Our trade mission to Shenzhen Fashion Week 2016
This week 6 Dutch fashion designers attend Shenzhen Fashion Week 2016 in Shenzhen, China. It is held from the 18th until the 25th of March at OCT harbor. Sponsored by the Dutch Consulate of Guangzhou, Silk Tree Consulting organized this trade mission. Yishi Huang, co-founder of Silk Tree Consulting, is on site to coordinate and support the brands at full scale to generate results for China market entry.
About Shenzhen Fashion Week 2016
More than 200 fashion designers will participate, more than 60 fashion shows are held. The event attracts more than 10,000 professional media professionals, buyers, trendsetters, supermodels and heavyweights from the global fashion industry.
Shenzhen has developed into a fashion hub in China. According to official statistics, the city has nearly 3,000 garment companies that employ about 300,000 workers and produce roughly 2,000 garment brands.
Dutch fashion designers
The participating Dutch fashion designers that are attending the event in China are:
- JOW Junior – Dutch premium Kid & Family fitted fashion label – by Angelle Chang
- Herma DeJong Hat Design – High-end exclusive hat brand – by Herma de Jong
- VJR Jewels – handcrafted collection of one of a kind and limited edition jewelry – by Marianne Moerman
- Few & Far Selected – Luxurious handmade accessories – by Shima Ganesh
- A fish named Fred – creative menswear and shoe collections – by Rob Schalker
- Dyvsign – Art inspired jewelry – by Yvonne van Zummeren
Silk Tree approach
So how did Silk Tree Consulting organized this trade mission? After we initiated the project we coordinated between the different parties, like for example the designers, the event organizers and the consulate. We have setup the whole program and used our network in Shenzhen to get the premium package for the designers. We manage to get much attention by the promotion we did in advance of the event. Furthermore we did trip preparation with the designers. On one side this are the more practical things like flight and visa arrangement. Also we made preparations for the Holland booth decoration and purchase attributes in China supporting the display of the fashion products. Group brochures and logos were made. On the other side we provided market entry consulting. Everything to get the most out of the event is generated from a decent preparation and guidance up front.
On site we are going to manage the sales, translation to the designers and follow-up on the leads. Of course we will assist in practicalities around travelling and group coordination. We will assist in TV interviews and other PR events.
At Silk Tree Consulting we believe that hard work, market and brand knowledge, clear vision about the end result and thorough communication will be of great value to be successful in this event.