There are many events available to those in the fashion industry, ranging from fashion shows to trade shows to showcases. Events like these are great opportunities for new fashion designers to network, learn more about the fashion industry, meet fashion buyers from major department stores and boutiques, and eat some great food.
Here is a list of 9 fashion events (located in the United States) in the 2019/2020 year.
1. Project Womens August 4-6, 2019 Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (NYC)
Project Womens offers a collection of women’s brands, both already established and up-and-coming. This event offers two showcases – one that features notable fashion brands and the other that presents sustainable and cause-oriented brands.
The Jacob Javits Center simultaneously offers the Accessorie Circuit, an event dedicated to the women’s accessories market, showcasing different accessory collections to upscale retailers.
The Children’s Club features children’s clothing for kids ranging from newborn to tween. Categories include, but are not limited to: footwear, clothes, accessories, toys, etc. It is “an excellent opportunity to be seen by major department stores, online retailers, and better children’s specialty boutiques.”
This event caters to designers, brands, and retailers looking to learn more about the fashion industry and how to accelerate their business. Sourcing At Magic brings in people from all around the world, typically representing as many as 40 different countries.
To find more UMB Fashion events like these, visit their calendar.
4. JA New York August 11-14, 2019 Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (NYC)
Hailed as the “leading jewelry trade show in the Tristate area,” JA New York is a way for jewelry brands to connect with retail buyers from around the globe. This fast-paced marketplace gives jewelers their chance to garner customers and showcase their products.
New York Women’s spearheads this event that exhibits independent labels alongside veterans in the industry. This women’s-only trade show is a hub for varied brands and artisans. Capsule’s mission is to “inspire the progressive, culturally-aware woman to keep her ahead of the curve of what’s next in fashion.”
This 12-day gala celebrates all aspects of design. In just a short period of time, it hosts more than 70 events for fashion designers, interior designers, and urban planners alike. And the best part is: 90% of the events are free!
To learn more about their schedule of events, check out the BDW calendar.
This fashion show caters to designers looking to network with others and present their designs. At 3 p.m., there is a Meet and Greet event, followed by a 4 o’clock fashion show, complete with music performances. General Admissions Tickets start at $35, while VIP Tickets start at $85 – both contingent on ticket supply. Currently, this event is looking for designers to showcase at the Saturday, April 18, 2020 Shows. Designers can either present at Emerging Fashion Designer Showcase (4 p.m.) or NY Fashion MEETS DC Fashion (7 p.m.). Presenters in these shows will receive press coverage and promotion of their brand.
If you are looking to get your name out into the fashion community, these events are a great way to do so. Even attending smaller, more local events can boost your brand recognition.
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