Several ready-to-wear designers from Bulgaria, Brazil and Turkey showcased their latest autumn-winter (A/W) 2014 collections at the recently concluded Parisian prêt-à-porter trade event ‘Who’s Next’ at the Porte de Versailles in Paris.
Seven young Brazilian designers were given the opportunity to present their A/W 2014 ready-to-wear collections through the ‘Brazilian to Be’ (BtoBe) program initiated by Casade Vriadores (House of Creators, a Brazilian fashion week dedicated to young designers), the Brazilian Textile and Apparel Industry Association (ABIT), and the Brazilian Agency for Promotion of Exports (APEX-Brazil).
Young Brazilian designers and fashion labels such as CYN by Cynthia Hayashi, Gabriela Sakate, Gralias, Helen Rodel, Karin Feller, Spirodiro, Trendt, showcased their ready-to-wear creations at the Fame booth of the four-day fair.
Ten renowned Bulgarian ready-to-wear and accessories designers exhibited their A/W 2014 creations at the Who’s Next show under the aegis of the Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency and the Bulgarian Association of Apparel and Textile Producers and Exporters.
Bulgarian fashion labels namely Etere, Zarena, Jeni Style, Peroto, G Spot for Beyond and 29 desires, as well as Bulgarian designers such as Evgenia Popova, Jana Jekova, Milena Veliova and Nelly Koleva presented their latest collections at the Parisian event.
This year’s show also saw participation from Turkish fashion designers such as Asli Guler, Asu Aksu, Ahyan Yetgin, Burce Bekrek, Cigdem Akin, Ece Gozen, Lug Von Siga, Mehtap Elaidi and more, as well as several apparel firms from Turkey, who showcased their ready-to-wear collections. The Turkish participation was organized by the Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporters Association (ITKIB), the Istanbul Ready-Wear and Apparel Exporters' Union (IHKIB) and the Istanbul Fashion Incubator.
More than 2,000 ready-to-wear and accessories brands were exhibited during the four-day trade event, where several interactive seminars and trends forums were also organized for visitors to comprehend the newest trends in ready-to-wear.
Exhibitors showcased various clothing and accessories goods during the trade fair, including women’s ready-to-wear, men’s ready-to-wear, urbanwear, outerwear, casualwear, textiles and clothing accessories, and more.