As part of GDS 2008, International Event for Shoes & Accessories,
100 young designers will present their original collections in the
unconventional Young Fashion Area
selected, more established labels. With the theme 'sOULEXPRESS
section will feature independent fashion, urban and
streetwear as well as accessories and other trendy lifestyle
products in a real 'soul-city
setting. Exhibitors such as Gumbies
from the United Kingdom , HOKKA from Germany and the German brand
Buygo have already registered to take part.
important part of GDS's promotion of young talents.
young designers and international buyers with a suitable
communication platform that adapts to the spirit of the age,
commented Kirstin Deutelmoser, Project Director of GDS. The event
will take place from September 12
14, 2008 at the fairgrounds in
D'sseldorf , Germany .
After the re-organization of GDS,
will now be
close to the
areas in Hall 3.
Popular, mainstream lifestyle and fashion brands such as Skechers,
Yellow CAB and Tatonka will showcase their urban and sporty shoe
fashions in the immediate vicinity of
will have an extraordinary hall design. A train
station concourse with a railway carriage and tracks will be the
event area, where dancers will present daily SOUL EXPRESS
performances. Three themed
will lead visitors through
Soul City : 5th Avenue , Disco Street and the Bronx . The booth will
be designed as stores lining these streets in the matching colors
brown, white, black and orange. Another highlight will be the
SOULEXPRESS Party on September 12 in the evening.
To draw special attention to particular young designers, the
'sOULEXPRESS Fashion Award 2008
will be presented in the categories
on September 14. The winners will get
booth at the March 2009 GDS. In addition, the
Main Association of the German Footwear Industry (HDS) will award
Footwear Fashion Future Award
in cooperation with Messe
D'sseldorf at GDS.
For further information on visiting or exhibiting at GDS 2008,
contact Messe D'sseldorf North America, 150 North Michigan Avenue,
Suite 2920 , Chicago , IL 60601 . Telephone: (312) 781-5180; Fax:
(312) 781-5188; E-mail:
[email protected]. Or visit the web site