Gallery Copenhagen
Gallery Copenhagen
 

21 Aug. 2012

Show report: Copenhagen Fashion fairs

Copenhagen fashion fairs that run August, 9-11, closed their doors after three busy days. Vision, Ciff/Ciff Kids, CPH Kids and Gallery has announced a successful run with around 2.700 exhibiting brands and more than 40.000 visitors.

GALLERY
Around 12.045 buyers visited Gallery, which is a 5% increase from February 2011 and 10% increase since August last year. 76% of the buyers were Scandinavian and 22% the rest of Europe. Amongst the buyers at Gallery were Galeries Lafayette, Liberty, Harvey Nichols, Barneys NYC, LuisaViaRoma, NK, Stockmann, Yoox Group, Zalando, Selfridges, Browns Fashion, ASOS, Net-a-Porter, Urban Outfitters, Mr. Porter, Matches.com, mywardrobe.com as well as the Chinese buyer Alterstyle.com and the Japanese buying group Marubni.

Gallery hosted 340 brands from 20 different countries. Among the new exhibitors were Wood Wood, YMC, Levis Vintage, Liebeskind and French Connection just to name a few. Furthermore, Gallery presented 14 designer shows. Among the new catwalk shows were French Connection and Peter Jensen from the UK, Odeur, Stylein and Johanna Pihl from Sweden, the H&M Award 2012 winner Stine Riis and the Citroën DS5 2012 design winner Tabernacle Twins by Vibe Lundemark.

CIFF
Ciff show by Claus Starup
Ciff show by Claus Starup
Ciff were attanded by over 30.000 visitors. The fair debuted with a new structure of the exhibiting space that now integrates all segment such as menswear, womenswear, children’s wear, shoes and jewellery under one roof. So called Ciff Fashion House houses menswear and womenswear, Ciff Kids, Ciff Jewellery and Ciff Shoes. The implementation of Ciff’s new structure is ongoing with the renovation of CIFF Fashion House underway and its anticipated unveiling in time for the next fair in February 2013.

Also Ciff Kids attracted many international brands and international buyers with the trend show and new area called “new talent”, a platform to support upcoming design talent unveiled at the CIFF Spring/Summer 2013 fair. During Copenhagen Fashion Week, the fair joined forces with Illum, Copenhagen’s leading department store, to create four display windows featuring the very best fashioned and styled by Helle Høhsbro.

VISON
CPH Vision
CPH Vision
Vision ended its very first edition as the merger of CPH VISION & Terminal-2. The show announced around 17.838 visitors. Visitors were mainly from the Nordic countries - showing an increase of 28% compared to the total visitor number from CPH Vision & Terminal-2 in August 2011. An increase in foreign visitors is also praised – with a 21% rise in international buyers in comparison to the visitor numbers from both fairs in August 2011.

The fair presented 347 brands in six areas including menswear, women’s wear, accessories and footwear. The brand mix presented Scandinavian and international design-driven brands, urban and denim brands as well as up-and-coming designers.

Winter edition of Copenhagen fashion fairs will take place January, 31 to February, 2 2013.

Melanie Gropler

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