Magazines Archives - 2012 April
Collection Première Moscow catwalks to highest visitor number since start of show
Left & bottom: The featured categories at the 18th CPM included womens wear, menswear, kids fashion, young fashion, denim, knits, leisurewear, leather, fur, evening fashion, lingerie and accessories.
THE 18th CPM Collection Première Moscow fair held at the Expocentre Fairgrounds in the heart of Moscow, Russia, from February 28-March 2 this year, provided the fashion industry with a comprehensive overview of the forthcoming trends for the 2012-13 autumn/ winter season.
The trade event for apparel buyers had some 1,480 collections shown by exhibitors from 30 countries and regions, including a small number from Asia, and attracted 19,100 trade visitors, the highest number since the inception of the show, according to the organiser, Igedo Company GmbH & Co of Düsseldorf, Germany.
The featured categories included womens wear, menswear, kids fashion, young fashion, denim, knits, leisurewear, leather, fur, evening fashion, lingerie and accessories.
We are very happy that practically all segments of CPM were able to post further growth, said CPM project manager Christian Kasch. CPM Fashion & Denim has already developed so well after its second edition that we will be further extending the segment for the 2012 September event and moving it into a larger hall. Also planned is the new segment CPM Body & Beach. This is where lingerie, beach and homewear firms will find a central platform.
Added Philipp Kronen, managing partner of Igedo: The positive influence of CPM on the German market should not be underestimated. A strong CPM with its ties to Russian trade buyers ensures that many of these buyers also find their way to Germany and in particular here to Düsseldorf.
Buyers at GDS and Global Shoes confirm footwear trends for Autumn/Winter 2012-13
THE Düsseldorf shoe fairs, GDS (International Event for Shoes & Accessories) and Global Shoes, presented the trends for the 2012-13 Autumn/Winter season over three days and these trends were confirmed by the large number of orders placed by buyers at the events.
Held at Messe Düsseldorf from March 14-16, these two major trade shows for sourcing footwear attracted 1,206 exhibitors from 44 countries and 23,150 visitors from Germany and 85 other countries.
According to the organiser, Messe Düsseldorf, three-quarters of the registered visitors were from top management. Furthermore, two-thirds of all buyers placed advanced orders at the shows. Some 29% of German buyers increased their order volumes from the previous season, while 19% of foreign buyers placed higher orders. In total, 37% of buyers used GDS to make repeat orders as well.
Leather and suede, preferably in cognac or red/orange tones, were by far the most important materials and colour tones for the coming autumn/ winter season, confirming the trend predictions by industry leaders.
In terms of trends, German retailing notably focused on the Smart Chelsea and Urban Outdoor themes, followed by the Chukka theme with its characteristic chunky seam and purist but high-quality styles of the Radical Clean theme.
There were clear distinctions between the German and foreign markets, said GDS director Kirstin Deutelmoser. Our surveys clearly show that German retailing focuses heavily on these five themes. Foreign retailers, on the other hand, prefer variety and also look to High Loafers, Contrast Heels and Rubber Soles. Although they do all agree on one point: Chelsea Boots are the must-haves for next winter, she pointed out.
Global Shoes boasted a 60% foreign contingent, making it particularly international in focus with childrens shoes being the seasons big winners. One in three visitors showed interest in kids styles, said Messe Düsseldorf. However, womens (73%) and mens shoes (44%) were also in high demand.
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