Drapers’ spring 19 show calendar is your one-stop handy guide to the upcoming trade show season.
Trade show season is fast approaching. Find out which shows buyers from around the UK will be visiting.
- Cheryl Sivewright, director, womenswear store Woodlane of Doune
- Ravi Grewal, creative and buying director, menswear store Stuarts London
- Olivia Cantillion, founder, womenswear site Own The Look
- Zoie Walker, director, womenswear store 32 The Guild, Northampton
- Sarah Connelly, owner and director, Edinburgh lingerie store Odyssey Boutique
- Charly Wright, brand manager, women’s and men’s store Henmores in Ashbourne
- Julia Jaconelli, founder, womenswear store Courtyard in Guildford
|13-15 May||Pulse London||Olympia London||020 7384 8012||pulse-london.com||Jewellery and fashion accessories, homeware, gifts|
|23-24 May||Denim Première Vision||Parc Floral de Paris, Paris||+33 4 72 60 65 55||denimpremierevision.com||Textiles, accessories|
|23-24 May||Make it British Live!||The Old Truman Brewery, London||020 8003 0108||makeitbritishlive.co.uk||Apparel, accessories, textiles|
|9-11 June||London Fashion Week Men’s||Store Studios, 180 Strand, London||020 7759 1999||londonfashionweekmens.com||Menswear|
|9-11 June||London Fashion Week Men’s: Designer Showrooms||Store Studios, 180 Strand, London||020 7759 1952||londonfashionweekmens.com||Menswear|
|10-12 June||Fame||Javits Center, New York||+1 218 740 6873||ubmfashion.com||Womenswear|
|12-15 June||Pitti Immagine Uomo||Fortezza da Basso, Florence||+39 055 39931||pittimmagine.com||Menswear, footwear|
|15-18 June||Milan Men’s Fashion Week||Venues across the city||+39 02 777 1081||milanomodauomo.it||Menswear|
|16-19 June||Expo Riva Schuh||Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, Trentino||+39 0464 570 153||exporivaschuh.it||Footwear|
|18-20 June||Transit||California Market Center, Los Angeles||+1 213 630 3675||cmcdtla.com/transit||Footwear and accessories|
|19-24 June||Paris Men’s Fashion Week||Venues across the city||+33 1 42 66 64 44||fhcm.paris||Menswear|
|20-24 June||Welcome Edition||71 rue de la Fontaine au Roi, Paris||welcomeeditionshowroom.com||Menswear|
|21-26 June||London Show Rooms||108 rue Vieille du Temple, Paris||020 7759 1992||britishfashioncouncil.co.uk||Menswear|
|21-23 June||Pitti Immagine Bimbo||Fortezza da Basso, Florence||+39 055 39931||pittimmagine.com||Kidswear|
|22-24 June||Man Paris||7 and 19 Place Vendôme, Paris 1||+33 9 67 42 01 41||manwomanshows.com||Menswear|
|22-24 June||Tranoï Paris: Men’s and women’s pre-collections||Palais de la Bourse, Paris||+33 1 53 01 84 90||tranoi.com||Menswear, womenswear|
|23-25 June||Splash Paris||Porte des Champs-Elysées, Paris||splashparis.com||Swimwear|
|2-4 July||Spinexpo 4th Session Paris||Cité de la Mode et du Design, Paris||020 3417 4939||spinexpo.com/paris||Fibres, yarns, knitwear|
|3-5 July||Bright||Arena Berlin, Berlin||+49 30 2088 913 601||brighttradeshow.com||Streetwear, urbanwear|
|3-5 July||Panorama (and Xoom)||ExpoCenter City, Berlin||+49 30 275 956 040||panorama-berlin.com||Menswear, womenswear, accessories, green fashion|
|3-5 July||Premium||Station exhibition halls, Berlin||+49 30 629 0850||premiumexhibitions.com||Womenswear, menswear|
|3-5 July||Seek||Arena Berlin, Berlin||+49 30 208 891 3400||seekexhibitions.com||Womenswear, menswear|
|3-5 July||Show & Order||Kühlhaus Berlin, Luckenwalder Strasse 3, Berlin||+49 30 208 891 330||showandorder.de||Womenswear, menswear|
|3-7 July||Berlin Fashion Week||Venues across the city||fashion-week-berlin.com||Womenswear|
