MANUFACTURING

California Market Center Makes Big Push to Add More Exhibition Space

By Deborah Belgum | February 4, 2016

The California Market Center—the biggest apparel showroom complex in the Los Angeles Fashion District—is undergoing a metamorphosis by adding more mammoth exhibition space and consolidating showrooms onto fewer floors.

Runway Show Producer, Style Fashion Week, Expands Into Trade Show Biz

After five runs as a solo event, Venue Trade Show’s streetwear grit set up shop with the gowns and sequins of Style Fashion Week.

Select Returns to CMC’s Fashion Theater

The California Market Center once again hosted the Select show, featuring contemporary apparel, accessories and jewelry resources in the CMC’s Fashion Theater.

LAMM: Seeks Alternative in New Space

Now in its fifth season, the Los Angeles Men’s Market moved to a new event location in the California Market Center called Space 10B.

Brand Assembly Branches Out

This season, Brand Assembly expanded to 112 brands.

Expanded Offerings at Designers and Agents

Buyers crowded the aisles at the Oct. 12–14 run of Designers and Agents at The New Mart, which saw an expanded mix of returning and new exhibitors.

Coeur Bows in New Location

This season, lifestyle trade show Coeur moved to the Alexandria Ballrooms for its Oct. 12–14 run.

Shape Enters Third Season

Athletic wear, yoga wear and swimwear were front and center at the third Shape show, organized by the California Market Center on the building’s 13th floor.

Hot Weather Creates Challenges and Opportunities at LA Market

Unseasonably high temperatures and unusually high humidity greeted buyers and exhibitors attending the recent Spring 2016 Los Angeles Fashion Market, which ran Oct. 12–15 in downtown Los Angeles.

Business Is Changing at LA Majors Market

Business Is Changing at LA Majors Market

Traffic was reportedly varied at the Oct. 5–7 run of the Los Angeles Majors Market at the California Market Center. The show is focused on a wide array of product aimed at department stores and chain retailers.

Factory Direct: Tech & Sourcing Show for Small and Emerging Biz

Factory Direct: Tech & Sourcing Show for Small and Emerging Biz

Chris Walia had the tables turned on him at Factory Direct, a trade show for technology and sourcing for startups and small businesses.

Exhibitor Shuffle at LA Textile Show

Exhibitor Shuffle at LA Textile Show

The layout during the Sept. 28–30 run of the Los Angeles International Textile Show continued to evolve since the California Market Center debuted a newly renovated part of the 13th-floor A-wing last season that eliminated enclosed suites to make room for more open-format booths.

Busy Booths and New Developments at Surf Expo

Busy Booths and New Developments at Surf Expo

The September run of the Surf Expo trade show has always been smaller than the show’s January edition, but for exhibitors and attendees of the recent Sept. 10–12 show, the fall edition is a good indicator of what’s to come.

Coeur Tradeshow Moves to New Location in October

Coeur, the bicoastal accessories and lifestyle show, is moving its Los Angeles show to the Alexandria Ballrooms in downtown LA for its Oct. 12–14 run.

Fashion Meet Tech at Melange Live Event at The New Mart

The worlds of fashion and technology merged at the launch of Melange Live, a conference that explored new developments in e-commerce, mobile/digital payments, brand building using social media and new innovations in wearable technology.

Los Angeles International Textile Show Adds More Global Mills

The Los Angeles International Textile Show is adding a number of international resources for its Fall/Winter 2016/2017 edition, which takes place in the penthouse of the California Market Center Sept. 28–30.