Scores of off-calendar presentations and shows are now the norm, in parallel with increasingly intense fashion week schedules. FashionNetwork.com spoke with designers and buyers to understand the phenomenon.
It was a mixed bag for men’s fashion trade shows this season. Among the livelier trade shows, Man and Welcome Edition, and the quieter Tranoï, the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair was pleased with its Paris debut.
On the opening day of the Pitti Bimbo childrenswear show in Florence, the Italian fashion industry's employers association published the sector's 2018 results: revenue was €2.98 billion, up 4.2% thanks to exports.
An intense men’s fashion week starts in Paris on Tuesday, with the ‘Karl for Ever’ event and 60 catwalk shows, including rookie labels Bode, Phipps, Ludovic de Saint Sernin and Sies Marjan, and Balmain’s gig-show.
The Florentine menswear event, which ended on Friday with a slight downturn in visitors, introduced a new exhibition area and fresh initiatives, including its first-ever show dedicated to outdoor wear.