Gallery International Fashion Tradeshow


The list of new exhibitors includes bag label Anokhi (stocked by stores including BREUNINGER), authentic woollen sweaters by Fisherman out of Ireland, international fashion by Sarah Pacini (which has its own shops and shop-in-shops worldwide), minimalist scarves, hats and T-shirts by Nebo from Munich, handcrafted shirts by Edward Cooper and contemporary looks by Suncoo from Paris (via Feldges & Heidt). They are complementing the existing portfolio of brands which includes Add, Another Souvenir, D.A.T.E. Sneakers, Des Petit Hauts, Fabiani, Hannes Roether, Inuikii, Kaos, Lucky de Luca, Majestic Filatures, Luis Trenker, Parka London, Tom Kerk and Wool & Co.

“We are also seeing more agencies exhibiting in the ›Alte Schmiedehallen‹ and the ›Kesselhaus‹, represented at the event for a total of up to nine days on both sides of the official tradeshow dates.”
The list includes 22 fashion agency, Alpha Studio/Franco Rossi, Altea/Ralf Klever, Celine Klauser, Die Hinterhofagentur, D-tails, Feldges & Heidt, Gabi Heininger, Modeagentur Schiess, Moderaum Fischer, Pegaso and The Last of the True/Stefan Kudla.

“We are particularly delighted that more and more shoe and accessories brands are exhibiting at the Gallery order platform, some of which are also exhibiting at Gallery SHOES,” says Ulrike Kehler. Visitors to Gallery can look forward to seeing shoes by Andjel, Altraofficina, Fabiani, G.H. Bass, Jelly Jolly, Karl Lagerfeld, Lotto Leganda, Noclaim and Wrangler in the PREMIUM & AGENCIES area. Altraofficina, G.H. Bass, Karl Lagerfeld Shoes, MGM Design Accessoires, Papucei Shoes & Accessoires, VE&TO Accessoires and What For Shoes are exhibiting at both platforms, Gallery and Gallery SHOES. There is a marked growth in exhibitors participating in both tradeshows.

Gallery International Fashion Tradeshow


This area is home to avantgarde and contemporary brands including Azizi, Creare, Crea Concept, Elemente Clemente, Kopenhagen by Andersen, Rundholz Black Label.

The founder and owner of this new label first shot to fame in Germany as a comedian playing the role of “Cindy from Marzahn”, an endearing fictional character from Berlin’s working-class area Marzahn. And now Ilka Bessin is fulfilling the dream of creating her own fashion line for plus sizes. In the CONTEMPORARY area at Gallery, Bessin will be presenting her new collection of tops, sweaters, jeans, parkas, coats, dresses and blouses. All under the motto: “Love your curves! Be yourself, you have nothing to hide!” Her fashion label Bessin is aimed at women who wear sizes 42 to 54, but still want to keep up with the latest trends. Here, the feel-good factor is combined with high quality. A matter very close to her heart is sustainable production in Europe. “As well as the design and quality of the materials, the working conditions for the production employees are also very important to me. A fair wage and regulated working hours should become standard practice throughout the entire fashion industry.”

Representatives of Hungary
For the first time, a collective booth will be showcasing one fashion label, two bag collections and a shoe and jewellery collection from Hungary with a focus on design/avantgarde in the CONTEMPORARY area in the ›Alte Schmiedehallen.

Visitors can look forward to the ladieswear label Wyhoys by designer Lilla Papai, who is synonymous with sustainable fashion and transparent production. She primarily uses purely ecological materials certified by the ‘Global Organic Textile Standard’ (GOTS). The design and production are carried out in Hungary, ensuring that every step is personally monitored and that the requirements of environmentally friendly production and social responsibility can be met.


