Here’s Your List of Fashion Trade Shows 2024

It’s a new year and you might be thinking about fashion trade show participation. Here is a comprehensive list of 2024 fashion trade shows for you to check out:

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.

  • New York Fabric Show: New York Fabric Show offers a fabric and trimmings exhibit for designers, manufacturers, retailers, and more. The expo features American & European mills, converters, and importers. In 2024, the show is scheduled for January 17th and 18th.
  • Curve Expo: We are the #1 B2B event for the intimate apparel industry and have shows in NY, LA, and Montreal twice a year! Our NY show is February 4-6th at the Javits Center, and the LA show is February 18-19th at the Westdrift in Manhattan Beach.
  • 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 22nd-24th.
  • 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. 2024 sessions are being held in Las Vegas, February 13th- 15th.
  • Kingpins: Kingpins offers a carefully selected list of vendors including denim and sportswear fabric from all over the world. The show happens in NYC on January 24-25, 2024 and July 2024, Amsterdam April 24-25, 2024 and October 2024.
  • Premiere Vision: This show brings together more than 100 exhibitors including experts in fabrics, leather, manufacturing, accessories, and more. PV New York will take place on January 17th and 18th this year.
  • L.A. Textile Show:  This show is the fashion industry’s premier West Coast destination for textile, design, and production resources. Showcasing hundreds of international fabric collections and design services, the show is presented with the West Coast’s contemporary and lifestyle designers in mind. They also have a sourcing pavilion for finding factories and other production-related services. This show takes place February 28th-March 1st.
  • Textile Forum The Fashion Fabric Show London:  Textile Forum has cemented itself as London’s premier sourcing event for luxury fashion fabrics. The show attracts fabric buyers from major fashion retailers and brands, established independent design businesses and start-ups, tailors, craft shops, seamstresses, and costumiers.  This show takes place in London, March 13th-14th. 
  • MUNICH FABRIC START: A dedicated trade show for members of the fashion industry, manufacturers, and suppliers.  Each season large numbers of fashion professionals from across Europe head to Munich to research and source for their new collections. The next show is January 23rd-25th, 2024.
  • Functional Fabric Fair: This is a trade-exclusive event showcasing the latest trends in fabric development for the functional textile industry. The next Functional Fabric Fairs will be held on April 17th-18th in Portland and July 16th-17th in NYC.
  • International Sourcing Expo Australia: Australia’s premier international sourcing show for apparel, accessories, and textiles. This year’s event takes place June 12th-14th in Sydney, Australia and November 19th-21st in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Source Africa: Source Africa is the leading industry event of its kind that brings together suppliers, manufacturers, service providers, and buyers all under one roof and takes place in Cape Town, South Africa, September 10th-12th.
  • London Textile Fair: The London Textile Fair is the biggest textile fair in London and is described as “a well-organized and friendly show.” The next show takes place January 9th-10th.
  • International Apparel and Textile Fair: The UAE’s exclusive sourcing and textile fair will be held in Dubai, on May 20th-22nd.
  • Pure London: Pure Origin London unites manufacturers and buyers in London’s busiest fashion trade hub. The next show takes place February 11th-13th.

Top Tips for Sourcing-Based Fashion Trade Shows

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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: your lookbook and wholesale line sheet especially. 

  • Coterie: Coterie is the premier global event that connects women’s apparel, accessories, and footwear designers with the international “who’s who” of retailers. Coterie builds exclusive shopping experiences from the ground up so that brands and buyers can create synergies that fuel their businesses. This year’s shows are February 20th-24th in NYC.
  • Designers and Agents: The Designers & Agents show 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 year the event takes place in New York, February 18th-20th, and in Los Angeles, March 11th-13th.
  • Agenda: With a portfolio of over 1,000 brands, Agenda is the most diverse fashion trade show in the world. 2024 dates at TBA.
  • Magic: The Magic tradeshow is focused on young contemporary apparel, footwear, and accessories. This show takes place in Miami January 8th-9th, Las Vegas February 13th-15th, New York February 20th-22nd, and Nashville April 3rd-4th.
  • Accessories The Show: NEW YORK Accessories The Show creates the world’s largest and most vibrant marketplace for juried accessories each and every season. This event takes place in NYC February 21st-23rd.
  • TRANOÏ: This show is an artistic platform with a curated selection of international premium designers. In addition to fashion tradeshows, TRANOÏ also brings together artistic installations, designers’ exhibitions, catwalk shows, parties, and all sorts of events. The show comes to Paris January 18th-20th.
  • NY NOW: This show will showcase a broad spectrum of merchandise categories, including giftware, personal care, stationery, fashion accessories, and children’s products. This year NY Now is holding a winter show in New York, February 4th-7th.
  • Pure London: Be sure to take your place at the UK’s most unmissable fashion retail event. The next event is in London February 11th-13th.
  • KnowShow is Canada’s premier lifestyle trade show and 2024 dates are TBD.
  • Man / Woman Shows: The Man and Woman shows are dedicated to bringing together a select community of brands from around the world and offering brands an introduction to the right buyers. Man/Woman Paris takes place January 19th-21st, and Man/Woman New York takes place January 23rd-25th.
  • Who’s Next: Who’s Next is the leading international fashion trade show for women in Europe. The next show takes place January 20th-22nd, in Paris.
  • Outdoor Retailer: Outdoor Retailer is North America’s largest trade show in the outdoor clothing industry and takes place in Salt Lake City on June 17th-19th. 
  • Scoop: Scoop is a designer menswear trade show held in London February 11th-13th.
  • Seek: Seek is a progressive contemporary fashion trade show held in Germany January 16th-17th.
  • SwimShow: The world’s largest swim show takes place in Miami and dates are TBA.
  • American Handcrafted: This is the largest North American handmade wholesale show in the northeast. It has been cancelled for 2024.

Top Tips for Sales-Based Fashion Trade Shows:

Make the Most of Your Trade Show Investment
Maximizing Sales at Fashion Trade Shows
The Scoop on Trade Show Participation
What to Consider When Participating in Fashion Trade Shows

 

Nicole Giordano

Nicole is the founder of StartUp FASHION, an online resource and community supporting for independent designers around the world with building their businesses. A deep love for the craft of fashion paired with an adamant belief that success is defined by the individual, led her to found StartUp FASHION, where 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!

5 comments
  1. Oliver Alexander

    Hi, So it appears that all shows are either in January or February.
    Nothing in the fall of this year?

    Reply
    • Nicole Giordano

      Hi Oliver,

      Some of the shows happen twice a year. Once in Jan/Feb and again in August/Sept. I recommend deciding on what shows interest you and then seeing if/when they have another show this year. 🙂

      Reply
  2. Brandon scott

    I’m interested in going to the next level and networking with the industry.

    Reply
  3. Anthony Murrell

    I’m interested in attending menswear shows in an effort to promote & grow my brand. Which shows are best for a startup?

    Reply

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