TRADE SHOWS

Shahid to Lead LAMM Trade Show

By Andrew Asch | March 9, 2017

Longtime assistant show director Sannia Shahid was recently named show director for the Los Angeles Men’s Market. She will run the upcoming LAMM, which is scheduled for March 28–29 in the California Market Center showroom building in downtown Los Angeles.

Debuts at Capsule

After more than a decade of exhibiting at Pooltradeshow, Freddie Rojas moved to Capsule and made his debut at the high-end show for independent and progressive designers. The show ran at The Venetian ballroom Aug. 15–17 in Las Vegas.

Reaction To Liberty Traffic Mixed

This year’s announcements that top retailers such as Nordstrom Inc. and Macy’s Inc. would close stores gave the fashion industry little to cheer about, and Ben De Luca went to Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs feeling nervous for the show’s Aug. 15–17 run at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

Agenda: 1990s Inspiration

Hip-hop star 2 Chainz was being followed by a coterie of camera people and fans when he settled at his booth at the Agenda trade show in Las Vegas, which ran Aug. 15–17 at the Sands Expo.

MRket, Stitch and Accessories the Show Bow in New Locations

The recent Aug. 15–17 run of MRket, Stitch and Accessories the Show was the first since the three shows were purchased by MAGIC and Project parent UBM and the first in its new Las Vegas location—the Mandalay Bay Convention Center—after almost 10 years at the Sands Expo.

Curve Relocates to Mandalay Bay

This season, Curve at MAGIC became Curve at Project as the upscale lingerie and swimwear trade show moved to a new space alongside Project Womens at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center after two seasons at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Project Womens: Following the Flow of Traffic

Traffic reports at Project Womens were difficult to read. Some said opening day at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center was sluggish but added that they still worked with major retailers.

Scouting the Show Floor in Las Vegas

Scouting the Show Floor in Las Vegas

At the recent Las Vegas trade shows, it was clear that menswear continues to evolve for Spring 2017 with a more-relaxed, make-it-your-own aesthetic that continued through from sportswear to the more tailored collections.

Vegas is a One-Stop Shop—Spread Out Across Multiple Categories and Venues

The recent Las Vegas apparel, accessories and sourcing trade shows offered a comprehensive overview of the apparel market for buyers who zipped between the many shows and venues.

Trends are High at Swim Collective

Swim Collective returned to the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa in Huntington Beach, Calif., for an Aug. 8–10 run that drew a sizeable crowd and an expanded exhibitor base.

Active Collective Sees 25 Percent Increase in Attendance

Active Collective Sees 25 Percent Increase in Attendance

Active Collective had its “most successful show to date” with a 25 percent increase in buyer attendance and 20 percent more resources than ever before at the Aug. 11–12 edition at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa in Huntington Beach, Calif., according to Shannon Leggett, executive show director.

Buyers Navigate a Shuffled Trade Show Lineup in Las Vegas Shows

Buyers Navigate a Shuffled Trade Show Lineup in Las Vegas Shows

Buyers returned to Las Vegas to find a newly shuffled layout during the Aug. 15-18 run of the apparel, accessories and sourcing trade shows.

Messe Frankfurt Launching Upscale Off-Price Trade Show in New York in 2017

New off-price show in New York will keep up for shoppers' demands for cheaper items.

Emerald Expositions Buys Swim Collective, Active Collective Trade Shows

Swim Collective and its sister trade show, Active Collective, have a new owner. Emerald Expositions LLC, the San Juan Capistrano, Calif.–based owner of Surf Expo and Outdoor Retailer, has purchased the Santa Barbara, Calif.–based show for an undisclosed amount from Shannon Leggett, the founder of Swim Collective and Active Collective.

Color, Fabric Treatments and Paying it Forward at the West Coast Trend Show

Color, Fabric Treatments and Paying it Forward at the West Coast Trend Show

Menswear buyers were inspired by color, new fabric treatments and a sense of a “higher purpose” at the Spring ’17 West Coast Trend Show menswear market in Los Angeles.

Jeanologia Touts ‘One Glass, One Garment’ at Sourcing at MAGIC

At the Aug. 14–17 run of Sourcing at MAGIC, Spanish laser-finishing company Jeanologia discusses sustainable solutions for denim makers, including the “one glass, one garment” process.