By Dorothy Crouch | September 16, 2021
During its most-recent edition, Fashion Market Northern California hosted its trade event at the Embassy Suites South San Francisco as buyers who value local shows met with exhibitors who were ready to take orders on Immediates and Spring. According to FMNC Executive Director Mary Taft, the show is continuing to grow with 25 to 30 new stores in attendance during each edition.
Following the success of its February 2020 premiere, the intimates show Curve Los Angeles was hosted Aug. 23–24 at the Manhattan Beach, Calif., Westdrift Hotel, where buyers welcomed an opportunity to conduct business in person.
Originally scheduled to take place Dec. 6–7, Kingpins New York has been canceled, show producers announced Sept. 1. Citing a rise in COVID-19 infection rates, low vaccination on a global scale, potential travel restrictions and a bleak outlook from health experts, Kingpin’s organizers made the difficult decision to suspend the New York edition, which would have been the brand’s return to the show floor by hosting an on-site event for the first time in two years.
A yet-to-be-named collective of wholesale-apparel organizations located within the Los Angeles Fashion District has been formed ahead of the city’s October Los Angeles Market Week.
With a record-setting number of exhibitors, the Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market was buzzing with buyer energy throughout 15 floors of curated lines, products and categories at the Dallas Market Center Aug. 24–27. Focused on contemporary men’s and women’s apparel and fashion accessories, the markets are home to up-and-coming and established brands.
As many industry events that serve the apparel business head back to on-site models, Texworld New York City maintained its virtual presence established during the COVID-19 pandemic while returning to an in-person model. Texworld New York City, Apparel Sourcing New York City and Home Textiles Sourcing saw thousands of attendees as it introduced its Sourcing Showroom, a virtual and on-site offering.
Womenswear In Nevada made a triumphant return to Las Vegas at Caesars Palace Aug. 9–12. With eager exhibitors and excited buyers roaming the various rooms, the wholesale women’s apparel show floor was lined with both big-name brands and up-and-coming innovators featuring more than 1,500 lines from more than 300 exhibitors.
The Las Vegas Convention Center was the new site for Offprice, the leading business-to-business order-writing trade show that took place Aug. 7–10.
During its Aug. 7–10 run, the International Fashion Jewelry & Accessories Group hosted the Las Vegas edition of its show at the Embassy Suites on University Center Drive. At the suite-style IFJAG show, buyers visited the event from all corners of the country to invest in Immediate, Fall and Spring fashion jewelry.
Debuting Aug. 8-10 at the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas, Las Vegas Apparel was hosted by International Market Centers and saw success during its first show.
As streetwear continues to make its way into the mainstream of life, the Agenda fashion trade show placed the spotlight firmly and squarely on the brands that make the industry teem with vibrancy.
As part of the Informa Markets Fashion schedule of apparel-industry shows, Sourcing at MAGIC was hosted at the Las Vegas Convention Center Aug. 8–11. For Andreu David, event director for Sourcing at MAGIC, this hybrid on-site/virtual production was the fashion professional’s first time managing the show in a physical space, and the focus was on sustainability.
Held in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, Project ran Aug. 9–11 and showcased the new, now and next in men’s and women’s contemporary apparel, footwear and accessories.
Producing its MAGIC trend-driven women’s event Aug. 9–11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Informa Markets Fashion afforded a blend of brands, networking events and educational opportunities that attracted buyers to its first event in the city since February 2020.
It was a successful return to Las Vegas as established apparel-industry trade-show brands and new events attracted buyers and exhibitors 18 months after they last saw one another during the exhibitions in February 2020 ahead of the COVID-19 lockdowns. While many shows still incorporated virtual and online components, event organizers welcomed fashion-industry professionals back to their large-scale, on-site productions.