By Dorothy Crouch | October 28, 2021
During the Oct. 19–21 edition of Kingpins24, the global denim-community fixture Kingpins sought to again connect the industry through a virtual platform.
With a record-setting number of exhibitors, the Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market was buzzing with buyer energy throughout 15 floors of curated lines, products and categories at the Dallas Market Center Aug. 24–27. Focused on contemporary men’s and women’s apparel and fashion accessories, the markets are home to up-and-coming and established brands.
As many industry events that serve the apparel business head back to on-site models, Texworld New York City maintained its virtual presence established during the COVID-19 pandemic while returning to an in-person model. Texworld New York City, Apparel Sourcing New York City and Home Textiles Sourcing saw thousands of attendees as it introduced its Sourcing Showroom, a virtual and on-site offering.
Womenswear In Nevada made a triumphant return to Las Vegas at Caesars Palace Aug. 9–12. With eager exhibitors and excited buyers roaming the various rooms, the wholesale women’s apparel show floor was lined with both big-name brands and up-and-coming innovators featuring more than 1,500 lines from more than 300 exhibitors.
The Las Vegas Convention Center was the new site for Offprice, the leading business-to-business order-writing trade show that took place Aug. 7–10.
During its Aug. 7–10 run, the International Fashion Jewelry & Accessories Group hosted the Las Vegas edition of its show at the Embassy Suites on University Center Drive. At the suite-style IFJAG show, buyers visited the event from all corners of the country to invest in Immediate, Fall and Spring fashion jewelry.
Debuting Aug. 8-10 at the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas, Las Vegas Apparel was hosted by International Market Centers and saw success during its first show.
As streetwear continues to make its way into the mainstream of life, the Agenda fashion trade show placed the spotlight firmly and squarely on the brands that make the industry teem with vibrancy.
As part of the Informa Markets Fashion schedule of apparel-industry shows, Sourcing at MAGIC was hosted at the Las Vegas Convention Center Aug. 8–11. For Andreu David, event director for Sourcing at MAGIC, this hybrid on-site/virtual production was the fashion professional’s first time managing the show in a physical space, and the focus was on sustainability.
Held in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, Project ran Aug. 9–11 and showcased the new, now and next in men’s and women’s contemporary apparel, footwear and accessories.
Producing its MAGIC trend-driven women’s event Aug. 9–11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Informa Markets Fashion afforded a blend of brands, networking events and educational opportunities that attracted buyers to its first event in the city since February 2020.
It was a successful return to Las Vegas as established apparel-industry trade-show brands and new events attracted buyers and exhibitors 18 months after they last saw one another during the exhibitions in February 2020 ahead of the COVID-19 lockdowns. While many shows still incorporated virtual and online components, event organizers welcomed fashion-industry professionals back to their large-scale, on-site productions.
With its lineage stemming from the Ken Haruta West Coast Trend Show and Gerry Murtagh’s CALA brand, the CALA Men’s Trend Show made its debut Aug. 15–17 at the Marriott Hotel and Spa in Newport Beach, Calif. Though the show was still wrapping on Aug. 17, Haruta was already reveling in the success of this launch and looking toward the future.
The Informa Markets Fashion for Change Incubator Program has selected its participants for the upcoming August edition of Project’s Las Vegasapparel-industry trade event.
L.A. Market Week, which was held in downtown Los Angeles Aug. 1–5, saw trends of multifunctionality within apparel and provided opportunities to connect.
Returning to Los Angeles, the Preface show hosted its July 28–29 event at the El Santee Building in the city’s downtown.