The Fairyland for Fashion: digital events planned from September and next shows planned from 1-4 February 2021. Photo: Messe Frankfurt France

Messe Frankfurt France canceled the September edition of The Fairyland for fashion including Apparel Sourcing, Avantex, Leatherworld, Shawls&Scarves, Texworld and Texworld Denim Paris shows. The next edition will take place from 1-4 February 2021 in Paris, France.

The lack of information on health requirements from the authorities for the major international events planned for September, as well as possible travel restrictions for international visitors, calls for caution.

“A survey conducted amongst loyal textile and clothing buyers indicates that most of them are not yet ready to travel. Serious consideration of all these issues and the lack of guarantees that this major event can be organised under good conditions has forced us to take this decision. A difficult decision, but one that is responsible to our visitors, exhibitors and partners,” explains Frédéric Bougeard, President of Messe Frankfurt France.

Despite these exceptional circumstances, Messe Frankfurt’s trade fairs continue to occupy an important position in the sourcing strategies of European buyers for textiles and clothing, leather, alternative materials and fashion accessories. The team has already started working on various initiatives in preparation for the February 2021 edition. “Our major international partners have renewed their confidence in us by confirming their presence from February 1 to 4 2021.

Digital events & next edition

From September onwards, Messe Frankfurt France will be offering several digital solutions to connect suppliers to buyers and to showcase their know-how and production capacities, which are the strength and originality of Messe Frankfurt France trade fairs. The next shows will take place from February 1-4 2021.