Le Show Istanbul 2019 Everything you need to know and the video of the fair
LeShow Istanbul 2019 is a brand new international fair, completely centred on the world of furs: it brings together producers, wholesalers, shops, designers and buyers.
Today I want to tell you about the first edition of this fair, that took place from the 24th to the 26th of January. It brought together 130 exhibitors from 13 different countries: Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine. This opening edition of LeShow Istanbul was also attended by 10 Turkish fashion designers and 7 universities that showed to 5000 international visitors the fashion collections created by their own students.
In addition, extraordinary special guests showed up… like Alia Khan, president of the Islamic Fashion & Design Council (IFDC) and Irena Grahovac, an incredibly talented fashion designer from Serbia. And I was there as well! ☺ I’m very grateful I was given the opportunity to visit the incredible fair that is LeShow Istanbul, full of new ideas and incredible professionals. I will always remember it as a beautiful and useful experience. It gave me the opportunity to discover a whole new world and to dive in and give a close look at it. Ideas, work and talent: 3 keywords that define events like LeShow Istanbul. I believe that trade fairs are the best places to stay updated on the innovative and creative protagonists of the world of fashion. They are also perfect places to intercept new trends: cultural exchange always gives me so much! I love meeting and talking to new people, especially with those who may have a different opinion than mine, giving me the opportunity to learn something new every time. It’s important to keep your mind open to new ideas: “difference” and “diversity” always enriches the mind!
2019 LeShow Istanbul edition offered to its participants something truly special: the “Int’l Buyer Programme” was presented during the fair. It’s a very interesting initiative: the aim of this program is to launch and build new international cooperative initiatives, through targeted use of the immense quantity of leather and fur available on the international fashion market. This initiative collected a total of 358 international protagonists coming from 25 countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Bielorussia, Bulgaria, Check Republic, Tatarstan, Russian Federation, UK, USA, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Ukraine and Vietnam. They all got the opportunity to participate in this program and to build a real global network of fashion suppliers. I think that this idea is very useful and extremely far-sighted.
My LeShow Istanbul became a perfect opportunity to discover new sustainable brands and to deepen my research on sustainable clothing. I also made a short video! You can see it here: my intent was to create a fun recap of the most interesting things I discovered about sustainability in the fur and fashion world during my tour at the LeShow Istanbul.
Next fur date? Le Show in Moscow! The fur and fashion world protagonists will meet in May for the Russian edition of Le Show. The 22nd LeShow International Exposition of leather and fur will take place from the 14h to the 16th of May in the central exposition Center of the Russian “Expocentre” in Krasnaya Presnya.
For those who don’t know it yet, LeShow in one of the five most important leather and fur world expositions. The importance of this project and event is confirmed by the Global Association on the Exhibition Industry – UFI. It’s an institution that certifies the quality of this kind of expositions. The UFI certificate is given more than once – In fact the exposition takes place every year to confirm that the event is always organized with the highest world quality standards.
Two incredible editions for a unique (in all means) high-quality world fair.
Hopefully, I managed to trigger your curiosity towards this fair because I can’t wait to check out the next LeShow Istanbul!
PS: below my announcement of Le Show Istanbul 2019
Save the Date: LeShow Istanbul 2019 is Coming. Are you Ready?
Le Show Istanbul 2019 – We are excited to announce that the International Leather and Fur Fashion Fair will be coming to Istanbul next January. Between 24-26 January 2019, hundreds of exhibitors will gather to bring their innovative and high-quality selections of fur to the widest audience possible, and now is the time to ensure you’re right there with them.
I have been nominated brand ambassador of the fair see here my video.
This is set to be one of the highlights of the fur industry calendar, and now is the perfect time to plan your trip to the event.
Istanbul – The Perfect Place to Be
Whether you’re a buyer looking for the best quality leathers and furs or an exhibitor looking for somewhere innovative and up and coming to showcase your goods, Istanbul is the place to be! You’ll find manufacturers, wholesalers, fashion retail shops, designers and fur enthusiasts all gathering to further the global leather and fur fashion industry market.
Istanbul is fast becoming the eastern hub for fur innovation, and we’re already excited to discover the new trends that will be emerging from the show. LeShow Istanbul 2019 is going to be an incredible event, and there is already a global buzz surrounding it.
As well as the exhibition, visitors will also have the opportunity to enjoy a unique fashion gala, and catwalk shows which will showcase high end creations from some of the best-known names in leather and fur. Why not check out the events’ exciting Youtube video, which showcases some of these beautiful designs much better than we could put into words! LeShow Istanbul 2019 is supported by the International Fur Federation (IFF) which is considered a sign of how important and highly regarded the event is and will help to ensure that some of the most important brands in the industry will be attending the event.
Join the Fur Fashion Elite
Interested in finding out more about Le Show Istanbul 2019 and joining many of the industry’s leading brands at the event? Sounds good to us too! To register your interest, simply complete the visitors form on the show’s website, which you can find here.
LeShow Istanbul 2019 is also offering a prestigious “Int’l Hosted Buyer Programme” with the aim of building up new international cooperation initiatives and to leverage trade volumes in the global leather & fur fashion industry market. This is an incredible opportunity. The international hosted buyers, who will be selected from the Middle East, the Caucasus, the Central Asia regions in addition to those applicants from the EU, Russia, USA and the Balkans will be the highest level buyers and decision makers with specific sourcing requirements ideal for the show. Those members of the programme will actively take part in LeShow Istanbul 2019 and possess extra opportunities to build up their global network of leather & fur fashion industry suppliers.
Visiting LeShow Istanbul as a buyer?
This is the perfect opportunity for you. You can sign up to register for this exclusive buyers program here. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of something special and to access unprecedented buying opportunities. Don’t delay though – online applications to this programme will only be available until the 1st November. Register now so that you don’t miss out!
LeShow Istanbul 2019 – Everything You Need to Know
LeShow Istanbul 2019 will be taking place at the Istanbul Congress Centre between 10 am and 7 pm on the 24th, 25th, and 26th January 2019. The show will be open to manufacturers, buyers, wholesalers and retailers from all over the world. If you want to get in touch with the organisers then you can use the contact details below. They’d love to hear from you!
Turkey Office: Call +90 (212) 284 23 00
Moscow Office: Call +7 (495) 633 32 20
If fur fashion is your passion then there really isn’t any better place to be.