Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / 200 bridal collections to be on show at BBEH
200 bridal collections to be on show at BBEH
21
Feb '09
Europe's largest bridalwear exhibition, BBEH, opens its doors on Sunday 8 March. Spread over four halls of the Harrogate Exhibition Centre and three hotels (The St George, the Old Swan and the Majestic), this is the exhibition that kick-starts the year's buying season.

Bridalwear retailers from across the UK will be joined by buyers from as far a field as Japan and the USA, in a bid to be the first to pick up new, trend-setting suppliers and do business with some of the biggest names in the industry.

More than 200 collections will be on show for the three days. Interestingly, the exhibition, now in its 25th year, has attracted an increasing number of mainstream special-occasion houses keen to jump on the bridal bandwagon - an interest doubtless fuelled by the just-released Mintel report on the bridalwear market. This confirms that the sector is not yet affected by the economic downtown and that it is expected to grow faster than womenswear market overall.

With the UK bridalwear market valued at GBP220 million in 2008, and a known reluctance of brides-to-be to compromise on their dream dress, there is every indication that the autumn/winter 2009/10 season will be buoyant.

There are two central trends predicted by the leading manufacturers: the return of the big, romantic dress in luxurious fabrics, and the continuation of the body-hugging glam gown dressed for the new season with softly-draped layers, discreet beadwork and pleating. Top cover will be seen throughout the Harrogate halls - in small, tailored jackets and shrugs or feather-light fluffy wraps.

Winners of the Bridal Buyer Awards 2009 will be announced at a lavish black tie event on Monday 9 March. The 14 award categories this year include - for the first time - the Dress of the Year Award (gowns were selected by six fashion editors and voted for by thousands of visitors at the National Wedding shows in October).

The British Bridal Exhibition (BBEH)


Must ReadView All

Uzbekistan wants joint ventures with Hungarian textile firms

Textiles | On 20th Feb 2018

Uzbekistan wants joint ventures with Hungarian textile firms

Uzbekistan has offered Hungary to create joint ventures in the two...

Vietnam’s textile & garment exports up 10.68% in 2017

Textiles | On 20th Feb 2018

Vietnam’s textile & garment exports up 10.68% in 2017

Vietnam came very close to achieving its 2017 textile and garment...

From left: Tania Polonnowita Wettimuny, MD, Hellmann Sri Lanka; Bart de Vries, Global COO Air & Sea Hellmann; Deshamanya Mahesh Amalean, Chairman, MAS Holdings; & Shirendra Lawrence, COO, MAS Holdings

Textiles | On 20th Feb 2018

Hellmann and MAS form joint venture HMSC

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics and MAS Holdings have formed Hellmann...

Interviews View All

Cyril Pereira
Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

'Major problem in the textile machinery manufacturing industry is the lack ...

Victor Chao
Esmetex

‘In future, clothing boundary lines will become increasingly blurred.’

Hannah Lane
Redress

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

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

Ravindra Jain, Ashish Baid

Oswal Prints Private Limited has been manufacturing and exporting ethnic...

Liz Manning

<div><b>Liz Manning</b>, Business Development Manager at Catexel, has...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

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

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir
Walnut

<b>Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir</b> started their career with the launch of...

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads &amp; Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

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
70.6%
No
12.7%
Skip
16.7%

Total Votes: 102

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
63.7%
No
29.4%
Skip
6.9%

Total Votes: 102

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
88.2%
No
8.8%
Skip
2.9%

Total Votes: 102

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
83.3%
No
7.8%
Skip
8.8%

Total Votes: 102


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