Next weekend, Düsseldorf will turn into the hottest fashion spot in Germany thanks to Collections Premiere Düsseldorf (CPD), the city’s ordering days for the spring/summer’17 season. Besides three key trade shows, numerous smaller order platforms and over 800 showrooms spread across the city will open their doors to showcase nearly 3,000 brands and designers.
According to data collected by the Office of Economic Development in Düsseldorf, the fashion industry accounts for 7.6% of the region’s economy –the sector represents 3% of Germany’s economy– and employs 33,632 people. Companies such as C&A, Peek & Cloppenburg and L’Oreal run their German home base in the city.
Here’s a small preview with the key facts that you should know about each fair in Düsseldorf.
Friday, July 22 – Sunday, July 24
Berlin is not the place to be anymore when it comes to streetstyle, according to trade show Gallery. For the upcoming order season, the fair introduces for the first time its lifestyle concept Streetstyle@Gallery. The fairground Areal Böhler will host buyers, bloggers, Germany’s rap elite as well as fashion- and hip-hop interested people.
The brand portfolio features G-Shock, Wu Wear, Deus Maximus and Mway, among others. Through rap performances, celebrity guests and DJ sets, as well as the opportunity to shop styles from popular influencers, Gallery aims to make Streetwear@Gallery not only an ordering appointment but also more an enriching experience.
Areal Böhler will also host the fashion show concept Red Carpet and Fashion Lectures presenting interesting topics like sustainabilty and fashion, digital strategies, snapchat and fashion & law on Saturday and Sunday.
Friday, July 22 – Monday, July 25
Fahion House 2 –1st floor
Danziger Str. 111
The headwear and accessory trade show Date will take place in a new location at the Düsseldorfer Fashion House 2. Among the exhibitors of this edition are McBurn White Collection, Burni Dba, Diefenthal Tüte, The Real D, Tatra Mütze and Upcyclind Deluxe GmbH, among others.
On the opening day at 11am, Date will host a press breakfast including a tour through the show premises and the official collection presentation of designer Maja Prinzessin von Hohenzollern. The ‘Headwear Design Awards 2016’ will be given out in the creative, handcraft and bestseller categories on Sunday evening.
Saturday, July 23 – Tuesday, July 26
Bennigsen Platz 1 / Karl-Arnold-Platz
Supreme will present around 480 collections across three fully-booked floors of the B1 building. The show organizers have teamed up with consultant Andrea Jericho to bring to Düsseldorf a breed of Italian labels such as Biancalancia, Diego M Milano, Gaia Life, Mariella and Vintage De Luxe. Scandinavian brands will be a second focus during the soon-to-be-held edition, welcoming Gai & Lisva, Plus Fine, Style Butler and With & Wessel.
For more information on trade shows check out DFV Group’s expocheck.com.