Due to the increasingly tense Covid 19 situation recurring worldwide, Neonyt, the leading business platform for fashion, sustainability and innovation organized by Messe Frankfurt is cancelled. Neonyt and Val:ue will postpone their physical premiere in Frankfurt to the summer edition from July 5 to 7, 2022, parallel to the other trade fairs of Frankfurt Fashion Week.
As the German government’s council of experts are predicting a worsening of the pandemic situation in Germany, potentially caused by the omicron variant, it is currently not possible for Messe Frankfurt as the organizer of the trade fair formats Neonyt and Val:ue to keep the date for the first staging of the fashion trade fairs in Frankfurt from 18 to 20 January 2022.
“Despite having invested all our passion, energy, ingenuity and optimism into Neonyt over the past months – the unpredictable current development, which is clearly beyond our sphere of influence, has led to a significant deterioration of the basic framework that is necessary for the implementation of Neonyt as a trade fair of European relevance. The same applies to the content creation format of Prepeek that accompanies Neonyt,” says Bettina Bär, Show Director Neonyt and Val:ue, adding: “I would like to explicitly thank all our partners from the Neonyt community who, like us, believed in a physical event until the very end and worked together with us to try and accomplish this.”
In addition to Neonyt, the trade fair Val:ue, newly initiated by Messe Frankfurt as a homebase for quality and lifestyle fashion in the mainstream sector, will also have to postpone its physical Frankfurt premiere until July 2022.
As a valuable driver of the textile and fashion industry, Fashionsustain is still expected to take place as a hybrid version in a reduced format with a regional focus. As a multidisciplinary conference format, it will thus continue to be a valuable source of impetus for the textile and fashion industry. As of today, the Neonyt installation planned in the off-location Danzig am Platz will still also take place on the basis of precise 2G (vaccinated or recovered) and 2G+ (vaccinated or recovered and tested) concepts.
Further information on the detailed program of showcases and conferences can already be found on the homepage and will be announced successively. Accreditations for press representatives are still possible here.
Neonyt will now be held from 5 to 7 July 2022.