The contemporary fashion trade show Designers & Agents is launching a Paris edition next fall.

Scheduled to run concurrently with Paris Fashion Week, D&A Paris, Oct. 1-4, will be held at the Gallery Nikki Marquardt, located on the elegant Place des Vosges, in the historical Marais quarter. The show will be a tightly focused version of the much larger D&A trade events, opening with 30 carefully chosen American brands. Future editions will expand to include selected collections from the best of international design.

“D&A Paris will offer a concisely curated presentation that represents our point of view from the best of today’s creative talent. Brands will be personally selected for this show by our screening committee and will represent every category of fashion," said co-producer Barbara Kramer. "We work hard to stage our shows and offer a cohesive and total experience. We have a valid and real contribution to make to the Paris scene," added co-founder Ed Mandelbaum.

D&A shows currently provide the visitor a fully seamless experience. A key element within the culture of D&A is the environment which it creates. All D&A shows are held in loft-like spaces providing natural light with an open gallery feel, while brands are merchandised so as to enhance the show experience for buyers.

Continuing with its sustainable Initiative, D&A also said it will identify and showcase those brands whose eco practices meet with its fair trade and sustainable criteria.

—Tim Yap