The Fall II/Holiday 2016 LA Fashion Market took place from June 6th through the 9th in the LA Fashion District’s designer showrooms. The showroom buildings hosted multiple trade shows and each building had unique events exclusive for buyers. Designer brands that exhibited during the Fall II/Holiday 2016 LA Market Week included contemporary, better and advanced contemporary, eco-fashion, accessories, lifestyle, children’s and maternity.
For those of you who are new to the business of fashion, LA Fashion Market is the West Coast’s premiere apparel and fashion trade show. This is when designers showcase collections for the upcoming season and buyers from all over the world come here to place orders for their stores.
The California Market Center (CMC) featured three trade shows and held exclusive seminars for buyers.
ALT featured contemporary, active, yoga, swim, and lifestyle collections. The next ALT trade show will be from October 17th through the 19th and will feature Spring ’17 collections.
TRANSIT is the premier shoe show at LA Market, and featured various footwear designers and brands. The next TRANSIT trade show will be from October 17th through the 19th and will feature Spring ’17 collections.
SELECT featured better and contemporary brands. There were twenty brands showcased this year, and the next showcase will be August 01 – 03 for Holiday/Resort 16. SELECT also highlighted nine emerging brands in an exclusive showcase called Emerge.
The California Market Center also held three Retail Seminar Series for buyers. They were completely FREE for registered buyers, and featured classes such as Retail 101, Retail Math, and Direct & Digital Marketing for Retailers. The classes covered various buyer and retail related topics such as buying, merchandising, displays, sales, customer service, and operations, markdowns, and more!
Designers & Agents trade show features sustainable and contemporary fashion brands. There is a separate showcase called the ‘Green Room’ which featured eleven up-and-coming eco-conscious and fair trade brands. The next Designers & Agents trade show in Los Angeles will be from October 17th through the 19th and will feature Spring ’17 collections.
The Brand Assembly trade show features better and advanced contemporary collections.
LA Market Week brought thousands of people to the shops, sights, and eateries within the Los Angeles Fashion District. Los Angeles is a growing fashion mecca, and the LA Market Week is steadily growing with it. Buyers and designers can all agree that LA is the best place for contemporary, athletic, and eco-friendly fashion. The next LA Market Week will take place from August 1st through the 4th and will feature Holiday Resort & Resort.
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Please join us for the Downtown Art Walk debut of Coral Forest, an interactive art installation by Los Angeles-based artist Doron Gazit, on Thursday, July 14th, 2016.
Coral Forest Artist Reception with Doron Gazit
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Coral Forest is an interactive installation made up of 10 giant “sea forms” that are moved and rearranged to create a new shape every time the installation is displayed. The inflatable art uses air as a medium and explores how people interact with the element. The inflatables were inspired by the Fashion District and made of fabric that was hand dyed to create the impression of texture. The public is invited to walk through, touch, and take selfies with the art.
Coral Forest is part of the Fashion District’s space activation initiative. Our goal is to take ordinary public spaces and use art and culture to bring the community together around public space. In doing so, we hope to illustrate the full potential of these streets and show what a truly vibrant Downtown L.A. community looks like.
Coral Forest was commissioned by the LA Fashion District Business Improvement District (BID) and curated by Carmen Zella of NOW Art LA. Coral Forest is a mobile art piece and will be installed at various locations throughout the LA Fashion District this summer. In the meantime, it will be on display Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Wall Farmer’s Market, between 7th and 8th Streets in the LA Flower District.
About the Artist
Doron Gazit is an environmental artist and industrial designer who focuses his art on air, line and color. Gazit and his design company, AirDD, work on high profile events worldwide, including Olympic Games and World Expos, from Dubai to Tokyo, Sydney, Lisbon and Jerusalem. Gazit’s current ongoing art project, which he named “The Red Line Project”, has recently been featured at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. This is a series of temporary environmental art installations travelling worldwide bringing attention to areas devastated by global warming and human’s misuse of the environment.
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As the hub of the West Coast apparel industry, the LA Fashion District hosts five market weeks every year. LA Fashion Market takes places in the LA Fashion District’s designer showroom buildings. Buyers from all over the world attend LA Fashion Market to view designer collections for the upcoming seasons and place orders. There are multiple trade shows that exhibit during LA Fashion Market, featuring athleisure, contemporary, better contemporary, eco-fashion, accessories, maternity, and kids.
