International Fashion Fair
International Footwear and Leatherware Fair
STYL and KABO Fairs – summary
The 46th International Fashion Fairs STYL and KABO will be held at the Brno Exhibition Centre from Saturday 22 August to Monday 24 August 2015. Thanks to the stabilization in the field of fashion , the fairs enjoy great popularity in terms of strong exhibitor participation. This August, exhibitors from 17 countries present new collections by 633 fashion, textile, footwear and leatherware brands. Hundreds of innovation also include expected sales hits for the season spring/summer 2016. We expect that more than five thousand expert visitors will come check them out, i.e. mainly businessmen and merchandisers.
The STYL fair traditionally takes up the largest and newest Hall P, where exhibitors from 14 countries offer 369 collections of men's, women's and children's ready-to-wear clothes, leisure fashion and lingerie, as well as accessories and jewellery. Moreover, the Czech Republic is represented by 57 Czech manufacturers. Visitors can look forward to seeing traditional exhibitors such as Anita Moravia, H&D, Christa Probst, Jopess fashion, Libor Koller, Manfred Hegler, Pause Café, Perab, Pleas, PM - styl, Ptak, T E X A R T, UAB City One or Urban Group. We will also witness numerous rivals in the men's shirts sections, with exhibitors such as AMJ Trade, Arikos, Casamoda, R.G.I. Plus and others. This section will also see comeback of Marco Moralli after their four-year-absence. The branch of headwear is also rich in exhibiors, including e.g. ANYTRA, Karpet, CAPU, Pletex or RDX. The Lingerie section in Hall P gets entirely new arrangement; you may look forward to seeing companies such as Calvi, Donet, Lamido, Lisca Moda, Prako Kyjov, Spoltex, V.style CZ, Vestis line, Werso and others. This August's fair will also welcome approximately twenty newcomers, including e.g. Barencadi with fashion accessories, Soft Cotton with bathrobes, nightwear and home textiles or four Serbian fashion manufacturers. We also need to pay special attention to newcomers from far abroad: with the support of Hanoi's Department of Industry and Trade, nine Vietnamese companies will participate with their presentation of ready-to-wear clothes, chilren's and youth fashion and home textile.
Models will strut up and down the catwalk four times a day to show the most interesting pieces from the exhibitors' collections. These models also include the Czech Miss 2015 Nikol Švantnerová, Tereza Fajksová, Lucie Kovandová, Hanka Mašlíková and her partner André Reinders. Contractual fashion shows of women's and men's fashion STYL Show start every day at 11 AM and 3 PM. Visitors may look forward to shows of collections of lingerie, nightwear and pantyhose Lingerie Show on Saturday and on Monday at 1 PM and on Sunday at 10 AM. Collections of swimwear, beachwear and accessories BEACHWEAR SHOW will be shown on Saturday and Monday at 10 AM and on Sunday at 1 PM.
There are also two special fashion events. Luxury lingerie brand Lisca is celebrating the 60th anniversary directly on the catwalk in Hall P. Their unique fashion show that will foresee trends in lingerie and swimwear from spring and summer 2016 is a must-see event on Saturday 22 August at 5 PM. On Sunday 23 August at 6 PM, the trade fair will offer a unique fashion show of designs by top world designers. “LUXURY SUMMER” will present selected designs from collections by brands Versace, John Richmond, Issa, Ellie Saab, Victorie Beckham and others and each fashion enthusiast can enjoy them because this is the only event designed for non-expert visitors. Tickets are available in the trade-fair presale for 350 CZK.
The adjacent Hall F will host the KABO fair and new trends in footwear and leather haberdashery. The biggest contractual fashion show in the field will welcome all traditional exhibitors and brands such as Ara, Caprice, Gabor, Geneze, Högl, František Hujo, Lanson, JG Shoes, Legero, Protetika, Rieker, Term, V + J obuv, Wendel, Wortmann and others. A cluster of footwear manufacturers from Serbia also has a large exhibition area. Handbag exhibitors include brands such as Arteddy, Axel Accessories, DOCA, Laskara, Ragazza, Sendi Design, Unidax or Verde. Brands such as D.P.K., DD Step, Befado, Richter, Boty Beda nebo Skorochod will present their offer of children's footwear. This run's newcomers include e.g. a Czech supplier of footwear and haberdashery components and parts Kairo plus cz, footwear exhibitors Dalibor Kubík and Topshelf, the SES company with their offer of bags and handbags, and the company Shopen Group which will present German luggage Titan and Travelite. In total, 89 exhibitors from 10 countries (including 18 Czech manufacturers) will present merchandise by 264 brands. In the supporting exhibition, visitors will be able to check out creations by students of professional schools who will take over the Czech footwear manufacturing tradition in the future.
The fairs also traditionally feature a special programme for merchandisers. This August, we prepare the only trend seminar for them, in cooperation with a renowned foreign expert. Ellen Haeser from the Netherlands kindly accepted our invitation again. She is an expert with more than 30 years of experience with trend-making as well as with textile materials development. Her lecture (simultaneously interpreted) will be held on Saturday 22 August at 2 PM, the entry is free of charge and the seminar will allocate some time for questions from the audience at its conclusion.
On Monday 24 August at 11 AM, the STYL fair will become a venue of a trend seminar specifically about lingerie and swimwear for the first time ever. Organizers will also supply the latest material innovations for the season 2016 - 2017.
The Association of Textile-Clothing–Leather Industry (ATOK) will hold a seminar “New Options in OPPIK Grants Within the Programming Period 2014 - 2020” where they will present a detailed overview of grant programmes from the perspective of grant providers.
There are also two traditional ceremonies planned to take place. The exhibition of exhibits from the Jan Pivečka Foundation Awardwill be held for the ninth time this August. The award promotes creativity of students at professional schools and young designers of footwear and leather haberdashery. There are three categories in the competition - Funny Show, Young Spirit and Professional View. The winners are determined by an independent expert jury. In total, 43 students from 5 professional schools in the Czech Republic enrolled in the competition with 62 exhibits. During the trade fairs, Czech Quality Awards “Česká kvalita” and “Žirafa – Healthy Children's Footwear” will be held as well.
Visitors can navigate through the Halls easily with the help of printed MAPS OF COMPANIES AND BRANDS they will receive upon their entry to the Exhibition Centre or at ticket offices. Throughout the fairs, the Exhibition Centre will only be accessible upon mandatory registration or pre-registration. The venue is Halls P and F located in the western part of the Exhibition Centre. The Main Gate, Gate at Hall E and Gate at Hall P will be available to visitors. In order to move around the grounds comfortably, visitors may use FREE STYL-KABO buses; they go in frequent intervals in two lines (from the Main Gate and from Hall E) to Halls P and F and back. The stops are clearly marked; you can't miss them. Visitors who came to the fairs in their own cars and park in the parking house EXPOPARKING located directly at Gate 4 opposite Hall E may also use the STYL-KABO buses. Furthermore, there is a high-capacity parking adjacent to Hall P prepared for visitors (entry through Gates 8 or 9).