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Who’s Next enjoys busy start

Parisian trade show Who’s Next enjoyed a busy start this weekend, with brands reporting a strong turnout from international buyers.

The show, which takes place at Porte de Versailles from January 25 to 28, kicked off with more than 2,000 brands vying to catch the attention of visitors.

Hat designer Mich Dulce said the opening weekend had been strong.

“There are lots of buyers around,” she said. “I have seen buyers from Korea and they have placed orders. It’s been busy but I haven’t seen too many UK buyers yet, although I did see Fenwick earlier.”

London-based womenswear label Beautiful Soul London also reported a solid attendance from international buyers and buyers from Kuwait, Dubai, China, Israle, Russia and Italy had visited the stand over the weekend. “This is our first time showing at Who’s Next and it’s been fantastic so far,” said founder Nicola Woods.

The Who’s Next catwalk show highlighted some of the biggest trends for autumn 14 with prints, textured fabrics and colour all big hitters.

Tartan provided brands with particularly bold looks with some opting for head to toe check, others injected freshness into their collections with new fabrics, neoprene, mohair and leather were all popular choices.

Autumn 14 also looks set to be a colourful one with labels across the show showcasing block colour outerwear in range of shades to rival the rainbow.

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