After three days of doing good business, the Fashion Access and Cashmere World's Spring / Summer 2017 edition came to an end on September 24. In all, exhibitors and buyers were satisfied with the fair itself and optimistic about the future of the economy in China and throughout Asia.
Buyers from top brands attended both fairs. Participants included: MetroCity from Korea, Li & Fung, French Connection, I.T Apparels from Hong Kong, Abahouse from Japan, Marmalato, Names.RU and PJSC Melon Fashion Group from Russia, Zalora from Singapore, Le Cashmere and Hircus from UK and The Sak Brand Group from USA among others. Around 150 exhibitors from 18 countries and regions were represented with 30 exhibitors participating in Cashmere World, the only trade fair in the world dedicated to luxury fine fibres. Among the highlights were exhibitors from Brazil and Korea with Korean pavilion attracting a lot of attention. South America and Brazil in particular were represented at the Fashion Access.
At the symposia, modern consumer trends were discussed through seminars. Selected exhibitors are awarded for their product design excellence at the Best of APLF Awards (BOAA) twice a year. Shanghai Legend International won the Best Bag Collection Award for their high-end-looking and extremely cohesive collection of bags made of felt. Other winners included young Russian designer and entrepreneur Bags Business Limited for its fresh take on classic silhouette ladies handbags; the Italian footwear manufacturer LSR International for its classic yet very young and urban collection of ladies footwear; and Ningbo Consinee Woolen Textile, for its elegant presentation of ladies garments made with the company's yarns.