Paris trade shows start today
today Jan 16, 2014
American trade show Capsule – recently acquired by Reed Exhibitions – will kick off on Friday with what is likely to be its final edition at Paris’ Cité de le Mode et du Design. Visitors can download a special app to help navigate international selection on offer at the show.
Aside from the show’s traditional heritage offering, Capsule will showcase futuristic collections from British labels Berthold, AQAQ and Domingo Rodriguez, Swedish brand Odeur, Beligan Bellerose and Paris labels Monsieur Lacenaire, Gaspard Yurkievich. Levi’s will also be present at the show.
17-19 January at Cité de la Mode et du Design
After reshuffling its womenswear offering, Tranoï will showcase a selection of menswear for autumn-winter 2014-15. In addition to an array of grooming products and interior design good which were successfully introduced last session, the show will, this time around, feature collaboration between Aigle and British designer Nigel Cabourn, a collection which caters for both men and women.
Certainly one to watch, French label Kart will be present with its second collection of bag for men after a successful launch in department store Galeries Lafayette of its first. Italy will be well represented by Aimo Richly (pictured) with its high-tech knit and daring prints.
17-20 January at Palais de la Bourse,
Staying true to its indie roots, trade show MAN this season welcomes over 120 vendors. The selection will certainly be eclectic, with brand Andrea Crews making its menswear debut at the event.
Levi’s will also be present with their Made & Crafted and Vintage Clothing collections as well as New York designer Todd Snyder, who was recently a finalist for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in New York. British sensations YMC and Unconditional will be present at the show, alongside tailor Richard James of Savile Row, fresh from his first runway show at London Collection: Men.
17-19 January at Rue Yves Toudic
London Show Rooms will welcome an array of talent in its Marais location, Le Loft, including formal wear from shirt-specialist Mr Smart, to more eccentric designs from Agi & Sam. Also present will be those brands supported by the British Fashion Council and Topman’s joint initiative, NEW GEN.
London Show Rooms
17-21 January, Le Loft
To round off, Berlin has thrown its hat into the area with the Berlin Showroom which will be held in the entrace of MAN. Launched last season, the show looks to shed light on design talent straight out of the German capital.
Florent Gilles (article in English by Lauren Walker)
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