The current 2017/18 Autumn/Winter collections, season highlights and a wide range of inspirations will be presented at GDS – Global Destination for Shoes & Accessories, running from Tuesday 7 to Thursday 9 February 2017. The three well-structured areas (Highstreet, Studio and Pop Up); the representative collection portfolio; the GDS Trend Programme and an informative supporting programme will make it easy for visitors to leverage GDS as an impulse-generating and inspiring platform.
Brands and trends
Leading global brands will present their individual brand presence in the Highstreet area. Visitors can look forward to shoe trends – from Classic to Lifestyle, and from Young Fashion through to Performance or Comfort styles. Commenting on this, Kirstin Deutelmoser, director of GDS and tag it!, said: “Currently over a hundred brands have registered for GDS. With this comprehensive array we offer our visitors a representative, international line-up. Our compact and coherent structuring and our trend programme make work for buyers simple and efficient. I am delighted that GDS has once again been able to attract major companies like Ara Shoes, Josef Seibel Shoes, Lloyd Shoes, Mephisto, Rieker and Schuhunion, van Lier as well as the Wortmann Group with Tamaris, Marco Tozzi, Caprice, Jana and s.Oliver.
For retailers, GDS is an ideal place for information, networking and orders.” Once again presented in the Highstreet segment are big names, as well as the Bestseller Group. In the Comfort segment key brands will be showcasing their latest styles, and presented in a clearly structured and coherent form, the unique Kids’ segment in Hall 3 showcases a comprehensive and also international line-up of children’s collections.
The Pop Up area is once again well geared up – at home here are labels that define the street style of the trendy districts of the world. Meanwhile, presented in the exclusive Studio World are style-shaping brands with their high-quality collections in skilled, handcrafted perfection.
GDS Trend Programme
The GDS Trend Programme is a large information pool for retailers. The trend installations offer a plethora of inspirations for the POS and visual merchandising. Shoe trends are impressively staged and visualised here. At the same time, GDS will show visitors how to best combine the key fashion must-haves’ of the season with topical shoe fashions. The GDS Trend Talks not only provide a whole host of information, not just on the current season, but they also showcase future fashion developments.
The ‘GDS 365 – Digital Marketplace’ is a joint project with the Berlin company We Want Shoes whereby GDS offers an innovative B2B eCommerce platform for shoes and accessories. Exhibitors can present themselves at the GDS Showroom at www.wewantshoes.com throughout the year. As an interactive orders, communication and networking tool this digital showroom helps buyers to implement their advance and repeat orders more efficiently 365 days a year.
In parallel with GDS tag it! presents innovations from the private label segment. This sourcing trade show focuses on shoes and accessories, international variety as well as on a whole range of product, price and quality segments. This means it offers optimum opportunities for business on the growing market of price sensitive buyers.
Find out more at www.gds-online.com and www.tag-it-show.com