By Deborah Belgum | February 4, 2016
The California Market Center—the biggest apparel showroom complex in the Los Angeles Fashion District—is undergoing a metamorphosis by adding more mammoth exhibition space and consolidating showrooms onto fewer floors.
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For the last two years, Cabana has been a popular trade show held in two big tents on the beach during Miami Swim Week. Buyers and vendors consistently raved about the well-curated collection of brands and the cool vibe that have kept exhibitors happy and buyers walking through the doors.
Swim Collective is just a few years old, but already it has grown to the size of the very popular SwimShow in Miami Beach, Fla.
LAS VEGAS—The landscape of the Las Vegas trade shows changed again as the giant UBM Advanstar, owner of the MAGIC Marketplace and Project, re-merchandised the layout of its shows.
Spirits were high and business was written at the West Coast Trend Show Spring ’16 menswear fashion market, held at the Embassy Suites hotel near the Los Angeles International Airport.
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NEW YORK—After celebrating its 10th anniversary in Milan, Italian textile trade show Milano Unica took a small group of mills on the road for its first edition in New York.
Location is only one of the changes planned for Kingpins; the show will also shift its dates from its traditional January/July schedule to a November/May schedule beginning with its Nov. 3–4 show at Pier 36 NYC (Basketball City) in Manhattan.
Two years ago at Texworld USA in New York, Los Angeles knitting mill SG Knits met with a potential customer. The two companies stayed in touch, and two years later the potential customer has become an actual one.
Première Vision New York reported an “all-time high” attendance during its July 21–22 run at Pier 92, where more than 300 exhibitors showcased their latest collections of fabric, trim and artwork.
August markets for the Holiday/Resort 2015 season are always quiet because the gigantic semiannual trade shows in Las Vegas are less than two weeks away—running Aug. 16–19. But this year, the Aug. 3–6 market seemed to be quieter than normal.
Cabana, the high-end swim and beach lifestyle trade show, will sail into Newport Beach, Calif., for its first West Coast show, set for Aug. 13–14, said Janet Wong, the show director and co-founder of Cabana.
NEW YORK—In its second year in New York, men’s contemporary fashion trade show Liberty Fairs saw buyer attendance rise 26 percent over January’s show and an 87 percent increase in international attendees.
NEW YORK—Fashion collaborations and curated offerings were front and center at MRket, the menswear show organized by Business Journals Inc.
NEW YORK—“I used to be the young guy,” said Aaron Levant, the 30-year-old founder of lifestyle fashion trade show Agenda. “Now I feel like the old guy.”