During the Jan. 12–16 edition of L.A. Market Week, buyers visited downtown Los Angeles’ Fashion District to find Summer 2020 goods with a few searching for Fall.
Hundreds of companies travel to Long Beach, Calif., every January to exhibit their new approaches to the production of T-shirts and other basics at the newly renamed Impressions Expo, which ran Jan. 17–19 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif.
Now in its 20th year, Première Vision New York began this milestone anniversary in a new space, moving from Manhattan’s Pier 94, located between 52nd and 53rd streets, to Center415 on Fifth Avenue, between 37th and 38th streets.
Exhibitors and retailers attending Surf Expo from Jan. 8–10 in Orlando, Fla., reported good business despite a number of setbacks for the surf-and-coastal-lifestyle show.
Curve, a lingerie-, swimwear- and loungewear-focused trade show, announced that it will produce its first Los Angeles–area show next month.
During the 2019 trade-show circuit, some event producers scaled down while others expanded their programs or teamed up through collaborations that would entice attendees to get down to business. From coast to coast, apparel-industry trade-show producers planned changes or were forced to alter their programs due to unforeseen weather patterns or shifts in attendee demand.
After six years of running Agenda, Reed Exhibitions has sold the streetwear-focused trade show for an undisclosed amount to AZTQ Corp., a Toronto-headquartered show producer that started business in 2019.
Snowsports Industry America, a nonprofit trade association, recently announced that it was going to get into the consumer-show game.
A shift has been occurring along the trade-show circuit over the last few years as many larger apparel-industry expositions are becoming more segmented, turning toward a shows-within-a-show model, catering to buyers who want to shop around without a particular buying mission.
Trade shows can mean high pressure for retailers as the research and buying decisions they make can spell success for a season or mean a mad dash to replace a line that isn’t performing well. But even those on fast-paced buying trips need to take some time to eat and relax.
While the November San Francisco edition of the CALA trade show isn’t its final event of the year, it is the final installment in the city where it began, and event organizers are looking to finish 2019 strong as buyers and exhibitors become excited about opportunities that lie ahead in 2020.
Launching in Portland at the Oregon Convention Center Oct. 22–23, Functional Fabric Fair—powered by Performance Days unveiled its performance-specific trade-show model on the West Coast.
The second edition of Emmanuelle Rienda’s Vegan Fashion Week took place in downtown Los Angeles under the theme “Fashion Is Activism,” which not only focused on cruelty-free fashion but also examined the apparel industry’s impact on the planet’s ecological systems. Held Oct. 10–15, Vegan Fashion Week coincided with Los Angeles’ mainstream fashion-week productions and L.A. Market Week, affording access to an expanded audience.
At the final Fashion Market Northern California trade show for 2019, retailers looked for Immediates, Spring 2020 fashions and, for Claire Samaras of the Angelique Boutique in Sonoma, Calif., styles with an edge for a certain demographic.
At the final L.A. Market Week of 2019, buyers visited Los Angeles from different regions along the West and East Coasts—and areas in between. As the Holiday season approaches, exhibitors unveiled new styles for Spring 2020 and helped clients catch up through Immediates orders.