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TRADESHOWS

Big-Name Retailers Turn Out for L.A. Majors Market


By Deborah Belgum, Alison A. Nieder | April 9, 2015

The Los Angeles Majors Market at the California Market Center kicked off on April 7 for its three-day run with a flurry of activity drawing buyers from department stores and specialty chains.

New Exhibitors and Diverse Mix at Fashion Market Northern California


New Exhibitors and Diverse Mix at Fashion Market Northern California


There were several new exhibitors and a range of products from made-in-America apparel and accessories to European collections and moderately priced lines at the Jan. 25–27 run of Fashion Market Northern California at the San Mateo Event Center.

Denim Technology and Innovation on Display at Kingpins New York

Denim Technology and Innovation on Display at Kingpins New York

With representatives from retailers and brands such as Levi Strauss & Co., Target, Urban Outfitters, VF Corp., Express, Marc Jacobs, Bonobos, Gap, Citizens for Humanity and Tommy Hilfiger, the Jan. 20–21 run of the Kingpins denim trade show put the focus on denim innovation and technology.

CALA Prepares for Last Show at the Westin SF Before Moving to New Open-Booth Venue

CALA San Francisco is headed to a new home in March.

Bustling Texworld Showcases Returning Mills and New Exhibitors

Bustling Texworld Showcases Returning Mills and New Exhibitors

Clear winter weather and a holiday opening day helped kick off Texworld USA with busy aisles and booths for the show’s Jan. 21–23 run at the Jacob K. Javits Center.

Something for Everyone


Something for Everyone


As China’s apparel and textile industries compete to maintain their global dominance, similar challenges confront Hong Kong Fashion Week, established more than 40 years ago at a time when many people outside of Asia knew nothing about making clothes in this part of the world.

Active Collective Debuts Alongside Swim Collective

Active Collective Debuts Alongside Swim Collective

Buyer attendance doubled over last August’s edition of Swim Collective, according to Executive Show Director Shannon Leggett. The show ran concurrently with the hard-launch debut of Active Collective at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Calif., Jan. 15–16. With a maximum total capacity of 130 exhibitors, the shows were sold out months in advance.

New York Editions of Première Vision, Indigo Get Boost From Weak Euro

New York Editions of Première Vision, Indigo Get Boost From Weak Euro

Première Vision New York and Indigo New York returned to Pier 92, on the western edge of Manhattan, for a second time Jan. 13–14. Almost 300 vendors from 24 countries, including a strong showing of Turkish firms, came to exhibit their Spring/Summer 2016 collections in the categories of fashion fabrics, accessories, and textile and surface design.

More Business for Giant T-shirt Market

More Business for Giant T-shirt Market

With screen-printing machines whirring and salespeople talking about the next big thing in T-shirts, the Imprinted Sportswear Show Long Beach ran Jan. 16–18 at the Long Beach Convention Center, located by one of America’s busiest ports, in Long Beach, Calif.

SoCal Materials Show Debuts

SoCal Materials Show Debuts

The debut run of the SoCal Materials Show got off to a brisk start as manufacturers and brands crowded the aisles of the California Market Center’s penthouse on the hunt for sourcing materials for footwear, accessories and apparel.

Small January Market in L.A. Proves to be a Hit with Locals and Upbeat Retailers

Small January Market in L.A. Proves to be a Hit with Locals and Upbeat Retailers

The first Los Angeles Fashion Market of 2015 proved to be surprisingly upbeat for many exhibitors, who reported seeing steady traffic from primarily West Coast retailers.

Sunny Skies & Busy Booths for East Coast Surf Trade Show

Sunny Skies & Busy Booths for East Coast Surf Trade Show

While much of the Eastern Seaboard suffered under a cold snap Jan. 8–10, weather in Orlando, Fla. was a good backdrop to Surf Expo, the veteran trade show for surfing and other water sports.

2015 Starts With Busy Trade Show

2015 Starts With Busy Trade Show

A cold winter helped produce a hot show at Agenda, the first trade show of the 2015 trade-show season, which ran Jan. 5–6 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif.

Business Journals Steps Up Partnerships With Co-Location Plans With ENK for April Shows

Business Journals Inc.—the New York–based organizer of the Moda, Accessories The Show and Fame trade shows—announced plans to shift its May show dates and co-locate with ENK’s Intermezzo and Accessorie Circuit at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.

CMC to Launch ‘Athleisure’ Lifestyle Show in March

The California Market Center will launch Shape, a new trade show focused on the “athleisure” trend, during the March 16–18 run of Los Angeles Fashion Market.

Hong Kong Fashion Week Takes a Look at the Fall/Winter 2015 Season

The 46th semiannual Hong Kong Fashion Week will be held Jan. 19–22 at the Hong Kong Convention Centre with a number of fashion shows, seminars, exhibitors and trend forecasts tailor-made for buyers and other attendees.