Testimonials From Our Buyers & Brands
With an extraordinary 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 here.
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
"CIFF SS18 was my first full emersion into the Scandinavian fashion market. I enjoyed the perfectly balanced assortment of brands, not only from Northern Europe, but also London, NYC, Tokyo, and many others. CIFF provided a platform for the infancy of many new relationships as well as cemented many existing ones due to the myriad of familiar faces. The energy of the fair reflects the current state of fashion and highlights Copenhagen as an emerging global fashion city with innovation, the perfect marriage of art and commerce, and sustainability as its tenants."
Marquelle Turner, Menswear Buyer, GALERIES LAFAYETTE
“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 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