|4-5 July||Blossom Première Vision||Carreau du Temple, Paris||+33 4 72 60 65 55||blossompremierevision.com||Luxury textiles, accessories, leather|
|7-9 July||Interfilière Paris||Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris||+33 1 47 56 32 74||eurovet.com||Lingerie, swimwear|
|7-9 July||Unique by Mode City||Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris||+33 1 47 56 32 74||eurovet.com||Lingerie, swimwear|
|8-9 July||Modefabriek||Amsterdam Rai, Amsterdam||+31 2 0442 1960||modefabriek.nl||Womenswear, menswear, streetwear|
|9-11 July||New York Men’s Fashion Week||Venues across the city||+1 212 302 1821||cfda.com||Menswear|
|9-12 July||Hong Kong Fashion Week||Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre||+852 1830 668||hktdc.com||Womenswear|
|10 -12 July||Milano Unica||Fiera Milano, Milan||+39 02 6610 1105||milanounica.it||Textiles|
|14-16 July||Cabana||Collins Park, Miami||cabanashow.com||Beachwear|
|17-18 July||Première Vision New York||Pier 94, New York||+33 4 72 60 65 55||premierevision-newyork.com||Yarns, fibres, textiles|
|17-19 July||Spinexpo 10th Session New York||Brooklyn Expo Center||020 3417 4939||spinexpo.com/new-york/||Textiles|
|18-19 July||The London Textile Fair||Business Design Centre, London||020 8347 8145||thelondontextilefair.co.uk||Textiles, accessories, prints, vintage|
|21-23 July||Gallery and Gallery Showroom||Areal Böhler, Düsseldorf||+49 211 4396 01||gallery-duesseldorf.com||Eveningwear, occasionwear, accessories|
|22-24 July||INDX Menswear||Cranmore Park, Solihull||0121 683 1417||indxshow.co.uk/menswear||Menswear|
|22-24 July||London Swimwear Show||Raddison Blu Portman Hotel, Portman Square, London||londonswimwearshow.com||Swimwear|
|22-24 July||Mrket New York||Javits Center, New York||+1 218 740 6873||ubmfashion.com||Menswear|
|22-24 July||Project New York||Javits Center, New York||+1 218 740 6873||ubmfashion.com||Menswear|
|22-24 July||Pure London||Olympia London,||020 3033 2397||purelondon.com||Womenswear, menswear, footwear, lingerie, accessories, sourcing|
|22-24 July||Scoop||Saatchi Gallery, London||01484 848355||scoop-international.com||Womenswear, accessories,|
|23-25 July||Liberty New York||Pier 94, New York||+1 212 473 4523||libertyfairs.com||Menswear|
|23-25 July||Man New York||Spring Studios, New York||+33 9 67 42 01 41||manwomanshows.com||Menswear|
|25-26 July||Jacket Required||Old Truman Brewery, London||01484 848313||jacket-required.com||Menswear, womenswear|
|31 July-2 August||INDX Womenswear and Footwear||Cranmore Park, Solihull||0121 713 4505||indxshow.co.uk/womenswear||Womenswear, footwear|
|5-7 August||Children’s Club||Javits Center, New York||+1 218 740 6873||ubmfashion.com||Kidswear|
|5-7 August||INDX Intimate Apparel||Cranmore Park, Solihull||0121 713 4453||indxshow.co.uk/intimate-apparel||Lingerie|
|5-7 August||Moda||NEC Birmingham||01484 846069||moda-uk.co.uk||Womenswear, menswear, footwear, accessories|
|7-10 August||Copenhagen Fashion Week||Venues across the city||+45 70 77 72 77||copenhagenfashionweek.com||Womenswear, menswear|
|8-9 August||Print and Design Fair – New York Edition||Studio Arte, New York||020 8347 8145||thelondonprintdesignfair.co.uk||Print design, embroidery, knits, garments|
|8-10 August||CIFF||Bella Center, Copenhagen||+45 3247 2113||ciff.dk||Womenswear, menswear, footwear|
|8-10 August||CIFF Kids||Forum, Copenhagen||+45 3247 2113||ciff.dk||Kidswear|
|8-10 August||CIFF Raven||Bella Center, Copenhagen||+45 3247 2113||ciff.dk||Womenswear, menswear, footwear|
