MANUFACTURING

California Market Center Makes Big Push to Add More Exhibition Space

By Deborah Belgum | February 4, 2016

The California Market Center—the biggest apparel showroom complex in the Los Angeles Fashion District—is undergoing a metamorphosis by adding more mammoth exhibition space and consolidating showrooms onto fewer floors.

Capsule Moves to Pier 92

Capsule Moves to Pier 92

For its Jan. 26–28 run, Capsule trade show moved to a new location, Pier 92 on New York’s west side, from its previous location at Basketball City on the city’s Lower East Side.

Project Exhibitors Hustle for Business Amid N.Y. Snowstorm

Project Exhibitors Hustle for Business Amid N.Y. Snowstorm

One day after a historic snowstorm dumped two feet of snow on New York, menswear trade show Project opened its doors for its Jan. 24–26 run at the Javits Center. The storm cut into traffic on opening day, but exhibitors scrambled to rebook appointments and make the most of the remaining days of the show.

MRket New York Bows Activewear Section, Fashion Installations

MRket New York Bows Activewear Section, Fashion Installations

Outside the Javits Center, people were bundled up in winter coats and snow boots, but inside at the MRket menswear trade show, men in shorts and T-shirts were taking their turn on the Cycle for Survival bike to help raise funds for rare cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Liberty Fairs NYC Skirts New York Snowstorm

Most buyers arriving for the Liberty Fairs NYC show at Pier 94 in New York missed the historic snowstorm and the resulting travel cancellations.

Milano Unica’s Second Run in New York Coincides With Historic Snowstorm

NEW YORK—Late in the afternoon on the last day of the Milano Unica trade show, two designers were walking in and out of booths showcasing luxury Italian fabrics.

Texworld USA Offers a Showcase of International Textile, Fiber and Trim Resources

Before winter storm Jonas slammed into New York on Jan. 22, organizers of international textile show Texworld USA said preregistration was up 25 percent for the show’s Jan. 24–26 run at the Javits Center.

FMNC: 2016 Starts on Optimistic Note

Many vendors felt optimistic about 2016 business after Fashion Market Northern California wrapped up its Jan. 24–26 run at the San Mateo Event Center in San Mateo, Calif.

Major Increase in Exhibitors at Premiére Vision

Major Increase in Exhibitors at Premiére Vision

International textile show Première Vision New York hosted its 32nd show in New York, featuring fabrics, trim, leather, manufacturing resources and original artwork at a new venue—Midtown West’s Pier 94.

Hong Kong Fashion Week Turns Focus Toward Asia

The new Taylor Swift collection that has an all-American girl vibe didn’t debut in New York or Paris but launched its first looks in a fashion show at Hong Kong Fashion Week.

ISS: T-shirt Trade Show Growing

ISS: T-shirt Trade Show Growing

The Imprinted Sportswear Show, which traditionally sprawls across a large convention center ballroom every year at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, was the biggest ISS trade show produced by Emerald Expositions ever since it acquired the show in 2001, said Jeff Brown, the show’s group show director.

Surf Expo: Biggest Show, Trade Show Director Says

Surf Expo: Biggest Show, Trade Show Director Says

It was the 40th anniversary of the Surf Expo trade show, and during its most recent run, Jan. 14–16 in Orlando, Fla., the sprawling trade show for swim, surfwear and beach culture reported an increase in vendors.

Active Collective Returns for Second Solo Show

Active Collective Returns for Second Solo Show

Active Collective, the activewear and athleisure show that bowed last year in Huntington Beach, Calif., returned for its second solo show with 90 exhibitors showing their collections Jan. 15–16 at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort.

Focused Buyers Turn Out

Focused Buyers Turn Out

January market in Los Angeles is typically a low-key affair with retailers looking to fill in depleted inventories after the holiday season or buyers looking to review lines in a more-relaxed setting before the crush of the Las Vegas trade shows in February.

Swim Collective Dives into Summer at Huntington Beach Show

Swim Collective Dives into Summer at Huntington Beach Show

Southern California got a break in the El Niño rainstorms just in time for the Jan. 8–9 run of Swim Collective at the Hyatt Huntington Beach, a seaside resort in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Agenda Attendance Up

Agenda Attendance Up

Attendance increased 6 percent at streetwear and action sports–focused trade show Agenda, held Jan. 7–8 at the sprawling Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif.

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