Monday, February 28
PI Apparel is set to hold PI Apparel Los Angeles 2022 March 15–16 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in downtown Los Angeles. The event brings together leaders from the fashion, apparel and footwear industries to discuss the challenges and technologies disrupting the industry
In honor of National Pokémon Day on February 27, L.A.-based designer ONCH released a gold Pikachu necklace in partnership with livestream shopping app NTWRK.
Friday, February 25
Hudson Jeans has announced a new collaborative collection with celebrity stylist Brandon Williams, who is known for creating looks for professional athletes.
Thursday, February 24
Las Vegas Fashion Week returned Feb. 12–17 with a full deck of shows to suit everyone’s needs with new locations, amenities and offerings. According to domestic and global exhibitors and attendees alike, it was a pretty good deal.
Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. in partnership with 626 Night Market, has announced a series of 626 Night Market Mini events, bringing the open-air food festival to Santa Monica for the first time.
Beginning 2022 with fresh sustainable initiatives, Soorty, the Pakistan-headquartered denim mill, has expanded upon its vertically integrated operations in the pursuit of greener business.
Las Vegas: WWIN
Bringing the latest in womenswear for the Spring and Summer seasons, with some exhibitors showing a preview of Fall, Womenswear In Nevada returned to Las Vegas Feb. 14–17 at the Caesars Forum Conference Center.
Hosted Feb. 13–16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Informa Markets Fashion’s Sourcing at MAGIC afforded supply-chain diversification, sustainable resources and educational opportunities.
Held Feb. 14–16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Project provided a look at new and upcoming trends for men’s and women’s apparel, footwear and accessories.
During its Feb. 13–16 show, OFFPRICE Las Vegas welcomed attendees to the Venetian Expo to find deals on quality goods. According to Laurel Hansen, senior marketing manager at OFFPRICE parent company Tarsus Group, the show is encouraging progressive steps.
Las Vegas: MAGIC
At the Las Vegas Convention Center, MAGIC returned Feb. 14–16 to showcase the latest in trends and young-contemporary apparel, footwear and accessories for men, women and children. This edition brought more attendees than the August 2021 show, with 35 percent being new buyers.
Taking place Feb. 12–14 at the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas, International Market Centers’second edition of Las Vegas Apparel reported a successful show with quadruple the attendance over its August debut.
ILOE Studios—Las Vegas made its debut Feb. 14–17 as part of the Caesars Forum Convention Center roster of shows.
Hosted at the Embassy Suites a short distance from the Las Vegas Strip, the International Fashion Jewelry and Accessories Group held the latest edition of its jewelry and accessories trade show Feb. 12–15.
Las Vegas: Agenda
Catering to the streetwear community, Agenda Show Las Vegas hosted its recent edition Feb. 15–16 at Caesars Palace.
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Hosted at the Fieramilano Rho Feb. 1–2, Milano Unica, the textiles and apparel-accessories marketplace in Milan, attracted an increase in buyers of 16 percent over its previous edition.
The first Fashion Market Northern California of 2022 was held at the Embassy Suites in South San Francisco and brought the latest in women’s contemporary apparel and accessories for Spring and Summer.
Wednesday, February 23
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Launched in Oct. 2021, Black-woman-owned luxurious loungewear brand Noite Rose was conceived to offer comfortable and beautiful pieces to women at an affordable price.
Tuesday, February 22
First Citizens BancShares Inc. has merged with CIT Group Inc., creating a top-20 U.S. financial institution and the largest family-controlled bank in the nation.
Monday, February 21
Singapore-based textile-solutions company NTX has announced the production readiness of its NTX Cooltrans waterless dyeing technology to address the apparel industry’s efforts to use less water in the production process.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
For Maryland-based designer Buki Ade, Black History Month included the launch of the brand on VictoriasSecret.com, a campaign that allowed the artist to celebrate her Nigerian roots and artistry.
Saturday, February 19
As a women-founded company, Sausalito, Calif., Carve Designs has lifted up and celebrated every woman as part of its core mission. Now, the company is highlighting women and mothers who are living in harmony with nature through its "Mothers, Purpose + The Future" short-film series.
Friday, February 18
Relying on mindful practices that focus on sustainable, ethical manufacturing, Californians Footwear engages in methods, which breathe a new responsible breath into domestic production.
Thursday, February 17
Atlanta Apparel’s first market of the year brought the largest number of exhibitors and retailer attendees to a February show since 2016. The event also showcased the largest-ever number of temporary exhibitors and showrooms as well as buyers sourcing an increased amount of product for the Fall season.
