By Andrew Asch | July 23, 2015
MIAMI BEACH, Fla.—SwimShow, the biggest North American trade show devoted mostly to women’s swimwear, made a splash in the fashion world when it ran at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
The Miami Beach sands were hot with new swimwear looks shown by designers around the world for the Cruise ’16 season.
In a couple of big tents by the Atlantic Ocean, the Cabana trade show provided a busy and easygoing forum for fashion swimwear brands during the Miami SwimShow.
Formerly known as Salon Allure, the swimwear-centric Hammock trade show introduced a rebranding campaign that included a new name and a new format for the 5-year-old show.
On the heels of its first standalone Active Collective trade show, Swim Collective will launch a new premium beachwear section during the upcoming Swim Collective—International Edition show Aug. 13–14 in Huntington Beach, Calif. The new section is part of a larger effort to build a week-long swimwear and activewear trade show series planned for 2016.
The newly minted SoCal Materials Show decided that for its second edition it would move its location from the California Market Center to a hotel near Los Angeles International Airport to make it more convenient for vendors flying in from around the world and the buyers who want to see them.
Aisles and booths were buzzing with buyers at the Agenda trade show, which ran July 8–9 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif.
SAN MATEO, Calif.—Fall fashions, Immediate Summer items and accessories filled the nearly 105,000-square-foot space at the San Mateo Events Center for the June 21–23 run of Fashion Market Northern California.
Kingpins, the boutique premium-denim trade show, is moving its New York show schedule beginning in November, when it will host a Nov. 3–4 show at Pier 36 NYC (Basketball City) in Manhattan.
Buyers from department stores, resorts, boutique stores and yoga studios turned out early for the June 23–24 run of Active Collective at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort in Huntington Beach, Calif.
MRket, the menswear show organized by Business Journals Inc., will kick off a video series, a photo studio, a book signing and a Beam pop-up shop at The Hub, the trade show’s new interactive area set to bow during the July 19–21 show at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York.
When CALA San Francisco returned to Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion in San Francisco for its second run June 16–17, it also was the second time for the show’s new open-booth format.
Coast, the men’s and women’s contemporary trade show based in Miami, has added a new venue to its roster of shows: Nashville, Tenn.
It looked like a typically lightly trafficked June market, but exhibitors reported seeing committed buyers from across the state and across the country—as well as a few from Japan—during the June 8–11 run of Los Angeles Fashion Market.
A car was broken into and later stolen from the California Market Center in Los Angeles shortly after business hours on May 27.