unsure about taking part.
Organiser Anita Bachelin said: "At the last minute, many brands grew insecure and asked to be accommodated within the main show. We have restricted space, so some agreed to take smaller stands within Premium, while others bowed out altogether."
Of the 15,647 visitors at Premium, only 4% came from the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Terry Fraser, director of denim brand Blood & Glitter, said: "The show has been good for us, especially with Japanese buyers. There is no one here from the UK, but we expected that. Premium has always been a slick, well-organised show, but the numbers aren't what you'd hope, particularly from the huge German market."
Other ex-Bread & Butter brands found a new home at BBB at Kraftwerk, organised by Bread & Butter boss Karl-Heinz Muller. Located in a dilapidated warehouse, the show housed 35 exhibitors, including Onitsuka Tiger, Aem'Kei, Red Wing, Drykorn and Mavi, as well as Levi's, which presented its range as a live photoshoot.
Erich Schonauer, the German agent for Nudie Jeans, said: "We haven't seen any UK buyers, but we didn't expect to because they all went to Barcelona. The show has been excellent from a domestic point of view."