It’s a new year year and you might be thinking about fashion trade show participation. If that’s the case, here’ s a list of fashion trade shows for 2016.
Fashion Trade Shows- Sourcing
Source fabrics and trims, attend business seminars, meet factories, sample makers, printers, and all kinds of production focused industry folks. These are shows you attend for free.
DG Expo: DG Expo offers a textile and trimmings exhibit for designers and retailers. The expo also offers seminars on business growth and textile classes. The expo hits New York Jan 20th and 21st, Miami on March 9th and 10th, and Dallas June 13th and 14th, 2016..
Texworld USA: Texworld USA is North America’s largest sourcing event for designers, fabric buyers, and merchandisers consisting of products ranging across the entire spectrum of fabrics. The next Texworld USA is scheduled for January 24-26th, 2016.
Sourcing at Magic: Sourcing at Magic is a fashion-sourcing event where attendees have access to global resources, and receive insight into trends and information regarding inventive technology and the industry. It takes place from February 16th-18th in Las Vegas.
Kingpins: Kingpins offers a tightly selected list of vendors that including denim and sportswear fabric from all over the world. The show happens at various cities, with the next show in New York on May 11th and 12th.
Indigo/ Premiere Vision: This show brings 125 exhibitors including design studios, bookshops, and trend bureaus while showing designs for prints, embroideries, knits and more.
Indigo New York will be January 19th-20th.
Fashion Trade Shows- Selling
Get new wholesale accounts, attend networking events, meet fellow designers, press, boutique owners, and all kinds of sales and marketing focused industry folks. These are shows you participate in for a cost. For these shows you need to have your packet ready to share with buyers: look book, wholesale line sheet, etc.
EDIT: EDIT focuses on presenting established and emerging designers of premium womenswear for both buyers and brands. EDIT comes to NYC February 22nd-24th, 2016.
ENK (Coterie and TMRW): Run by ENK International, Coterie offers a marketplace to connect designers to international retailers. Coterie is a platform for generating revenue and inspiring trends. It hits New York January 10th-12th and February 22nd-24th in NYC.
Capsule: Capsule holds a women’s show in New York City from February 21st-23rd.
Designers and Agents: Designers & Agents identifies emerging talent and creates connections with designers and buyers. D&A features brands from around the world that are the influencers of the market. This show comes to Los Angeles from January 18th-20th, March 14th-16th, June 6th-8th, and October 17th-19th, and NYC from February 21st-23rd, 2016.
COAST: COAST shows come to Miami March 21st and 22nd, and to Nashville March 7th and 8th. COAST offers the latest trends and bridges the gap between designers and retailers, while becoming a global trade show.
Agenda: With a portfolio of over 1,000 brands, Agenda is the most diverse and fashion trade show in the world. It comes to Long Beach from January 7th and 8th and Miami from January 18th and 19th and Las Vegas February 15th-17th.
POOL: The POOL tradeshow is where new items are found for the boutique market for all sorts of retailers. POOL comes to Las Vegas from February 16th-18th.
AccessoriesTheShow: NEW YORK AccessoriesTheShow creates the world’s largest and most vibrant marketplace for juried accessories each and every season. Comes to NYC January 10th-12th and February 22nd-24th and Las Vegas February 15th-17th, 2016.
Accessorie Circuit/ Fraiche Circuit: Established in 1987, CIRCUIT is a comprehensive women’s accessory and footwear exhibition featuring designer and fine jewelry, handbags, footwear, scarves, belts and gift items. Held 3 times a year during the January, May and August NYC market weeks, this exhibition runs concurrently with ENK’s Intermezzo Collections. Comes to NYC January 10th-12th and TBD May and August 2016.
Atelier Designers: International fashion collections of womenswear, jewelry and accessories to the wholesale trade only. Active in New York fashion trade shows for 16 years, Atelier represents over 100 studio designers. Comes to NYC February 21st-23rd, 2016.
COEUR: Fashion, accessories, gift, home, and lifestyle show. Comes to NYC January 31st-February 3rd, 2016.
TRANOÏ: An artistic platform with a stern selection of international premium designers, created for them to meet the most influential fashion ambassadors. Organizing fashion tradeshows TRANOÏ also puts together artistic installations, designers exhibitions, catwalk shows, parties and all sorts of events which arouse the dreams and desires inherent to fashion. Comes to NYC February 21st-23rd, 2016.
NY NOW LIFESTYLE: Will showcase a broad spectrum of merchandise categories, including giftware, personal care, stationery, fashion accessories and children’s products. Coming to NYC January 31st to February 3rd 2016.
NY NOW HANDMADE: Representing all home and lifestyle categories and crafted in all types of media – with distinct groupings of designer-makers and global import resources. Coming to NYC January 30th – February 2nd, 2016.
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