MONTREAL — Banking on the success of the FashionNorth men’s wear trade show in Toronto, the FashionNorth Ladies’ Show will make its debut next year.
FashionNorth Ladies’ Show, produced by Meteor Show Productions, will have its first edition March 19-21, followed by a second show Sept. 17-19, 2006.
The men’s wear show was launched in February and a second edition is set for a three-day run starting Aug. 14.
“A number of exhibitors approached us in February and suggested we put on a women’s show,” said FashionNorth producer Ralph Weil. “We did our research and found there was a lot of support for the idea. We already have a dozen exhibitors lined up.”
Meteor Productions has more than 20 years experience, producing the Luggage Leathergoods Handbags & Accessories Show and the International Christmas Gift Show, both in Toronto.
“I expect our women’s show will quickly surpass our men’s show in terms of size and attendance,” said FashionNorth president Joseph Nutzati, who is also a partner in Bod & Christensen leather.
The men’s and women’s wear shows are being held at the International Center in Mississauga, near Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.