Following its relaunch last July and the fine-tuning of the various segments in February cpd this summer is well geared to the market again. Retailers are in for many well-established and new brands: over 40 high-quality newcomers will showcase their collections in the exhibition halls. Protagonists include Malousebastiaan from the Netherlands, Iben Høj and NÖR from Denmark, Elm Design from Iceland, Hindahl & Skudelny and Mo Koshji from Germany, Eleganzza and MissMiss from Italy as well as Haaning and Htoon from Norway. Also part of the game are the winners of the “Design am Rhein” talent competition Dora Abodi, Lena Hasibether, Anna Jazewitsch, Krizia Robustella and the label GroßerHeinrich plus the Russian designers Erica Zaionts and Lena Tsokalenko. Here cpd confirms its claim of presenting retail with new, exciting brands off the beaten track every season; non-mainstream brands that make every range something special allowing fashionconscious shoppers to dress individually. A total of 480 exhibitors with approx. 950 collections have registered for cpd.
“We look forward to a cpd that has consolidated its position after eventful months. In terms of collections we have grown by five percent to 950 in a year-on-year comparison,” said Igedo Managing Director Philipp Kronen adding “with us retailers can view and order collections of various genres very efficiently to stand out from the mainstream. And this is why cpd is worth visiting.”
Mature styling worlds such as Maternity, Big is Beautiful, the avantgarde Gallery and Concept 11 as well as the even further extended accessories area map the directions in women’s fashion at cpd. Furthermore, Düsseldorf offers national and European apparel retailers a fair platform for effective business thanks to the fair’s short distance to the city.
For domestic and European specialist retailers cpd is ideally scheduled: by cpd womenswear collections are complete and information density is at its highest. In troubled times retailers are forced and willing to gather information but also determined to place their orders for the coming season while doing so – if at all possible at the same time and in the same place.
cpd is rounded off by an extensive line-up of communication, information and trend events: the
20 catwalk shows during the trade fair at Showcase Düsseldorf, the Orderinformation seminar arranged by the German Fashion Institute in cooperation with the TextilWirtschaft magazine and the Igedo Company at the Innside Premium Hotel plus other events all make for “information galore” for industry representatives coming to Düsseldorf from throughout Europe and the rest of the world.
Trade visitors can purchase their tickets quickly and conveniently from the Online Ticket Shop at www.cpd.de. First-time visitors can obtain their tickets from the Ticket Shop after successful online registration using the e-mailed login data.
Admission tickets that also include free use of local public transport can be conveniently printed out by visitors back home even when the trade fair has already started. Reserving tickets online saves you from queuing at the cpd ticket counters although ticket purchases are, of course, also possible there.
The next cpd will be held at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre from 6 to 8 February 2011.