Düsseldorf-based Igedo Company, organiser of the CPD international women's wear and accessories trade fair, is putting on its first event in Turkey in August.

CPI - Collection Première Istanbul - will take place at the same time as Istanbul Fashion Week and is expected to attract around 500 international and Turkish fashion and lifestyle brands.

Over the past two decades Turkey has established itself as the leading supplier to the European fashion industry.

But it is also going through a major transition and is relying more and more on the development and marketing of its own brands developed with Turkish and international designers.

CPI is organised by the Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporter's Association (ITKIB) and will premier from 26-28 August 2010 at the historic Taskisla Campus at the Istanbul University of Technology.