Uncertain Times

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Overview

Organizers shore up their trade fairs against worldwide financial woes.

From This Issue

The floor at the latest edition of Who’s Next.

Sportswear

French Trade Shows: Managing the Downturn

French fairs look to value-added services to help weather the financial storm.

clock November 19, 2008Ellen Groves

Moda In will run Feb. 3 to 6.

Sportswear

Italian Trade Shows: Shoring Up Services

Italian shows seek to offer attendees the best bang for their buck.

clock November 19, 2008Luisa Zargani

Eco collections are increasingly popular offerings.

Fashion Show Reviews

U.K. Trade Shows: Not Standing Pat

New offerings have organizers feeling hopeful for 2009.

clock November 19, 2008Louise Bartlett

Looks by Vivienne Westwood at Berlin’s fashion week.

Sportswear

German Trade Shows: Forging Ahead

Organizers say that tough times make trade shows more important than ever.

clock November 19, 2008Damien McGuinness

Turkey exported $13.69 billion in clothing in 2006.

Government and Trade

Turkish Trade Shows: Feeling the Pinch

As the global economy slows, Turkish fashion makers experience effects.

clock November 19, 2008Robert Murphy

Look by Custo Barcelona

Sportswear

Spanish Trade Shows: Downward Trend

The economic slump takes a big bite out of Spanish trade shows.

clock November 19, 2008Barbara Barker

Looks by Easton Pearson at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week.

Ready To Wear

Australian Trade Shows: Hoping for the Best

Despite recession fears, organizers expect decent turnout at upcoming fairs.

clock November 19, 2008Patty Huntington

The show floor at the latest edition of Interstoff Asia Essential.

Government and Trade

Chinese Trade Shows: Facing Challenges

Chinese trade shows faced a tough year in 2008 and expect more difficulty to come.

clock November 19, 2008Kathleen E. McLaughlin and Constance Haisma-Kwok

Rooms will run Feb. 17 to 19.

Markets

Japanese Trade Shows: Changing Focus

Japanese shows concentrate on the quality of buyers rather than numbers.

clock November 19, 2008Koji Hirano

A fur coat by Dino Gaspari.

Markets

Canadian Trade Shows: Money Troubles

The fluctuating value of the Canadian dollar versus the greenback makes upcoming shows difficult to gauge.

clock November 19, 2008Brian Dunn

A runway look from the last Fashion Rio.

Government and Trade

Brazilian Trade Shows: Optimism Reigns

A strong domestic economy has Brazilian fairs feeling fine.

clock November 19, 2008Michael Kepp

A look by Kiluk.

Markets

International Trade Shows Calendar

All listings were accurate at press time.Please contact individual shows to confirm.

clock November 19, 2008WWD Staff

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