There are an array of different fashion events in and around Europe hosting a variety of meet-up opportunities for creatives, including awards ceremonies, trade fairs, catwalk shows and more.
In this list we go through some of the most iconic annual events for the industry, with huge events in London and Paris to smaller events that are more accessible to the masses.
The British Fashion Council (BFC) hosts The Fashion Awards in the final stages of the year. The annual celebration of creativity and innovation shines a spotlight on exceptional individuals and influential businesses that have made significant contributions to the global fashion industry over the past twelve months.
The Fashion Awards usually takes place in Royal Albert Hall in London and is hosted by an array of important people such as Billy Porter who has over 30 successful years in the industry. Awards such as Designer of the Year and the BFC Foundation Award are presented to winners voted by over 800 key members.
Brand Licensing Europe brings together 7,800+ retailers and manufacturers with 260 leading brand owners and agents across entertainment, art, sports, corporate brands, gaming, heritage and more to identify new trends, build partnerships and secure brands’ rights.
BLE is a must-attend event for businesses looking to discover and secure deals with the most sought-after brands, characters and images available for licensing.
Fashions Finest is an independent established and professional London Based platform showcasing hand-selected emerging and established designers each season, from the UK and abroad during London Fashion Week.
Fashions Finest has been in existence for over 10 years and their shows are renowned for discovering and giving opportunities to emerging brands and attracting international media, fashion press, VIP’s and fashionistas who want to see the new trends that are being developed by the designers that Fashions Finest feature.
Sneaker Con is the world’s premier sneaker show, providing a huge space for vendors and attendees to buy, sell, and trade some of the most sought-after footwear in the game.
Sneaker Con returns to London annually for an epic event in the largest convention centre in the UK. The event usually features up to 200 different sneaker vendors with the largest collections available in the UK. Attendees are encouraged to bring their heat and upgrade their collection.
Pure London is more than a fashion trade show, they bring together the brightest minds in the industry twice a year to showcase the best of the season’s collections, discover the latest trends, get exclusive business insight and make all-important international connections.
Pure London provides a global platform for womenswear, accessories and footwear brands and designers to meet with buyers that matter the most to their business. This trade show usually takes place in Olympia, London.
Premirere Vision aim to nourish, inspire, and decipher trends for fashion professionals. They are a creator of encounters and business opportunities, historically via shows, for all the players in the industry – designers, stylists, managers creating innovative collections.
Premiere Vision takes place in Paris, France and hosts a multitude of professionals over a number of days, with vast arenas aiming to show new trends and visions.
Bare Fashion is the UK’s only 100% Vegan Fashion Show. As well as the catwalk, people have the chance to discover 100’s of new, vegan and cruelty-free brands. Pop-up shops featuring clothing, beauty and skincare are available.
New to this year’s event is a panel of incredible speakers that will be discussing everything there has to do with the vegan fashion industry and living sustainably. There will also be a VIP area for our lucky VIP ticket holders!
AFWL is the largest and longest running, culturally diverse fashion and trade exhibition in Europe. Since its creation in 2011, AFWL has left a legacy showcasing 900 designers, in front of an audience of more than 70,000 attendees, and represented more than 50 countries with 30 of them being African.
AFWL is one of the most coveted cultural and culturally diverse fashion and trade show events in Europe with more than 3.3 million views across multiple platforms and 34 million impressions online.
Scoop is one of the leading designer womenswear trade shows in London – held at the iconic Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea. It has encompassed an edited line up of premium women’s fashion as well as luxury home, beauty, lifestyle and mens collections.
The exclusive edit comes from emerging international designers, many of whom select Scoop as their only trade platform. Scoop is famed for its unique aesthetic, with over 250 designer labels around outstanding works of contemporary art and a bespoke buying environment for new season collectors.
Fashion SVP, UK’s leading sourcing show, presenting over 100 leading apparel producers in 21 countries in London. Sourcing Briefing seminars are held at the event, which feature industry expert speakers presenting major issues of trend, product development and production.
Plus there are insightful clinics at The Fashion Station, fabric and trend demonstrations, an industry jobs forum and great networking opportunities.
There are hundreds of other amazing fashion events out there, these are only a select few, so be sure to keep your eye out for the next in fashion news online, and check back to our blog for any future posts!