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Show Guide 07

Over the next 10 pages, Drapers presents the essential dates and details for all of next season's most important shows, exhibitions and catwalks

June 5-7

RETAIL SOLUTIONS

NEC, Birmingham

0870 429 4362

www.retailsolutions2007.com

RETAIL HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE

Product: retail IT covering everything from sales to security

Who goes: decision makers from independents, multiples and department stores

How long to cover it: one day.

- June 8-9

THE BRITISH FRANCHISE EXHIBITION

SECC, Glasgow

020 8785 2288

www.franinfo.co.uk

FRANCHISING

Product: more than 50 firms with information on franchises in a variety of markets, including fashion

Who goes: anyone looking for retail opportunities and franchises

How long to cover it: half a day

Anything else: a franchising clinic will provide business advice.

- June 16-19

EXPO RIVA SCHUH

Riva del Garda, Fierecongressi, Lake Garda, Italy

00 39 04 64 52 00 00

www.exporivaschuh.it

FOOTWEAR

Product: about half of the 1,000 exhibitors are from Italian firms. The show this season spotlights Brazil, with a dedicated area and business initiatives

Who goes: upper mid-market retailers and multiples looking for own-label goods, forward order and in-season stock

How long to cover it: one day.

- June 20-23

PITTI IMMAGINE UOMO

Fortezza da Basso, Florence

00 44 14 91 61 23 81

www.pittimmagine.com

MENSWEAR

Product: classic, contemporary and casual menswear brands

Who goes: everyone in the menswear sector, from upmarket menswear independents to multiples and department stores

How long to cover it: schedule at least two days if you want to exploit the show's networking opportunities

Anything else: a special event will be held on June 21 with lifestyle brand Diesel.

- June 21-22

KID'S FASHION MODE ENFANTINE

Carrousel du Louvre, Paris

00 32 23 70 60 21

www.kidsfashionfairs.com

KIDSWEAR

Product: European mid-market to top-end kidswear brands

Who goes: mainly mid- to top-end buyers from France and Belgium

How long to cover it: one day

Anything else: other editions take place in Antwerp on June 24-25 and Cologne on July 6-7.

- June 23-27

MILAN MEN'S FASHION WEEK

Milan

00 39 02 77 71 081

www.cameramoda.it

MENSWEAR

Product: sharp, directional menswear from big brands such as Burberry Prorsum and Prada

Who goes: buyers from designer indies and department stores

How long to cover it: the catwalks are across five days, but invites are essential.

- June 26-27

INTERFILIURE EVOLUTION DAYS

Le Palais des Congres, Paris

00 33 1 47 56 32 32

www.interfiliere.com

TEXTILES

Product: the latest lingerie textiles from more than 50 brands

Who goes: buyers from chains, department stores, supermarkets and mail-order retailers

How long to cover it: one day.

- June 28-July 1

PARIS MEN'S FASHION WEEK

Paris

00 33 1 42 66 64 44

www.modeaparis.com

MENSWEAR

Product: big fashion players and directional designers, with a more experimental personality than Milan

Who goes: buyers from international department stores and designer independents

How long to cover it: three days.

- June 29-July 2

RENDEZ-VOUS HOMME

Espace Evolution and Espace Rendez-Vous, Paris

00 33 1 47 03 45 06

www.rendez-vous-paris.com

MENSWEAR

Product: high-end contemporary menswear, now including sports and casualwear

Who goes: boutique and department store buyers

How long to cover it: one day.

- June 29-July 2

TRANOI HOMME

Palais de la Bourse, Paris

00 33 1 53 01 84 96

www.tranoi.com

MENSWEAR, footwear, ACCESSORIES

Product: top-end clothing alongside avant-garde pieces

Who goes: mainly buyers from premium department stores and concept stores

How long to cover it: one day.

- June 30-July 1

PITTI IMMAGINE BIMBO

Fortezza da Basso, Florence

00 39 05 53 69 31

www.pittimmagine.com

KIDSWEAR

Product: designer, streetwear and classic kidswear brands, as well as accessories and childcare products

Who goes: as Europe's premium kidswear show, it attracts retailers from worldwide

How long to cover it: two days.

- July 1-4

CHIC FASHION ACCESSORIES

Ricoh Arena, Coventry

0161 437 1943

www.chicuk.com

ACCESSORIES

Product: more than 300 collections from short-order women's accessories labels

Who goes: UK and international buyers from indies and multiples

How long to cover it: one day.

- July 4-6

BREAD & BUTTER BARCELONA

Fira Barcelona, Barcelona

00 49 30 20 00 370

www.breadandbutter.com

STREETWEAR

Product: denim, skate, urban, streetwear and contemporary brands for men, women and kids

Who goes: multiple, indie and department store buyers

How long to cover it: three days to explore the show and the city

Anything else: the show features an exhibition from fashion graduates that will extend to selected stores across the city.

- July 4-6

PITTI IMMAGINE FILATI

Fortezza da Basso, Florence

00 39 05 53 69 31

www.pittimmagine.com

YARNS

Product: knitwear yarns

Who goes: mostly designers from top-level to mid-market brands as well as freelancers

How long to cover it: two days.

- July 8-10

ISPO SPORT AND STYLE

New Munich Trade Fair Centre, Munich

00 49 89 94 91 13 88

www.isposportstyle.com

SPORTSwear, OUTDOORWEAR, sports EQUIPMENT

Product: a mix of large and smaller sports and outdoor labels

Who goes: UK and international buyers from all the multiples, plus independent retailers

How long to cover it: two days

Anything else: renamed from Ispo Summer, the title reflects a renewed focus on fashion.

