Review - Gallery SHOES & Fashion - 29 – 31 August 2021

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 11:37English
“A positive overall experience for all attendees! Whether exhibitors, buyers, professional visitors, or the speakers from our informative accompanying line-up: the feedback on our event was extremely positive, constructive and enthusiastic – from all sides.” Ulrike Kähler Managing Director of Igedo Company

German footwear industry raises the flag in Milan - Premiere for German Pavilion at Micam

Saturday, September 4, 2021 - 12:39English
From 19 to 21 September, the largest European shoe fair MICAM will take place in Milan. For the first time, the German footwear industry will also be represented with a joint exhibition stand. At the "German Pavillion" in Hall 6 with a satellite in Hall 3, a total of 19 exhibitors will present their new collections for spring/summer 2022. The offer of the German footwear brands includes women's, men's and children's shoes as well as accessories. "We are very pleased to have the opportunity to show our strength at the important international trade fair Micam“, says Manfred Junkert, Managing Director of the Federal Association of the Footwear and Leather Goods Industry HDS/L. Beyond fashion, German footwear brands are known for their outstanding performance in the areas of comfort and sustainability.

Gallery SHOES & Fashion - 29 – 31 August 2021 - ACCOMPANYING LINE-UP

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 15:34English
TW Order Info – Spring/Summer 2022 Sunday, 29 August, 12:00 noon, ‘Alte Schmiedehallen’ An explosion of colour will dominate next summer’s fashions. To what extent will this apply to footwear? What does the new chic look like? How much will stay casual? The answers to these and many more questions during this still challenging order season will be discussed by Gudrun Allstädt and Simone Reiner, both fashion editors for TextilWirtschaft magazine. Speakers: Simone Reiner and Gudrun Allstädt, TextilWirtschaft magazine (Simultaneously interpreted into English) MODEUROP Fashion Forecast – Trends for Autumn/Winter 2022/23 Sunday, 29 August, 3:00 pm, ‘Alte Schmiedehallen’ MODEUROP is the official trend fashion platform and integrated as an organisation into the DSI (German Shoe Institute). With the ColourCard, the ForeCasts and the ColourClubConference, it provides the design and creative studios of shoe and accessory manufacturers with orientation each season. Speaker: Martin Wuttke, nextguruNow. fashion / design / concepts

Opening Gallery SHOES & Fashion 29 – 31 August 2021

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 15:27English
“Gallery SHOES & Fashion is just around the corner! We are extremely satisfied with the full occupancy of the three main halls and look forward to putting on another highly professional accompanying line-up here at the Areal Böhler: from the Order-Info by TextilWirtschaft magazine to the HDS/L press conference and the ceremony of the HDS/L Junior Award, as well as other trendsetting fashion forecasts, including ‘Fashion Trend Pool’ and ‘Modeurop’. And there will also be an even stronger focus on sustainability this time.” Ulrike Kähler Managing Director of Igedo Company

Review - Gallery FASHION & Shoes - 24 – 26 July 2021 - Showroom Concept - 22 – 26 July 2021

Monday, August 9, 2021 - 13:06English
“Fixed order appointments were key at this edition of Gallery FASHION & Shoes and its accompanying Showroom Concept at the Areal Böhler. Of course we were delighted with the overall level of interest shown, but we still need to increase visitor frequency again at Gallery and in Düsseldorf in general. Retailers need to be able to find all kinds of inspiration and place orders in person. This is the only way forward for us all. In accordance with this are our new accompanying line-ups featuring industry leaders and valuable input focused on all the relevant, pressing issues for the future.” Ulrike Kähler

Gallery FASHION & Shoes 24 – 26 July 2021 Showroom Concept 22 – 26 July 2021 ACCOMPANYING LINE-UP.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 19:51English
JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE OF THE GERMAN CLOTHING INDUSTRY Thursday, 22 July 2021, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon, Alte Schmiedehallen, Areal Böhler According to the Federal Statistical Office of Germany, 87.2% of the German economy was not directly affected by the lockdown. But the clothing industry, and retailers in particular, had the misfortune of belonging to the other 12.8%. BTE – Handelsverband Textil (Textile Trade Association) GermanFashion Modeverband Deutschland e.V. styleranking DMI Deutsches Mode-Institut (German Fashion Institute) will be getting together for a joint press conference, where they will be taking stock of the current situation and discussing the consequences and outlooks for the post-pandemic world.


Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 12:06English
“We would like to remark to all international buyers: Italian regulations allow you to travel to Italy. The European Commission and the Italian Government have prepared specific plans of action to ease business activities”. SIMAC TANNING TECH, the international exhibition of machines and technologies for Footwear, Leathergoods and Tanning industry, that will be held from 22nd to 24th September 2021 at Milano Fiera Rho, closes the first round of applications with a positive result: more than 200 exhibitor requests, from machinery’ manufacturers and technology providers, to chemical auxiliaries and service suppliers for the Footwear and Leather processing sectors, that are ready for a comeback and to restart from the international stage offered by Simac Tanning Tech, with an exhibition area of roughly 9.000 mq.


Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 21:07English
Assocalzaturifici held its Annual Meeting the past few days in Bologna. The meeting had to be held behind closed doors due to the pandemic, but the issues discussed will be the focus of an event to be attended in person at the end of the year. At the meeting, Chair Siro Badon emphasised the impact of Covid-19 on the footwear industry, one of the hardest-hit sectors of production, along with other components of the Italian Textiles, Fashion and Accessories sector. In 2020 the sector lost about 1/4 of its total turnover (with the final balance being 10.72 billion euro, -25.2% compared to 2019) and national production. There were sharp reductions in both foreign trade and domestic consumption. After the collapse in levels of business during the first part of the year, as a result of the lockdown, there was just some respite in the severity of the decline in the next two quarters (although this still remained in double-digit territory), as opposed to a V-shaped recovery.

Luis Onofre re-elected President of the European Footwear Confederation

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 20:56English
Luís Onofre was re-elected for a second two-year term as President of the European Footwear Industry Confederation (CEC), the entity representing the European footwear industry, consisting of 21 thousand companies responsible for 278 thousand jobs. The entrepreneur and designer born in Oliveira de Azeméis, who is also President of the Portuguese Footwear, Components, Leather Goods Manufacturers’ Association, APICCAPS) was unanimously re-elected during the last General Assembly of the CEC, held on the 25th of June. Luís Onofre's first term was marked by an unprecedented economic and health crisis: “These two years were the most difficult for our sector, but we have to look for further opportunities for European footwear to strengthen its status in international markets. Maintaining free and fair trade is our priority, namely a system based on free, fair and balanced trade”, he concluded.

OPENING - Gallery FASHION & Shoes 24 – 26 July 2021 Showroom Concept 22 – 26 July 2021

Monday, July 5, 2021 - 20:31English
“The preparations for Gallery FASHION & Shoes are in full swing. We’re looking forward to the upcoming event on the usual scheduled date: but of course only for individuals who have been vaccinated, tested, or who have recently recovered from COVID-19. Exchange and inspiration are more important than ever. Customers want to be surprised and wowed with new ideas and insights! A direct, personal connection is key here: whether in the ordering of new collections or at the POS itself. That’s why we have also added extra industry talks on topical issues to our accompanying line-up. The Areal Böhler has meanwhile developed into a hip location with impressive catering offers – an added bonus for all our visitors during their time here.” Ulrike Kähler Managing Director of Igedo Company