London Fashion Shows
Remain Strong in Midst of Credit Crunch
Londonedge has become renowned for its community feel and never before has this been as evident as September's show which took place in the midst of economic uncertainty.
We recorded increased figures from overseas buyers and, as buyers were marginally down from the UK , this meant that the numbers on the gate were almost exactly the same as last year. Our top 5 attending countries this season were Germany , Italy , France , Holland and Spain .
Feedback from exhibitors showed an understanding that at this difficult time, we must adopt sharp business models but overall, we must keep a positive attitude to get the most out of the next twelve months. This, to Londonedge and Londoncentral exhibitors and buyers, means sticking together and working through the tougher times.
As ever, the entire team let loose at the show party and enjoyed show entertainment from African acrobats, snake dancers and contortionists. Exhibitors made a wonderful effort with their stands and, those that were chosen this season were rewarded with prizes.
The next Londonedge and Londoncentral (10TH BIRTHDAY SHOW) will take place from 1st-3rd February 2009 at Olympia 2, London , W14. For further information please contact +44 (0) 1162 898 249 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.londonedge.com.
Here is some of what the exhibitors had to say...
"Never, In 15 years of exhibiting at fashion shows have I exhibited at a show where we have written so many orders that we have run out of order pads and have had to have more sent from the office by courier."
Nick Jackson, Jackson Distribution / Iron Fist
In 2008 we came
back to Londonedge proud, with a better prepared stand
and a tighter collection. We nailed 4 new accounts at
the show and are confident we will secure more on the
follow up. Big Bantum love to the buyers that stopped
by to take a gander and print themselves a Bantum-edge
tee, all the sick labels surrounding us for the jokes
and of course the Edge crew for really giving a f**k in
this grimey fashion world and creating a stupidly fun
diverse feel, attracting a selection of national and
international buyers (not to mention wicked after party
where I'm sure we got back our stand fee at the free
Lee Blake, 50Fifty
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