- July 8-10

PREMIER KIDS

NEC, Birmingham

0870 429 4514

www.premierkids.co.uk

KIDSWEAR

Product: classic and trend-driven ranges covering all areas of the kidswear market, from newborns to teens, including footwear

Who goes: indie, department store and mail order buyers

How long to cover it: two days.

- July 10-13

HONG KONG FASHION WEEK

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

00 85 21 83 06 68

hkfashionweekss.tdctrade.com

WOMENSWEAR, MENSWEAR, KIDSWEAR, ACCESSORIES

Product: brands from Hong Kong and other parts of Asia

Who goes: mainly Asian visitors, but plenty of overseas buyers also show up

How long to cover it: two or three days

Anything else: the event will also feature seminars and a showcase of international designers.

July 12-15

BERLIN FASHION WEEK

Berlin

00 49 30 62 90 850

www.mercedes-benz fashionweekberlin.com

WOMENSWEAR, MENSWEAR

Product: commercial German labels, a few international names and some young Berlin designers

Who goes: a mainly domestic contingent, but Premium runs at the same time so overseas buyers may decide it's worth the trip

How long to cover it: three days.

- July 13-15

PREMIUM

The Station, Luckenwalder Strasse, Berlin

00 49 30 62 90 850

www.premiumexhibitions.com

WOMENSWEAR, MENSWEAR, ACCESSORIES

Product: Expect about 700 international collections showing cutting-edge looks, as well as a selection of footwear and accessories

Who goes: buyers looking for unusual, niche product

How long to cover it: two days.

- July 22-24

HERRENMODE DUSSELDORF (HMD)

Messe Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf

00 49 21 14 39 601

www.igedo.com

MENSWEAR

Product: mainstream menswear with a focus on German brands

Who goes: now in its third season, Herrenmode Dusseldorf runs concurrently with CPD, Body Look and Global Fashion, with 34% of total visitors from outside Germany

How long to cover it: one day.

- July 22-24

GLOBAL FASHION

Messe Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf

00 49 21 14 39 601

www.igedo.com

MENSWEAR, WOMENSWEAR, KIDSWEAR, LINGERIE

Product: international suppliers looking for orders from volume buyers and own labels

Who goes: anyone from multiples and manufacturers with responsibility for sourcing

How long to cover it: one day.

- July 22-24

BODY LOOK

Messe Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf

00 49 21 14 39 601

www.igedo.com

underwear, BEACHWEAR, LEGWEAR

Product: swimwear and bodywear brands including Triumph, Panache and Betty Barclay Bodywear

Who goes: mostly specialist underwear retailers, but some fashion retailers and department store buyers also visit

How long to cover it: half a day.

- July 22-24

CPD

Messe Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf

00 49 21 14 39 601

www.igedo.com

WOMENSWEAR

Product: mainstream womens- wear and accessories, plus more contemporary brands and occasionwear

Who goes: an international mix of mainstream buyers and womenswear independents

How long to cover it: one day, but Dusseldorf has lots of fashion houses and showrooms to keep you there longer if you wish to extend your stay

Anything else: Herrenmode Dusseldorf, Body Look and Global Fashion all take place at the same time at Messe Dusseldorf. A free shuttle bus whisks visitors to the various showrooms dotted around the city.

- July 22-24

PROJECT NEW YORK

Pier 40, New York

00 1 212 614 7324

www.projectshow.com

WOMENSWEAR, MENSWEAR, FOOTWEAR

Product: sportswear and niche denim labels share the halls with big fashion names including Adidas, Joe's Jeans and Rock & Republic

Who goes: US boutiques as well as UK and European buyers looking for some new blood

How long to cover it: two days.

- July 23-25

BLUE

Pier 92, New York

00 1 212 759 8055

www.enkshows.com

MENSWEAR

Product: premium denim and contemporary collections in a downtown gallery environment

Who goes: mainly buyers from upscale department stores and independents

How long to cover it: two days.

- July 24-26

AIS MENSWEAR

Sheward House, Cranmore Avenue, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands

0121 711 2200

www.cranmorepark.co.uk

MENSWEAR

Product: classic and mainstream menswear labels and bridge brands. A good spread of casual and formalwear

Who goes: the show is open to independent retailers that are members of AIS, although non-members from independents, department stores and multiples are invited to attend on the last day

How long to cover it: one day.

- July 29-31

FUTURA FAIR

RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin

00 353 1 291 3721

www.futurafair.com

WOMENSWEAR, MENSWEAR, KIDSWEAR, BRIDALWEAR, FOOTWEAR, ACCESSORIES

Product: a broad mix of product from across the industry, including mainstream, young fashion and occasionwear

Who goes: aimed at buyers from independent retailers in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

How long to cover it: two days

Anything else: There is an extended bridal area at this season's edition.

- July 30-August 1

WSA SHOW

Las Vegas Convention Centre, Las Vegas

00 39 02 45 48 38 34

www.wsashow.com

FOOTWEAR, accessories

Product: the largest footwear show in the world with almost 1,600 exhibitors, WSA exhibits the entire spectrum of footwear, from sports to designer brands, as well as accessories

Who goes: multiples and premium independents looking to bring new brands to the UK, plus lots of domestic visitors

How long to cover it: two days at least, although the show is now under one roof this year

Anything else: the event covers more than 2.1 million sq ft, so if it is your first trip it's advisable to ask the European buying office to organise your visit for you.

