Spotlight on Saga Furs at Chapeau fair’s 15th anniversary

Saga Furs was the only fur auction company to host a stand at the 17-20 August Chapeau 2017 fair held at Gostiny Dvor in Moscow. Lively activity at the fair reflected optimism for the Russian market, despite some sluggishness seen in recent years.

”Our stand is always a platform for meeting with representatives from various sectors of the fur trade,” says Dmitri Larionov, business manager, East Europe.

With around 170 exhibitors and an impressive number of guests  — all interested in headwear, accessories, leather and fur products — Saga Furs representatives were in an excellent position to inspire visitors with the auction house’s broad range of skins and provide expertise in all phases of the fur supply chain.

Training aspiring talent in fur design a great contribution to the Russian fur trade

Design students and young designers in early stages of a career showed especially keen interest in the inspiring innovative techniques Saga Furs had on display.

For more than 15 years, Saga has collaborated with the Omsk Institute of Fashion Design and Technology and with the St. Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design for nearly as many years. Saga Furs holds competitions, equipment and seminars at the schools, and awards the most creative students with invaluable training at Saga Furs Design Centre, where the staff can help them realize creative ideas. Student collections that evolved as a result of guidance from Saga Furs were exhibited at the fair.