Launching in Calgary early next year will be inaugural biannual fashion trade show, PARKSHOWEXPO, that will celebrate Canadian fashion and encourage brands and retailers to keep dollars within the country. Taking place from February 27 to March 1 of 2017, the event invites buyers, retailers, designers, brands and consumers from across the nation to participate, bringing together the fashion industry under one roof for an inclusive business-to-business fashion exchange.
More than 350 fashion brands and distributors will showcase Autumn/ Winter 2017 men’s and women’s outerwear, attire and accessories to 2500+ industry professionals. Arts, culinary and educational programming will complement the trade show allowing national and international attendees a refreshing dialogue on Canadian fashion.
“There are no current opportunities within Canada where all the members of the fashion industry can come together, and much less for the consumer or international retailers and distributors to access Canadian brands,” says Megan Szanik, co-founder and CEO of PSE “PARKSHOWEXPO is flipping the traditional model on its head. We’re gathering all members in one place so we can inspire, connect and educate our colleagues on the changing fashion business. We believe that in this economy, it’s not only smart, it’s essential for Canadian retailers to keep dollars close to home and to showcase and encourage the export of sought after fashion that is designed and made in Canada.”
Apart from industry events, the public will be invited to explore style-focused installments, including PARKSHOP – the world’s biggest Canadian brand pop-up shop.
Brands, designers and retailers interested in participating in PARKSHOWEXPO can find more details at parkshowexpo.com.