California Market Center (CMC)
The New Mart
Cooper Design Space
Verve Coffee 833 S. Spring Street
Preux + Proper 840 S. Spring Street
Pattern Bar 100 W. 9th Street
Terroni 802 S. Spring Street
LA Chapter 930 S. Broadway
BNKR Broadway and 9th
A.P.C. 125 W. 9th Street
AltHouse 761 S. Main Street
Skingraft 758 S. Spring Street
Tanner Goods 860 S. Broadway
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LA Market Week June 2016, also known as the Fall II/Holiday 2016 L.A. Fashion Market, will take place June 6th through the 9th in the LA Fashion District’s designer showrooms. During market week designers and brands debut collections for the upcoming fall and holiday seasons and buyers are invited to view the new merchandise and place orders. LA Fashion Market is the West Coast’s premier destination for contemporary fashions, including apparel, accessories and footwear. Various trade shows are hosted in the LA Fashion District during market week. Trade shows typically highlight established and up-and-coming designers that do not have permanent showrooms in the area. With thousands of brands participating in LA market week, this is the place for buyers to discover new brands and create new shopping experiences.
Designer brands exhibiting during the Fall II/Holiday 2016 LA Market Week include contemporary, better and advanced contemporary, eco-fashion, accessories, lifestyle, children’s and maternity. The Fashion District maintains an online directory of all brands participating in market weeks. The Lines Directory is updated prior to each market week.
Search the Lines Directory here.
California Market Center (CMC), 110 E. 9th St.
Cooper Design Space, 860 S Los Angeles St.
Gerry Building, 910 S Los Angeles St.
The New Mart, 127 E 9th St.
Additional Participating Showroom Buildings:
Trade shows for the LA Market Week June 2016 will include:
Market week is a trade-only event and buyers must be able to prove they have, or are working for, a licensed business.
Buyers will need to register for the LA Market Week June 2016 at each building. At the Cooper Design Space, Gerry Building and The New Mart, buyers and retailers are asked to bring a business card. At the California Market Center (CMC), in order to register for market weeks, you must be able to provide the following credentials:
Registration for LA Market Week June 2016 is typically on-site although some trade shows do offer pre-registration online.
Showrooms and trade shows typically open at 9 a.m. and will close at 5 p.m.
Ace Hotel is the closest hotel, only two short blocks away from the epicenter of LA Market Week June 2016. Market attendees can take advantage of discounted rates by using the code “MART.”
Click here to book your reservation.
Some hotels offer discounted rates through the individual buildings. Please check the respective buildings’ websites for additional accommodation offers.
A list of local parking structures and lots can be found here.
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Art in Downtown L.A. is about to get a lot BIGGER! The LA Fashion District is excited to announce the official debut of the Coral Forest art installation, an interactive art piece by Los Angeles-based artist Doron Gazit. The Coral Forest art installation is composed of 10 separate larger-than-life-size pieces that can be reconfigured and displayed in various ways. The inflatable art piece uses air as a medium and explores how people interact with the element.
The public is invited to walk through, touch, and take selfies with the art.
View Coral Forest every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at THE WALL Farmer’s Market, located on Wall Street between 7th and 8th Streets in Downtown L. A. The installation will be set up in front of the So Cal Flower Market at 755 Wall St.
Doron Gazit is an environmental artist and industrial designer who focuses his art on air, line, and color. He has done art installations internationally and is based out of Los Angeles. His work has been featured everywhere from the New York Convention Center to the Dead Sea. Learn more about the artist and his work on July 14, 2016 during Downtown Art Walk. Gazit will be speaking about his work and inspiration for Coral Forest at Preux & Proper, where the art installation will also be displayed.
The piece was commissioned by the LA Fashion District Business Improvement District (BID) and curated by Carmen Zella as part of the Fashion District’s space activation initiative. Our goal is to take underutilized and/or less trafficked areas of the LA Fashion District and use art and culture to bring the community together around these spaces. By doing so, we hope to illustrate the full-potential of these streets and what a truly vibrant Downtown L.A. community looks like. The Coral Forest art installation is a mobile art piece and will be installed at various locations throughout the LA Fashion District this summer.
Please Note: Coral Forest will not be on display in the event of rain or inclement weather. The piece will be on display at the farmer’s market indefinitely.