International Fashion Fair
International Fair of Footwear and Leatherware
The 38th International Fashion, Footwear, and Leatherwear Fairs STYL and KABO were held as the biggest B2B presentation of the fashion industry and the most important contracting event for the season of Spring and Summer 2012 on the Czech and Slovak markets.
The navy style of the Italian fashion brand ARMATA DI MARE, stretch jeans by DENIMOCRACY popular with Hollywood stars, and an American brand ONE GRAY DAY – all these new brands had their premiere at the STYL trade fair, and as the retailers really liked them next year we will be able to find them in selected Czech and Slovak boutiques.
The total of 46 companies decided to participate in STYL and KABO fashion fairs for the first time. They were Czech as well as foreign exhibitors, e.g. from Australia, Greece, Lithuania, India, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Germany, Serbia, Hungary, Slovakia, Italy, Switzerland, and China.
The workshop and incoming mission organised at the KABO trade fair under the patronage of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic and the Czech Shoemaking and Leather Association allows Czech companies to present their original offers and product ranges they wish to sell on the Czech market and possibly enter foreign markets as well.
The well-established quality brand KLASA known in food and drinks industry could soon have its counterpart in the textile, clothing, and leather industry – the QZ – Guaranteed Quality brand.
The Association of Textile, Clothing, and Leather Industry ATOK has published an estimate of the economic development over the first half of year 2011 at a press conference held today. The president of the association Jiří Kohoutek commented the current numbers with optimism, though with a careful view into the future. “The takings of the textile industry have increased almost by 18 %.
Hotels with wellness facilities, spa resorts, medical and healthcare, fitness centres, and other facilities where towels or bath robes are necessary accessories, should pays special attention now. A world premiere – highly functional 3D fabric, which is similar to terry cloth, but with completely new properties, was presented at today’s press conference in Brno. It should hit the market in November this year.
We are looking for a producer or manufacturer who would take care of the fashion collection by a young talented designer. This is how the new initiative of STYL and KABO fairs could be explained in short words, and also a challenge, which introduced today’s presentation of designer Vladimír Staněk and his brand Stinak.
The main prizes of the 21st year of the TOP MODEL exhibition were taken by the representatives of Wortmann ČR Corporation, Jiří Šnobl, and Picollo. This time the expert jury had 35 exhibits of footwear and leather accessories to choose from, produced by eighteen exhibitors. The competition is organised by the Czech Footwear and Leatherware Association and Trade Fairs Brno, media partner is the Svět textilu & Svět obuvi expert journal.
The renowned fashion designer and teacher Josef Ťapťuch is one of the stable stars of the Czech fashion fairs STYL and KABO. His seminars always bring interesting views of current topics in the clothing and textile industry, as well as of the perspectives of Czech producers and fashion designers.
For the fifth time at the KABO fair the Jan Pivečka Foundation Awards were presented to young designers of footwear and leather accessories. The trio of winners received vouchers to visit trade fairs of footwear and leatherware in Düsseldorf plus ten thousand CZK as pocket money.
… and it is also easier than ever. All you have to do is to choose from a broad range of products and invest a little bit of your time to care after your shoes. This is an investment that really pays off as it substantially extends the life of your favourite pair of shoes and helps maintain their aesthetic value.
Fashion shows of classical clothing STYL SHOW, which take place at the V Hall twice a day at 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM present models and collections of the following brands
For the first time in the history of the fashion trade fairs the accompanying programme has included the TOP DESIGNER STARS fashion show title in two categories – MEN and WOMEN.
The popular Slovak singer Richard Müller came to the Brno fashion fairs to see his daughter Ema. She appeared on the catwalk as a model presenting the creations of a Slovak fashion designer Marcel Holubec.
This is the mission of the unique project “La Manufacture or The Bra Step by Step”, which was officially launched at the F Hall and lifts most of all the mysteries from the manufacturing of higher-price-level ladies’ lingerie. For the first time ever on the European trade fair the visitors can learn the details of the individual stages and steps of the bra production, the final product of which must fit with literally millimetre precision.
The Jablonec region is still the home of high-quality jewellery. At STYL and KABO fairs this is documented by eight exhibition stands that present together under the project “Street of Jablonec”.
This morning the series of fashion shows of classical fashion, lingerie, and swimwear author collections by renowned male and female designers have started at the V and F halls. The happenings on the catwalk have captured everyone’s attention by the individual presented outfits as well as by the participation of the winners of the Czech Miss - Renata Langmannová (Czech Miss 2006) and Eliška Bučková (Czech Miss 2008).
On Sunday August 21, 2011 the series of fashion shows of the STYL trade fair at the Brno Exhibition Centre was launched by a fashion show of underwear and swimwear - LINGERIE & BEACHWEAR SHOW.
Highlights from companies
Highlights from companies