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.
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.
The California Market Center once again hosted the Select show, featuring contemporary apparel, accessories and jewelry resources in the CMC’s Fashion Theater.
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.
This season, Brand Assembly expanded to 112 brands.
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.
This season, lifestyle trade show Coeur moved to the Alexandria Ballrooms for its Oct. 12–14 run.
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.
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.
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.
Chris Walia had the tables turned on him at Factory Direct, a trade show for technology and sourcing for startups and small businesses.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.