Fashion Trade Shows

Here’s Your List of Fashion Trade Shows 2017

Fashion Trade Shows 2017

It’s about to be a new 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 2017.

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 18th and 19th, 2017.

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 in New York January 23rd-25th, 2017.

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 20th-23rd 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 Miami on January 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 17th-18th.

L.A. Textile Show:  This show is the fashion industry’s premier West Coast destination for textile, design & production resources from around the globe. Showcasing hundreds of international fabric collections and design services, the caliber of resources and fashion direction is presented with West Coast’s Contemporary & Lifestyle designers in mind. They also have a sourcing pavilion for finding factories and other production-related services. This show takes place from February 27th-March 1st.

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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 27th-March 1st.

UMB Fashion: UBM Fashion Group is the leading producer of world-renowned fashion tradeshows such as MAGIC, Coterie, PROJECT & FN PLATFORM. It hits New York January 8-10; January 23-25; Feb 27-March 1; March 5-March 7 and Las Vegas February 21-23, 2017.

Capsule: Capsule holds a women’s show in New York City from February 24th-26th.

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 16th-18th, March 13th-15th, June 5th-7th, October 9th-11th, and NYC from February 25th-27th, 2016.

COAST: COAST shows come to Miami March 30th and 31st, and to Nashville March 23rd and 24th. 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 5th and 6th, and New York from January 24th and 25th, and Las Vegas February 20th-22nd.

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 21st-23rd.

AccessoriesTheShow: NEW YORK AccessoriesTheShow creates the world’s largest and most vibrant marketplace for juried accessories each and every season. Comes to NYC January 8th-10th and Las Vegas February 21st-23rd.

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 8th-10th and TBD May and August 2017.

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 26th-28th.

COEUR: Fashion, accessories, gift, home, and lifestyle show. NYC dates TBD.

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 16th-18th.

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 February 5th – February 8th.

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 February 4th – February 7th.

Tips for sales-based Fashion Trade Shows:

Make the Most of Your Trade Show Investment
The Scoop on Trade Show Participation
Tips and Tactics for Doing a Fashion Trade Show

Nicole is the founder of StartUp FASHION, an online community and support system for independent designers around the world. She’s a traveler, a weaver, and a foodie. A deep love for the craft of fashion pared with an adamant belief that success is defined by the individual, led her to found StartUp FASHION were she helps independent designers and makers screw the traditional fashion business rules, create their own paths, and build businesses they truly love. More than anything else, she’s in the business of encouragement and works every day to remind makers and designers that they have something special to offer the world and that they can, in fact, do this thing!

  • Orphelia St Rose


    I am in search of a supplier for fashion jewellery for my newly opened swimsuits and accessories store. Any recommendations? Thanks in advance.

  • Tina


    Hello I'm looking for supplier for my new bantique. By reading thru article,I'm still confused where should go look for it. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance

  • Nicole


    Thank you for this! I'm a newbie designer and it's hard to figure out this business if you don't know where to go and look. I'd love to connect with you to ask a few more questions about the technical aspects of the fashion industry. Thank you!

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