- July 31- August 1

AIS INDEPENDENT KIDS

Sheward House, Cranmore Avenue, Shirley, West Midlands

0121 711 2200

www.cranmorepark.co.uk

KIDSWEAR

Product: mainstream kidswear brands

Who goes: independent buyers who are AIS members, as well as some non-members

How long to cover it: one day.

- July 31-August 3

AIS WOMENSWEAR

Sheward House, Cranmore Avenue, Solihull, West Midlands

0121 711 2200

www.cranmorepark.co.uk

WOMENSWEAR

Product: classic labels including AIS own-brand First Avenue

Who goes: independent retailers who are AIS members

How long to cover it: one day.

- August 5-6

A-FAIR

Waagnatie, Antwerp

00 32 0 32 31 89 93

www.afair.be

WOMENSWEAR, MENSWEAR, FOOTWEAR

Product: more than 230 mid- to high-end labels

Who goes: mainly buyers from Belgium and the Netherlands

How long to cover it: one day

Anything else: the New Luxury area debuts this season.

- August 5-6

TO BE CONFIRMED (TBC)

The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London E1

020 7250 1056

www.2beconfirmed.com

MENSWEAR, WOMENSWEAR, FOOTWEAR

Product: young fashion and streetwear looks relevant to the UK market

Who goes: a mostly domestic mixture of buyers from independents, multiples and department stores

How long to cover it: one day

Anything else: the show will cover one floor at the venue, rather than last season's three.

- August 5-7

THE PARK LONDON

The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London E1

01784 245 226

www.the-park.biz

BOARDSPORTS AND STREETWEAR

Product: boardsports, streetwear and T-shirt brands

Who goes: young fashion indies

How long to cover it: half a day, less if working on appointments.

- August 12-14

MODA MENSWEAR

NEC, Birmingham

0870 844 4982 (visitors) 01484 846 069 (exhibitors)

www.moda-uk.co.uk

MENSWEAR

Product: a commercial cross-section of menswear spanning mainstream, lifestyle and some contemporary branded product

Who goes: mainly buyers from multiples, independents and department stores

How long to cover it: one day.

- August 5-7

MODA MANHATTAN

Javits Center, New York

00 1 203 853 6015

www.modamanhattan.com

WOMENSWEAR

Product: mid- to upper-end ready-to-wear collections

Who goes: department store buyers and boutique owners

How long: two days

Anything else: Moda Manhattan is run more frequently than other shows - the next edition will be from September 16-18 also in New York.

- August 8-12

COPENHAGEN FASHION WEEK

Copenhagen

00 45 70 20 30 68

www.copenhagenfashionweek.com

WOMENSWEAR

Product: brands on the catwalk include By Malene Birger, Baum und Pferdgarten and Elise Gug

Who goes: mainly buyers of premium and contemporary womenswear

How long to cover it: three to four shows take place each day over the four-day event

Anything else: there will be a show space at the City Hall with brands including Rutzou and InWear.

- August 9-12

COPENHAGEN INTERNATIONAL FASHION FAIR (CIFF)

Bella Center, Copenhagen

00 45 32 52 88 11

www.ciff.dk

WOMENSWEAR, MENSWEAR, kidswear footwear, ACCESSORIES

Product: mainstream fashion brands and accessories mostly from Scandinavia, with some short-order options

Who goes: buyers on the hunt for some fresh Nordic looks

How long to cover it: one day is enough, but stay for at least two to take in CPH Vision as well.

- August 9-12

CPH VISION

Oksnehallen, Copenhagen

00 45 39 64 85 86

www.cphvision.dk

WOMENSWEAR, menswear, footwear

Product: contemporary, directional and bridge brands sit alongside a young fashion and denim contingent

Who goes: CPH Vision is known for its quirky branded offer that attracts indie and department store buyers from across the UK

How long to cover it: one day

Anything else: the show runs at the same time as Copenhagen Fashion Week.

- August 9-12

GALLERY

Forum, Copenhagen

00 45 61 60 35 67

www.gallery.dk

WOMENSWEAR, MENSWEAR, ACCESSORIES

Product: contemporary and cutting-edge brands from Scandinavia

Who goes: buyers looking for new-to-the-UK options

How long to cover it: a couple of hours - this is really a pit stop between other shows, but is still well worth a visit.

- August 12-14

MODA ACCESSORIES

NEC, Birmingham

0870 844 4982 (visitors) 01484 846069 (exhibitors)

www.moda-uk.co.uk

ACCESSORIES

Product: the whole gamut of accessories is represented, from watches, precious and costume jewellery to handbags, millinery, scarves, serapes and pashminas

Who goes: buyers from indies, multiples and department stores

How long to cover it: half a day as part of your trip to Moda UK.

August 12-14

MODA FOOTWEAR

NEC, Birmingham

0870 844 4982 (visitors) 01484 846069 (exhibitors)

www.moda-uk.co.uk

FOOTWEAR Product: more than 400 comfort, mainstream and fashion labels for women, men and kids

Who goes: independent retailers

How long to cover it: one day.

