After the dates have been postponed or canceled in recent years due to the pandemic, CHIC Shanghai will again take place from March 28th to 30th, 2023 as a physical edition in Shanghai.

    The spring edition of the important Chinese fashion fair had to be canceled last year due to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases, and the autumn edition planned for August was also cancelled. Accordingly, all eyes are now eagerly awaiting the forthcoming March issue.

    “Unrestricted entry into China is possible again and the March event of CHIC will be postponed by three weeks to facilitate visa applications,” said a press release on Friday.

    Since January 8th, almost all entry restrictions for visitors from abroad have been lifted and a quarantine lasting several days is no longer necessary; the submission of a negative PCR test is sufficient.

    “CHIC is the indispensable B2B meeting place for the international fashion business in China. Under normal conditions, around 200,000 visitors from all over the world normally use CHIC as an indispensable trading platform. The new date at the end of March now gives them more time to apply for visas after the restrictions have been lifted. We are happy to finally welcome our international business partners back on site,” adds Ms. Liu, who is responsible for CHIC March 2023.

    New CHIC showroom

    Around 1,600 exhibitors will be presenting novelties in the areas of women’s, men’s and children’s fashion as well as denim, shoes, bags and accessories in addition to “Young Fashion”, sportswear and design in five halls.

    The CHIC Showroom is a new sales platform for European brands in Beijing, in which ten premium brands with high design standards from Italy and France will be shown in a first phase, including brands such as Ines de la Fressange Paris, Maison Lener Paris and Stella Forest Paris. The concept will be expanded in the future.

    Image: CHIC Shanghai

    Around 200,000 trade visitors are also expected, covering all important sales channels in China, such as representatives of large shopping centers and department stores, agents, distributors, buyers of multi-brand and concept stores and live stream providers :Inside.

    CHIC – China International Fashion Fair is organized by China National Garment Association in cooperation with China World Exhibition. The next editions of the exhibition, which is held three times a year, are scheduled for August 28-30, 2023 in Shanghai and November 6-8, 2023 at the CHIC Greater Bay Area in Shenzhen.