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TRADE SHOWS

More Than a Trend, the Search for Sustainable Materials Brings Buyers to LA Textile

By Dorothy Crouch | October 10, 2019

After evolving from a fringe trend among the hippie set, sustainability has taken a front seat in sourcing within the apparel industry. Nowhere was this more apparent recently than at the October edition of the LA Textile trade show, which was held at the California Market Center Oct. 2–4.

The Tents Serves Up Luxe & Lifestyle Brands

The Tents Serves Up Luxe & Lifestyle Brands

The Tents has long been a forum for luxury and lifestyle brands at Project. During the Aug. 12–14 run of the event, brands such as Raleigh Denim; Bellroy, an accessories brand; and The Grayers, a shirting brand, exhibited Spring 2020 looks.

Project Sets New Standards

Project Sets New Standards

The Project N:OW section holds the key to the sprawling Project trade show’s future, said Lizette Chin, Informa Markets’president of men’s, who oversees the giant shows.

Pooltradeshow Makes Room For Debuts & Trend Forecasting

Pooltradeshow Makes Room For Debuts & Trend Forecasting

Pooltradeshow was initially produced as a forum for new and emerging brands. At its Aug. 12–14 run at the Las Vegas Convention Center, it not only provided a forum for new brands but also a testing ground for established labels.

Offprice Marks Milestones

Offprice Marks Milestones

During its Aug. 10–13 run at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, the Offprice show marked its 50th show and 25th year of providing a forum for off-price apparel, which is generally sold for 20 percent to 70 percent off retail.

Magic Men’s Mixes Diverse Looks

Magic Men’s Mixes Diverse Looks

With 600 booths, MAGIC Mens offered a wide range of men’s styles ranging from tuxedos to work boots as well as socks bearing graphics of superheroes during its Aug. 12–14 run at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

An Array of Options Brings in Buyers Ready to Shop at WWDMAGIC

An Array of Options Brings in Buyers Ready to Shop at WWDMAGIC

The big Informa Markets attraction during the August Las Vegas shows, WWDMAGIC saw buyers who wanted to see the latest trends.

Attracting Buyers to Project Womens With Unique Offerings and Timeless Pieces

Attracting Buyers to Project Womens With Unique Offerings and Timeless Pieces

Boasting emerging and established women’s brands, Project Womens offered opportunities for buyers to find more-timeless pieces that afford options to customers to invest in them.

Buyers Look to Manufacturers to Uncover Accessories Trends at IFJAG

Buyers Look to Manufacturers to Uncover Accessories Trends at IFJAG

Starting ahead of the Las Vegas trade-show pack, IFJAG—the International Fashion Jewelry & Accessories Group—hosted its event at the Embassy Suites Las Vegas Aug. 10–13.

Curve Brings in Brands That Offer Options for Buyers

Curve Brings in Brands That Offer Options for Buyers

Hosted with its Informa Markets sibling shows at the Las Vegas Convention Center Aug. 12–14, Curve Las Vegas saw buyers who looked to exhibitors for inspiration regarding swimwear and lingerie for Holiday and Resort and into Spring 2020.

CALA Draws in Buyers and Brands With Las Vegas Debut in a Comfortable Atmosphere

CALA Draws in Buyers and Brands With Las Vegas Debut in a Comfortable Atmosphere

At the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, CALA Las Vegas made its debut with a show that ran Aug. 12–13.

Finding Partners Along the Supply-Chain at Sourcing at MAGIC

Finding Partners Along the Supply-Chain at Sourcing at MAGIC

As the major Las Vegas supply-chain show for apparel brands and designers, Sourcing at MAGIC ran at the Las Vegas Convention Center Aug. 11–14.

Stitch @ Project Womens Provides Unique Pieces for the Higher End Buyer

Stitch @ Project Womens Provides Unique Pieces for the Higher End Buyer

As an addition to its parent show, the Stitch @ Project Womens event whittled down womenswear offerings into better women’s and luxury apparel during its Aug. 12–14 show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Buyers Value Show Experiences in Las Vegas, See Brand and Show Debuts

Buyers Value Show Experiences in Las Vegas, See Brand and Show Debuts

During Informa Markets’ Las Vegas shows, hosted Aug. 11–14, buyers shopped WWDMAGIC, Sourcing at MAGIC, Curve, Project, Project Womens, Stitch @ Project Womens, MAGIC Mens, The Tents and Pooltradeshow.

At FMNC, Attendees Enjoy Comfort and Get Excited About Spring

At FMNC, Attendees Enjoy Comfort and Get Excited About Spring

Held Aug. 18–20 at the San Mateo County Event Center in San Mateo, Calif., Fashion Market Northern California saw buyers placing orders for Immediates, Holiday and into Spring 2020.

Established Las Vegas Trade Shows on the Move, While a Newcomer Offers Alternative

Established Las Vegas Trade Shows on the Move, While a Newcomer Offers Alternative

After traveling to Las Vegas for the August 2019 trade shows, exhibitors, buyers and apparel-industry insiders discussed trends, while event producers announced major news regarding moving to new locations in 2020.