FRANKFURT — November 4, 2014 — Texworld Istanbul, the long-awaited apparel fabrics and accessories fair both in Turkey and surrounding regions, is celebrating its premiere at Istanbul Lütfi Kırdar International Convention and Exhibition Center on 04-06 November 2014. With this fair, Messe Frankfurt, worldwide leader in textile fairs, has expanded its fair portfolio in Turkey. The trade fair is fully booked. 10 countries are represented by 115 exhibitors from China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Pakistan, South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey.
Texworld Istanbul includes all product groups that are part of Messe Frankfurt’s apparel fabric brand events around the world. The exhibitors will present cotton, embroidery and lace, knitted fabrics, wool and wool blends, silk and silky aspects, functional fabrics, linen, prints, design offices, accessories, fibers and yarns and denim. Therefore, the exhibitors at Texworld Istanbul reflect the entire market for apparel fabrics and accessories.
The Pakistan participation will present cotton and functional fabrics whereas the Taiwanese group will showcase blended fabrics, knitted and functional fabrics for leisurewear and sportswear. India, South Korea and Indonesia will display embroidery and lace, silk and silky aspects. Additionally, Turkey, South Korea and Taiwan will offer products for the knitwear sector. In addition, Taiwan, India and Pakistan will also present fibers and yarns in a separate product group area.
“The launch of Texworld Istanbul marks a very exciting point in the development of Messe Frankfurt in Turkey”, explains Detlef Braun, Member of the Executive Board of Management of Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH. “In the last ten years, our company has led the path for many Turkish textile professionals to a variety of international markets by offering high-quality fairs all across the globe. Now we are bringing the international fashion fabrics manufacturing base to Turkey.”
On the occasion of the official start of Texworld Istanbul, Messe Frankfurt and the Turkish Uludag Textile Exporters’ Association (UTIB) will commit themselves to further expand their successful cooperation. “Therefore, Messe Frankfurt and UTIB will sign a Memorandum of Understanding during the fair confirming the importance of our worldwide textile fairs for the Turkish textile and apparel industry,” says Braun.
Focus on Turkey, Middle East and the Gulf States, Central Asia, Russia, Eastern Europe and North Africa
Texworld Istanbul will assemble the entire line of professionals and buyers from all fields of the apparel industry: fashion brands, garment manufacturers, private label producers, textile retailers and wholesalers, mail-order companies, large scale retailing, chain stores, department stores, trading companies, agents, designers, buying offices, sales representatives, trend scouts, etc. Pre-fair online registration indicates the big interest from international and Turkish visitors.
Texworld Istanbul is targeting buyers and professional visitors from Turkey and from the surrounding regions, including the Middle East and the Gulf States, Central Asia, Russia, Eastern Europe and North Africa. “Istanbul is a very convenient location for all these countries, with several daily flight connections to all major business centers in those regions. This will add to the dynamic trade environment of Texworld Istanbul, which will be a new meeting point for Asian and global fashion fabrics manufacturers and their buyers from those fast-moving regions”, explains Tayfun Yardım, Deputy General Manager, Messe Frankfurt Istanbul.
Istanbul’s central location between Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Middle East and North Africa, enhances the importance of Texworld Istanbul. In addition, the easy access in terms of visa requirements from surrounding regions and the potential of unexplored apparel production markets in these regions contribute to the decision to organize a textile fair in Turkey.
Trend Forum and Seminar Program
During Texworld Istanbul, visitors have the opportunity to explore the Trend Forum which has been designed by Texworld’s Art Directors Louis Gerin & Gregory Lamaud. The Trend Forum will put on display selected fabrics and accessories from participating exhibitors. Six themes of influence have been disclosed in the “Impulse” trend book: Spontaneous Attraction, Brutal Poetization, Innocent Appropriation, Anonymous Quintessence, Abrupt Veins, dedicated to denim, and Fragmented Relics for accessories. The season’s colourways tend towards subtle hues, with subdued vivacity: “latent strength as a source of impulse” emphasises Louis Gérin. Interpreted in 44 shades with poetic names dreamt up by the passionate colourists.
There will be dedicated seminar sessions by Texworld’s Art Directors Louis Gerin & Gregory Lamaud as well as Peclers Paris presentations by Alexandre Fleveau & Maguelone Pare-Harroc. Vakko Esmod Istanbul Fashion Academy will give a seminar by Nadia Haouach & Dominique Boillot.
Prominent support for Texworld’s first edition in Istanbul
Elif Cığızoğlu, one of the most successful and prominent fashion designers in Turkey, has announced her support and excitement for having Texworld in Istanbul after Paris and New York, especially considering the importance of Istanbul in apparel design. “For many years I have visited Texworld in Paris to discover new fabrics which I use in my collection designs. I believe that Texworld Istanbul will contribute a lot for both fashion and textile sectors“, states Elif Cığızoğlu.
She is also happy to announce that there will be more joint efforts with Messe Frankfurt Istanbul for the upcoming show in April 2015.
Posted November 20, 2014
Source: Messe Frankfurt