Messe Düsseldorf announced that falling attendance has prompted it to give up the GDS shoe trade show. Igedo will acquire the show after the February edition and move it to Düsseldorf's Areal Böhler in late August.
The Woolmark Company has unveiled the latest edition of The Wool Lab at Pitti Uomo, part of its familiar mission of promoting the advantages of wool and showing off the latest developments in wool fabrics and yarns.
The Italian menswear industry is expected to end 2016 with a 0.9% revenue growth, reaching nearly €9 billion, succeeding a growth rate of 1.4% in 2015. There is cautious optimism for 2017 after a weak start.
Berlin is gearing up to kick off a new edition of Berlin Fashion Week on 17 January, welcoming over 200,000 visitors as the industry comes together to see the latest collections from the best local talent.
Premiere Vision Paris, the trade show for materials, textile design and apparel manufacturing opening February 7, will this year host a special Wearable Lab to explore the new field of integrated technology in fashion.
The second edition of the Blossom Première Vision, an event for a preview of the fabric, leather, and accessory Spring/Summer 18 collections, was held at the Palais Brongniart, Paris on December 13 and 14.