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Allfashion Sourcing Cape Towns Hosts An Immersive Event

Proudly organized by Messe Frankfurt South Africa, allfashion sourcing Cape Town is a Covid-19 compliant immersive 3-day event featuring trend talks, industry-focused seminars and so much more.

You can expect to find trend talks by internationally recognized trend forecasters, fashion experts, designers and art directors. Industry-focused seminars and several fashion shows will also be showcased along with the annual Young Designers Competition.

Free tickets to the live event are limited due to COVID-19 restrictions and strictly available on a first-come first-serve basis.
Online-only event registrations are also now open.

Date: 19, 20, 21 October 2021
Time: 9am-4pm daily
Venue: The Lookout Venue, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Cost: FREE.

Ticket bookings & registration: http://easycode.com/allfashionregistration

Trend talks:

Led by Art Directors of the Messe Frankfurt apparel fabrics fair Texworld Paris Louis Gerin and Gregory Lamaud, pertinent insights will be provided around the latest social, cultural, ethical, and environmental fashion industry shifts in  our COVID-19 world. The effects of these shifts on future consumer behaviour will be explored.

Furthermore, expect insights from Texworld Paris, a leading international platform for apparel fabrics and accessories fair that season to season offers an immense variety of fabric and materials to professional buyers in the fashion industry.

Other talks will cover top trends driving sustainability focused on the global fashion system gravitating towards greater ecological integrity and social justice.


The 3-day event features a range of industry-focused seminars by influential keynote speakers:
• Official opening, Alderman James Vos – Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities
• Government textiles roadmap by the Department of Trade & Industry
• City of Cape Town fashion industry, Lance Greyling – Director for Enterprise & Investment
• Journey to sustainability panel discussion by Jackie May – Founder & editor Twyg Media Production, Wendren Setzer – Wren Design, Dr Jaisheila Rajput -Tomorrow Matters Now and Lawrence Pillay, Head of Sourcing at Woolworths
• Your journey in fashion panel discussion, Cyril Naicker – Chief Executive Imprint Luxury, Tania Rossouw and Louis
Orlianges – Plain Tiger
• Building your brand, Paul Simon – Co-Founder We Are EGG omnichannel retail platform
• Localization panel discussion – Michael Lawrence – Executive Director National Clothing Retailers Federation South Africa, Nerisha Jairaj – Executive Director SAFLEC, Mahendra Shunmoogam. Director: Policy (Sector Masterplans) Implementation at the Department of Trade, Industry, and Competition: Republic of South Africa Young Designer Competition:
• Taking place on the 21st October, 15 young designers are offered the opportunity to showcase their skill set and prowess through interpreting a predetermined design brief.
• These fashion and design scholars are either graduating in 2021 or are recently graduated – or fall part of a design
internship program.
• Finalists are selected by Imprint Luxury’s Cyril Naicker, Cape Town Fashion Council’s Kerry Lee Bell, fashion mogul
Tamburia Chirume, and the Plain Tiger e-commerce team to design on-trend, retail ready looks.

Fashion Shows:

• Daily fashion shows will be attended by a COVID-19 compliant audience and streamed online after the live event for virtual viewers.
• Event exhibitors will showcase exclusive ready-to-wear collections worn by professional models sporting the latest hair and makeup trends.
• Africa’s rich and authentic heritage will be displayed through participating local brands as the rise of African fashion
continues internationally.

All those attending get to experience synergy between the traditional and virtual. By supporting local artisans and businesses
South Africans can take a united stand and cast a vote in favour of comradery, adaptation, and connection. This is fashion sourcing, exhibiting, and eventing reimagined.

Owned by Messe Frankfurt, allfashion sourcing Cape Town is a business-oriented marketplace for the textile and fashion industry combining African creativity, design, and manufacturing with international sourcing options.

Registration for the hybrid event is open, you may book your free visitor ticket here http://easycode.com/allfashionregistration

For more details about allfashion sourcing, please visit www.allfashionsourcing.com

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