Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 22:29English

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Talks by the VDMD (Association of German Fashion and Textile Designers)


10:30 am – ‘Alte Schmiedehallen’, Pump Room

Speakers: Mara Michel, CEO of the VDMD, Head of the VDMD Trend Research Team, CEO of .futurize dietrendagentur and Antoine Doubacis, CEO of The Patternclub design source UG

As the new decade dawns, people want to be acknowledged for their own unique personality, individuality and diversity on a deeper level. To reflect this, there will be four exciting subject areas. With the help of pictures, Mara Michel will be explaining how product design can be adapted to the new requirements and how digitalisation can be embedded in 4.0 and 3D.

Antoine Doubacis will be demonstrating how to develop fashion concepts with the TREND.APP.


Scalerion presentation

Scalerion in use at fashion start-up Dailybread

12:30 pm – ‘Alte Schmiedehallen’, Pump Room

Speakers: Thomas Wetzlar, Managing Director of SCALERION and Frank Poser, Managing Director of Dailybread

Scalerion offers brand manufacturers new perspectives and supports them in boosting their POS visibility and increasing sales with the help of samples. Fashion start-up Dailybread from Cologne is already working with cloud-based marketplace solution Scalerion. The two managing directors Thomas Wetzlar and Frank Poser will be talking about their cooperation and highlighting the advantages and opportunities for retailers.

NEW: TM IN DIALOGUE – Individual retail advice

2:00 pm until 4:00 pm – ‘Alte Schmiedehallen’, Pump Room

Participants: Editors from TM TextilMitteilungen magazine and industry partners

Visitors to the information event ‘TM in Dialogue’, which is being held and attended by trade journal TM TextilMitteilungen, will have the opportunity to ask experts for individual advice on relevant retail topics. The three tables will be occupied by editors from TM magazine and other industry partners, who will be on hand to answer questions about the three subjects of store concepts, fashion and product assortments, as well as marketing, media use and PR.

Sunday, 26 January 2020

Gallery FASHION TRENDVIEW – Order information for autumn/winter 2020/21

10:30 am – ‘Alte Schmiedehallen’, Pump Room

Speakers: Alexander Radermacher, Fashion Director of Igedo Company and Karolina Landowski, trend expert Fashion Trend Pool Igedo Fashion Director Alexander Radermacher and trend expert Karolina Landowski from the Fashion Trend Pool will be giving a talk on the most important ladies’ and menswear order looks.

Which key looks will define the autumn/winter 2020/21 season and what are the absolute order must-haves?

Presentation of the VDMD.FASHION. PLUCK.AWARD.2020

11:30 am – ‘Alte Schmiedehallen’, Pump Room

The VDMD.FASHION. PLUCK.AWARD.2020 for the man with the most daring fashion sense will be awarded to Stéphane Bonutto. His style can be described as bold and daring because the openly and publicly wears dresses, skirts, blouses, tops and high heels. Always authentic, never in disguise, he does this with the same self-confidence that women wear trouser suits and other typically male garments. He aims to encourage people to reconsider and overcome any prior opinions and preconceived beliefs. For him, it’s more about the person, rather than their gender.


VDMD presentation of sustainable fashion by newcomer designers

12:30 pm – ‘Alte Schmiedehallen’, VDMD booth

Laura Krettek is a newcomer who combines sustainable fashion with art. Her vision is to firmly establish fashion as a cultural asset in Germany, using sustainable materials with an upcycling approach. In 2018, within the framework of a graduate sponsorship scheme from the German state of Baden-Württemberg, Carolyn Raff successfully implemented experimental and conceptual approaches to sustainability in textile design, based on renewable raw materials from the sea. And Nikolett Madai takes a creative approach to her designs, using, for example, dyes obtained from food waste.

Fashion Cloud @ Gallery FASHION presentation – Order 24/7 with Fashion Cloud

2:00 pm – ‘Alte Schmiedehallen’, Pump Room

Speakers: René Schnellen, co-founder of Fashion Cloud

As Europe’s leading B2B platform for the fashion industry, Fashion Cloud makes it possible to place orders 24/7 – anytime and anywhere, whether in the office, the showroom or on the shop floor. This helps the industry to meet the growing challenges in the fashion trade and to fulfil the increasing demands of consumers. Fashion Cloud has made it its mission to optimise processes in the wholesale business and to guarantee an efficient exchange. In his talk, René Schnellen will address the various challenges facing fashion wholesale and explain how digital solutions can support the wholesale community.


Matchmaking on the Bus

2:00 pm until 5:00 pm – Entrance area

Contact: Gregor Stolarczyk, NRW.International GmbH – Enterprise Europe Network

Mail:, Tel: +49 211 710671232

As well as a larger delegation from the Netherlands, NRW.International will also be welcoming additional key international players from the fashion industry (designers, producers, brands, labels etc.) to the fashion metropolis Düsseldorf. They will be offering a varied line-up including workshops, panel discussions and matchmaking. Tradeshow visitors will be able to chat with delegation participants about cooperation opportunities during short B2B conversations. Visit the website for free registration and further information.

NEW: Panel discussion ‘Style in Progress – It’s the consumer, stupid!’

4:30 pm – ‘Alte Schmiedehallen’, Pump Room

Moderation: Stephan Huber, founder and editor-in-chief of Style in Progress magazine

Participants: Robina von Stein, founder of start-up RE-NT, Marc Ramelow from fashion store Modehaus Ramelow and Dietmar Axt, DAX Consulting

In the future, who will buy what – and when and where? And, most importantly, WHY? These questions beginning with ‘w’ are the major challenges in a market reality driven by digitalisation and globalisation. Moderated by Stephan Huber, founder and editor-in-chief of trade magazine ‘Style in Progress’, this panel discussion with industry insiders from various sectors will provide the answers.


Industry get-together

6:00 pm – Catering area between ‘Alte Schmiedehallen’ and ‘Altes Kesselhaus’

Ongoing events

To round off Gallery FASHION’s offer, a Trendzone in the ‘Alte Schmiedehallen’ will provide inspiration for shop design. The Trendzone will give visitors a glimpse of the latest key trends in the fashion and lifestyle sector. In this installation, which sees itself as a place of inspiration for both retailers and visitors, the trends take centre stage.

*Subject to changes.


Dates for 2020

Gallery FASHION 25 – 27 January 2020 25 – 27 July 2020

SHOWROOM CONCEPT 24 – 28 January 2020 24 – 28 July 2020


Press release


Düsseldorf, 7 January 2020