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Our list of the top 11 fashion trade shows that can inspire and boost your retail business

Fashion is a truly global affair. Designers and retailers seek inspiration from every corner of the world and manufacturing often requires a skilled international workforce. Running a successful fashion business means staying in the know about all the key innovations and trends wherever they might be happening. Be the first to learn about the hottest new trends in design, retail and marketing so you can grow your business. Here is Sizer’s top list of the upcoming international trade fashion and apparel exhibitions you need to know about.

Premièr Vision Paris

Dates: July 5-7, 2022
City, Country: Paris, France
Nature of show: Textile and fashion fair
Official Website: https://paris.premierevision.com
Exhibitors: 2,000 exhibitors
Online or Offline: In person with 58,000 visitors
Prices: Free ticket for industry professionals

Premièr Vision Paris (or simply PV to those in the know) is one of Europe’s biggest and most esteemed fashion trade exhibitions. Attended by buyers from the likes of Burberry, Louis Vuitton and Versace, it’s regarded as the best place to secure high-end apparel, textiles and embellishments for the most discerning retailers. A biannual rendez-vous for creative fashion professionals, Première Vision is a unique event designed to fuel your design team’s creativity. From yarns to fabrics, leathers, designs, embroidery, marketing and technology visitors will find everything they need to develop their luxury collections.

IM Intermoda Mexico

Dates: July 12-15, 2022
City, Country: Guadalajara, Mexico
Nature of show: designers, manufacturers, suppliers, and buyers showcase trends
Official Website: https://intermoda.com.mx/
Exhibitors: 1,650 exhibitors
Online or Offline: In person with 28,000 visitors
Prices: Free ticket for industry professionals

Reaching 44 Million people through live and digital promotions, IM Intermoda Mexico is officially Latin America’s biggest fashion showcase. It’s also amongst the most firmly established, with a record of 38 years where buyers and exhibitors have been able to meet and trade. Featuring one of the most comprehensive and influential seminar programmes, the event attracts exhibitors from 14 counties and buyers from around the globe. Divided into 10 distinct zones or Pavilions, Intermoda Mexico has something for every retail buyer.

Atlanta Apparel

Dates: August 2-6, 2022
City, Country: Atlanta, USA
Nature of show: Ready to wear young contemporary
Official Website: https://www.americasmart.com/markets/dates
Exhibitors: 1,000+ exhibitors
Online or Offline: In person with 12,500 visitors
Prices: Free ticket for industry professionals

While focused primarily on holiday and Resort wear this popular annual exhibition also caters to retailers looking for immediate Autumn/Winter designs. Considered the essential show for retailers who cater to families, this year the emphasis is on mothers and their children. Expect lots of colour, function and fun at this twice-yearly family fashion trade show.

China International Hosiery Purchasing Expo

Dates: August 10-12, 2022
City, Country: Shanghai, China
Nature of show: Hosiery (socks, hats, scarves, gloves, etc.)
Official Website: http://www.chpe.com.cn/en/
Exhibitors: 800 exhibitors
Online or Offline: In person with 30,000 visitors
Prices: Free ticket for industry professionals

Established in 2005 and colloquially known as the ‘Global socks flagship expo’ this influential two-day show in Shanghai is the best place to see the latest sock and underwear innovations, technologies and materials. Retailers can discover new trends, and seasonal styles and invest in new performance materials.

Moda

Dates: September 4-7, 2022
City, Country: Birmingham, UK
Nature of show: Mainstream womenswear, intimate apparel, etc.
Official Website: https://www.moda-uk.co.uk/
Exhibitors: 500+ exhibitors
Online or Offline: In person with 50,000-200,000 visitors
Prices: Free & paid tickets

Operating over four days in Britain’s manufacturing heartlands, Moda is one of the UK’s biggest and most influential trade shows. With a diverse array of international and local brands, visitors and buyers can stock up on Jewellery, accessories, footwear and the latest fashions. While the 2022 seminar programme is yet to be confirmed, the high-profile speakers usually offer essential insights into key retail trends. Keep an eye out to see who will be speaking this year.