Wednesday, February 16
Opening its Feb. 14-16 edition, Informa's MAGIC apparel trade show featured icon and designer Dapper Dan and Elaine Welteroth, the first African American editor-in-chief to work at Teen Vogue, who is now The New York Times-bestselling author and "Project Runway" judge.
Saturday, February 12
Jordache announced actress and model Brooke Shields will star in its latest advertising campaign. With Shields, Jordache continues its legacy of featuring strong and successful women wearing denim in its campaigns.
Friday, February 11
Adidas has announced an expansion of its partnerships with the Iovine and Young Academy and PENSOLE creator Dr. D’Wayne Edwards to provide students with more opportunities to explore design and other creative hobbies as potential possibilities for their futures.
Thursday, February 10
College student Journey Carter has the usual concerns of an 18-year-old student such as maintaining her studies and planning for a bright future, yet the freshman at historically Black university Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas, is also a fashion entrepreneur and owner of The Journey Collection brand. Carter’s fashion story began six years ago when she wanted to become an entrepreneur, inspired by her mother, Dr. Holly Carter.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year when the fashionable crowd prepares to emerge from a wintry cocoon of cozy pieces in rich textures and deep colors by taking stock of trends that are meant to be seen during the summer season. This season’s styles afford a great deal of optimism in addition to inviting designs that speak to the joie de vivre that this warmer time of year promotes.
Messe Frankfurt’s Texworld New York City and Apparel Sourcing New York City’s virtual editions allowed exhibitors and attendees to conduct business and join educational programming Jan. 25–27.
Denim Forward, Inc.,has unveiled its new plant, which it says is the world’s first Urban Factory, a finishing facility that implements revolutionary technologies that transform the textile-production model to an on-demand and fully sustainable process.
Since its inception, Boyish Jeans has prioritized sustainability. The Los Angeles brand is celebrating denim’s eco evolution with its Green Pioneer Spring 2022 collection.
Industry Focus: Denim—What advancements and innovations within denim make you hopeful for the future of the industry, and how will these contributions create progress in the category?
Industry Focus: Denim
After its first in-person event in July 2021, Première Vision New York returned to the Center415 event space on Fifth Avenue in New York City Jan. 18–19. The two-day event brought over 1,000 attendees to showcase and shop the latest styles for Spring/Summer 2023.
Inside the Industry
Wednesday, February 9
Sustainable swimwear brand Dippin’ Daisy’s launched its first activewear line as part of the Spring ‘22 collection, Ethereal Oasis.
Tuesday, February 8
International Market Centers announced that it has acquired Shoppe Object, a design-focused home and lifestyle trade show and its Shoppe Online B2B e-commerce platform.
Saturday, February 5
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Fabletics has released four limited-edition BHM Tees in collaboration with Melissa Koby and Rob Lewis, two artists who use their platforms and art to continue the conversation of Black representation.
Thursday, February 3
Performance-lifestyle brand Athleta has announced a new partnership with 15-time Grammy-Award winner Alicia Keys in an effort to drive awareness of and access to women’s well-being.
During its Jan. 16–18 run at the Javits Center in New York City, the NRF 2022 Retail’s Big Show was hosted under the theme of “Accelerate.” This 112th installment featured 190 sessions, more than 300 speakers and over 700 exhibitors, with an expanded Innovation Lab and Startup Zone, and three new pavilions.
The Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif., was once again home to Impressions Expo, returning for its first on-site show since the onset of the pandemic, attracting thousands of attendees to see the latest offerings from manufacturers and apparel companies.
At its recent January edition, the Emerald-produced board- and ocean-sports show Surf Expo returned to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., welcoming buyers, brands, ocean conservationists and those who embrace the surf and beach culture.
Shooting its recent Resort 2022 campaign in a desert setting, Los Angeles–based Bella Dahl introduced pieces that promote comfort, beauty and sustainability and celebrate California sensibilities.
E-commerce and technology-solutions provider ShipMonk has announced the acquisition of the third-party logistics technology company Ruby Has Fulfillment.
Starting with a bridal-gown design shared on a Pinterest post that went viral, the Katie May brand began in 2012 from a foundation of creating garments in the United States.
Industry Focus: Finance—As the world navigates through the COVID-19 pandemic’s new variants, what advice would you offer to apparel professionals?
Industry Focus: Finance
While a new year has begun, many challenges that were experienced during 2021 remain. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the world as new variants of the virus develop.
Forever 21 recently announced that Winnie Park has joined the fast-fashion brand as the new chief executive officer.
Inside the Industry
Tuesday, February 1
New York-based denim company DL1961 has partnered with Recover on a joint sustainability initiative to create the world’s first high-performance circular jean.