The Show featured an increased number of textile, trim, luxe, décor, and sourcing resources across a variety of categories and positive enthusiasm was exuded throughout the Show floors as new accounts were opened and a noticeable increase in business was reported.
Returning this Show were the Lenzing Innovation Pavilion, the European Collections Pavilion, the Korean Pavilion, featuring KOTRA and KTTA, as well as the official Trend Forum, co-curated by new trend partner Design Options, and an assortment of perks for attendees.
“We definitely saw an increase in traffic and new accounts this Show,” said Amy Hendrix, Executive Account Manager of Cotton Inc. “We love exhibiting here because we are able to connect with people we might not have access to otherwise.”
The impressive list of designers in attendance included Monique Lhuillier, David Meister, Halston, Riller & Fount, Holmes & Yang, Johnny Was, Jenni Kayne, Nike, BCBG Max Azria, ABS by Allen Schwartz, Sketchers, J Brand, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, Moods of Norway, Perry Ellis, Guess?, Juicy Couture, Citizens of Humanity, Belkin, Ella Moss, Splendid, Nasty Gal, Citizens of Humanity, Lucky Brand, Thursday Friday, Bailey 44, Forever 21, Pac Sun, Chico’s, UGG Australia, Tadashi, Junkfood Clothing Company, Karen Kane, Modcloth, American Apparel, LA Made, Cult Gaia, Kain Label, Fabrizio Gianni, Cosabella, Aldo, Three Dots, Rojas, Lululemon Athletica, Oakley Inc, Hot Topic, and Dillards, plus thousands more.
Other noteworthy companies seen this show included Disneyland Resort and Costume Department, NBC Entertainment, Michael Levine Inc, Staples Designer Services, Over The Top Party Linens, KOHLS, FIDM, Southern Methodist University, Margaritaville Apparel Group, and Pacific Coast Home Furnishings, to name a few.
Resources at this Show were well-rounded, with categories that included beads and sequins, blanks, color woven shirtings, cotton blends, denim, embroidery embellished beaded fabrics, knits, jacquards, faux fur, interior decorative textiles, fasteners, buttons, buckles, zippers, lace, linen blends, leather suede, organic and eco-friendly fabrics, prints, ribbons, silk, stretch, suiting, technical functional fabrics, appliqués and decorative accessories, trend services, yarns, velvet velour, wool and many more.
First-time exhibitor Allan Liu of Barefoot Fibers also reported having a beyond successful Show. “This has been a fantastic show for us. It is our first time exhibiting, and the response to our wool felt has been amazing. We did not really know what to expect, but the feedback and the traffic we have experienced has been incredible.”
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