The business done among the 1st Encuentro Empresarial Nacional; the international delegation of Medellin Cluster City buyers; independent, national and international buyers; and Proexport results, reached US$75,9m, a 14.4% more than in 2009.
The internationalvisitors/buyers were 1,463; a 4.5% growth compared to 2009. The national visitors/buyers were 7,421; an 8% more, this proves the Colombiamoda importance in the company agenda of the Americas.
16,000 people – almost twice than the 2009 number – filled the Metropolitano Theater for the 20 conferences held at Inexmoda – SENA knowledge pavilion.
As part of the creative transformation, we hadDiseñadores by Vogue, a new space in alliance with the prestigious Vogue magazine, and during which 17 well-known designers showed their collections to strategic buyers.
76 designers and brands were showed on the 23 Colombiamoda 2010 runways. This creativity placed on stage summoned about 23,000.
MEDELLIN. Thursday, July 29, 2010.
During the COLOMBIAMODA closing press conference – CreativeTransformation; Carlos Eduardo Botero Hoyos, Inexmoda Executive Director, presented the twenty-first Colombiamoda version balance.
Among the most important events, Botero Hoyos highlighted: (the numbers obtained up to July 29, 2010, 12:30 pm).
National buyers: 3.593
National visitors: 3.318
Students: 510Total National entries: 7.421
(Colombiamoda 2009 variation: +8%)Independent buyers: 726Proexport (Missions): 737
Total International entries: 1.463
(Colombiamoda 2009 variation: +4,5%)TOTAL FAIR ENTRIES: 8.884
(Colombiamoda 2009 variation: +4,5%)
Germany, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Curazao, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, United States, France, Guatemala, Holland, Honduras, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea,Mexico, Norway, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom, Dominican Republic, Russia, Trinidad Y Tobago, Venezuela.
The Esteban Cortazar runway with Éxito, was the one in charge of the official opening of the 21st fair, on July 26, at Caja de Madera. Thanks to the alliance between Inexmoda and Almacenes Éxito, it was possible for the first time to have in the country, this talentedColombian designer, who presented an innovating and avant- garde collection, which was immediately for sale at some branches of this chain company. This is how a 2010 Colombiamoda, full of creative transformations started; taking the best of designing to the hands of many Colombian women who never thought of being able of buying a Cortazar garment in the country and at accessible prices.
OnTuesday, July 27, first day of this event, the opening, chaired by the president of the Republic of Colombia, Álvaro Uribe Vélez; The Antioquia Governor, Luis Alfredo Ramos, and the most important company leaders, was perfect to give a heartfelt tribute to the first Colombian President who during his 8 years in office took this sector to a constant improvement, a clear transformation and provided theenough security to develop this important national industry with clear perspectives and governmental support .
Colombiamoda 2010 experienced a creative transformation. To the pavilions already exposed we had, as in the former version, the categories of shoe wearing, leather, leather goods, jewelry, costume jewelry, as a venture for and integral conception of fashion that goes beyond wardrobe.Likewise, the Home Forum was offered as a novelty, a space emulating a house with all its different environments, set fashion trends and allowed the category presenters to have a power scenario to exhibit.
The novelties did not stop and during this version the Urban Zone got to the final consumers. Starting at 7:00 p.m. during the three days of this event, brands with presence there could...