The debut of the European Shoeshow in Cologne (Germany) on March 12-13, 2017 will involve Eddi Mackowiak, the creative head behind the Design Attack section at the GDS, who left the footwear platform after the last edition and thirteen years of service.

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Mackowiak will curate a similar concept within the European Shoeshow to the one he developed at GDS, where fifty young shoes and accessories designers will present their collections. The so-called Loft Bereich will have a distinctive stand structure and a rustic character, according to organizer Frank Hartmann.

According to the organization, 75% of the available exhibition space at the European Shoeshow have already been booked, consolidating nearly 90 brands altogether. Hartmann confirmed that the following brands will take part in the debut: Kangaroos, Sketchers, Bullboxer, Dockers by Gerli, Brütting Sports and Kappa, among others. A more comprehensive list of participants will be released by the end of October.