The Frankfurt Fashion Week relaunch this summer unites the fashion and trade fair worlds

City of Frankfurt and Messe Frankfurt present their concept for the Frankfurt Fashion Week / Messe Frankfurt bundles textile trade shows Techtextil, Texprocess and Heimtextil Summer Special / Neonyt is designed as a direct-to-consumer lab in the city.

In the week from 20 to 26 June 2022, the Frankfurt Fashion Week will be the main happening in the city of Frankfurt.  Members of Frankfurt’s urban society can look forward to numerous events, including exhibitions, fashion shows and talks on sustainability, fashion, lifestyle and fashion culture-related themes. Messe Frankfurt is additionally bundling the global textile and fashion events Techtextil, Texprocess and Heimtextil Summer Special in the Fashion Week framework because they highlight relevant issues for the international fashion industry. Last, but not least, Frankfurt is putting the spotlight on the sustainability mega trend by hosting Neonyt’s innovative B2B and experience formats.

The Mayor of Frankfurt Peter Feldmann is elated: “Frankfurt can do fashion! And the Frankfurt Fashion Week this summer will dispel all doubts. It’s time for members of the local design and fashion community to take centre stage, and the Frankfurt Fashion Week provides them with the ideal platform to showcase their diversity. By putting the spotlight on sustainability we are underlining everything that Frankfurt am Main today represents as a green city. Sustainability is also the focal theme at Neonyt, which is being held in conjunction with the textile trade shows and complements the consumer programme with a comprehensive, internationally oriented event for European textile and fashion professionals. Frankfurt is the only city where a concept like this can work.”

“Two pillars, one message,” said Economic Affairs Officer Stephanie Wüst, explaining the concept for Frankfurt Fashion Week in summer 2022. “Frankfurt is the only city with the international trade fair expertise and creativity to appeal to such a wide-ranging public, from fashion fans and creative minds to industry professionals. Both Messe Frankfurt and the City of Frankfurt will be focusing on this unique selling point during Frankfurt Fashion Week,” added Wüst. Their aim is to bring the international and local communities together and create added value that the entire city will benefit from. “The collaboration between City Hall and the exhibition centre is helping us to transfer the key trade fair themes into the city. We’re also working with the local fashion and design industry to develop event formats that will boost our city’s sustainability,” emphasised Wüst.


International trade fairs at the Frankfurt Exhibition Centre

Techtextil, the leading international trade fair for technical textiles, functional apparel textiles and textile technologies, and Texprocess, the leading international trade fair for garment and textile processing, which will be showcasing outstanding innovations and sustainable production processes for the apparel and fashion industry, as well as Heimtextil Summer Special, the international trade fair for home and contract textiles, will be held concurrently between 21 and 24 June. They reflect Messe Frankfurt’s strategy of bundling profitable formats and the extension of that strategy to the textiles and textile technologies sector. The established leading trade fairs combine creativity with high tech, application diversity and know-how. Leading international textiles companies and key innovators are expected to be in attendance when Frankfurt hosts one of the first international sector get-togethers since the unscheduled pandemic pause.

Neonyt, the most important sustainable textiles and fashion hub, will also be highlighting important future issues in its progressive event and shop formats. With its ‘New Patterns’ motto, Neonyt is deliberately opening its doors to the consumer market in order to build on its multi-dimensional sustainability concept. The Neonyt Lab’s innovative experience formats and D2C trade show will appeal to the entire sustainable cross-sector community, industry newcomers and interested consumers when it opens its doors from 24 to 26 June 2022. 

“We are creating unique global synergies that will illuminate the processes and products along the entire international textile and fashion industry supply chain: from yarn and fabrics to fashion, as well as the machines that are used to manufacture and process the textiles.

Circular processes and recyclable products are key trends in the context of eco-friendly business management. Some 2000 exhibitors have confirmed their participation and we are expecting trade visitors from more than 100 nations. All our activities centre on sustainability and digitalisation, the industry’s central future challenges,” said Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles & Textile Technologies at Messe Frankfurt.

The summer events in Frankfurt cover the entire international textile and fashion industry supply chain. Progressive and sustainable issues will be presented and discussed in a more holistic and interdisciplinary way than ever before in continued close collaboration with the Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network and the United Nations Office for Partnerships. Particular importance is attached to the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Texpertise Network

By bundling several of its events Messe Frankfurt is consolidating its position as the world’s leading organiser of textile trade fairs. The ‘Texpertise Network’ currently includes 60 international textile trade fairs. It unites a world-spanning industrial network as well as globally acclaimed expertise in the international textiles business.


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