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41st Kastoria International Fur Fair - Press Release


PRESS RELEASE – May 12, 2016, Kastoria- Greece
The 41st Kastoria International Fur Fair closes its gates having achieved three objectives : A very good organization, a significant participation of furriers and excellent trades during the four day function. The Exhibition is for a forty years and now an important place for local and foreign companies, quality and source of raw materials, as well as a good chance to network, with the key factor of the fur industry worldwide.

These three important benefits are given as a legacy to the next event.



The luxury in each detail


The Gala fashion show that was presented by the Kastorian Fur Association on May 5, 2016 in Kastoria left the best impression was sponsored by American Legend - Blackglama.

The collection for the season 2016- 2017 showed impressive sets, with romantic mood and many vintage treasures. Each collection from those presented on the cutwalk was an expression of a collective way of creating and deep cultural roots. Twelve companies presented their creations of airy and very feminine coats, combining the traditional and modern style. Pieces that were unlike with conventional treatments, various and impressive colors, romantic and classic but not boring. The fur was used as an expensive fabric, available in various designs. The fur appeared in coats, cardigans, jackets and accessories.

The fur moreover in the famous foreign defile redefines increasingly its position in the last years, due to very sophisticated designs and original ways of processing, with the signature of famous fashion designers, who work fur as any other material. The event offered the guests at the beginning a Cocktail - Finger Food & Drink party, and then followed by a spectacular Fur Fashion Show with high quality sound, lighting and special effects, similar to those abroad. The public acceptance was warm and the next autumn - winter 2016- 2017 should be interesting.

The companies that participated in order of appearance are followed below:

  • SAMEL S.A.
  • P.K.Z FURS S.A.
  • OP ED – Savvidis Lazaros




    Old and new co-creator


    Kastorians are well-known about developing a unique technique to create skins using cuttings, famous “patches”, which started from here and made it famous around the world. This special style, was highlighted in its own way, nine designers who collaborated with eight fur companies presented during the 41st Kastoria International Fur Fair their creations. Combined art and modern design with a surprising result. The purpose of this action was firstly to present the technique of cuttings through the look of new authors at the International Fur Fair of Kastoria and secondly for new presentations in the future.



    Important agreements for fur


    A remarkable collaboration for the Greek fur industry was signed at the premises of the fur center of the Kastorian Fur Association. This is the signature of a protocol of twinning and cooperation with the Russian cooperative Association of Russian Fur Union to consolidate and development further on a fraternal friendship between the two Associations with the exchange of experiences. As part of this twinning, every year will be established by a yearly plan of activities which will be approved by the respective Boards of Directors. In a separate site on the websites of the two Associations will be recorded announcements and information for every carried annual event.



    Once again Kastoria vindicated the reputation exceeded the reputation of organizing a truly successful exhibition, the high turnout of exhibitors and trade visitors. This follows from the evidence gathered during the four days of the exhibition. During the exhibition the exhibitors had the opportunity all 103 exhibitors to present their products and promote their trades.

    More specifically, according to the data that was gathered by the Kastorian Fur Association , there was about 541 foreign trade visitors, not including the Greeks, and this contributed decisively to the view of the past months in major trade journals in Europe, America, Canada, Russia and Asia. The majority of foreign visitors came from Russia, the largest purchasing power today in the fur industry, but overall the visitors that passed the gates of the Fair came from 30 countries. Commercial operations noted surpassed initial expectations. Including the fact that the orders that were given were calculated to be more than other years. The Kastoria International Fur Fair is one of the most famous fur trade events in the world.

    Exhibitors, organizers and visitors declare their presence for the next event which will be held again on the 4th till the 7th of May, 2017 in Kastoria .

    See you at the 42nd International Fur Fair of Kastoria !

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