More than 1,000 exhibitors are set to showcase the potential of the ASEAN fashion industry in April at the annual Bangkok International Fashion Fair and Bangkok International Leather Fair (BIFF & BIL 2010).

Taking the theme 'Look East,' the regional sourcing and networking platform will bring together the best fashions and accessories of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region.

As well as Thailand, the ten ASEAN member states include Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore Vietnam and Cambodia.

The event features clothing, textiles, leather, fashion accessories, textile equipment and machinery, software and services.

There will also be seminars and conferences, 48 fashion shows, an ASEAN Design Congress, and a Thailand Designer Contest, the organisers say.

BIFF & BIL 2010 is scheduled for 1-4 April 2010.