- August 12-14

MODA UK

NEC, Birmingham

0870 844 4982 (visitors) 01484 846069 (exhibitors)

www.moda-uk.co.uk

WOMENSWEAR

Product: a wide range of tailoring, occasionwear, casualwear and eveningwear from mainstream womenswear labels

Who goes: independent retailers, as well as department store and multiple buyers

How long to cover it: give yourself at least two days if you want to also visit Moda's accessories, footwear and menswear shows

Anything else: This year's Moda UK Summer Ball will be opened by stars from the BBC TV show Strictly Come Dancing.

- August 12-14

THE PARK MANCHESTER

Plaza Level, Great Northern Building, Manchester

01784 245226

www.the-park.biz

BOARDSPORTS AND STREETWEAR

Product: a mix of streetwear and boardsports brands, similar to the London event

Who goes: young fashion indies

How long to cover it: one day.

- August 23-25

INTERNATIONAL ISTANBUL FASHION FAIR

CNR Expo, Istanbul

00 90 21 24 65 74 74

www.cnr-if.com

MENSWEAR, WOMENSWEAR, KIDSWEAR, LINGERIE

Product: a cross section of Turkish ready-to-wear collections

Who goes: independent and department store buyers, exporters and agents

How long to cover it: three days.

- August 27-29

POOL TRADE SHOW

Las Vegas Convention Centre, Gold Lot, Las Vegas

00 1 323 666 5587

www.pooltradeshow.com

WOMENSWEAR, MENSWEAR, FOOTWEAR

Product: having started life as a minimal rail show for the directional boutique market, Pool now accommodates 500 brands including edgy T-shirt specialists and niche womenswear

Who goes: mainly US indies

How long to cover it: half a day.

- August 27-29

PROJECT LAS VEGAS

Sands Expo Convention Centre, Las Vegas

00 1 212 951 6600

www.projectshow.com

WOMENSWEAR, MENSWEAR, FOOTWEAR

Product: top-end boutique and denim brands, many of which are not yet available in the UK

Who goes: US boutique and denim stores, as well as some intrepid UK buyers

How long to cover it: one day.

- August 27-29

MODA LAS VEGAS Exhibit Hall D, The Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas

00 1 212 686 4412

www.modamanhattan.com

WOMENSWEAR

Product: ready-to-wear womenswear

Who goes: expect mid- to high-end womenswear boutiques and Magic attendees

Anything else: this is the debut show for Moda in Las Vegas.

- August 27-30

MAGIC

Las Vegas Convention Centre and Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas

00 1 877 554 4834

www.magiconline.com

WOMENSWEAR, MENSWEAR, KIDSWEAR, STREETWEAR, ACCESSORIES, SOURCING

Product: mainstream, lifestyle and streetwear labels

Who goes: the show is primarily aimed at the US market, but some buyers from UK department stores and indies make the trip

How long to cover it: a couple of days, but spend at least four days in Vegas to visit Project and Pool.

- August 29-31

THE LIVING ROOM TOKYO

Mori Tower, 40th Floor, Roppongi Academy Hills, Tokyo

020 8216 3109

www.livingroomtokyo.com

WOMENSWEAR

Product: contemporary, top-end products, split 50/50 between ready-to-wear and accessories

Who goes: run by Pret a Porter in Paris, the target is department stores and upmarket indies

How long to cover it: one day.

- August 30 - September 5

JAPAN FASHION WEEK

Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo

00 81 90 23 39 80 88

www.jfw.jp

WOMENSWEAR

Product: Japanese catwalk collections and a static exhibition

Who goes: buyers from edgy boutiques looking for hot new talent

How long to cover it: two or three days depending on which shows you want to see

Anything else: JFW runs concurrently with the Tokyo Textiles Exhibition.

- August 31-September 2

SIMM MADRID FASHION WEEK

Parque Ferial Juan Carlos 1 (IFEMA), Madrid

00 34 91 722 30 00

www.simm.ifema.es

WOMENSWEAR

Product: an eclectic range of mainstream ready-to-wear and eveningwear brands

Who goes: mainly domestic retailers, with a growing number of overseas visitors

How long to cover it: one day if your Spanish is up to scratch. The language barrier can be a hurdle.

- September 1-3

INTERFILIURE LYON

Eurexpo, Lyon

00 33 147 56 32 32

www.interfiliere.com

TEXTILES

Product: textiles for lingerie and beachwear designers

Who goes: global lingerie brands, haute couture designers and men's underwear suppliers

How long to cover it: one day.

- September 1-3

LYON MODE CITY

Eurexpo, Lyon

020 8216 3100

www.lyonmodecity.com

LINGERIE, BEACHWEAR

Product: more than 400 lingerie and swimwear exhibitors

Who goes: lingerie and beach-wear specialists, department stores and manufacturers

How long to cover it: one day

Anything else: there are new maternity and kids' underwear sections this season.

September 4-6

- MUNICH FABRIC START

MOC, Lilienthalallee 40, Munich

00 49 89 45 22 470

www.munichfabricstart.com

TEXTILES

Product: textiles and trimmings, plus denim in the Blue Zone

Who goes: brands and multiples

How long to cover it: two days.

- September 4-6

SURF SHOP

Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Exeter

01792 365904

www.surfshopexpo.com

BOARDSPORTS CLOTHING AND HARDWARE

Product: boardsports fashion

Who goes: devoted action-sports retailers and young fashion shops

How long to cover it: one day.

- September 4-7

COLLECTION PREMIeRE MOSCOW (CPM)

Krasnaya Presnya Expocenter, Moscow

00 49 211 43 96 01

www.igedo.com

WOMENSWEAR, MENSWEAR, KIDSWEAR, LINGERIE, ACCESSORIES, YOUNG FASHION

Product: all-encompassing trade show for the Russian market

Who goes: mainly buyers and distributors from Russia and the Baltic states

How long to cover it: two days.