|8-10 August||Revolver||Halmtorvet 11, 1700 Copenhagen V||+45 3964 8586||revolver.dk||Womenswear, menswear|
|12-15 August||Sourcing at Magic||Las Vegas Convention Center||+1 218 740 6873||ubmfashion.com||Womenswear, menswear, textiles|
|13-15 August||Liberty Las Vegas||Sands Expo, Las Vegas||+1 212 473 4523||libertyfairs.com||Menswear|
|13-15 August||Pool||Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas||+1 218 740 6873||ubmfashion.com||Menswear, womenswear, accessories|
|13-15 August||Project Las Vegas||Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas||+1 218 740 6873||ubmfashion.com||Menswear, womenswear|
|28-30 August||Stockholm Fashion Week||Venues across the city||+46 70 789 82 67||fashionweek.se||Womenswear|
|2-3 September||London Edge||Business Design Centre, London||0116 279 5179||londonedge.com||Streetwear|
|4-6 September||Munich Fabric Start||Munich Order Center, Munich||+49 89 45 22 470||munichfabricstart.com||Textiles|
|4-6 September||Spinexpo 32nd Session Shanghai||The Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center||020 3417 4939||spinexpo.com/shanghai||Fibres, yarns, knitwear|
|4-7 September||Collection Première Moscow||Expocentre Moscow||+7 495 955 91 99||cpm-moscow.com||Womenswear, menswear, kidswear, accessories, lingerie|
|4-7 September||Collection Première Moscow Body and Beach||Expocentre Moscow||+7 495 955 91 99||cpm-moscow.com||Lingerie, swimwear|
|6-8 September||The Creative Craft Show||Eventcity, Manchester||01425 277988||stitchandhobby.co.uk||Textiles|
|6-12 September||New York Fashion Week||Venues across the city||nyfw.com||Womenswear|
|7-9 September||Momad Metropolis||IFEMA Feria de Madrid, Madrid||+34 91 722 30 00||ifema.es/momadmetropolis||Womenswear, menswear, kidswear|
|7-10 September||Premiere Classe||Porte de Versailles, Paris||+33 1 40 13 74 74||premiere-classe.com||Fashion accessories, shoes, textiles|
|7-10 September||Who’s Next||Porte de Versaille, Paris||+33 1 40 13 74 74||whosnext-tradeshow.com||Womenswear, urbanwear|
|9-11 September||Top Drawer||Olympia London||020 7384 7734||topdrawer.co.uk||Accessories, jewellery|
|14-18 September||London Fashion Week||Store Studios, 180 Strand, London||020 7759 1999||londonfashionweek.co.uk||Womenswear|
|14-18 September||London Fashion Week Designer Showrooms||Store Studios, 180 Strand, London||020 7759 1963||londonfashionweek.co.uk||Womenswear, menswear|
|15-17 September||Coterie||Javits Center, New York||+1 218 740 6873||ubmfashion.com||Womenswear|
|16-17 September||StockXChange by Off-Price||ILEC Conference Centre, London||020 8771 3555||offpriceshow.co.uk||Womenswear, menswear, kidswear, lingerie, footwear, accessories|
|16-18 September||Cabana New York||Pier 94, New York||cabanashow.com||Womenswear|
|16-18 September||Capsule New York Women’s||Pier 94, New York||+1 212 206 8310||capsuleshow.com||Womenswear, accessories|
|16-19 September||Micam||Fiera Milano, Milan||+39 0243 8291||themicam.com||Footwear, accessories|
|16-19 September||Mipel||Fiera Milano, Milan||+39 0258 4511||mipel.com||Footwear, accessories|
|17-20 September||Apparel Sourcing Paris||Le Bourget Exhibition Centre, Paris||+33 1 55 26 89 89||apparelsourcing.fr.messefrankfurt.com||Apparel, textiles, accessories|
|17-20 September||Avantex||Le Bourget Exhibition Centre, Paris||+33 1 55 26 89 89||avantex-paris.com||Apparel, textiles, accessories|
|17-20 September||Shawls & Scarves Paris – the Accessories Showcase||Le Bourget Exhibition Centre, Paris||+33 1 55 26 89 89||shawlsandscarves.fr.messefrankfurt.com||Apparel, textiles, accessories|
