GDS – The Premier Shoe Event

Eryn Behan

Eryn Behan

About the show: GDS – The Premier Shoe Event has been successfully organized for many years. In the event, exhibitors will get an opportunity to showcase fashion footwear, footwear accessories, leather, footwear machinery, and footwear components for all genders and ages. Many exhibitors will be participating in the show like manufacturers and representatives of clothing brands.

Eryn Behan is director of Ginger Trend Consulting, the exclusive agent for UK trend forecaster Mudpie and its online platform MPDClick, and a provider of fashion forecast services and consumer insight trends to the fashion and interior design industries throughout Australasia.

Location: Dusseldorf, Germany
Show dates: 16th – 18th March 2011
Market: Footwear

GTC_1Here Mpdclick provides an overview of all that GDS had to offer for the autumn/winter 2011/12 season; from clothing to accessories, we have compiled a report of women’s, men’s and kid’s must-have styles for the season. Brand profiles of key exhibitors spotted at the show are also featured in this report complete with the collection’s specified age range, inspiration and brand contact details.

Trends of the show

Style: Classic shoe shapes such as the boat shoe and brogue are reworked in boot form to create contemporary hybrid styles.

Shape: The suede desert boot is a popular option, with the shape also seen in polished leather in a move towards a cleaner look.
Colour: For the fashion conscious consumer, add a pop colour accent to any style for a subtle nod towards the popular colour blocking trend.

Fabric: A prominent fabric at GDS is suede, seen across a myriad of styles. Adopt midnight blue tones for a subtle yet contemporary feel.

Detail: For autumn/winter 11/12 hi-tops and casual boots are seen with padded ankle cuffs in a contrasting fabric


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