August 5-7 MARGIN

Vinyl Factory, Fouberts Place, London W1

07710 330 805

www.margin.tv

STREETWEAR

Product: a directional and edgy mix of up-and-coming brands, plus a selection of more established streetwear labels

Who goes: independents, department stores and a smattering of multiples

How long to cover it: one day

Anything else: a dedicated accessories area, called Gild, debuts at this edition.

July 23-25

THE COLLECTIVE

Pier 94, New York

00 1 212 759 8055

www.enkshows.com

MENSWEAR

Product: contemporary and mainstream menswear

Who goes: mainly US buyers

How long to cover it: one day

Anything else: more than 500 collections from international menswear labels will be on show.

August 5-7

PURE

Olympia, London W14

0870 429 4504

www.purewomenswear.co.uk

WOMENSWEAR, FOOTWEAR, ACCESSORIES

Product: more than 800 brands covering womenswear, young fashion, trend-led jewellery, footwear and accessories

Who goes: buyers from premium and mainstream independents, multiples and department stores

How long to cover it: two days

Anything else: this season's show will be the biggest spring edition yet.

August 19-21

HARROGATE LINGERIE AND SWIMWEAR EXHIBITION

Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

020 7973 4670

www.lingerie-show.com

LINGERIE, SWIMWEAR, HOSIERY

Product: 130 exhibitors show up to 380 collections from the lingerie market's main players

Who goes: mainly UK indies, with some department store and multiple buyers

How long to cover it: one to two days

Anything else: the First Time Buyer seminar will take place on August 18.

September 6-9

PRET A PORTER PARIS

Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris

020 8216 3100

www.pretparis.com

WOMENSWEAR, ACCESSORIES

Product: 1,500 brands, from mainstream to boutique-focused labels and accessories

Who goes: department stores, multiples and indies

How long to cover it: two days. Neighbouring show Who's Next is well worth including in the trip.

Anything else: there will be a new area for plus-size ranges.

September 2-4

LONDONEDGE AND LONDONCENTRAL

Olympia 2, London, W14

0116 289 8249

www.londonedge.com

STREETWEAR, ALTERNATIVE FASHION

Product: Londoncentral focuses on men's and women's street- wear with skate, hip-hop, surf and hippy influences. London- edge offers alternative fashion and gothic trends

Who goes: streetwear and young fashion indies, plus department stores

How long to cover it: one day

Anything else: from July 18-20 Londonedge makes its US debut in New York.

September 5-6

TISSU PREMIER

Grand Palais, Lille

020 7723 8327

www.tissu-premier.com

TEXTILES

Product: mostly mainstream textiles from European exhibitors, with an emphasis on women's and kids' collections

Who goes: designers and buyers from multiples, supermarkets and brands looking for in-season and forward-order textiles

How long to cover it: one day

Anything else: the event's trend forum is highly regarded.

- September 5-12

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

Bryant Park, New York

00 1 212 253 2692

www.mbfashionweek.com/newyork

WOMENSWEAR

Product: ready-to-wear womenswear collections from leading US designers

Who goes: indies, department stores and invite-only celebrities

How long to cover it: shows run all week, so it depends which designers you want to see.

- September 6-9

BIJORHCA ECLAT DE MODE

Paris Expo, Porte De Versailles, Hall 5, Paris

020 8910 7742

www.bijorhca.com

JEWELLERY

Product: designer and costume jewellery

Who goes: buyers from multiple and independent retailers

How long to cover it: one day.

- September 6-9

PREMIERE CLASSE

Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, Hall 1, Paris

00 33 1 40 13 74 70

www.premiere-classe.com

ACCESSORIES

Product: hats, bags and jewellery from more than 300 brands

Who goes: multiples, department stores and independents

How long to cover it: half a day.

- September 7-9

MIDEC

Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, Hall 4, Paris

00 33 1 44 71 71 71

www.midec.com

FOOTWEAR

Product: women's, men's and kids' footwear brands, from value to mid-market and luxury labels

Who goes: mostly domestic buyers, but the international contingent is increasing

How long to cover it: one day.

- September 9-10

IMC

Whittlebury Hall, Whittlebury, Oxfordshire

01473 256061

MENSWEAR

Product: formal and casualwear from classic mainstream brands

Who goes: independent retailers that are members of the IMC buying group. Non-members can attend on certain days

How long to cover it: a day.

- September 9-11

BRITISH BRIDAL EXHIBITION

International Centre, Harrogate

0870 744 4989

www.ukbridalshow.co.uk

BRIDALWEAR, OCCASIONWEAR

Product: more than 300 collections catering for brides, bridesmaids and grooms

Who goes: bridal independents and department store buyers from the UK and Europe

How long to cover it: two days.

- September 9-11

TOP DRAWER AUTUMN

Olympia, London

020 7370 8967

www.topdrawerautumn.com

ACCESSORIES

Product: accessories, jewellery, home and gift ideas

Who goes: accessories and jewellery buyers from indies and multiples through to wholesalers and department stores

How long to cover it: one day.

- September 11-13

INTERTEX MILANO

Palazzo dei Stelline, 61 Corso Magenta, Milan

00 39 02 48 01 50 26

www.intertexmilano.it

TEXTILES

Product: textiles from international mills

Who goes: buyers and agents that are in town for Milano Unica

How long to cover it: one day.

