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TRADE SHOWS

‘Optimistic’ Outlook at Fashion Market Northern California

By Alison A. Nieder | April 7, 2016

Booth space was sold out at the April 3–5 run of Fashion Market Northern California, which is held at the San Mateo Event Center in San Mateo, Calif., and attendance was on par with last April, according to Suzanne de Groot, executive director of the show.

Bustling Milano Unica Show Prepares to Relocate Next Season

Bustling Milano Unica Show Prepares to Relocate Next Season

Traffic kicked off early during the Feb. 9–11 run of Milano Unica, the textile trade show that focuses on upscale fabrics.

Buyers Navigate Multiple Venues, Categories at Las Vegas Shows

Buyers Navigate Multiple Venues, Categories at Las Vegas Shows

When visitors arrived at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas for the Feb. 16–18 run of Project, Project Womens, Pooltradeshow, Collective and The Tents, the registration line snaked around the lobby, forcing buyers to wait up to 30 minutes to get their badges and enter the trade show.

Athleisure, Fine Fabrics and Authentic Lifestyle Lines at West Coast Trend Show

Attendees at the West Coast Trend Show’s Fall ’16 menswear fashion market found a number of designer lines offering athleisure collections.

Capsule Moves to Pier 92

Capsule Moves to Pier 92

For its Jan. 26–28 run, Capsule trade show moved to a new location, Pier 92 on New York’s west side, from its previous location at Basketball City on the city’s Lower East Side.

Project Exhibitors Hustle for Business Amid N.Y. Snowstorm

Project Exhibitors Hustle for Business Amid N.Y. Snowstorm

One day after a historic snowstorm dumped two feet of snow on New York, menswear trade show Project opened its doors for its Jan. 24–26 run at the Javits Center. The storm cut into traffic on opening day, but exhibitors scrambled to rebook appointments and make the most of the remaining days of the show.

MRket New York Bows Activewear Section, Fashion Installations

MRket New York Bows Activewear Section, Fashion Installations

Outside the Javits Center, people were bundled up in winter coats and snow boots, but inside at the MRket menswear trade show, men in shorts and T-shirts were taking their turn on the Cycle for Survival bike to help raise funds for rare cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Liberty Fairs NYC Skirts New York Snowstorm

Most buyers arriving for the Liberty Fairs NYC show at Pier 94 in New York missed the historic snowstorm and the resulting travel cancellations.

Milano Unica’s Second Run in New York Coincides With Historic Snowstorm

NEW YORK—Late in the afternoon on the last day of the Milano Unica trade show, two designers were walking in and out of booths showcasing luxury Italian fabrics.

Texworld USA Offers a Showcase of International Textile, Fiber and Trim Resources

Before winter storm Jonas slammed into New York on Jan. 22, organizers of international textile show Texworld USA said preregistration was up 25 percent for the show’s Jan. 24–26 run at the Javits Center.

FMNC: 2016 Starts on Optimistic Note

Many vendors felt optimistic about 2016 business after Fashion Market Northern California wrapped up its Jan. 24–26 run at the San Mateo Event Center in San Mateo, Calif.

Major Increase in Exhibitors at Premiére Vision

Major Increase in Exhibitors at Premiére Vision

International textile show Première Vision New York hosted its 32nd show in New York, featuring fabrics, trim, leather, manufacturing resources and original artwork at a new venue—Midtown West’s Pier 94.

Hong Kong Fashion Week Turns Focus Toward Asia

The new Taylor Swift collection that has an all-American girl vibe didn’t debut in New York or Paris but launched its first looks in a fashion show at Hong Kong Fashion Week.

ISS: T-shirt Trade Show Growing

ISS: T-shirt Trade Show Growing

The Imprinted Sportswear Show, which traditionally sprawls across a large convention center ballroom every year at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, was the biggest ISS trade show produced by Emerald Expositions ever since it acquired the show in 2001, said Jeff Brown, the show’s group show director.

Surf Expo: Biggest Show, Trade Show Director Says

Surf Expo: Biggest Show, Trade Show Director Says

It was the 40th anniversary of the Surf Expo trade show, and during its most recent run, Jan. 14–16 in Orlando, Fla., the sprawling trade show for swim, surfwear and beach culture reported an increase in vendors.

Active Collective Returns for Second Solo Show

Active Collective Returns for Second Solo Show

Active Collective, the activewear and athleisure show that bowed last year in Huntington Beach, Calif., returned for its second solo show with 90 exhibitors showing their collections Jan. 15–16 at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort.