Diesel @ GDS
Diesel @ GDS

28 Feb. 2012


GDS, the International Event for Shoes & Accessories, is slowly but surely expanding. The next edition, to be held in Düsseldorf from March 14-16, will present the fall/winter 2012-13 collection of 860 exhibitors (an increase of 1%) from 44 countries. Nearly all of the segments are reporting rising numbers of exhibitors, for example Panama Jack, Munich (the Spanish sneaker label), Brazil’s Dumond, Airspeed from Taiwan, Base London and Red Valentino from Italy.

GDS March 2012
GDS March 2012
The fair has a new visual concept and is divided into eleven lifestyle worlds for men, women and kids. Next month’s GDS will also feature optimised architecture in its whites cubes; Modern arc lamps and shiny flooring with a clean concrete finish create exciting contrasts, giving the hall a new look while still promoting functionality. Nevertheless, the basic concept and character of the premium areas have remained unchanged.

Meanwhile, a permanent part of GDS, the youth segment Design Attack, will be bringing the fashion circus to town. “Circus Chikki Mikki” features an authentic circus ring with colourful light bulbs hanging from the ceiling and sawdust on the floor. The supporting fair’s program offers trend installations, fashion shows and retailers with targeted expert knowledge. Some 345 exhibitors will show at Global Shoes, which will be held parallel at the exhibition center.

The fall GDS and Global Shoes events will be held in Düsseldorf on September 5-7.

Lisa Dartmann

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