- September 11-14

milano unica: IDEABIELLA

Fiera Milano City, Milan

00 39 02 66 10 11 05

www.ideabiella.com

www.milanounica.it

TEXTILES

Product: textiles for men's tailoring from UK and Italian mills

Who goes: designers and buyers from brands and suppliers

How long to cover it: a day.

- September 11-14

milano unica:

IDEACOMO

Fiera Milano City, Milan

00 39 02 66 10 11 05

www.ideacomo.com

www.milanounica.it

TEXTILES

Product: top-end silks and prints for womenswear

Who goes: higher-end designers

How long to cover it: half a day.

- September 11-14

milano unica:

MODA IN

Fiera Milano City, Milan

00 39 02 66 10 11 05

www.modain.com

www.milanounica.it

TEXTILES

Product: spring 08 textiles for womenswear and casualwear

Who goes: high street multiples and brands from across the globe

How long to cover it: a day.

- September 11-14

milano unica:

PRATO EXPO

Fiera Milano City, Milan

00 39 02 66 10 11 05

www.pratoexpo.com

www.milanounica.it

TEXTILES

Product: fabrics for womenswear, menswear and kidswear

Who goes: designers and buyers from multiples, department stores and brands

How long to cover it: a day, but allow time to visit the trends area

Anything else: Prato Expo runs a close-to-season show in Florence from October 17-18.

- September 11-14

milano unica:

SHIRT AVENUE

Fiera Milano City, Milan

00 39 02 66 10 11 05

www.shirt-avenue.com

www.milanounica.it

TEXTILES

Product: high-end men's shirting fabrics for autumn 08

Who goes: premium menswear brands' designers and buyers

How long to cover it: one day, but a visit to neighbouring Ideabiella would be useful for checking out tailoring trends.

- September 14-16

GDS

Messe Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf

00 49 21 14 56 001

www.gds-online.com

FOOTWEAR

Product: mainstream and comfort footwear, plus a new young fashion area

Who goes: European buyers

How long to cover it: one day.

- September 16-17

OFF-PRICE SHOW

Olympia 2, London W14

020 7733 5102

www.offpriceshow.co.uk

WOMENSWEAR, MENSWEAR, KIDSWEAR, LINGERIE, FOOTWEAR, ACCESSORIES

Product: discounted and clearance stock from casual, formal, urban and sports brands

Who goes: independent and multiple buyers, discounters and mail order companies

How long to cover it: one day.

- September 16-23

THE EXHIBITION @ LONDON FASHION WEEK

Natural History Museum, London SW7

0870 112 9088

www.londonfashionweek.co.uk

WOMENSWEAR, ACCESSORIES

Product: contemporary fashion, jewellery and accessories, as well as an eco-friendly area

Who goes: independents hunting out new talent, plus UK and international buyers

How long to cover it: one day.

- September 17-20

TEXWORLD

Le Bourget Exhibition Centre, Paris

00 33 1 55 26 89 89

www.interstoff.messefrankfurt.com

TEXTILES

Product: mass-market textiles, with the Far East, India and Turkey all well represented

Who goes: brands, retailers and suppliers from over 100 countries

How long to cover it: one day if you know what you are after

Anything else: a new product sector for garments launches this season. There will be more buses from Le Bourget RER station, with the show staying open until 7pm on Monday to Wednesday.

- September 18-20

CLEAR

Javits Center and Show Piers, New York

00 1 212 759 8055

www.enkshows.com

ACCESSORIES

Product: high-end handbags, jewellery, hosiery, hats and shoes Who goes: international indie and department store buyers

How long to cover it: one day

Anything else: Clear is held alongside Fashion Coterie.

- September 18-20

FASHION COTERIE

Javits Center and Show Piers, New York

00 1 212 759 8055

www.enkshows.com

WOMENSWEAR

Product: top-end womenswear

Who goes: buyers looking for high-end international product

How long to cover it: three days if you want to include Clear and Sole Commerce.

- September 18-21

PREMIERE VISION

Parc des Expositions, Paris

020 7242 1655

www.premierevision.fr

TEXTILES

Product: about 700 mills present textiles for autumn 08

Who goes: a sprinkling of high-profile designers, alongside the buying and design teams from both brands and multiples

How long to cover it: two days

Anything else: the rugby World Cup will be taking place in Paris during the show, so book accommodation early. Premiere Vision's international editions hit New York on July 18-19; Moscow on October 3-4; Shanghai on October 25-26; and Tokyo from October 30 to November 1.

- September 18-21

PREMIERE VISION PLURIEL: EXPOFIL

Parc des Expositions, Paris

020 7242 1655

www.expofil.com

YARNS AND FIBRES

Product: yarns and fibres for spring and autumn 09

Who goes: knitters and weavers, designers and buyers that want to stay on top of technological developments and knit designs

How long to cover it: it's worth dedicating an hour or two.

- September 18-21

PREMIERE VISION PLURIEL:INDIGO

Parc des Expositions, Paris

020 7242 1655

www.indigo-salon.com

TEXTILES

Product: swatches, prints and knits for fashion textiles

Who goes: brands and multiples

How long to cover it: one day

Anything else: Indigo is often at its busiest during the opening day, with buyers eager to get ahead of their competitors.

