Première Classe: an important editionFrom 7 to 10 September in Paris
Yet another position edition of the French tradeshow held every January and September came to an end, involving – also thanks to its conjunction with Who’s Next – visitors from all over the world, who consider the fashion accessories proposed at Première Classe to be an important point of reference for their purchases. It was an edition characterised by nice weather and a positive turnout in buyers, who came to see the 760 brands of accessories present at the fair, which represent the segments of footwear, bags, costume jewellery, hats, shoes, etc.… If 43% of the exhibitors were French in origin, all others were foreign and arriving above all from countries like Italy, Spain, Germany, and England. A total of 41 different countries were represented by the exhibitors, with 30% of them participating for the first time in Paris. “Africa Street” was the theme of Who’s Next and Première Classe and it’s interesting to note how for the first time – it is very likely – the African continent was the protagonist of one of the most important international fairs in the world. All things considered, it can be said that the September 2018 edition of Premiere Classe confirmed the validity of the fair’s international scope, while also offering at the same time interesting previews of what fashion in footwear and bags will be like in spring-summer 2019. Première Classe and Who’s Next will return together from 18 to 21 January 2019, always at the Parc des Expositions – Porte de Versailles in Paris.