|17-20 September||Texworld and Texworld Denim||Le Bourget Exhibition Centre, Paris||+33 1 55 26 89 89||texworld.fr.messefrankfurt.com||Textiles|
|18-24 September||Milan Fashion Week||Venues across the city||+39 0 2777 1081||milanomodadonna.it||Womenswear|
|19-21 September||Première Vision Paris||Parc des Expositions, Paris||+33 4 72 60 65 55||premierevision.com||Yarns, fibres and textiles|
|20-23 September||London Fashion Week Festival||Store Studios, 180 Strand, London||020 7759 1999||londonfashionweekfestival.com||Womenswear, menswear|
|21-24 September||White Milano||Via Tortona, Milan||+39 02 3459 2785||whiteshow.it||Womenswear|
|22-24 September||Pitti Immagine Super||The Mall, Port Nuova Varesine, Milan||+39 055 39931||pittimmagine.com||Womenswear, accessories|
|24 September-2 October||Paris Fashion Week||Venues across the city||+33 1 42 66 64 44||fhcm.paris||Womenswear|
|26-27 September||Interfilière Shanghai||1000 Yanan Road, Shanghai||+33 1 47 56 32 74||eurovet.com/en-interfiliere-shanghai/||Textiles|
|27-29 September||Intertextile Shanghai||National Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai||+852 2802 7728||intertextile-shanghai-apparel-fabrics-spring.hk.messefrankfurt.com||Textiles|
|28-30 September||Woman Paris||7 Place Vendôme, Paris||+39 9 67 42 01 41||manwomanshows.com||Womenswear|
|28 September-1 October||Paris sur Mode Tuileries||Place de la Concorde, Paris||+33 1 40 13 74 83||parissurmode.com||Womenswear|
|28 September-1 October||Premiere Classe Tuileries||Jardin des Tuileries, Paris||+33 1 40 13 74 74||premiere-classe.com||Accessories|
|28 September-1 October||Tranoï Paris: Women’s||Carrousel du Louvre and alais de la Bourse, Paris||+33 1 53 01 84 90||tranoi.com||Womenswear|
|2-4 October||INDX Accessories||Cranmore Park, Solihull||0121 713 4453||indxshow.co.uk/accessories||Accessories|
|10-11 October||Textile Forum||One Marylebone, London||07878 764645||textileforum.org.uk||Textiles|
|10-12 October||Première Vision Istanbul||Istanbul Congress Center||+33 4 72 60 65 55||premierevision-istanbul.com||Yarns, fibres and textiles|
|17-18 October||Interfilière New York||The Tunnel, New York||+1 212 993 4298||eurovet.com||Textiles|
|31 October-1 November||London Print Design Fair||Business Design Centre, London||020 8347 8145||thelondonprintdesignfair.co.uk||Print design, knits, vintage|
|31 October-1 November||Texfusion – the London World Textile Fair||business Design Centre, London||020 8347 8145||texfusion.co.uk||Textiles, accessories, denim, garments|
|5-6 December||Denim Première Vision||Old Truman Brewery, London||+33 4 72 60 65 55||denimpremierevision.com||Textiles, accessories|
|To be announced||Capsule Las Vegas Men’s and Women’s||To be announced||+1 212 473 4523||capsuleshow.com||Menswear, womenswear|
|To be announced||Capsule New York Men’s||To be announced||+1 212 206 8310||capsuleshow.com||Menswear|
|To be announced||Capsule Paris Men’s||To be announced||+1 212 206 8310||capsuleshow.com||Menswear|
|To be announced||Woman New York||Spring Studios, New York||+39 9 67 42 01 41||manwomanshows.com||Womenswear|
Cheryl Sivewright, director, womenswear store Woodlane of Doune
We travel to trade shows in February to March and August to September each year, mainly in Europe. Paris (Who’s Next), Copenhagen (CIFF), Madrid (Momad), Milan (Micam) and two UK events (Moda and Pure London) are our main shows, along with supplier showrooms in Athens and the UK.
