The textile trade fair organizer has announced the upcoming launch its first office in Turkey and strengthens its presence in New York and Shanghai. It also bids a fond farewell to two of its communications executives.
From September 29 to October 2, the trade show for professionals in the optics and eyewear sector will gather 900 exhibitors and 1,400 brands. The Silmo d’Or (Golden Silmo) Awards will take place on the first evening of the event.
With 1,744 exhibitors in total, the six fairs that form Première Vision Pluriel certainly had plenty to offer. The recently published results of their last edition showed an average increase of 10% in attendance.
With Paris Fashion Week starting now and the 2nd-session of Parisian trade shows also about to start in just two days, this is certainly going to be an event-filled week in the French fashion capital. But even with eleven fairs all happening at once, everything seems to be falling into place harmoniously.
For the first time since it was founded, E-commerce Paris welcomed more than 30,000 professionals through its doors, while the number of international visitors at the trade show doubled in comparison to last year.
The last edition of Milano Unica, which took place from September 13 to 15, saw a 15% increase in the number of international visitors. This performance will strengthen the Italian textile fair’s global position, despite the 5% decrease in Italian visitors.
With 1,744 exhibitors confirmed in total, the six fashion fairs that together form Première Vision Pluriel have certainly strengthened their offer. Première Vision is even said to be expecting over 700 visitors – a first for the textile trade show since the financial crisis.
All September fashion trade shows (co-)organised by WSN Developpement, with the exception of shoe fair Mess Around, saw an increase in attendance. However, Who’s Next registered a decline in the number of international visitors.
The organisers of Who’s Next Prêt-à-Porter Paris do not see the new Parisian trade show as a competitor of Bread & Butter. However, the temptation to compare the two is on everyone’s minds, so FashionMag.com decided to ask B&B’s founder himself about what he thinks of the changes that have been taking place.