fashion-scoops
fashion-scoops

Sydney Shows Seen Moving to March

Currently the shows are held in early May.

By
fashion-scoops/news

Australian fashion week may be about to get its biggest-ever shot in the arm. The event's organizers are expected to announce Friday that the spring-summer shows will move to late March next year from their current slot in early May.
 
According to industry sources, IMG Fashion Asia Pacific, which oversees the Sydney shows, is planning to hook up with Melbourne-based Australian Exhibitions and Conferences. AEC organizes Australia's biggest fashion trade show, Fashion Exposed, and the spinoff boutique show, Premiere. The new fashion week dates would coincide with the March edition of Premiere.
 
Many people believe that Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia's current May timing runs either too late for the Australian spring-summer buying cycle or else too early for the resort season for northern hemisphere-focused designers.
 
Earlier this year, AEC's managing director Harvey Stockbridge said discussions were underway with IMG to potentially dovetail MBFWA and Premiere next year. If the exhibitor numbers at the most recent editions of MBFWA and Premiere are anything to go by, a joint effort could deliver as many as 300 premium brands across the two events.

"I think it would make absolute sense if IMG and Premiere were able to align timing, it would make absolute sense to collaborate — but we can't go any later than the last week of March" Stockbridge said.

load comments

ADD A COMMENT

Sign in using your Facebook or Twitter account, or simply type your comment below as a guest by entering your email and name. Your email address will not be shared. Please note that WWD reserves the right to remove profane, distasteful or otherwise inappropriate language.
News from WWD
Newsletters

Sign upSign up for WWD and FN newsletters to receive daily headlines, breaking news alerts and weekly industry wrap-ups.

LatestPublications
getIsArchiveOnly= hasAccess=false hasArchiveAccess=false