Accompanying events Gallery January 2018

[ December 18, 2017 ]

From 27 until 29 January at the Areal Böhler venue in Düsseldorf, Gallery is not only focusing on providing inspiration with its authentic portfolio of more than 800 brands showcasing contemporary fashion, avantgarde and design collections, evening & occasion, accessories & shoes, but also providing plenty of variety with a selection of accompanying events on Sunday, 28 January 2018:

Sunday, 28 January 2018

11:00 am – GALLERY TRENDVIEW H/W 2018/19

Areal Böhler // ›Glühofenhalle‹ @PLATFORM FASHION
What are the global trends? Which key looks will define the new season? How will the silhouettes and proportions change? Is embellishment here to stay? And which colours and materials will be bringing a new dynamic to the collections? Trend expert Karolina Landowski and the Fashion Director of Igedo Company, Alexander Radermacher, are summarising the most important ladies’ and menswear looks for autumn/winter 2018/19.

12:00 noon – Presentation of the VDMD.FASHION.PLUCK.AWARD.2018 to Ty-Rown Vincent

Areal Böhler // ›Kaltstahlhalle‹ // Cateringarea
The VDMD network of German fashion and textile designers is once again awarding the VDMD.FASHION.PLUCK.AWARD and its VDMD.FASHION.PLUCK.AWARD during Gallery. About the winner: Until 2001, Ty-Rown Vincent was a catwalk model for Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent, Kenzo, Versace and Roberto Cavalli. This gave him the perfect background and experience to develop his own show concepts and premium fashion events. With his Front Row Agency, he meanwhile supports fashion clients like the OTTO Group, Deichmann, Airfield and Unrath & Strano, as well as corporate clients like Mercedes (Fashion Night), Wella Professionals, Siemens, Audi and BMW/Mini. He produces over 100 shows a year and is also show host, event producer, fashion ambassador and runway trainer behind (and in front of) the scenes in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The award ceremony will also be attended by two previous winners from 2017 and 2016, with dancer and designer Massimo Sinato and ‘hipster grandpa’ Günther Krabbenhöft.

13:00 pm – Press event and collection presentation of Bessin with Ilka Bessin

Areal Böhler // ›Alte Schmiedehallen‹ // Stand H 49
The founder and owner of this new label first shot to fame in Germany as a comedian playing the role of “Cindy from Marzahn”, an endearing fictional character from Berlin’s working-class area Marzahn. And now Ilka Bessin is fulfilling the dream of creating her own fashion line for plus sizes. In the CONTEMPORARY area at Gallery, Bessin will be presenting her new collection of tops, sweaters, jeans, parkas, coats, dresses and blouses. All under the motto: “Love your curves! Be yourself, you have nothing to hide!” Her fashion label Bessin is aimed at women who wear sizes 42 to 54, but still want to keep up with the latest trends. Here, the feel-good factor is combined with high quality. A matter very close to her heart is sustainable production in Europe. “As well as the design and quality of the materials, the working conditions for the production employees are also very important to me. A fair wage and regulated working hours should become standard practice throughout the entire fashion industry.”

From 6:30 pm – Industry get-together @Gallery

Areal Böhler // ›Kaltstahlhalle‹ // Cateringarea

Throughout the entire duration of the tradeshow:

AMD Academy Fashion & Design Düsseldorf

AMD Academy Fashion & Design Düsseldorf will be flying the flag at Gallery with its own exhibition: the final degree work of their best graduates will be showcased on mannequins and in photos presented in the ›Alte Schmiedehallen‹, at their own booth and at Gallery EVENING & OCCASION in the ›Kaltstahlhalle‹.


The line-up of accompanying events includes fashion shows (please contact the corresponding brands directly for invitations) and get-togethers by Gallery’s partner PLATFORM FASHION in the ›Glühofenhalle‹ and ›Alte Federnfabrik‹.

Another new highlight is THE NRW DESIGN ISSUE for young fashion design from North Rhine-Westphalia. These aspiring young brands are being presented parallel to the PLATFORM FASHION format at the Areal Böhler to give young fashion designers from the region of North Rhine-Westphalia the opportunity to network with other creatives. This new concept consists of three elements: TNRWDI-INTERACTION, TNRWDI-TEMPORARY und TNRWDI-CATWALK. Their designs are being presented in Düsseldorf galleries, at various professional formats and on the catwalk of PLATFORM FASHION to provide new inspiration for the fashion and art market in North Rhine-Westphalia and to develop long-term synergies.