Who's Next and Premiere Classe held at the Porte de Versailles have closed the doors to their first event in 2017 on a positive note. Many different exhibitors from a range of sectors have noticed the arrival of new accounts as well as the upholding of their "regular" visitors. Also worth noting, is the arrival of new french buyers, new regional boutiques and/or e-shop’s, and also important orders placed by department stores.
On an international level, there is a consistency in european buyers and above all the return of outside-Europe, with a notable 27% increase in Japanese and 8% more American buyers. Those from the Middle-East also placed some big orders. Among the conferences, three in particular were a great success: "The new fashion business models", "The women who are shaking up the lines" and the conference on e-commerce, led by the director of Alibaba.
Connected to the Premiere Classe trade show via its young designers corner, the Fame area and its mix of established brands and new innovative designers has united a large number of qualitative buyers. The tradeshows saw record breaking crowds at the 25 conferences and the 44 workshops, including those given by the six experts from the Retail Expert Club.
The next editions will take place from the 2nd to 5th March 2017 for Premiere Classe Tuileries and Paris sur Mode Tuileries and from 8th to 11th September 2017 for Who's Next and Premiere Classe.