Tradeshows can be a rewarding experience; bringing hundreds of sellers from different market segments under a single umbrella, as a time-saving lure for buyers and customers from around the world. As big and small brands showcase their latest innovations and products, visitors can also obtain valuable insights into the latest market trends, prices and options.
Tradeshows can be a real minefield, so here’s a compilation of all the UK Fashion Tradeshows of 2014, to help guide you through. Hopefully this will provide you a sneak peek at what is on offer at the various Mixed segment shows, womenswear shows, sustainable shows, childrenswear and specialized shows doing the rounds this year. Get ready for the action!
Mixed Segment Shows
Moda is one of the UK’s most exciting events in the mixed wear segment. The bi-annual exhibition is held in Birmingham in the months of February and August. It showcases 1450 exhibitors and attracts around 12000 visitors. Moda exhibits an interesting selection of contemporary and mainstream fashion from both big and small brands through Moda Woman. It also includes Moda Gent, Footwear, Lingerie, Swimwear and Accessories. Big brands share space with new labels at Moda. This show also features E-Zone Live, an area that is dedicated to e-commerce and retail technologies. The programme schedule includes seminars, debates and catwalks and promises an action-packed fun experience for all visitors. More information about the date and details of the event can be found at http://www.moda-uk.co.uk.
This UK Tradeshow is a premium exhibiton of big names in contemporary womenswear, footwear and accessories. We will also find departments stores, multi-brands and independent boutiques showcasing their ware at the venue. Scoop sets the stage for high quality niche brands in Europe and is based on the concept of high-end fashion meeting art. Set in an art-gallery atmosphere, Scoop allows us to enjoy contemporary fashion displays in a relaxed atmosphere. Natthias Mitchinson, in his report on the Scoop International 2014, directs our attention to the perfection with which this event is conducted. This exhibition that caters to over 400 exhibitors, is held on a grand scale in London, twice a year. The shows are in the months of January and July. For details on the upcoming show, visit http://www.scoop-international.com/
London welcomes Pure—the famous and most popular fashion trade show of UK in the months of February and August. This tradeshow, features womenswear, accessories and footwear from over 1000 exhibitors. The cost to exhibit ranges between £ 1500 and £ 20,000.
Sustainable brands also showcase their products at the show. The Retox magazine mentions that more brands are incorporating social responsibility into their business practices these days. In it’s review of Pure, Retox suggests that fashion is becoming more eco-friendly. Now, that is good news for the planet!
Over 9000 buyers, primarily from independent and department stores, multiples and e-tailers attend the show. Pure London, in August 2014 was based on a Fashion and Architecture theme as part of a “new vision” for the trade show. More than 50% of the exhibitors rebooked a stand in 2014, as Pure London is credited by attendees as one the best show for converting orders and possessing a wonderful atmosphere. You can find the latest news on this event at http://purelondon.com
High-end sustainable womenswear and menswear is brought into focus through the Ecoluxe London tradeshow in the months of February and September. We find this trade show impressive in its dedication to creating eco-sustainable luxury fashion. It also features a boutique area that sells products to the public. Ecoluxe London works with eco-conscious brands and designers who conform to the various dimensions of sustainability. The atmosphere of the show is informal and relaxed, with buyers looking for only eco-friendly collections in menswear and womenswear. Take a look at their website: http://ecoluxelondon.org for the latest trade show news.
Bubble London is the UK’s leading kidswear tradeshow, with over 280 exhibitors. It is attended by some of the biggest international buyers who not only seek new design talent but also try to catch up with famous labels. The bi-annual event runs for two days every January and July.
The characteristic feature of this event is it’s intimate atmosphere. This is creatively planned to generate a sense of fun and cordiality. It is well-suited for small brands who wish to carve a niche in the kidswear sector.
All the information you require about this event can be found at http://www.bubblelondon.com/
This tradeshow is based on new perspectives and unconventional fashion in menswear, womenswear, footwear, jewellery and accessories. London Edge is one of the longest-serving trade shows, that is particularly geared for the fashion rule-breakers amongst us. Retailers at the event cater to the edgy youth culture fashion market. The show offers a platform for talented and bold designers to come to the forefront and share creative and alternative brands and designs with potential buyers.
With over 300 exhibitors every year, the venue welcomes over 1000 visitors every February and September to London Edge. Visit http://www.londonedge.com/Tradeshows.html for more details on this event.