“As an early ordering date for accessories and shoes in Düsseldorf, Gallery is playing an increasingly important role. With a 27% increase in the number of exhibitors, both product groups are set to grow by 35% in terms of floor space at the coming July event.”
Managing Director of Igedo Company,
Project Director of Gallery & Gallery SHOES
The ›Alte Schmiedehallen‹, the main hall of Gallery for the official three days of the fair, will be divided into two distinctly different areas from July 2019: one third of the hall will be taken up by accessories and shoes from the Premium, Urban and Contemporary segments. With a focus on design, avantgarde and evening, the remaining two thirds of the other side of the hall will be reserved for fashion. A geometric guidance system underlines this new, clear segmentation. Two diagonal axes in the Fashion Zone further enhance the aesthetic clarity, the high level of service and the improved layout of the new hall allocation.
In the SHOWROOM CONCEPT area, which takes up another three halls over a total of five days, accessories and shoes represent a growing, very trend-oriented product group. They fit seamlessly into the fashionable image of European trend brands and represent a harmonious overall concept that is also becoming increasingly important at the POS. Overall this is a development that is once again considerably strengthening Gallery’s USP and, as an additional order date in July 2019, making it more and more firmly established alongside the subsequent Gallery SHOES in September 2019. On average, Gallery attracts around 6,500 international professional visitors to Düsseldorf. Around 800 international brands from 20 countries including Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, Britain, Scandinavia, Turkey, Poland and the USA will be showcasing their spring/summer 2020 collections in the German city on the River Rhine.
ACCESSORIES & SHOES
The growth of the ACCESSORIES & SHOES area, which has now moved into the ›Alte Schmiedehallen‹, has led to changes to the AVANTGARDE, DESIGN & CONTEMPORARY and EVENING & OCCASION segments: “In order to meet the increasing demand of buyers and exhibitors, we have made a number of systematic improvements,” comments Ulrike Kähler, Igedo Managing Director and Project Director of Gallery & Gallery SHOES. Shoe brands like Lofina from Denmark, Papuccei from Romania and Gerry Weber and Tizian from Germany will be exhibiting in the ACCESSORIES & SHOES area. The list of accessories exhibitors also includes hat suppliers such as ID Hats from the Netherlands, bags by Bellissima Creation and jewellery by Cimp, both from Germany. Plus: Rossomenta Firenze with hats and Valiervenetia with bags, both from Italy, Taschendieb from Austria and jewellery from Dutch ]brand Juulry. New additions from Germany include Emily & Noah and Vanzetti with bags and leather goods, Beka & Bell and INAstyle with jewellery, scented candles by Design Bubbles and hats and caps by Faustmann.
Ecua-Andino Hats are presenting original handmade Panama hats from Ecuador, which have been added to UNESCO’s ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’ list. Flying the flag for the Netherlands are brands such as Culture Mix, who will be presenting jewellery, and Malique by me, who will be showing bags and rucksacks. From Poland, aleWOREK will be showcasing its bags made of linen and flax. LLC Prof-Alliance from Russia will be exhibiting hats, caps and berets with Battista, while Whiteley Fischer from the UK will be showcasing its hats, caps and wool pullons for ladies and men.
AVANTGARDE, DESIGN & CONTEMPORARY
Other firm fixtures in the ›Alte Schmiedehallen‹ include Moderaum Fischer from Munich with brands like Acoté, Emile et Ida, as well as Louizon from France and Ese O Ese from Spain.
Not to mention Caraclan from Turkey, Elemente Clemente from Germany and Art Point from Austria. The list of new exhibitors from Scandinavia includes the Danish brands 365 Apparel Basic and E Avantgarde, as well as Charles, which has been OEKO-TEX® certified for its use of bamboo fibres. Other new additions include Bohemiana and Bypias (with its linen collection), plus Perfect Jeans from Finland and Calou from Sweden.
EVENING & OCCASION
As emphasised by Ulrike Kähler, Project Director and Managing Director of Igedo: “For us, EVENING & OCCASION is an integral part of the event that complements the design and avantgarde area.” A wide walkway and decorative flower arrangements lend to the elegant atmosphere and draw attention to this area. “As soon as they enter the hall, visitors should be able to easily navigate their way around. To ensure this is the case, the walkway navigation has been optimised to make EVENING & OCCASION easy to reach for buyers as a special area,” adds Ulrike Kähler. Market leaders such as Christian Koehlert, Fashion New York, Gina Bacconi and Luxuar will be taking part once again. The adjoining catering area is the perfect spot for networking.
For a total of five days, another three halls will offer space for around 350 labels from approx. 15 countries taking part in the SHOWROOM CONCEPT. With names including AU 79, brasi & brasi, Corvari, Il Bisonte, Inuikii, Lemon Jelly, Méliné, Nobrand, Nubikk, Numero 10 bags and Partizia Bonfanti, accessories and shoes also represent another growing product group.
In the ›Halle am Wasserturm‹, Agentur Klauser will once again be presenting an exciting portfolio, while the ›Altes Kesselhaus‹ will be occupied by Be Edgy, Hannes Roether, Marcus Schiess and fashion agency agency Wunschnaht. And in the ›Kaltstahlhalle‹, visitors will find first-time exhibitors such as Agentur Knallgrau by Harry Heinrich from Munich with premium brands like Doo-Woop, RO’skinwear and Shirt a Porter from Italy, as well as Wuth Cashmere from Denmark. Agency Sandra Mindner from Munich is bringing Graumann from Denmark, British brands Madeleine Thompson and Nomads and also Star Mela from the USA. Also new in the SHOWROOM CONCEPT: Zino Davidoff from Switzerland with fragrances and accessories.
04651 Sylt/Trip in a bag by BRAUN Hamburg will be represented once again with its designer fashion for men. Other returning agencies include Agentur Heritage from Munich with the brands Bagutta, Circolo 1901 and Warm Me, and Hinterhofagentur with Italian brands like Cape Horn and Manuel Ritz for ladies and men, as well as menswear by BOB, Portofiori, Tailor Tweed and Wool & Co and the Spanish men’s shirts by Koike Barcelona. New exhibitors from the USA include Ad Hoc with ladies’ and menswear and Lightning Bolt with sports and surfwear. Visitors can also look forward to seeing menswear by 8 and 7 from Germany and Original Vintage Style from Italy.
Always up to date with the latest trends, Gallery’s informative and constantly growing supporting programme of events includes trend seminars, fashion forecasts, lectures and panels on various specialist and fashion topics, trend zones and award ceremonies in cooperation with industry associations. Further information will follow soon.
Gallery 20 – 22 July 2019
SHOWROOM CONCEPT 19 – 23 July 2019
Gallery 26 – 28 January 2020
SHOWROOM CONCEPT 25 – 29 January 2020
Düsseldorf, 22 May 2019