- September 18-21

PREMIERE VISION PLURIEL: MOD'AMONT

Parc des Expositions, Paris

020 7242 1655

www.modamont.com

FASHION SUPPLIES AND TRIMMINGS

Product: all kinds of trimmings, from zips, buttons and buckles to lace, braids, embroidery and cords. Also expect metal and plastic trims, shoulder pads, linings, badges and stickers

Who goes: designers from across the board including brands and multiples

How long to cover it: one day.

- September 19-21

AIS LINGERIE AND LEGWEAR

Sheward House, Cranmore Avenue, Shirley, West Midlands

0121 711 2200

www.cranmorepark.co.uk

LINGERIE AND LEGWEAR

Product: middle-market lingerie and legwear brands

Who goes: independent retailers and department stores, mostly AIS members

How long to cover it: a day.

- September 20-23

MICAM

Fiera Milano, Milan

00 39 02 43 82 91

www.micamonline.com

FOOTWEAR

Product: mid- to high-end fashion footwear brands

Who goes: International and European multiples and indies

How long to cover it: at least two days.

- September 20-23

MIPEL

Nuevo Fiera, Milan

00 39 02 58 45 11

www.mipel.com

ACCESSORIES

Product: Mipel is known as 'the handbag show', but also specialises in a variety of leather goods from international and Italian suppliers

Who goes: accessories buyers from multiples and independents that are also visiting Micam

How long to cover it: one day.

- September 27-29

TEXGATE

CNR Expo Centre, Istanbul

00 90 21 24 65 74 75

www.itf-texgate.com

TEXTILES

Product: Turkish textiles, from denim, cotton and linen to silk

Who goes: manufacturers, fabric retailers and wholesalers as well trim, leather and fabric buyers

How long to cover it: one day.

- September 27-30

CLOUD NINE

Via Tortona 58, Milan

00 39 02 86 46 29 19

www.pittimmagine.com

WOMENSWEAR, FOOTWEAR, ACCESSORIES

Product: cutting-edge and contemporary women's brands

Who goes: buyers from Italy and overseas checking out Milan Fashion Week

How long to cover it: half a day if you're planning to place orders, otherwise just a few hours.

- September 27-30

NEOZONE

Via Tortona 54, Milan

00 39 02 86 46 29 19

www.pittimmagine.com

WOMENSWEAR, FOOTWEAR

Product: niche boutique brands aimed at the youth market

Who goes: domestic and international buyers in town for Milan Fashion Week

How long to cover it: one day.

- September 27-30

WHITE

Via Tortona 27, Milan

00 39 02 42 25 01

www.whiteshow.it

WOMENSWEAR

Product: contemporary and avant-garde womenswear

Who goes: mostly domestic retailers, but international visitor numbers are growing

How long to cover it: one day is enough, but more time is needed if you want to cover the parallel Milan shows.

- September 27-30

MILANOVENDEMODA

Fiera Milano City, Milan

00 39 02 49 971

www.milanovendemoda.it

WOMENSWEAR, ACCESSORIES

Product: more than 300 ready-to-wear and occasionwear brands

Who goes: about 9,000 Italian and international visitors from boutiques and department stores

How long to cover it: one day.

- September 29-October 1

MODACALZADO

Feria de Madrid

00 34 91 72 23 000

www.modacalzado.ifema.es

FOOTWEAR

Product: Modacalzado attracts exhibitors from all segments of the footwear market, including equipment and manufacturing specialists

Who goes: international independents after new brands

How long to cover it: one day.

- September 30-October 2

KENSINGTON SHOE EVENT

Kensington Close Hotel, London W8

020 7937 7618

www.thekensingtonshoe event.co.uk

FOOTWEAR

Product: most brands here are up-and-coming mid- to high-end Spanish and Italian labels such as Jaime Mascaro and Romanelli

Who goes: independent footwear specialists and department stores

How long to cover it: half a day.

- October 2-3

TURKISH FASHION FABRIC EXHIBITION

Olympia 2, Kensington, London

020 3008 5625

www.turkishfabric.com

TEXTILES

Product: a collection of textiles from Turkish mills

Who goes: mostly multiples and supermarkets looking for quick turnarounds across a large range of textiles, as well as brands, suppliers and own-label collections

How long to cover it: half a day.

- October 3-5

FASHION ACCESS

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

00 852 2827 6211

www.aplf.com

ACCESSORIES, FOOTWEAR

Product: handbags, footwear, leather goods, luggage and accessories

Who goes: international buyers

How long to cover it: two days.

- October 3-5

INTERSTOFF ASIA essential

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

00 852 22 38 99 17

www.messefrankfurt.com

TEXTILES

Product: textiles aimed at local manufacturers

Who goes: importers and agents, alongside local manufacturers and designers

How long to cover it: two days.

- October 4-7

RENDEZVOUS FEMME

Le Tapis Rouge and Le Passage du Desir, Paris

00 33 1 47 03 45 06

www.rendez-vous-paris.com

WOMENSWEAR

Product: Rendezvous Femme offers a selection of edgy and innovative smaller designer labels from around the world

Who goes: boutique and department store buyers

How long to cover it: one day.

- October 4-7

TRANOI FEMME

Palais de la Bourse, Bourse de Commerce, Paris

00 33 1 53 01 84 96

www.tranoi.com

WOMENSWEAR

Product: contemporary, luxury boutique brands

Who goes: the show mainly attracts buyers from boutiques and department stores

How long to cover it: half a day.

