The California Market Center (CMC) will be presenting thousands of Spring 2013 collections to buyers, Monday-Thursday, October 15 – 18, 2012, for Los Angeles Fashion Market, also open on Sunday, October 14 for Preview. Resources will be featured throughout hundreds of the CMC’s showrooms, in addition to special exhibit areas SELECT Contemporary Tradeshow, TRANSIT The LA Shoe Show, and FOCUS Apparel & Accessories Show, plus the recently expanded Gift & Home Showcase. To complete the Market experience, buyers and industry guests are invited to attend various special events, including an Opening Night Reception and Fashion Presentation, spotlighting multiple brands from CMC Showrooms, and a variety of perks throughout each day.
“We are very excited for the upcoming Market,” said Sabrina Rodriguez, Account Executive of Grace in LA, Suite B521. “We just decided to house our corporate LA showroom at the CMC, and are happy we did! We are anticipating a great Market, and look forward to the additional traffic that CMC Markets bring.”
There are significant increases in new resources throughout the CMC. New showrooms debuting this Market include Prive by Allen Schwartz and Taverniti, Gracing, California Accessories Group, Janie Panizza, Showroom 21, Lights and Shade, Tunnell Fashion, Fortune Trading, Private Icon, Workers For Freedom, Zanerobe, Mitch Jenner, Pop Soisangwan, and NRB Originals Incorperated, among many more. Additionally, new lines for this Market include Beate Heymann, Tina Hagen, Members Only, Nicole Miller Kids, French Connection Kids, Leigh Schubert, Get Fleeced, Almost Vegas, Nikki Perez, Postage Denim USA, Renee C, Street Label, Mechant, Abyss by Abby, Pretty Pistol, Satva, Saxx, Accessorizit, Flying Lizard, Mishky, Calinana, Nicole Lee Shoes, Athra, Evil Eye, Veneto Handbags, Michelle Roy Designs, Sofala, Kanchon Couture, Hardcore Elegance, Classic Look Inc, Nummies, Amamante, Matti Mamane, Grizas, Riko Rossi, Kiyo, Violet Kay, Suko Jeans, Noblu, Sean Collection, Status by Chenault, Cad & Co., Super Trash, Little Wom-n, Kid Hollywood, Lucky Brand Kids, Lilo TATI, Couture Clips, Native Funk & Flash, Drench Rainwear, Kokonut Kids, Blue Lotus, Dino Bebe, Haute Stuff, iScream, Time Machine Kids, Cupcakes and Pastries, Glitter Tainment, Botskis, Modern Gourmet, Apple Pie Jewelry Co., BTNS, and Poompatta, plus many more.
“We are anticipating a strong Market,” said Joyce Christensen, Account Executive of Karen Kane, Suite C540. “We already have a great appointment schedule of retail buyers from California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Texas, Arizona and Canada, among other places.”
Running concurrently with LA Fashion Market, SELECT Contemporary Tradeshow will be taking place in the Fashion Theater, Main Lobby on Monday-Wednesday, October 15-17. “We are looking forward to presenting a strong showcase that features an unmatched mix of apparel and accessories for this upcoming Spring 13 edition,” says Olivia Reyes, Show Manager of SELECT.
New for this edition of SELECT are Carine Letessier, D’Andrea Handbags, Elizabeth McKay, G-Lish, GIGIchic, Ilse Jacobsen, Jenny Rabell, Lady Marshmallow, Mimi and Lu, Mint & Rose, Mos Mosh, Olia Kaimakchi Luxury Knitwear, POE, Schutz, Sogno, Vince Camuto, Qi Cashmere, and Ainsley, to name a few. Returning noteworthy SELECT exhibitors include Deepa Gurnani, Inge Christopher, Whiting & Davis, Pour La Victoire, Marcia Moran, Azaara, Enzo Anglioini, Hyde Collection, Beagle House NY Inc., Remi & Reid, Minnie Rose, Ally Rose Toppers, Casting, Gillian Juilus, Mystique Inc., Boutique 9, Sophie Monet, Streets Ahead, Emerson, Joan & David, Jolie Altman, Kelsi Dagger, Sogoli Jewelry, and Three Stones, among many more.
Also featured Monday – Wednesday are TRANSIT LA’s Shoe Show, and FOCUS Apparel & Accessories Show, both presented in the CMC’s Penthouse, 13th floor. TRANSIT is LA’s renowned footwear show, boasting notable returning exhibitors including Pierre Dumas, 80%20, Charles David, Donald J Pliner, Report Footwear, Vince Camuto, Calvin Klein, Apri, BCBG Max Azria, Blonde Ambition, Betsey Johnson, Coconuts, Damiani, Dimmi, Ella Moss, Envy Footwear, Gee Wawa Footwear, Italian Shoe Makers, Jessica Simpson, Korks, Koolaburra, Mad Love, Miss Me, Naughty Monkey, Sketchers, Nina Shoes, Steve Madden, Steve Madden Kids, Splendid, Matiko, Irregular Choice, Kelsi Dagger, DV by Dolce Vita, Frye Boot Company, Seychelles, BC Footwear, Aerosoles, Chinese Laundry, CC Corso Como, Franco Sarto, Kenneth Cole Reaction, Matisse, MIA, NYLA Shoes, Rocket Dog, Bait, Bass, Blowfish Malibu, Fossil, Naturalizer, Nomad Footwear, and Poetic License, plus many more. New exhibitors include 2568, Betani Footwear, Brian James Footwear, Etenne Aigner, Fiebiger Shoes, Isola, and Kandals, to name a few. FOCUS will offer an expanded, well-rounded mix of merchandise of labels looking to increase brand exposure, including new exhibitors Akola Jewelry, Alexa Rae, Cassidy Lange Handbags, Exalted, Fiiera, Lisa Mele, Sandrose, Play Clothes, Sam Rogers LLC, Soleil de Mer, Stacy Sterling Jewelry Accessories, Subiza Apparel, The Moon, Time & Silence, Vivienne Kelly, Wabi Collection, and XDS Marketing, plus others. Noteworthy returning FOCUS exhibitors include Jeffrey Campbell, Brit Boy Fashions, Joie De Vivre Life, Mon Bijou, Sixter, Super Brand, and Ximena Valero, to name a few.
Monday evening, buyers and industry guests are invited to the CMC’s Spring 2013 Fashion Presentation, which will be spotlighting Mystree, Stop Staring, Grace in LA, Acoustic Denim, and Ximena Adamo. The fashion presentation will take place from 5:45pm – 6:15pm in the CMC Main Lobby, in the middle of the LA Fashion Market Opening Night Reception, which will run from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. The reception will feature complimentary Patron Tequila cocktails, a D.I.Y. Muddle Your Own Patron Margarita Bar, hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Trader Vics LA Live, and live DJ, plus IZZE, Dry Soda, and Honest Tea. Guests who choose to participate in the D.I.Y. Muddle Bar will also go home with their own complimentary engraved Patron muddle.
Additionally, buyers and attendees can expect numerous perks and giveaways, including Snack and Sip stations on the SELECT and Penthouse floors, offering Luna Bars, IZZE, Honest Tea, Dry Soda, and Pop Chips.
Spring 2013 Los Angeles Fashion Market takes place Monday-Thursday, October 15 – 18, 2012 at the California Market Center. Market hours are 9:00am- 6:00pm daily, with Sunday open for Preview. The next LA Fashion Market, which will be featuring Summer 2013, is scheduled to take place Monday – Thursday, January 14 – 17, 2012.