The collections of leather and imitation leather jackets edged with natural or fake fur from Saki from Sweden caught buyers’ attention in womenswear collections, where there is wide choice. The firm, based in Malmö, is developing several lines for its collections: bikers’ jackets for the rock look, leather blazers for the more formal collection and sheepskin with feminine cuts for casual wear.
High-end knitwear in 100% cashmere from Dongguang Dongsheng Cashmere, China, is firmly in line with European trends. The company offers pullovers in very feminine, vibrant colours.
Riding the great wave of popularity for scarves and shawls, Bright Star from India is showcasing its collection in wool/silk or 100% wool with hand-embroidered paisley patterns. Their collections are perfectly attuned to the trends and balance quality and price.
When it comes to denim, models with imaginative details are selling well at Artistic Apparel from Pakistan. “Customers have appreciated our creative range” says Husainan Lalani, designer for the firm. Denims are very much in evidence with two firms to watch out for: Remar from Turkey and TFApparel from Pakistan. The former, which is very fashionable, targets the mid to high end with a cleverly developed collection for women including dresses, denims and tops. Printed and leather-look denims are the most in demand. The latter is concentrating on a more casual collection at competitive prices for menswear, womenswear and children’s wear.
Women’s denim in bright colours (red, garnet-coloured and parrot green) are among the season’s best-sellers. In menswear, European buyers are tending towards definite stone-washed designs, termed “natural wash streaking”.
When it comes to shirting, Nomura Trading from Japan offers shirts with very clever cuts and details that combine the functional with style for men and women in breathable and anti-odour technical textiles. The fabrics are manufactured in Japan and assembly is carried out in Vietnam.
When it comes to long-sleeved outerwear, Faric and Beyond Garments from China – offer some lovely jackets and parkas for men in high-quality materials.
CTAF increases its variety of products for the European market
This 8th session of CTAF organised by CCPIT-Tex, a partner of Messe Frankfurt, included 90 exhibitors.
CTAF confirms its dynamic growth and demonstrates its desire to capture the European market with a variety of high-quality lines for men, women, children and accessories. Two new Chinese regions have come to show their products alongside those exhibitors who have already attended the last few sessions of ApparelSourcing Paris.
The majority of manufacturers offer mid-range to high-end products. Mr Wang, the President of CCPIT-Tex and CNTAC, came to visit the exhibition the first day and declared himself content with the products offered on the European market for sourcing in China.
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