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First of all thank you to Anton for inventing the profession of matchmaker between brands and agents. And secondly thank you Anton and Vesta for your consistent support and resilience in making this work for us. Hiccups are there to be conquered, and it seems you work along the same lines. And in the end - that is what you need to get results.
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Dutch Courage

Dutch Courage

Author: Lucia Stansbie
10 May 2017

Thinking about the Netherlands and fashion may not bring many images immediately to mind unless it’s those ubiquitous wooden clogs, which that other leading Dutch fashion export, avant-garde enchanters Viktor & Rolf, cleverly reinvented for contemporary consumers.    But as they sa...

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Childrenswear SS17: key trends to buy into

Childrenswear SS17: key trends to buy into

Author: Vesta Zemaite
13 March 2017

Retailers have filled their shop windows with SS17 and we’ve been alerted to a number of key trends in the ever-growing childrenswear sector. First up, with a number of influences making the necessary comeback, WGSN reports there is a hint of the 70s and 80s revival; however this t...

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CPM: climbing its way up and up

CPM: climbing its way up and up

Author: Author: Vesta Zemaite
25 February 2017

One of the most successful trade fairs in Eastern Europe to date – CPM – has just closed yet another Autumn Winter trade show. For those of you who are looking into expanding into the market, we have gathered some insights on the show and the market landscape from Christian Kasch, ...

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Know the difference: competitors and sits next to

Know the difference: competitors and sits next to

Author: Vesta Zemaite
24 February 2017

So, we’ve accepted your request to join the Anton Dell Fashion Consultancy. You’ve just received the questionnaire but admittedly, you’re a little foggy on some of the questions… We’re here to advise!   Particularly addressing the confusion between our ‘competitive to’ and ‘sits ne...

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UK/US Trade Deals: How Does This Affect the US?

UK/US Trade Deals: How Does This Affect the US?

Author: Anton Dell
8 February 2017

  If you’re up to date with world news, you will have heard murmurs of the UK and US trade market.  With a potential trade deal between the UK and the US on the horizon, there are a number of benefits for prospective US clientele to expand in their export into the UK. Despite earli...

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PITTI UOMO

PITTI UOMO

Author: Lucia Stansbie
30 October 2016

Maintaining its title as the main attraction in Italian tradeshows for men’s fashion and boasting new developments in menswear, Pitti Immagine Uomo celebrated its 91st edition of the show this January.   During this edition, brands gathered at Fortezza da Basso, Florence to present...

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WHITE MILANO: JANUARY EDITION

WHITE MILANO: JANUARY EDITION

Author: Lucia Stansbie
30 October 2016

Holding four tradeshows a year during fashion weeks, I recently returned to my home city of Milan for the favorable WHITE Milano tradeshow, alongside 10,000 visitors.   As previously mentioned, the tradeshow is held four times a year, in January and June for the menswear and women’...

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FASHION SOUTH AFRICA

FASHION SOUTH AFRICA

Author: Vesta Zemaite
26 October 2016

In a previous blog, we attempted a glance at fashion in Africa as a whole – a rather broad task.  In this one, we zoom in onto South Africa, which joins Nigeria as the leading fashion market in Africa.  Urban Studies observes that South Africa went from having less than 250 shoppin...

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White Milano: Flying the Flag for Milan

White Milano: Flying the Flag for Milan

Author: Lucia Stansbie
5 October 2016

As a native Milanese who went on to work in the fashion industry which the city has been known for since the Renaissance and the Middle Ages, I have to confess to some attachment to the White Milano trade show.  Milan is often characterised as sober and business-minded as well as e...

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Distribution in China for Smaller Brands – Talking Points

Distribution in China for Smaller Brands – Talking Points

Author: Vesta Zemaite
10 August 2016

The incredibly lucrative market for clothes, accessories, and other luxury goods in China – the largest in the world for mass fashion – understandably has brands scrambling to secure distribution in the region, regardless of the volatile economy.  It is possible for any brand to es...

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