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IFCO – Europe’s largest fashion fair will take place in Istanbul from 7-10 February 2024

Published: February 2, 2024

Fifth edition of IFCO, Istanbul Fashion Connection with  over 600 exhibitors in 8 halls on 100.000 square metres 

30,000 visitors from over 135 countries are expected,  mainly from the EU, Great Britain, Eastern Europa, Russia and the CIS, the Middle East, North Africa and the USA 

Style, creativity, innovation:  

THE CORE ISTANBUL with top designers and high quality  creations will continue at IFCO 

Fascinating projects in cooperation with eight Universities of Fine Arts IMA Trend area sets new inspiring standards 

Special hosted buyer programme 

Successful networking concept in speed dating mode:  brands & manufacturers are networked with selected international buyers

From 7 to 10 February 2024, the Istanbul Expo Center will once again  become the centre of the international fashion world when the fifth edition of  IFCO, Istanbul Fashion Connection, opens its doors. On 100,000 square  metres, over 600 exhibitors and brands will present their latest collections in  8 clearly structured halls. IFCO is the hotspot for fashion professionals, who  will find a variety of product groups under one roof: Womenswear,  Menswear, Baby &Kidswear, Denim & Activewear, Underwear & Hosiery, Occasionwear and Bridalwear, Leather & Fur and Shoes. 

The organisers are expecting more than 30,000 visitors, including buyers,  fashion experts and fashion enthusiasts who want to discover the industry’s  innovative designs and trends. 

Turkiye is an important hub for the European fashion industry and fashion  trade by offering a perfect combination of quality, diversity, tradition and  innovation. These factors make Turkiye an indispensable player in the  European fashion world. The country is home to a dynamic fashion scene  with established designers as well as emerging talents. Creative diversity and  continuous design innovation make Turkiye an inspiring partner for European  fashion brands and fashion retailers who are constantly on the lookout for  new trends. In addition, as the third largest supplier of clothing and textiles to  the EU, it offers clear competitive advantages: short delivery times, high  production quality, customisation and a high level of quality. 

Exhibitor presence: style, creativity & innovation 

THE CORE Istanbul, the designer area at IFCO, a centre for style, creativity  and design, presents a fascinating mix of established and up-and-coming  design talents such as Arzu Kaprol, Tuba Ergin, Dilek Hanif. In the Brand  Hall, renowned retail brands such as Armine, B&G Store, Giotelli, Gizia,  Kayra, Kiğılı, JakamenNaramax, NCS, Panço, Perspective present their  latest collections in elaborately designed stands. FashionIst at hall 5-6 offers  a cross-section of leading brands from occasion and bridal fashion. The latest lingerie, swimwear and hosiery trends will be shown at LineExpo at hall 9-10. 

Visitor experience: B2B match making & international presence 

IFCO’s B2B Match Making enables efficient connections between exhibitors  and buyers in speed dating mode. High-calibre visitor groups from the USA  and the UK have announced their participation. At the last trade fair, IFCO  recorded over 25,000 visitors from more than 125 countries; over 30,000  visitors are expected at the upcoming event. 

Supporting program: trends, design & expert knowledge 

The comprehensive seminar and workshop program includes expert  contributions from WGSN, Academia della Moda and more. Here, the latest  developments and trends in consumer habits, the fashion industry and  relevant topics such as 2025 SS trend women and men trend forecasts, A new era in fashion: less fast fashion more quality / ethical fashion, or  Advantages of digital  transformation in fashion will be highlighted. 

For the first time, IFCO is cooperating with eight institutes of the Universities  of Fine Arts to present creative projects by young talents, including graduates  from Turkiye’s top universities of fine arts, the Mimar Sinan University, the  Marmara University, Topkapi University, Yeditepe University etc. From the  catwalk-ready collections of the graduates to the beginnings of collection  creation, such as the fabric samples, design drafts or prints, everything is  presented in their creative projects and creates harmony in a creative way  expressing the students work.  

The Trend Area at the IFCO trade fair, designed by the renowned fashion  academy IMA, presents itself as a fascinating space that reflects the pulse of  the fashion industry. It creates an innovative and inspiring environment that  picks up on the latest trends and developments in the fashion industry and at  the same time sparks visitors’ creativity with the theme RESILIENCE AW 2024 The focus is on the psychology of design. The creation of the Trend  Area demonstrates a keen sense of aesthetics and a deep understanding of  current fashion trends.

The Fashion Designers’ Association MTD, acts as a further major collaborator of the fair. MTD organises innovative events and acts as an  active support for emerging fashion designers, thus playing a key role in the  development of the Turkish fashion industry. 

It is therefore not only a venue for fashion enthusiasts, but also a place of  exchange, inspiration and forward-looking ideas. In this inviting atmosphere,  the dynamics of the fashion industry become tangible and visitors can  embark on a journey through the exciting world of current and upcoming  fashion trends. 

IFCO 2024 promises to be an inspiring platform for the fashion industry and  will once again set new standards in terms of style, creativity and innovation. 

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