By Betsy Zanjani, Contributing Writer | February 2, 2023
Art and fashion converged at Los Angeles Market Week with a burst of creativity Jan. 15–19. The creative energy uplifted spirits, and the mood was positive and buyers motivated as they prowled the market’s primary venues. Here are some highlights of the buzz-generating brands.
If you’ve been around long enough, you probably recall the early days of Los Angeles Fashion Week with either a fond smile or a roll of the eyes.
Enthusiastic buyers from California, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Washington shared good vibes at the second CALA Men’s & Women’s Show, held at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif., Aug. 28–29.
With its continued focus on the newest, hottest trends in the skate- and streetwear community, Agenda once again offered its unique blend of established favorites with new and emerging brands to buyers from around the world.
Rocking the house
Thoroughly modern twist
Where technology meets fashion
Word on the street is buy now
What’s new, what’s hot and what’s next
Defining a decade
Held Aug. 23–24 at the Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach, Calif., this edition showcased over 60 brands and attracted over 400 registered retailers.
Things went viral at the August Las Vegas Fashion Week shows but in a good way. Held Aug. 6–11 in venues spread across town, highlights poured forth like a one-armed-bandit jackpot.
At Los Angeles Market Week, held July 31–Aug. 4, all that shimmered was not just gold but also colorful jewel-encrusted mesh, bedazzled lace and a kaleidoscope of bright prints.
Texworld New York City, Apparel Sourcing New York City and Home Textiles Sourcing Return to In-Person for Summer 2022 Edition
Held July 19–21 at the Javits Center, Texworld New York City, Apparel Sourcing New York City and Home Textiles Sourcing celebrated a successful summer 2022 edition, featuring thousands of fabrics and garments from hundreds of global textile manufacturers and suppliers and drawing thousands of new and returning attendees to the show floor for networking, sourcing and education.
The Fall/Winter 2023 edition of Preface was held July 27–28 at The Clara, a photography studio in the Arts District of Los Angeles, where designers gathered for a glimpse into fashion’s future.
The New York Fabric Show was held July 20–21 at the New Yorker Hotel and, after the lifting of COVID travel restrictions, was able to welcome back Canadian exhibitors Gordon Fabrics, Kendor Textiles, Telio and Zinman Textiles.