Kara international jewellery fair
Kara has been bringing emerging trends and talent out into the light since its inception. It has invariably striven to promote exceptional independent jewellers, and to provide a venue for the public to meet them.
Kara, the international jewellery fair of designers can be fittingly described as an international showcase for jewellery creation, and as the place where superlative skill, eminent eclecticism and the in-vogue creations and hidden talents of tomorrow converge.
Trailblazing French and international jewellers will be meeting the public at the 6th edition of Kara, the international jewellery fair of designers. Kara has been a springboard for new ideas, shapes and creative adventures since its inception. It has highlighted new directions, figurative themes, colours and stones in fashion, prompted enthusiasm for precious materials such as rose gold, opal, Tahitian pearls, bangles and jewellery for men…elements featured at the exhibition that influence the following seasons.
Its overriding goal is to promote budding talent and to put bold designers in touch with the people who can discern that authentic and creative touch, and who see what they wear as a statement about what makes them unique.
The next edition of Kara will take place from 23 to 26 November 2007 at the Bourse de Commerce – an amazing venue in more ways than one – and provide a unique opportunity to talk to designers spanning a plethora of creative styles to find out more about their handpicked pieces.
Kara, the international jewellery fair of designers has built a bridge between freshly unleashed, exquisitely unconventional talent and a discerning public – and provided a garden for this renewal to blossom.
The outstanding quality and sheer variety thrilled every one of the journalists that met the 27 designers at this one-of-a-kind rendezvous on 19 June. And a flurry of exposure-nurturing upshots on the communication and marketing fronts followed. The style of the exhibition enabled designers to increase their public awareness and meet potential buyers, and to meet a large number of journalists in a very short period of time. A fabulous occasion that is not always easy to work around at exhibitions
VecteurExpo organised this event as part of the build-up for its forthcoming KARA fair to provide an opportunity for designers across the board to meet trade and mainstream journalists in a classy and singular gathering befitting the trailblazing designers and avant-garde creations that the designer-jewellery business needs to thrive.
ou design jewellery…
You're a young designer…
And you have never exhibited at Kara …
Why not take part in our Young Creators Contest?
Kara will be running this contest to promote emerging talent, so don’t miss this opportunity to show the press and public your finest pieces at the Kara of November 2008. The winner’s work will be shown alongside the top jeweller’s pieces in the superlative Bourse de Commerce venue. The perfect occasion to create awareness and meet potential buyers.
You apply before the 2nd May 2008.
Fill out the registration form and e-mail it to us, or fill out the application form and post it. Also include:
- one to three photos of your creations,
- a cover letter telling us why we should consider your entry.
VecteurExpo will review your application and the journalists, top jewellery designers and opinion leaders on the jury will select the winning entry.
Terms and conditions:
- You must be not more than 40 years old.
- You must be a first-time Kara exhibitor.
- Please include a CV with your application.
- Please include a covering letter
Date: 23 to 26 November 2007
Friday 23 November, 11 am to 8 pm
Saturday 24 November, 11 am to 7 pm
Sunday 25 November, 11 am to 7 pm
Monday 26 November, 11 am to 6 pm
Bourse de Commerce, 40-42 rue du Louvre, 75001 Paris, France
Getting there: Metropolitan: Line 1 to Louvre Rivoli
Bus lines: 67, 74 or 85 - Parking: Croix des Petits-Champs
VecteurExpo, 5 rue du Colonel Moll, 75017 Paris, France.
Contact: Valentine Lecêtre
Tel +33 1 55 77 11 33
Fax +33 1 42 24 76 25
Christine Delattre Communication
Christine Delattre and Nancy Chabert
Tel: +33 1 46 10 07 07
Fax: +33 1 46 10 07 08