We go to CIFF for the Scandi styles that suit the UK climate: easy-to-wear, quirky designs that cover a whole size range.
Momad has unique suppliers with colourful and more fitted styles, covering a range of sizes with good price points.
Micam is the best shoe show that we have been to. It has a vast range of quality styles at differing price points.
Moda offers a range of good brands and styles that are relevant to our customer base. It is also great for networking.
Pure London is a mainstay show, but of late we have found that we can source most of our suppliers elsewhere. It has lost a little direction for us.
We touch, feel and try on almost everything we buy. It’s vital – we simply could not buy online or from a brochure. We have to ensure that all styles can mix and match to achieve a range of outfits. As we know our customers so well, we can visualise many individually and consider new styles for them.
We are very proactive buyers, and are keen to let our suppliers know our detailed requirements and also feed back our experiences with the previous season. This two-way process is mutually beneficial – and can influence future designs.
Once we have selected styles, it is very important to listen to the views and opinions of our knowledgeable designers and agents.
Ravi Grewal, creative and buying director, menswear store Stuarts London
For us at Stuarts, attending trade shows is very much a valuable thing to do.
I will attend Man, Project, Capsule and Liberty Fairs in Paris, New York or Las Vegas, depending on my schedule, Mrket New York, Pitti Uomo in Florence, Welcome Edition in Paris and Jacket Required in London.
These shows seem the most relevant to my business and, of course, allow me to catch up and network with old and new industry friends.
I would like to visit the Japanese and Asian trade shows to find something new and fresh that could work with our current offer.
Sometimes the cramped spaces [of shows] don’t allow a brand to show its full potential. However, I am not a show organiser and I can only imagine that an immense amount of behind the scenes work is put in to give buyers the best results.
Olivia Cantillion Founder, womenswear site Own The Look
We’re attending lots of trade shows this year including, Pure London, Scoop (London) Who’s Next (Paris), Capsule (Paris), Coterie (New York), Momad (Madrid) and CIFF (Copenhagen).
We try to attend as many trade shows as possible, as each show offers something different each season.
We’re searching for niche brands with core criteria – such as their UK presence and price point – so it’s key to never miss an opportunity to find a great brand. Having feet on the ground is key to this.
I find shows in Paris, Copenhagen and Madrid deliver a great selection of new talent, and shows in the US are valuable for their size and scale of delivery.
I absolutely think trade shows are still valuable to attend. I’m of the mindset that if you find one new brand to bring on board, the show was worth attending. For Own The Look, other than channels such as social media, attending trade shows is the main way we discover new talent.
I would absolutely love to attend trade shows and visit showrooms in Shanghai. I believe this region of the world is one of the most forward thinking and style driven, and would deliver a selection of brands that are directly in line with our consumer.
I would like to see a larger mix of new and emerging brands at trade shows. It is often well-established brands that are in attendance year after year, so it would be great to have a development area for new talent. I would also like to see the addition of more brands each year to keep the mix interesting.
Zoie Walker Director, womenswear store 32 The Guild, Northampton
The only trade show I visit is Scoop. The contemporary brand mix and amazing location appeal to us.
I don’t enjoy attending trade shows, particularly the huge ones. The best I have found is the more tailored edit of brands at Scoop, and I like to visit showrooms. The brands that really inspire me don’t show at trade fairs in the UK, so I have to visit them independently.
I think once you have been to the trade shows and discovered brands that excite you, it is far more preferable to visit them thereafter within the showroom environment. However, trade shows do have a place as they provide the initial exposure of brands.
