London-based trade show footwear and accessories show Eye2Eye ( and Paris-based apparel show Rendez Vous have announced a collaboration that will create a London version of Rendez Vous in February and a Paris version of Eye2Eye in March.

The first-ever Rendez Vous London will be held at the same time as the next edition of Eye2Eye, which will run at the start of London Fashion Week on February 13-15. Rendez Vous will bring around 50 of its top fashion exhibitors to the British capital for the event.

And in March, a similar scenario will unfold across the English Channel. A Paris version of Eye2Eye Paris will launch and will run alongside Rendez Vous Paris on March 4-6.

Both shows say their collaboration and the resulting two new shows will give them "a significant increase in pulling power."

The most recent edition of Eye2Eye, the show’s third, was held at the Truman Brewery in London's Brick Lane in September. The show showcased 160 collections and attracted numerous UK department and specialty store retailers, including Selfridges, Liberty, Harvey Nichols, Harrods, House of Fraser, Cruise, Office, Shoe Studio, Aspecto, John Anthony, Kate Kuba, Voyage, Duffer of St. George, Sa-Kis, Schuh, Sole Trader and Sole Solutions. International buyers in attendance came from the US, France, Japan and Hong Kong and represented such well-known stores as Barneys, Galeries Lafayette, Ships and Lane Crawford.