Collection Premiere Moscow took place from September, 3 to 6, 2014. The fair hosted about 1,400 exhibitors from 33 countries and registered 18,500 visitors from 38 countries, including Ukraine. However, this edition saw fewer numbers of visitors because of the prevailing tense political situation. Attendance was down by four per cent. This year, 25 new Russian exhibitors presented their collections for the first time. The exhibition focused on the rapidly growing market segment of mid-to upper class in Russia.
The collections presented include leisure wear, evening wear, lingerie, beachwear, men’s wear, children’s wear, women’s wear. This included readymade and knitted wear, textiles, yarns, accessories and auxiliary materials for tailoring. The event was supported by fashion shows and catwalk shows. At this year’s show, the Russian magazine Lingerie celebrated its 10-year anniversary.
The next Collection Première Moscow will take place from February 24 to 27, 2015. This is the largest fashion trade fair in Eastern Europe. It’s held in Moscow twice a year. Most trade visitors are shop owners, corporate executives, buyers and store managers. Many Russian buyers don’t get a chance to travel to Europe because of visa requirements, so they visit CPM.