Fashion trade shows are a great opportunity for fashion designers to get noticed. Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur attending the most happening events to understand how the industry works, or you’re looking for design inspiration, or if you’re on the search for avenues to showcase your designs, fashion trade shows are the right place for all your needs.
Find out all you need to know about the hottest fashion trade shows in the coming seasons through this thoroughly compiled Fashion Trade Show Round Up for 2015-16. The events featured here are mostly held in UK and Europe, and are popular shows for both existing and emerging fashion labels.
Pure London, 2-4 August 2015 Olympia, London
Pure London is the UK’s leading fashion trade show, held twice a year in Olympia, London. The show features fashion-forward dress and footwear collections, from premium brands as well as emerging designers. During the trade show in August, both International and British labels will present their spring and summer collections for 2015-16. Apart from brand displays, the event will also include catwalk performances and daily fashion seminars on the latest industry trends by leading design houses. They also very handily mark the ‘green’ companies in their programme, so if that’s what you are there sourcing you can go straight to them!
Bubble London, 12-13 July 2015 Business Design Centre, London
The most dynamic kid’s trade event in the UK, Bubble London presents the latest trends in kids apparel, accessories, gifts and homeware. The show, which is organized by ITE Moda Ltd, was first launched in 2008 in America, and later moved to Europe, where it underwent phenomenal growth. Bubble London featured over 208 childrenswear collections in the last season. It offers a great platform to meet the world’s best retail buyers. Bubble London also has a comprehensive marketing program, through which it’s exhibitors gain valuable publicity, long before the event opens.
London Edge 6-8 September 2015 Business Design Centre, London
With a focus on cutting edge lifestyle fashion, London Edge brings together thousands of creative designers and fashion buyers from around the world. The carefully curated collection features novel designs and concepts, and has over 30% overseas visitors placing orders every season. With over 30 shows successfully completed to date, London Edge is the one-stop destination for the latest alternative clothing, jewellery, accessories and makeup.
London Fashion Week 18-22 September 2015 Soho, London
The British Fashion Council will host the 62nd edition of London Fashion Week this September. This year, the show takes on a new venue in Brewer Street, Soho, for the first time, to meet its expanding needs. LFW is globally acclaimed as one of the hottest events on the international fashion scene. Featuring designer catwalk shows and exciting designer showrooms, over one hundred designers showcase their latest collections to the UK and global audience every year. LFW features the British Fashion Council supported Esthetica, an innovative platform for sustainable fashion. This exhibition showcases creative collections by designers in the eco-fashion genre.
Moda UK, 9-11 August 2015 and 21 – 23 February 2016, NEC Birmingham
Moda UK is Britain’s largest B2B fashion trade event, and it takes place twice a year. Catering to a wide spectrum of buyers, the show is defined by five specialist sectors: womenswear, footwear, lingerie and swimwear, menswear and accessories. Starting this year, Moda will introduce the BE2B Hub, a destination for business and e-commerce sectors in the show. The venue will have over 1450 international and local brands, with dedicated product zones that allow buyers to easily find exactly what they seek.
Scoop International, 2-4 August and 20-22 Sept 2015 Saatchi Gallery, King’s Road, London
Since its launch in February 2011, Scoop has built an international reputation for it’s impressive line-up of premium collections by niche designers. Keying in on unique designs, the trade show features a carefully compiled collection of diverse brands, that buyers have not seen elsewhere. Over 250 international designers will feature in the August show. Scoop, in collaboration with the London Fashion Week, will launch Scoop London for the first time this year. This program enables buyers at Scoop to gain entry to a hand-picked selection of international and British labels displaying at the LFW in UK, for the first time.
Designers & Agents, 18 – 20 September 2016 New York and 12-14 October Los Angeles, USA
Designers and Agents is an international fashion trade fair that brings together well curated, art-directed fashion merchandise from emerging fashion designers and established brands, to buyers from around the globe. It features hundreds of collections in an intimate atmosphere, where designers and buyers of women clothing and fashion accessories work together to build business relationships. Designers and Agents is committed to sustainability. As part of this initiative, they offer gifted space to eco-friendly and ethical businesses, designate green brands with a Green leaf icon and award Green Market status to brands that demonstrate their affinity for ethical and environment-friendly practices.
Paris Sur Mode 2-5 October 2015 Jardin des Tuileries, Paris
This premium trade show will feature over 119 exhibitors showcasing their products in the fashion apparel and clothing industry. This year’s event is based on the theme “The Family.” Focusing on women’s fashion, the trade show attempts to showcase creative and innovative fashion labels, including budding designers. They expose designers to leading buyers, exporters, retailers and fashion houses. The clothing on show includes ready-to-wear collections, bridal wear, casual clothing and formal attire.