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World Fashion Week® serves as the global voice of Fashion, as "Olympic Style" platform for the national fashion industries around the world

August, 2012


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CANADA: Toronto Fashion Incubator Press & Buyers Breakfast
The TFI's Press & Buyers Breakfast on October 2, 2012 is an annual boutique trade show that features the industry's hottest up-and-coming talent and showcases the freshest designer collections. Application deadline: August 14, 2012 (hurry, space is limited) Contact Clarisse

The WGSN Global Fashion Awards are BACK!
Honouring fashion's most inspirational individuals and businesses, the awards are a celebration of excellence and innovation in the fashion industry on a truly global scale. The WGSN Global Fashion Awards focuses exclusively on outstanding design across apparel, accessories, retail and e-tail. Entry Deadline: Friday 17th August. Contact Clarisse for more info


World Fashion Week upcoming events
World Fashion Week® serves as the global voice of Fashion, as “Olympic Style” platform for the national fashion industries around the world:

  • Zimbabwe Fashion Week 2012, Africa - 30 Aug- 1 Sept
  • ASEAN Fashion Week 2012, Malaysia - 10-16 September
  • Lahore Fashion Week 2012, Pakistan - 3-6 October
  • Central Asia Fashion Week 2012 Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan - 15-21 October
  • Nigeria Fashion Week 2012, Africa - 8-10 November
  • Islands of the World Fashion Showcase, Bahamas - November  2012
  • Ghana Fashion Festival, Africa - 14-17 November
  • Cameroon Fashion Week, Africa - 13-16 December

If you want to attend, support or promote any of those events, please contact Carol

Preparing to Sell to China?
Practical business guides on one of the world's most exciting markets compiled by the HKTDC Research team are now available (USD26 each): Guide to Selling in China and Profiles of Mainland Cities as Key Consumer Markets. Contact us to know how to buy this report

Trends@My Fashion Incubator

PROMOSTYL TRENDLAB reports on the Linen trend.
Read their report to understand why, how and where this ancient fabric becomes the fabric of the future. Also featuring two great videos for any designer who wants to know more about linen before making any sourcing choices? To Read more, contact Clarisse

Trends@ MY Green Incubator

NICE reports on Reduce & reuse in focus
The outskirts of Copenhagen were the setting for a seminar and workshop with “Reuse of textiles - how do we proceed?” as the main theme, hosted by the Innovation network for Environmental Technology in Denmark. You can read more about this and a completely new recycling mill for fibers being set up in Sweden. Contact Clarisse to get a copy of the report


Buying Mission to Nigeria Fashion Week, 8-10 November
Nigeria Fashion Week 2012 will present the collection of 40 designers, 2 shows daily and an Exhibition showcasing textiles, accessories, jewelleries, shoes, bags etc.  4 night’s Accommodation Sponsorship available to eligible buyers. To Apply send your Buyer background with full contact details to Clarisse


Sourcing at Magic, 20-23 August 2012, USA
MAGIC unites the international fashion community to forge relationships, share information and shop fashion unlike anywhere else in the industry. MAGIC showcases industry’s expansive selection of men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, footwear and accessories brands, along with design resources, suppliers, service providers and tens of thousands of attendees from more than 80 countries—creating a hub of opportunity, innovation and inspiration. To know what this event would bring to your business contact Clarisse

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles - Autumn Edition, 28-30 August  
China International Trade Fair for Home Textiles and Accessories

Ethical Fashion Show, Paris – 6-9 September
This show brings together designers who care about ethical fashion (human, economic and environmental aspects) and culture’s skills. For more info contact Clarisse

Interstoff Asia Essential - Autumn,Hong Kong, 3-5 October
The Home of Cutting-Edge Textiles

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, 22-25 October
China International Trade Fair for Apparel Fabrics and Accessories

Yarn Expo Autumn, Shanghai, 22-24 October
China International Trade Fair for Fibres and Yarns

Cinte Techtextil China, Shanghai, 22-24 October
International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa October 24-28


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