GDS – international event for shoes & accessories will run from 12 -14 March for the last time in its familiar form. Beginning July GDS will become the kick-off trade fair for shoes and accessories. The next summer edition 30 July - 1 August will be the first show with the new dates.
The next edition in March 2014 features numerous highlights. Some 800 exhibitors from over 30 countries will be showcasing current shoe fashion for the 2014/15 Autumn/Winter season. The same location but one day earlier than GDS sees the holding of the sourcing trade fair Global shoes with 300 exhibitors.
The previous GDS concept will be saying goodbye with an exciting range, including the new shoe line Lara Hampton by Bruno Bordese. Other highlights are the old shoemaking firm Rizzolli with elegant shoes, T&F Slack Shoemaker London with colourful brogues, the classy men´s shoes Melik/Sergio Paganelli, the extravagant Austrian label Rosa Mosa and the bag collection of Delle Cose.
In addition to the exhibition stands, GDS offers a wide range of fashion shows, lectures and events. Celebrating a special anniversary is the Design Attack area now already in its 20th edition. Since 2004 Design Attack has surprised visitors with a topical motto and suitable stand concepts. The motto of the 20th anniversary edition is Alpine Rockers´Barn.