The Fashionist Virtual Fashion and Apparel fair organized by Osmanbey Textile Export Businessmen Foundation (OTIAD) and Istanbul Ready-Made Garment and Apparel Exporters’ Association (IHKIB) has opened its gates virtually.
The online event will focus on fashion trends of the spring and summer seasons of 2021. “Fashionist,” which will be held in four languages, will host fashion parades from 41 different firms and several conversations with industry experts. OTIAD Chairperson Rıdvan Kandağ stated at the launch of the event that the online fair would provide a unique opportunity to people as they will be able to access private collections with one click.
The unique digital fair will feature menswear, womenswear, kidswear and evening wear that will take place every day of the event with more than 7,700 products aiming to capture the new season’s fashion trends.
The fair, curated by Ferhan Aral, intends to introduce brave, diverse and innovative new clothing this year as well as offer insight on what’s to come next with a discussion titled, “A Look into Fashion’s Future.” The talk will feature industry expert Ahu Barut who will explore subjects like factors that determine trends, the new digitalization of fairs and sales and the approach of brands regarding sustainability.
The event will also host the Swedish Exhibition, which will attempt to answer questions on the fashion revolution, future of textile and paper’s place in textiles with guests from Sweden, one of the leading countries in sustainable fashion.