Sarah Connelly, owner and director, Edinburgh lingerie store Odyssey Boutique
I love getting inspired at trade shows. I love that people connect and recommend brands. I love having time to get back to the core of my business and source incredible new stock for the next great season.
We will be going to Splash in Paris, then Dessous London [an invitation-only showroom] and the London Swimwear Show in July.
I’m searching for fashion-forward, high-quality swimwear to add to my boutique and Splash is a specialist show. Dessous London caters to the independent luxury labels and niche lingerie brands that suit my store.
I’d love to see more of the US shows to get a feel for different brands, and to gain a fresh look and inspiration on merchandising, trends and retail concepts. Travelling away for shows gives me so much beyond the show walls, and I feel it’s a vital part of being inspired and tuned into retail and culture as a whole.
The shows are always jam-packed for me and I think what they offer from a brand and experience point of view is perfect.
I have noted more and more brands taking spaces outside of the shows in nearby locations, but that does impact who I’ll see. The point of shows is that everyone comes together in one space at one time. If that gets diluted, and I can’t see who’d I’d like to at the shows, I have to make a call on whether to spend more time travelling between appointments than actually at appointments. There has to be a trade-off.
Charly Wright Brand manager, women’s and men’s store Henmores in Ashbourne
We will be visiting Scoop, Moda and INDX in the UK as our regular shows for spring 19. In autumn we did attend [sportswear show] ISPO in Munich for the first time for outdoor brands, which was great. We would do that again for autumn 19.
Moda in Birmingham has always been good for visiting our existing brands such as Barker, but we also picked up Birkenstock there last year.
Scoop in London is great for independent luxury brands.
ISPO was fantastic for finding new premium outdoor and lifestyle brands from Europe, such as Haglöfs and Falke. It was good to network with these new brands and explore the latest trends in fashion and textile innovation.
I think there are fewer premium and large brands attending trade shows now, particularly those who have their own showrooms or do store visits.
I think trade shows are still a great way for young brands to get exposure, or for brands to enter new territories. Some agents are now banding together to create their own mini-shows, saving on costs by renting a space together. It’s a good idea and could create complementary business.
I do still think it is valuable to go and see if something new is appearing at trade shows. But it is more common for us now to buy on recommendation of an existing agent, because we trust their judgement on quality and brand adjacency, or we hear about brands on word of mouth and social media. One example for us is footwear brand Fairfax & Favour for autumn 18, which we heard about via an agent, and is a great addition to our brand mix.
Julia Jaconelli Founder, womenswear store Courtyard in Guildford
Trade shows are a very valuable part of the buying process. You can find things you would not necessarily be looking for but absolutely fall in love with. It gives an overall feel for what the trends are going to be for that particular season, too.
This season I will visiting Scoop and Pure London, Premium and Show & Order in Berlin, and Tranoï and Premiere Classe in Paris.
Scoop is probably my favourite show, as collections are very in keeping with what I sell. There’s always something new. It’s not too vast and the layout and standard of merchandising is high.
I also enjoy going to Berlin to find new designers that are not stocked in the UK. There don’t seem to be many UK buyers in Berlin, and I have found several collections at both Show & Order and Premium that I have exclusively stocked at Courtyard, and have become very successful.
Paris is probably my favourite city, so I always go, and I feel that the accessories that are on show there are the best you can find.
I would like to go back to Coterie in New York. On social media, I am seeing some fantastic brands that can only be found there. It’s a long way, but I think it will be worth it. I am more and more interested in finding brands that are less well known, and moving away from household names that can be found in department stores or have a wide distribution in the UK.
An independent multi-brand boutique should be a treasure trove of interesting new brands, but also, of course, include some of tried-and-tested brands.
I would also like to visit India to see what they have to offer and I will probably visit Copenhagen as the Scandinavian brands are so wearable, affordable and fresh.
I don’t like trade shows that go on and on with no defined layout – I feel like I am wandering around not knowing where to go to find what I am looking for.
Maybe trade shows could pay more attention to price categories so buyers know where to go to find new things suitable for their particular store.