By Andrew Asch | May 21, 2015
After five years producing the boutique swim trade event Salon Allure, Rick Fatzinger, the event’s managing partner, announced that his team will double the size of the event and rename it Hammock.
Once again, the young contemporary section of WWDMAGIC was a buzzing hive of activity during the show’s Feb. 17–19 run at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The Feb. 15–17 run of CurveNV saw a mix of new exhibitors and returning brands showing at the upscale lingerie and swimwear show at The Venetian in Las Vegas.
International buyers and retailers looking to restock diminished inventories circulated around the more than 20 apparel, accessories and sourcing trade shows in Las Vegas
UBM Advanstar, producer of the MAGIC, Project and ENKVegas shows, has formed a strategic alliance with Eurovet, producer of the Curvexpo lingerie and swimwear shows in Las Vegas and New York, to launch a jointly owned new swimwear and lingerie show in Las Vegas called CurveNV@MAGIC.
Milano Unica, the European textile trade show formed when several well-established Italian trade shows—including IdeaBiella, Moda In and Shirt Avenue—joined forces 10 years ago, is preparing to launch its first New York show in July.
Swim Collective, the Southern California–based swimwear trade show organized by Shannon Leggett, has set its dates for new activewear show Active Collective, including a new edition in New York.
The California Market Center has realigned the dates it will be holding the next four editions of Los Angeles Fashion Market so they will begin on Mondays and end on Thursdays.
To address that issue, denim sustainability will be one of the main topics at the next Kingpins Show, the international denim sourcing show whose next edition will be April 16–18 in Amsterdam.
With more than 20 fashion trade shows showcasing a huge selection of products and styles, MAGIC and its satellite shows will give retailers an opportunity to view the latest collections from brands across the country and around the world.
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.
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 San Francisco is headed to a new home in March.
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.
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.
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.