Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Pitti Bimbo fashion fair received over 10000 visitors
Pitti Bimbo fashion fair received over 10000 visitors
05
Jul '12
The 75th edition of Pitti Bimbo ended at the Fortezza da Basso amidst a climate of great dynamism, creativity and positivity.  The final figures for this edition show an increase of around 3% in foreign attendance, amounting to approximately 2,700 buyers (the increase was even higher in terms of sales outlets, +4% compared to a year ago). 

Driving demand were the excellent performances from Russia, which is now the country most represented at Pitti Bimbo (+25%, 326 buyers) and Turkey (+43%), as well as the good performances from France (+5%), United States (+10%), Japan (18%), China (+38%), South Korea (+60%, sales outlets), Hong Kong (with double the number of buyers) and the main countries of South East Asia, including Central Asia (Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan), the United Arab Emirates (+44%), the Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Egypt), and Northern Europe. 

The figures for Brazil and South Africa were also very good. With regard to the Italian buyers – which included all the most important names and boutiques – the numbers repeated the trend already seen at Pitti Uomo, with a decrease of around 18% and a total of 3,500 visitors.

The total number of buyers was approximately 6,200, and the fair received over 10,000 visitors.

“You could feel a high level of energy among the stands”, says Raffaello Napoleone, CEO of Pitti Immagine, “in the new collections, the events and the catwalk presentations.  The exhibitors expressed their great satisfaction and told us that the quality level of the attendance was very high with lots of buyers from new markets. 

There were no surprises with regard to the Italians: children’s fashion retailing has changed dramatically in recent years, the number of independent retailers has dropped, the sales outlets have evolved – covering larger areas and presenting more structured proposals – and in the current Italian economic situation these trends have obviously been accelerated. 

This edition of Pitti Bimbo was also affected by the drop in attendance from southern Italy and Emilia: in the case of Emilia this was clearly attributable to the recent earthquake which did not, however, affect the presence of exhibitors from the region, starting with some of the top Italian children’s fashion manufacturers. 

With regard to Southern Italy, it should be remembered that the slowdown of the Italian economy is very strongly felt in areas that are particularly dependent on internal consumption”.

“The foreign attendance figures were very significant and amounted to 45% of the total number of attendees”, concludes Raffaello Napoleone.  “The growth registered was even more sustained if we look at the number of sales outlets (+4% compared to June 2011), despite the expected reductions from countries that traditionally send lots of buyers (such as Spain, Greece and Holland), and the confirmation of the figures for stronger countries like Germany and the United Kingdom. 


Must ReadView All

Indian textile & apparel exports fall 13% in Jan 2018

Textiles | On 17th Feb 2018

Indian textile & apparel exports fall 13% in Jan 2018

A decline of 13 per cent year-on-year has been observed in the...

Brazilian cotton prices move up in first fortnight

Textiles | On 17th Feb 2018

Brazilian cotton prices move up in first fortnight

Cotton prices rose in Brazil in the first fortnight of February, as...

Courtesy: OrganoClick

Textiles | On 17th Feb 2018

OrganoClick introduces OrganoTex for water repellency

OrganoClick has introduced OrganoTex, a textile impregnation product...

Interviews View All

Luke Otten
Wigwam Mills Inc

Wigwam aims to recycle discarded yarn that doesn’t make it through the...

C. Dhandayuthapani
Mag Solvics Pvt. Ltd

ITME 2016 exploited our full strength like never before

Hannah Lane
Redress

Encouragement from brands will motivate supply chains to become more...

Riddhi Jain

Conceived in Europe and curated in New Delhi, NeceSera is a...

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

Abhishek Pachauri

Reckon Industries adapts latest systems for manufacturing from designing...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

February 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
70.0%
No
13.0%
Skip
17.0%

Total Votes: 100

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.0%
No
30.0%
Skip
7.0%

Total Votes: 100

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
88.0%
No
9.0%
Skip
3.0%

Total Votes: 100

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
83.0%
No
8.0%
Skip
9.0%

Total Votes: 100


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search