A total of 370 Spanish exhibitors and foreign companies from 20 countries took part in the latest FIMI.
7,000 professionals flocked to the show from more than 50 countries.
22 Spanish and foreign Labels paraded down the FIMI KIDS FASHION WEEK catwalk.
The event is now firmly established on the international fashion fair circuit as a business platform and a showcase for the latest trends and also as the only Spanish fashion trade fair with an international perspective.
FIMI, the International Fair for Children’s and Junior Fashion, drew a total of 370 exhibitors to its 80th edition, held in Madrid from 17th to 19th January. The international exhibitors hailed from 20 different countries including Bangladesh, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, India, Italy, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
The fair took up 100% of the available exhibition space, with 23% more content than the January 2014 edition, showcasing the new collections for the autumn-winter 2015-2016 season from market leading labels such as Barcarola, Bóboli, Desigual, Foque, José Varón, Mayoral, Name it, Lion of Porsche, Lois, Losan, UBS2, N+V Villalobos + Nieves Álvarez, Zippy and Xti, along with Grupo Zannier brands 3 pommes, Catimini, Lewis Kids and Lili Gaufrette, and Children Worldwide Fashion group brands Hugo Boss, Timberland, Carrément Beau and Petit Bateau.
The showcase also included SEE ME, a unique space in which brands such as Akukuna “Vistele Sano”, Al agua patos, Alouette, BabyShower, Barcelona Brands, Chilicu, Elisabeth Puig, Kilka Kids, Lamajama, Lilo & Co, Lino Fino, Mi Pequeño Lucas, Message in the Bottle, Petit Naif, Stay Little and Tarantela showed their collections, and NEW FIMI, which featured a fascinating group of young brands that are rapidly establishing a name for themselves: Antimilk, Beatriz Zangróniz, Cachorros Ropa Infantil, Carolo Baby, Casadeldisfraz.com, Clara Añó, Clo & Tilde, Guillom, Hashley, Petite Minou, Sisca and Two Needles.
44% more foreign buyers, from 50 countries
One of the most revealing statistics from this latest edition of the fair was the 44% increase in the number of international buyers who visited FIMI compared with the January 2014 edition of the fair. Buyers came from 50 different countries with the United Kingdom fielding the largest contingent – 22% of all foreign buyers – followed by Portugal (19.2%), Italy (10.6%), Germany (4.5%) and Mexico (3.7%). The United Arab Emirates, the United States, France and Russia each accounted for 2.4% of the international buyers.
It is worth noting that 17% of the international buyers were visiting FIMI for the first time and this group hailed from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Egypt, Estonia, Ghana, Hungary, Ivory Coast, Israel, Kazakhstan, Luxemburg, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, Qatar, Sweden, Venezuela and Vietnam.
The 81st edition of FIMI takes place on Madrid from 19th to 21st June.