Fashion trade show Collection Première Istanbul (CPI) celebrated its debut from August 26-28 with 150 brands presenting their collections in an historical atmosphere at the Takisla Campus of the Istanbul Technical University. In addition, 22 fashion shows were scheduled during the course of the fair. The trade show’s organizers ITKIP (Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporter Association) in partnership with Düsseldorf-based Igedo Company recorded the fair as a success because attendees from more than 20 countries found their way into the Turkish metropolis. For all participants, Turkey and the Middle East belong to the future growing key markets. Therefore the next edition of CPI is already scheduled for February of 2011. The trade show shared its entrance with simultaneously running Istanbul Fashion Week, one of the reasons why an extraordinary large number of young and stylish visitors attended the fair.