PARIS —Smoky grays contrasted with bright colors emerged as a key direction for next summer at the Who’s Next and Prêt à Porter trade shows at Porte de Versailles here.
Despite economic doldrums, organizers said traffic to Who’s Next and the Première Classe accessories fair combined rose 15 percent, with some 19,000 international buyers representing 35 percent of total visitors. Attendance by French retailers rose 16 percent from last year to almost 36,000. Traffic at Prêt increased 6 percent versus last September’s edition, with international buyers representing 39 percent.
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