One of the fixed dates right at the start of a new year is the cpd in Düsseldorf, the"International Trade Fair for Womenswear & Accessoires" by the Igedo Company. So if you are in Germany: still some hours left to get an immediate glimps at the trends for Spring/Summer 2009.
If you can't attend personally, the website offers a number of options to get the latest news from the industry fair. For example, on igedo.tv, there's a selection of runway shows and featurettes in moving image: the CPD Show, Anja Gockel London, Beate Heymann, Fashion For Respect, Maryan Mehlhorn, Fascination Beach & Swimwear etc.
A nice tradition accompanying the fair is that the brand showrooms, mainly concentrated on Kaiserwerther Str., open their doors for sales and parties. So be sure to leave the trade halls sooner or later and take a taxi downtown.
And if you just missed the spring cpd, no need to worry, as the GDS is nearing, starting 13.03.2009.