Trends Apparel Show

Dates: September 9-11, 2022
City, Country: Edmonton, Canada
Nature of show: Wholesale apparel and accessories
Official Website: https://trendsapparel.com/
Exhibitors: Approx. 170 exhibitors
Online or Offline: In person with 13,000 visitors
Prices: Free ticket for industry professionals

Describing itself as the “biggest and best wholesale apparel, accessory and footwear buying show in Western Canada”, the Trends Apparel Show runs over three days offering over 150 agents representing 1100 diverse brands. Retailers can pick up the latest men’s, ladies, children’s, Sports, work, western and footwear lines or meet with expert marketing professionals.

CENTRESTAGE

Dates: September 9-11, 2022
City, Country: Hong Kong
Nature of show: Apparel & clothing
Official Website: https://centrestage.hktdc.com/main/en/
Exhibitors: 500+ exhibitors
Online or Offline: In person with 50,000-200,000 visitors
Prices: Free ticket for industry professionals

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Centrestage is one of the world’s most exciting trade shows. Attracting big-name brands, top designers and respected manufacturers, it’s a great place to discover the future direction of the whole fashion industry. Retailers can discover branded fashion apparel and fresh designer collections along with industry seminars and exciting talks.

Athens Fashion Trade Show

Dates: September 15-18, 2022
City, Country: Athens, Greece
Nature of show: Clothing, footwear, accessories
Official Website: https://www.athensfashiontradeshow.gr/en/
Exhibitors: 511 exhibitors
Online or Offline: In person with 11,000 visitors
Prices: Free ticket for industry professionals

Established 20 years ago, the Athens Fashion Trade Show in Greece is great for business and inspiration. Well placed near the intersection of Europe, Asia and Africa, Greece has long been regarded as the epicentre of culture. Now it serves as the global epicentre of international fashion offering a culturally diverse range of apparel. This September will be focused on Autumn Winter 2022/2023, fashions for women, casual wear for men, emerging designers, lingerie and jewellery.

Coterie New York

Dates: September 18-20, 2022
City, Country: NY, USA
Nature of show: Lingerie, accessories etc.
Official Website: https://www.coteriefashionevents.com/ny/en/home.html
Exhibitors: 500+ exhibitors
Online or Offline: In person, estimated 50,000-200,000 visitors
Prices: Free & paid tickets

With events held in both Miami and New York, Coterie promises to be the premier platform for retailers looking for women’s apparel, footwear and accessories. The New York exhibition is considered the best event in North America for catching the latest contemporary American fashions. The annual show promises to connect emerging and established brands to international retailers, influencers and media. This year’s strong focus on sustainable and minority-owned brands means retailers can expect to be able to diversify and expand their offerings.

International Sourcing Expo Australia

Dates: November 15-17, 2022
City, Country: Melbourne, Australia
Nature of show: connects buyers with manufacturers and suppliers
Official Website: https://www.internationalsourcingexpo.com/
Exhibitors: 700 exhibitors
Online or Offline: In person with 3,000 visitors
Prices: Free ticket for industry professionals

Described as Australia’s premier international resourcing show for apparel, accessories and textiles, this exhibition is located in the heart of Melbourne and attracts visitors from all across Australia and New Zealand. Aside from visitors, the events attract industry participation from more than 20 countries and attract thousands of manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers from around the world.

International Apparel & Textile Fair

Dates: November 28-30, 2022
City, Country: Dubai, UAE
Nature of show: Apparel textiles & fabrics
Official Website: https://www.internationalapparelandtextilefair.com/
Exhibitors: 600 exhibitors
Online or Offline: In person with 15,000 visitors
Prices: Free & paid tickets

Taking advantage of its status as an international hub, Dubai’s International Apparel & Textile fair attracts a truly global audience of top-line buyers and high-quality exhibitors. Exhibitors are mainly from Europe, India, China, Indonesia, Japan and Turkey and over the last 14 years, visitor numbers have grown to 18,000 people for a two-day event. This year is set to be bigger than ever with apparel, Interiors, luxury fabrics, print studio, handbags, accessories, footwear, embellishments and trims.

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