Laoni, a bag label for ladies and men, offers timelessly elegant pieces with exciting colour combinations in a distinctive design and excellent quality. The extensive collection includes models for every occasion – whether during the day, in the evening or at work. A highlight is the luxurious stonebag, which innovatively combines natural slate with the finest leather. Established in 2012 in Budapest, Bogabag has specialised in handmade leather bags that are practical, timeless, classic and minimalistic and were created for modern women. Nes Shoes has been on the market since 2004. The label was founded by Andrea Szilagyi who, after training at Verena Arapu and Christian Lacroix Haute Couture, graduated from the fashion school in Paris. For her, sophisticated shoes are an essential tool for self-expression that underline the wearer’s own beauty and personality. The designs are made sustainably by hand for confident women. They impart a sense of wellbeing and provide luxury for both the soul and the feet in the urban jungle.

The Mama Kin takes inspiration from architectural design, nature and playful minimalism. Jewellery for women who love clean, straightforward pieces that look just as good combined with casualwear as they do with a little black dress. Whether gold-plated, with robust surfaces or made of copper, the label loves to experiment.

This cooperation is being coordinated by the Hungarian National Trading House, which brings together Hungarian companies with business partners from abroad. Represented in more than 60 countries, it explores and opens up markets for Hungarian companies. As well as looking for foreign companies for Hungarian business partners, they also offer assistance with logistics solutions, process operations and speeding up production.


As the only B2B fashion tradeshow for evening and formalwear in Europe, this area is particularly important for brands that follow half-yearly intervals for winter and summer collections. The winter edition is particularly exciting because it is not represented in the general tradeshow business for bridalwear. Its concept appeals in particular to bridalwear suppliers who wish to present their evening and formalwear twice a year, irrespective of the dates of the bridal fairs.

Sunday, 28 January 2018 11:00 am – GALLERY TRENDVIEW A/W 2018/19 What are the global trends Which key looks will define the new season? How will the silhouettes and proportions change? Is embellishment here to stay? And which colours and materials will be bringing a new dynamic to the collections? Trend expert Karolina Landowski


The Fashion Director of Igedo Company, Alexander Radermacher, are summarising the most important ladies’ and menswear looks for autumn/winter 2018/19. 12:00 noon – Presentation of the VDMD.FASHION.PLUCK.AWARD.2018 to Ty-Rown Vincent

Until 2001, Ty-Rown Vincent was a catwalk model for Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent, Kenzo, Versace and Roberto Cavalli. This gave him the perfect background and experience to develop his own show concepts and premium fashion events. With his Front Row Agency he meanwhile supports fashion clients like the OTTO Group, Deichmann, Airfield and Unrath & Strano, as well as corporate clients like Mercedes (Fashion Night), Wella Professionals, Siemens, Audi and BMW/Mini. He produces over 100 shows a year and is also show host, event producer, fashion ambassador and runway trainer behind (and in front of) the scenes in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

1:00 pm – Press event and collection presentation of Bessin with Ilka Bessin›Alte Schmiedehallen‹, booth H 49 Throughout the entire duration of the tradeshow: AMD Academy Fashion & Design Dusseldorf will be flying the flag at Gallery with its own exhibition: the final degree work of their best graduates will be showcased on mannequins and in photos presented in the ›Alte Schmiedehallen‹, at their own booth and at GALLERY EVENING & OCCASION in the ›Kaltstahlhalle‹.

PLATFORM FASHION The line-up of accompanying events includes fashion shows (please contact the corresponding brands directly for invitations) and get-togethers by Gallery’s partner PLATFORM FASHION in the ›Gluhofenhalle‹ and ›Alte Federnfabrik‹.


Another new highlight is THE NRW DESIGN ISSUE for young fashion design from North Rhine-Westphalia. These aspiring young brands are being presented parallel to the PLATFORM FASHION format at the Areal Bohler to give young fashion designers from the region of North Rhine-Westphalia the opportunity to network with other creatives. This new concept consists of three elements: TNRWDI-INTERACTION, TNRWDI-TEMPORARY und TNRWDI-CATWALK. Their designs are being presented in Dusseldorf galleries, at various professional formats and on the catwalk of PLATFORM FASHION to provide new inspiration for the fashion and art market in North Rhine-Westphalia and to develop long-term synergies.

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Dean Manev

Dean is the Sales Director of the Men's Fashion Cluster. He travels a lot and he is the Be Global Fashion Network's correspondent from more than 30 trade fairs and exhibitions around the world.

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