- October 5-8

THE BOX

Hotel Lotti, Paris

020 8216 3100

www.pretparis.com

ACCESSORIES

Product: Pret a Porter's accessory show The Box holds its own event alongside Paris Fashion Week. The product has a premium focus

Who goes: department stores and international independents

How long to cover it: it's best to put aside a few hours between catwalk shows.

- October 8-10

LA MAJORS MARKET

California Market Center, Los Angeles

00 1 213 630 3600

www.californiamarket

center.com

WOMENSWEAR, MENSWEAR, KIDSWEAR

Product: young fashion including denim, streetwear and kidswear

Who goes: key buyers from major US department stores and multiples.

- October 10-11

TEXTILE FORUM

The Vinyl Factory, London, W1

020 7436 6676

www.textileforum.co.uk

TEXTILES

Product: a selection of high-quality fashion fabrics from UK and European mills

Who goes: small to medium-sized designers, manufacturers, fabric specialists and dressmakers

How long to cover it: half a day.

- October 16-18

AIS ACCESSORIES AND TRAVEL GOODS

Sheward House, Cranmore Avenue, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands

0121 711 2200

www.cranmorepark.co.uk

ACCESSORIES

Product: bags, belts, jewellery and scarves at mid-market level

Who goes: buyers from independent retailers and department stores

How long to cover it: one day.

- October 26-30

LA FASHION MARKET

California Market Center, Los Angeles

00 1 213 630 3600

www.californiamarket center.com

WOMENSWEAR, MENsWEAR, KIDSWEAR, ACCESSORIES, FOOTWEAR

Product: contemporary and directional womenswear, menswear, and accessories

Who goes: mainly domestic buyers

Anything else: LA Fashion Market holds close-to-season shows on June 8-12 and August 10-14.

- November 6-8

INTERSELECTION

Paris-Nord Villepinte, Paris

020 7723 8327

www.interselection.net

WOMENSWEAR, MENSWEAR

Product: this exhibition brings fast-fashion and forward-order products under one roof

Who goes: multiples, mail order supermarket buyers

How long to cover it: one day.

- November 25-27

MODAPRIMA

Milano Convention Centre, Milan

01491 612381

www.pittimmagine.com

WOMENSWEAr, menswear, KIDSWEAR

Product: this show is geared towards ready-made and private-label collections

Who goes: Italian and European buyers for large-scale distribution multiples and wholesalers

How long to cover it: two days.

November 28-30

CHINA SHOES/CHINA SHOETEC

GD Modern International Exhibition Centre, Houjie, Dongguan

00 852 2811 8897

www.chinashoesexpo.com

FOOTWEAR

Product: more than 700 exhibitors will show leather, textile and synthetic shoes, equipment and technology over a vast exhibition centre

Who goes: retailers, wholesalers, importers and exporters looking to source footwear in Asia

How long to cover it: one to two days.

September 6-9

ATMOSPHERE

Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, Hall 7, Paris

020 8216 3100

www.pretparis.com

WOMENSWEAR

Product: a hotbed of new and established boutique brands

Who goes: department stores and international independents

How long to cover it: one day if you're planning to place orders, otherwise a few hours is enough

Anything else: a second Atmosphere runs alongside Paris Fashion Week from October 5-8.

September 6-9

WHO'S NEXT

Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, Hall 1, Paris.

00 33 1 40 13 74 74

www.whosnext.com

WOMENSWEAR

Product: a contemporary platform for new and established boutique-led brands

Who goes: an international mix of department store and independent buyers. Mainstream buyer numbers are on the rise

How long to cover it: one to two days

Anything else: the show shares its dateline with Pret a Porter.

September 15-20

LONDON FASHION WEEK

Natural History Museum, London SW7

0870 112 9088

www.londonfashionweek.co.uk

WOMENSWEAR

Product: runway shows from established names such as Sir Paul Smith, Betty Jackson and Jasper Conran, plus Topshop-sponsored NewGen designers including Christopher Kane, Gareth Pugh and Marios Schwab

Who goes: UK department store and big boutique buyers, and a growing international crowd

How long to cover it: allow a week to fit in the shows, the exhibition next door, the off-schedule shows and the hotel presentations.

September 17-21

ON/OFF

Royal Academy of Arts, London W1

020 7580 7740

www.thedoll.org/onoff

WOMENSWEAR

Product: running in parallel with London Fashion Week, On/Off provides a catwalk forum and exhibition space for niche labels

Who goes: most of the department store and boutique buyers attending LFW

How long to cover it: one day

Anything else: On/Off will reinstate its two catwalks this season and is working with The Metropolitan Hotel and The Met Bar to provide hospitality packages and a car service for buyers throughout the week.

September 22-29

MILAN FASHION WEEK

Milan Session Centre, Fiera Milano, Milan

00 39 02 77 71 081

www.cameramoda.it

WOMENSWEAR

Product: Milan Fashion Week is a roll-call of top-end designer labels, including Gucci, Prada, Giorgio Armani, Versace, Burberry and Dolce & Gabbana, making Milan the byword for commercial luxury

Who goes: international designer independents and department stores, as well as a scattering of Hollywood stars

How long to cover it: the schedule will open and close with big names so allow a full week to cover the event properly.

September 30-October 8

PARIS FASHION WEEK

Paris

00 33 1 42 66 64 44

www.modeaparis.com

WOMENSWEAR

Product: high-end catwalks from designers such as Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen and Balenciaga

Who goes: designer independent and department store buyers, the world's media and a front row of film and music stars

How long to cover it: check the final schedule to plan your visit as shows are spread over nine days.

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