With an extraordinary SS20 edition of CIFF behind us, we are grateful and pleased to have received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from our guests, buyers and brands. Read some of the testimonials below.
TESTIMONIALS: BUYERS, AGENCIES & BRANDS.
“I thought that CIFF Raven was particularly well curated for the needs of a men’s luxury and fashion store like Bergdorf Goodman with unexpected finds and chances to meet vendors I haven’t seen elsewhere. I made some good discoveries I am happy to show Bergdorf Goodman’s team back in NYC.”
Bruce Pask, Men’s Fashion Director, Bergdorf Goodman
“Compared to all I get to see and browse through every season, I am impressed by the newness and freshness of the Copenhagen fashion scene. Copenhagen as a whole and the CIFF days in particular are my personal high points each and every season. I love how the Danes look after each and every guest. Everything is super well organized, everybody is helpful, welcoming, friendly and look like they just stepped out of the coolest street-style blog. I’m already looking forward to coming back again next season.”
Julian Daynov, Business Development/Senior Buyer, SAKS FIFTH AVENUE EUROPE GMBH
“I had a wonderful time and I want to congratulate the CIFF team on an exceptional level of organization and showing us a city and its talent in the most beautiful and high standard way. To say I fell in love with the city is an understatement. Honestly cannot wait to visit again!”
Stavros Karelis – Buying Director MACHINE-A | SHOWSTUDIO
“CIFF keeps growing and getting better and better! Hope to come back to Copenhagen for the next edition. Thanks again!”
Luca Bergliaffa, Buying Manager, YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP AGENCIES
“We just wanted to say thank you to the whole CIFF team for a wonderful show! You were amazing and took really good care of us. We are very happy with our participation in CIFF this year and a special thanks for that goes to the team!”
“CIFF is nothing like any other major shows. The quality of the buyers, show aesthetics and services we receive is second to none.”
Nana Suzuki, Owner, NANASUZUKI
“As a Scandinavian agency with clients across all the Nordic countries CIFF is an important place for us to be. A professional, smooth running fair that is constantly developing, bringing the right brands together with the right stores. A highly valuable venue for retailers and brands”.
Stian Grimsæth, Co-Founder / Manager, Freudian Kicks
“We travel the world and the seven seas, but few trade shows are making waves, like CIFF. Lucky for us, this is our home turf, and we rely on CIFF for our major markets”.
Kyrre Alver, Founder, Blender Agency
“Four years ago, we made the decision of entering the platform at CIFF. For each season CIFF have been taking the level to a point beyond what was expected, from both brands and buyers, creating an environment that allows us to see most of our international customers in surroundings that only compliments the brands. We are honored to be a part of this great fair.”.
Bent Lee, Sales Director, RIOTS STUDIO
“We have participated at CIFF for seven seasons and have been there since the launch of our brand. From season to season CIFF is evolving and managing to take everything up a notch. They have created one of the strongest fairs in the world, not only visually, but also in terms of brand mix, press and buyers. CIFF has become an essential show to visit for all buyers from all parts of the world.”
Andreas Holzweiler, Owner, HOLZWEILER
“Thank you very much for including us in the latest edition of CIFF. The atmosphere, setup, and overall experience couldn’t have been more positive. All the buyers I met
communicated that this was unlike any other trade show in terms of energy, and it was an absolute pleasure to take part once again.”
Philip Rouse Director, Not Summer Ltd. On behalf of Martine Rose
“Once again, CIFF proves that it creates the most elegant of environments for press, retailers, showrooms and designers to exchange ideas and do business in the most calm and conducive of settings.”
“It was the second time Haptiques exhibited PORTER by YOSHIDA at CIFF Raven. The mix of exhibiting brands at the show is fantastic and pretty rarely seen in Europe as is the quality of buyers, press and guests. At Haptiques, we don’t look just for traffic and plenty of visitors although CIFF does provide that. Instead, we focus on quality of interaction and aim for the right clients and CIFF provides that too. We met plenty of our top European and international clients. We especially appreciate the professionalism of the show. The CIFF team is always supportive and creates a good vibe at the show. Over all, the fair has a positive energy and presents good business opportunities.”
Felix Engelmann, Owner Haptiques, distributor for PORTER by YOSHIDA
“This was our third time attending CIFF and it was the best experience thus far. We had the opportunity to build an installation around our collection inspired by climate change and melting glaciers, and over the course of the three days, it sparked dialogues with´buyers, press, other designers and students. It was an incredible opportunity to show and spread ideas. The other thing I really like about CIFF and Copenhagen versus New York or Paris, is that there is more space to think and see the work, people are in less of a hurry, and the Danish truly embrace sustainability and a progressive vision for design. As an emerging designer, you couldn’t ask for a better backdrop.”
Greg Rosborough, ABASI ROSBOROUGH
“CIFF offers an amazing curation of brands in a beautifully lit open space which feels more like a concept store than a fair. The experience is unique in the sense that we have the support and resources here to create an environment which enables us to express our brand ethos. CIFF hosts like-minded individuals from around the world who come together to form a real community. By the end of the fair, it feels like one big family.”
“CIFF plays in fashion’s major league. We participated this season with a special project during CIFF RAVEN. The idea was, to introduce customers to the manufacturing aspects of our brand. The set-up of RAVEN allowed us to play around, to create a concept beyond the commercial boundaries that usually define a fashion trade show. We made valuable press and wholesale contacts in a professional and caring atmosphere. The interaction with international buyers, media and end customers is definitely elevated at CIFF.”
David Luca, Global Sales Manager Fashion, MYKITA
“CIFF has been extremely supportive with us since our SS18 launch. With a nordic mentality they create the perfect dynamic urban space where established and emerging designers unite. Their ambition and professionalism to push the idea of a fashion fair is beyond everything else out there.”
Niels Gundtoft Hansen, Designer and Founder, BUSTER’S WORLD
“We’ve done European trade shows in Italy and Paris for 7-8 seasons and we added CIFF 3 seasons ago, and I have to say CIFF is a real special show for us. We couldn’t have made such a great network with the buyers/press without CIFF especially in the Northern Europe and we’ve already secured all top accounts we originally wanted and more. The reactions from visitors here are always more positive than any other show and we also love the CIFF team who are super cooperative with us and bring quality service so we will definitely come back here for more seasons.”
Kei Saito, Head of International Sales, SNOW PEAK INC.
“Having seen many of our friends attend CIFF over the last few years and recommend it to us we were extremely happy to have the opportunity to attend and present our first cut & sew collection. The event was a great marketing platform as we were able to meet a bunch of new contacts and also develop some strong leads in regards to sales which may not of happened without being at CIFF. What was really special about CIFF was its “atmosphere”, the vibe was very chilled with lots of dinners and social gatherings meaning that we had more time to build and develop relevant relationships in a more organic way whilst there.”
Simon Suphandagli, Founder and Creative Director, EDJER
“Iben had a good experience showing under CFW as CIFF have been good at attracting international buyers, the set-up has been innovative and professional. CIFF is a perfect platform to discover Scandinavian brands and discover a collection of international brands.”
Anh-Marthe Storheil, CEO/Founder, IBEN