The next edition of the Paris-based trade show Who’s Next (whosnext.com) will take place in September 1 to 4, while the summer edition, which was scheduled to run June 30 to July 2, has been cancelled.

From now on, Who’s Next will pitch its tent at the Porte de Versailles only two times a year - in January and September. According to the show’s management, this decision was made for two reasons. First, a recent survey showed that French and international buyers and buying offices would rather join the trade show in autumn. Second, the locations in the center of Paris - Grand Palais, Louvre Carrousel and Palais de Tokyo - are not available in June/July.

For the first time this September, Who’s Next will stay together under one roof with the accessory fair Premiere Classe in Hall 1. About 520 collections are presented at Who’s Next and 350 accessory brands at Premiere Classe.

As in the most recent edition of Who’s Next in January, the next Who’s Next will be divided in four parts: Fast (urban and skate-oriented brands), Fresh (young brands), Fame (womenswear designers) and Private (women’s ready-to-wear).

— Barbara Stockinger, Editorial Contributor