Despite uncertainties in regard to the global economic outlook, which includes vagueness about the impact of Brexit and whether the spat between China and the U.S. is really over and a trade war has been averted, the mood of trade show organizers and exhibitors is upbeat.
Still, there’s some concern over the ongoing challenges facing fashion retail today, which includes everything from the high-low divergence of price points to the need for more sustainably produced products. As a result, the industry has responded with new shows while reimagining existing ones. Events this year will highlight points of differentiation in product, fabric and overall design. And “innovation” will be a ubiquitous term across the market.
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“As long as [companies] are peopled by humans, there’s always that opportunity [for authenticity.] When that doesn’t happen, it’ll hurt your [brand],” he says. “We’re human beings. Human meaning flesh, being meaning spirit. As long as we have that, there is the opportunity for growth and elevation.” — Pharrell Williams, WWD Original.
The Paris men’s calendar just gained another heavy hitter: Celine will stage a show in January, mere months after creative director Hedi Slimane launched its men’s wear division during a coed show on Sept. 28. 📸: @thekateowen
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