The beginning of the summer in Kielce began under the sign of fashion. Exhibitors and visitors from Poland and around the world, lots of new products from manufacturers, presentations of the collection of top sewing brands for children and interesting meetings and workshops – this is how, in a nutshell, the premiere edition of Fashion for Kids Fashion and Textile Fair.
The exhibition, which took place from 28 to 29 June in Targi Kielce, gathered companies from 7 countries around the world, such as: Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Great Britain, France and Turkey. A two-day event dedicated to children’s fashion took place in the largest market hall – Pavilion E. For the purpose of the new event a professional catwalk was created, on which small models presented individual collections for different seasons. The offer of producers and distributors was visited by nearly half a thousand industry visitors, including Germany, Ukraine, Russia, Slovakia, Romania, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, the Democratic Republic of Kongo and Canada.
The experience of the creators of the well-known Kids’ Time fair from the beginning foretold the success of the new event on the European map of meetings of the children’s industry. – We are satisfied with the participation in the Contracting Fair of Children’s Clothing and Textiles – says Ismail Hakki Kiraz from the Turkish company Kimpeks Tekstil. – We came to Kielce trade fair for the first time this year, for another event dedicated to toys and children’s articles. Both from, the participation in Fashion for Kids and Kids’ Time, we are very pleased. Participants and exhibitors emphasized the international dimension of Fashion for Kids.
– Companies from all over Europe were present during the exhibition. Next to us were stands from Denmark, I also saw stands from Spain and Italy – comments Danijela Pantic, representative of MiniMignon from France.
Little fashion on the catwalk
The main attraction of Fashion for Kids event were fashion shows. Over sixty children aged 3 to 10 years, for two days of the fair, walked the catwalk and professionally presented the latest trends.
– Fashion shows were interesting at Fashion for Kids. We could admire small talents, and this is not often the case in this type of exhibition. The shows were very professionally organized. In my opinion, it was the strongest point of the fair – says Danijela Pantic, with MiniMignon.
The companies boasted of collections for the autumn/winter season 2018 and for the spring/summer season 2019. In addition to clothing, there were footwear and various accessories, including umbrellas, hair ornaments, jewelry handbags and backpacks.
Fashion for Kids educationally
The children’s textile industry is developing very dynamically, and one of the most absorbing countries is Russia. As part of the meeting with Elena Pismenskaja, the participants discussed how to enter the children’s clothing market in Russia, as well as marketing trends in the East. Pismenskaja emphasized in her lecture that Fashion For Kids is a great opportunity to gain new contacts and expand knowledge about foreign markets. Agnieszka Socha, a specialist in management and logistics in small commercial companies, talked about planning the purchase of goods for her own business. Dagmara Habier, who has been implementing training projects for years, also took part in the fair and consultancy in the field of Visual Merchandising. As part of Fashion for Kids, she led lectures and workshops.
– Sometimes it is worth giving up showing the whole store display, and focus on the most important elements for our client – said Dagmara Habiera.
Designers and Influencers
Special Zone A was created for designers, stylists and influencers. Organizers of the Clothing Trade Fair and Children’s Textiles have created an opportunity to establish business contacts between exhibitors and designers and bloggers. – We can exchange experiences, look at children’s fashion with fresh eye. The fair is a great opportunity to establish business relations. I met with the positive reaction and attitude of exhibitors present at Fashion for Kids – emphasized Joanna Jończyk, designer. On the second day of the exhibition, a dozen bloggers from all over Poland came to Kielce to see the premiere edition of children’s clothing fair and start a new cooperation. During meetings with exhibitors, they got acquainted with the latest product offer of companies from the children’s industry and their market hits. What we bloggers recommend further has its reception among mothers. Thanks to our work, they can learn more about companies and new products for their children – emphasized Weronika Banaś, blogger from karmicielka.pl.