The comprehensive marketplace for the fashion industry is opening its doors on 21 May in Johannesburg.
Turkel Fair Organization Inc will be hosting The Fashionist between 21 and 23 May 2015 at the Sandton Convention Centre, a modern, 12-storey building with 22 000 square metres of convention, exhibition and special event space.
This specialised fashion fair focuses specifically on men’s, women’s and children’s ready to wear, knitwear, swimwear, lingerie and underwear, accessories, fabrics industry, supplier industry, bijouterie, leather garments, footwear and saddlery.
Worldwide brands are looking for distributors, agents and retailers in the South African market
Since hosting the first event in Johannesburg in 2010, the exhibition has been progressing and growing each year and is expecting to welcome around 100 exhibitors and approx. 6 000 professional visitors in 2015. There will be international participation from the following countries; France, Italy, Spain, Turkey.
Turkish companies with worldwide brands such as Tarik Ediz, Solido, By New Class, Damat, Kiğili, Moda di Centone, Piserro, Salkim Tekstil, Mondo, Cesur Tekstil, Gaudi, Ant Tekstil, Maraton Sport, Cornalli, Cakko Tekstil, Zingal, Passion Line, Asilline, Deface, Fine Fratello, Algore, Fabio Paoloni, End Green, Emporio Junior, Star Gate, Star Time and Gesa Tekstil have already booked their stands.
France Federation of Women Apparel will join in the fair with the following companies: Didier Parakian, Paul Brial, Pause Cafe, Lener Cordier – Trench & Coat.
Roberto Bottela with its brand El Dantes will join in the fair from Spain. Italian company Mafrat will participate with its brands Ferrari Junior Collection, Ducati, Ducati Corse and Mirtillo with its brand Unishop will also be in attendance at The Fashionist South Africa Fair.
The exhibition will be an ideal opportunity to strengthen ties with African trade buyers and selected international importers. It is a convenient marketing platform for exporters and will provide a truly memorable experience for South Africa’s fashionists and style fanatics.
The event aims to demonstrate that African and international textile, apparel and footwear manufacturers can compete internationally on price, quality and standards. It brings together manufacturers, suppliers and service providers in one major integrated event, enabling African and international buyers to examine a wide array of products and services in one efficient trip.
Take advantage of B2B meetings during the fair
The Fashionist 2015 will include a three day-trade exhibition. B2B meetings will be held concurrently with the event at the Business Lounge of the venue. It will be a great opportunity to meet with business partners in the African market.