Kind + Jugend (16th-19th September 2010) will begin with a surprise to mark its fiftieth anniversary: On the basis of their own trade fair history, exhibitors from the fields of fashion and design will be presenting their products on a Fashion High Street in Hall 11.3.
The result will be a shopping street for products, collections and product lines from the area of children’s fashion, such as clothing for babies and children, textiles and accessories.
“We will round out the unique atmosphere of style, design and quality by presenting kids’ fashion shows on each day of the fair,” says Oliver P. Kuhrt, Koelnmesse Executive Vice President, regarding the realization of the anniversary concept. The supporters of the fashion shows program include the Europäischer Verband für Kindermode und Kinderfürsorge (European Association for Children’s Fashions and Welfare) and Children’s Fashion Europe (CFE). The company Luna Media GmbH has come on board as a media partner and is organizing a “Luna Lounge”, which will be a gathering place for trade visitors, exhibitors and journalists.
The collections presented at the fashion shows — which already include those of the Spanish designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada — will also be on show in the lounge. Tutto piccolo, Bóboli, Noppies, Blue Seven (Obermeyer) and Elisa Menuts have already booked as well.
In September the international sector will once again be meeting in Cologne, at Kind + Jugend 2010. And this year Kind + Jugend is again experiencing stronger demand from the segments furniture and textile outfittings, as well as toys for babies and toddlers.
In total, nearly 800 companies from 40 countries are expected to attend the sector’s most important event, including once again 80 per cent from outside Germany. Kind + Jugend’s product range focuses on children’s furniture, textile outfittings, prams and buggies, child safety seats, hygiene articles, electrical appliances, toys and games, baby and children’s fashions and maternity wear. Taking last year’s event into consideration, all of the segments’ product groups will be arranged in a way that will even better meet the needs of the trade. That means shorter walking distances for buyers. Everything on their shopping lists will be presented in a compact and clear manner in the trade fair halls.
Further information on Kind + Jugend and the range of services available can be found at: www.kindundjugend.com