The big change for trade-show visitors headed to the Porte de Versailles in January is the new show format for WSN Developpement’s salons.
Scheduled to run Jan. 21 to 24, the Who’s Next, Premiere Classe, Mess Around and Prêt-à-Porter Paris salons for the first time will converge under one roof, under the Who’s Next prêt-à-porter Paris banner, covering 120,000 square feet of total exhibition space, with 2,500 apparel and accessories brands.
In terms of zones, Le Cube will offer leather goods, while a new section, Mr. Brown, will house men’s wear, and women’s and men’s urban fashion and streetwear, each spanning clothing, footwear and accessories. In May, WSN Developpement acquired 50 percent of Mess Around, which is dedicated to footwear.
A free personal shopper service is available to help buyers get around.
Set to run Jan. 20 to 24 at Paris Nord Villepinte, Paris design fair Maison & Objet will inaugurate its Retail Space in Hall B, where visitors can get tips on optimizing store design.
The results of a study on the French public’s buying habits and perceptions of innerwear brands, conducted by Kantar for the Salon International de la Lingerie, will be presented at a conference during the next edition of SIL, meanwhile, set to run Jan. 21 to 23 at the Porte de Versailles. The lingerie show has also lined up a Lifestyle Area with a range of free services, lije a makeup atelier by Makeup For Ever and massages by students from a local massage school.
Paris Capital de la Création shuttle buses will operate between Paris airports and the city’s main train stations and participating salons.
In February, textile fair Première Vision (Feb. 14 to 16) will present the first edition of its new annual congress, PV Global Meetings, aimed at bringing around 400 fashion and textile decision-makers together for one day to exchange ideas and discuss key topics in themed seminars and workshops. The event will open with a gala dinner at the Maison de la Mutualité in Paris on Feb. 16, and will run the entire day of Feb. 17.
January 18-19, Tissu Premier, Lille Grand Palais, Lille, France Contact: Frédéric Pellerin Tel.: +33-1-40-22-63-19 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: tissu-premier.com
18-22, Men’s Fashion Collections, Paris Contact: Fédération Française de la Couture, du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode Tel.: +33-1-42-66-64-44 Fax: +33-1-42-66-94-63 E-mail: email@example.com Web: modeaparis.com
20-22, Tranoï Homme, Palais de la Bourse, Paris Contact: Christophe Contentin Tel.: +33-1-53-01-84-96 Fax: +33-1-42-71-07-03 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Web: tranoi.com
20-23, Eclat de Mode-Bijorhca, Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris Contact: Christine DeLattre Tel.: +33-1-41-41-07-54 Mobile: +33-6-60-70-21-72 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: bijorhca.com
20-24, Maison & Objet, Paris Nord Villepinte, Paris Contact: SAFI/SESMP: Tel.: +33-1-44-29-02-00 Fax: +33-1-44-29-02-01 E-mail: email@example.com Web: maison-objet.com
21-23, Capsule, Rue de Turenne, Paris Tel.: 212-206-8310 Contact: BPMW Agency E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: capsuleshow.com
21-23, Le Salon Interfilière, Pavillon 1, Porte de Versailles, Paris Contact: Elisabeth Delaigle Tel.: +33-1-45-78-11-74 Fax: +33-1-47-56-32-99 E-mail: email@example.com Web: interfiliere.com
21-23, Salon International de la Lingerie, Pavillon 1, Porte de Versailles, Paris Contact: Virginie Gondoui Tel.: +33-1-55-34-37-66 Fax: +33-1-47-56-32-99 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: lingerie-paris.com
21-24, Who’s Next prêt-à-porter Paris, (Fame, Private, Mr. Brown, Premiere Classe, Le Cube, Mess Around) — Halls 7.1/7.2, 4, 3, 2.2, 2.1, 1 Place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris Contact: Elodie Lavesvre Tel.: +33-1-42-93-54-17 Fax: +33-1-40-13-74-84 E-mail: email@example.com Web: whosnext.com
23-26, Paris Haute Couture Collections, Paris. Contact: Fédération Française de la Couture, du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode. Tel.: +33-1-42-66-64-44 Fax: +33-1-42-66-94-63 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: modeaparis.com
February 13-16, Texworld, Paris Le Bourget Exhibition Center, France Contact: Messe Frankfurt France SAS Tel.: +33-1-55-26-89-89 Fax: +33-1-40-35-09-00 E-mail: email@example.com Web: interstoff.com
14-16, Le Cuir a Paris, Hall 4, Parc d’Expositions, Paris-Nord Villepinte, Paris Contact: Erica Caron Tel.: +33-1-43-59-89-44 Fax: +33-1-43-59-30-02 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: lecuiraparis.com
14-16, Le Cuir a Paris, Hall 4, Parc d’Expositions, Paris-Nord Villepinte, Paris Contact: Juliette Sebille Tel.: +33-1-43-59-89-44 Fax: +33-1-43-59-30-02 E-mail: email@example.com Web: lecuiraparis.com
14-16, Zoom by Fatex, Parc d’Expositions, Paris-Nord Villepinte, Paris Contact: Agnès Etame-Yescot Tel.: +33-1-47-56-32-32 Fax: +33-1-47-56-32-99 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: zoombyfatex.com
14-16, Première Vision, Parc d’Expositions, Paris-Nord Villepinte, Paris Contact: Laetitia Massoji Tel.: +33-1-44-74-32-61 Fax: +33-1-44-74-32-60 E-mail: email@example.com Web: premierevision.com
14-16, ModAmont, Hall 3, Parc d’Expositions, Paris-Nord Villepinte, Paris Contact: Aimeline Marsura Tel.: +33-1-70-38-70-20 Fax: +33-1-70-38-70-21 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: modamont.com
28-March 7, Women’s Ready-to-Wear fall 2012, Paris Contact: Fédération Française de la Couture, du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode Tel.: +33-1-42-66-64-44 Fax: +33-1-42-66-94-63 E-mail: email@example.com Web: modeaparis.com
March 2-4, Ethical Fashion Show, Espace Pierre Cardin, 1-3 Avenue Gabriel, Paris. Tel.: +33-1-55-26-89-89 Fax:+33-1-40-35-09-00 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: ethicalfashionshow.com
2-5, Atmosphère’s d’Hiver, Jardin des Tuileries, Terrasse des Feuillants, Paris Contact: Frédérique Gerry Tel: +33-1-40-13-74-74 Fax: +33-1-40-13-74-80 E-mail: email@example.com
2-5, Paris Sur Mode Atelier, Jardin des Tuileries, Terrasse des Feuillants, Paris Contact: Sophie Guyot Tel.: +33-1-40-13-74-74 Fax: +33-1-40-13-74-84 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: parissurmode.com
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews
@prada is introducing a new project at its men’s fall 2018 show this Sunday: “Prada Invites.” The fashion house invited four celebrated creative minds – @ronanaerwanbouroullec, Konstantin Grcic, @herzogdemeuron and @rem.koolhaas – to each create a unique item with its iconic nylon material. The designs will be unveiled on the runway show, which will take place at the company’s warehouse in Viale Ortles 25. #wwdfashion #mfwm (📷: @martinocarrera)
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion