It’s the start of the Autumn season, and that means its usual lot of seasonal events. This year, though, Fall editions will be considerably different. Due to the health risks from COVID-19, many trade shows have been canceled or postponed. The end result: a limited schedule of events that will mostly take place online in September, while October appears to be busier than usual.
From Première Vision to the Hyères Festival, FashionUnited offers an overview of the must-see physical and virtual events.
The Texworld shows
With its usual edition having been canceled, Messe Frankfurt France, organizer of the Texworld trade shows (Apparel Sourcing Paris, Avantex Paris, Leatherworld Paris, Shawls&Scarves Paris, Texworld Paris, and Texworld Denim Paris) has chosen the digital option. Starting on September 1st, 2020, the organization is planning to debut a digital platform for its visitors and exhibitors. This new tool will be the result of a partnership with the largest online textile and apparel sourcing network in the world: Foursource.
Find out more : Messe Frankfurt France launches its digital platform
Interfilière, the essential trade show for lingerie and swimwear manufacturers – normally set for early September – has been canceled and replaced with a digital version, “Interfilière Connect”. This meeting platform will be operational starting on August 24th, all the way through to September 30th, 2020.
Find out more : Interfilière gives up on its live September edition
The Tranoï show is also opting for an online platform. Dubbed “Tranoï Link”, it will be ready to go in September and will support brands’ business strategies by helping them reach an international audience.
The show is also planning to hold a physical edition in October, from October 2-5 at the Palais de la Bourse in Paris.
Within the sparse landscape of Autumn shows this year, Première Vision is refusing to give in. This behemoth of textile shows has not canceled its September edition and expects to open its doors on September 15th. This event will be enriched with a truly dynamic online edition.
Find out more : Première Vision sets up its Digital Fair
Made in France
As the localized branch of the Première Vision show, Made in France will continue as planned. Its edition will take place on September 1st and 2nd at the Carreau du Temple. New this year: organizers are launching a new zone called “Creative Technology”.
Splash Paris, the swimwear trade show launched in 2016, will make up for the cancellation of its physical edition with a virtual platform, accessible from September 7th to October 9th (in partnership with New York-based firm Joor).
Paris Fashion Week
From September 28th to October 6th, Fashion Week is expected to take place in Paris, presenting womenswear collections for Spring/Summer 2021. The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode (Haute Couture and Fashion Federation) has not, to date, made its official calendar available online.
The Man/Woman designer trade show will take place October 1-3, 2020 in Paris. Its organizers have already set up an online platform available for professionals.
Who’s Next, Impact, Traffic, Première Classe and Rivera
This year, the Who’s Next show and its satellites Impact and Traffic will take place October 2-4. These events will thus be happening alongside womenswear Fashion Week, as well as Première Classe, at the Jardin des Tuileries, and the swimwear show Riviera (organized by Eurovet).
The Hyères Festival
The 35th edition of the International Hyères Fashion, Accessories, and Photography Festival will take place October 15-19, 2020. The programming of this launchpad for young designers remains unchanged: juries presided over by Jonathan Anderson, Paolo Roversi, and Hubert Barrère will come together to decide on the winners of the three international competitions (fashion, photography, and accessories).
Find out more : The Hyères Festival is back in October
This article was written with the assistance of Odile Mopin and Hervé Dewintre
Credits: Who’s Next, Impact, Florie Berger.