International Fashion Fair
International Footwear and Leatherware Fair
The fashion business grows and KABO trade fair is moving to a larger hall
From Saturday, 18 February to Monday, 20 February 2017, Brno becomes the crossroads of the fashion industry. The 49th STYL and KABO trade fairs confirm the positive trend of the fashion trade doing well and interest in the presentation of new collections growing. After 5 years, the footwear and leather goods fair KABO is moving from Hall F to a larger Hall V.
Participation in the STYL Fair is a matter of tradition for most exhibitors, new collections for autumn and winter 2017/2018 will be presented by companies such as Anytra, Aivelli, Calvi, Etex Hořice, H & D Prostějov, Hegler, Jihočeská textilní, Jopess, Lamido, Otto Striessnig, Pleas, Pletex, Janet, Texart, Vestis line and more. Several dozen domestic manufacturers will also be there, in addition to some already mentioned there are companies like Deny fashion, model, Moděva, Karpet or first-timers Erika with women’s wear of larger sizes. New exhibitors will also arrive from distant Asian countries like India, Pakistan, China and Turkey. For example, Hang Zhou New Spring from Hangzhou city in eastern China, a manufacturer of silk accessories, annually create approximately 700 design ties, cufflinks and scarves. A number of European brands will also present themselves for the first time, among others Ukrainian Hattson with hats and caps, Polish women's and maternity fashion 9fashion, men's fashion brands Goldenland and Santino Sarto and Livello women's and jeans fashion from Hungary. It will also be the first time for Lithuanian producer of knitted garments Gratijas (Magnolica brand), Slovak manufacturer of sportswear and accessories Benesport or Dake, a Slovak company that imports Italian men's fashion brands..
Exhibition of shoes and leather goods moves after many years since the traditional Hall F has not enough capacity for an increased demand from exhibitors. Visitors will newly find shoes and handbags right next-door, in the neighbouring Hall V, which is larger and more accessible at the same time – cars can enter the premises through Gate no. 4 and park right at the entrance. Traditional KABO exhibitors include companies such as Albot, Anekta, ara, Caprice, Dermatex, Gabor, Jana shoes, Lanson Praha, Legero, Marco Tozzi, Pegres obuv, Protetika, Salamander, Tamaris, Rieker and others. Czech manufacturers are also represented by companies such as Snaha, Elega, Jonap, belts producer Pennybelts or manufacturer of insoles and laces VTR. Newcomers include suppliers of the so-called barefoot shoes, brands like Leguano and naBOSo; furthermore also Hungarian Puntorosso shoes or San, a Polish women's shoes brand. Visitors will also see Desirette, Romanian purses, bags and backpacks or an offer of handbags, belts and other accessories of the famous Lerros fashion brand for the first time. They should not miss the exhibition stand with the Mida footwear brand, a leader of the Ukrainian footwear market and manufacturer of high quality leather shoes. Special mention is deserved by the premiere trade fair participation of Bata, who will mainly present a new collection of their own Weinbrenner and Power brands, but also collections of prestigious brands like Diesel and Le Coq Sportif.
An added value of the trade fair will be supplied by the supporting programme. Popular presentations of the fashion trends brought by the Dutch expert Ellen Haeser continue. Her seminar coupled with a commented fashion show will take place on the catwalk in Hall P on Saturday from 2 p.m. and it will focus on women's and men's fashion for autumn and winter 2017/2018. On Saturday and Sunday there will be a lecture by Martin Kárych from the company Altra on "Lingerie - Health Aspects of Wrong Choices" and Monday features an expert seminar on EET for traders. There will also be the traditional shows of exhibitors’ new collections of course. Twice daily, STYL Show dedicated to women's and men's fashion will be held on the catwalk in Hall P, once daily a Lingerie Show presenting a collection of underwear and nightwear, including hosiery.