Source British Debuts at LA Market

Source British LA Market

Source British is a new tradeshow taking place alongside shows like Capsule, ALT, Transit, Curve, Coeur, and AXIS during L.A. Fashion Market in the Penthouse at the California Market Center (CMC), 13-14 March 2017. For the first time ever, British made and designed brands have their own edited space, across categories including apparel, footwear, crafts, accessories, home and gifts.

The tradeshow is divided into focused areas that are set to create a quintessential British experience.

  • The home, gift and craft area: Some brands exhibiting include Animo Glass, Carola Van Dyke, Chunki Chilli, D R Harris and Co, Melt England, Nutscene, Teddy Maximus, Schokolat, Paperboy London, Tomcat Cards, Twiguk, Emma’s Soap, Nathalie Bond Organics, Equi-Scuto, Lizzie Kershaw, Junction Eighteen, Jamali Annay, Molly Mac Living, and Love Jars.
  • The fashion, footwear and accessories area: Some brands exhibiting include Karen Gold, A Post Card from Brighton, Novelette Novalis, Fonz Leathers, Wolfram Lohr, Glen Appin of Scotland, Nadia Minkoff, The Leather Satchel Company, Amanda Coleman Jewellery, Carlton London, David Hampton, Peak & Brim Designer Hats, Stargem, Lucy Sylvester Jewellery, Hedon, Attune, and Roy Lowe & Sons.
  • The Trend Council pavilion, with curated designers that include brands like Sherene Melinda, Orla Kiely, Something Wicked, Satanic Mill, and Exofitness London.
  • The Sipsmith Gin Palace, where you can sample the finest British gin away from the hustle and bustle of the market.
  • A British Tea Room, where attendees can taste a traditional British spread.
  • Trend Council demonstration area where registered attendees can attend focused trend forecasting sessions on both days. The forecasting sessions are designed for buyers and exhibitors to identify trends that will shape retail in the upcoming season, outlining must-have colors, patterns, and key items.
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Image courtesy of Source British

Source British was founded in 2016 by Olivett Asare and is backed by Upper Street Events Ltd., a leading U.K.-based events company since 1987. Upper Street Events creates and organizes 17 major innovative, premium, and stylish annual events, with two launches in progress and an exciting acquisition list in consideration, attracting over 400,000 visitors annually. ”

To register to attend Source British or the Trend Council’s Trend Forecasting presentations, please visit www.sourcebritish.com.

2017 LA Market Week Dates

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The LA Fashion District hosts five market weeks a year. LA Market Week, also known as LA Fashion Market, is a trade event in which designer brands and showrooms debut their collections for the upcoming season. Along with the district’s permanent showrooms, various trade shows participate in market week throughout the year. For a full list of participating brands, see our Lines Directory, which is updated prior to each market week.

The 2017 LA Market Week Dates will be as follows:

  • January 16-19, Summer 2017
  • March 13-16, Fall 2017
  • June 5-8, Fall II/Holiday 2017
  • July 31-August 3, Holiday/Resort 2017
  • October 2-4, Spring 2018

Market week is a trade-only event. You must own or work for a licensed retail business to purchase wholesale. Buyer requirements are listed here. Additional trade shows including LA Textile and LA Majors are listed here.

There are six main showroom buildings, California Market Center, Cooper Design Space, The Gerry Building, The New Mart, The Lady Liberty Building, and Academy Awards Clothes Showroom Building. Learn more abou the Fashion District’s designer showroom buildings, here.

Questions? Tweet us! @lafashiondist

2017 Denim Trends and LA Market Preview with McGuire Denim

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LA Fashion Market Holiday/Resort 2016/2017 returns to the LA Fashion District August 1-4, 2016. This is one of five market weeks hosted in the fashion district every year, featuring contemporary women’s, men’s, children’s and accessories. (Learn more about LA Fashion Market here.)

We had the opportunity to talk with Marianne McDonald, owner and designer of Los Angeles-based McGuire Denim, about upcoming 2017 denim trends and her advice for market week buyers.

McGuire Denim is known for its modern take on vintage silhouettes. “Dreamed up in New York. Made Real in LA,” the brand blends New York sophistication with West Coast boho vibes.

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“The line has a sense of sexiness and ease with touch points of rock and roll to give it a little bit of toughness,” says McDonald. “You can dress it up or down.”

Having a fabulous fit doesn’t hurt either. In fact, InStyle Magazine recently named it the “best jeans for J-Lo level curves.”

LA Market buyers will also be able to place orders on McGuire’s recently launched sportswear line. The collection focuses on femininity and easy sexiness. McGuire is carried in 300 stores around the world and regularly worn by the likes of Gigi Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, and Mila Kunis. The sportswear collection will launch at Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom later this August, and a t-shirt collaboration with Club Monaco will be on the racks in the fall.

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When asked about the upcoming spring 2017 denim trends, McDonald says “Anything that flashes ankle.”

Cropped jeans will continue to be a big trend, as are flair and bootleg cuts. Buyers can also expect to see contemporary takes on vintage silhouettes, like modern takes on the classic Levis 501s. While previous seasons have favored certain washes or colors, spring 2017 is expected to embrace them all – grey, black, blue, and of course, stonewash.

For buyers looking to connect with brands during market week McDonald stressed the convenience of making appointments. “We’re happy to take walk-ins, but appointments are always better.”

McGuire Denim will be exhibiting during LA Market at Community Service Showroom in the Cooper Design Space. For more information and to make an appointment please call 213-624-0824.

LA FASHION MARKET RESOURCES

LA Fashion Market Week Recap

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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.

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The California Market Center (CMC) featured three trade shows and held exclusive seminars for buyers.

ALT Trade Show– Athleisure and athletic wear

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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 Trade Show – Adult and children’s footwear

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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 Trade Show – Apparel, accessories, and footwear

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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.

Seminar Series

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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!

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Designers & Agents Trade Show – Contemporary, eco-fashion and accessories

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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.

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BRAND ASSEMBLY Trade Show– Better contemporary and accessories

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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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LA Market Week Tips for Buyers

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New to wholesale buying? Want to make your buying trips to LA more efficient? Learn how to successfully navigate showrooms and trade shows during LA Fashion Market with these three easy tips.

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.

View the LA Fashion Market Fall / Holiday 2016 Buyer’s Guide here.

LA MARKET WEEK TIPS FOR BUYERS

  1. Time management: Managing your time while at Market is crucial. We recommend buyers make appointments with popular brands early, as they tend to book up quickly. We also suggest allotting time to walk the buildings, because sometimes the biggest successes are the showrooms you stumble upon by accident.
  2. Pre-plan: Buyers who come with a clear vision for what kind of styles and brands they are looking for will have a more successful market experience. Know your shopper and research brands you might be interested in ahead of time. To know what brands will be exhibiting at LA Fashion Market, check the Lines Directory. It is updated prior to each market week.We also recommend visiting trade show and showroom buildings’ websites and pre-register when possible. The LA Fashion District has a newsletters for wholesale buyers, which you can sign up for here. We also post market week and buyer information on this blog and on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.Lastly, as a buyer, make sure you inventory and budget levels are well planned out before Market.
  3. Network: Building strong connections while attending LA Fashion Market can lead to lasting partnerships with vendors. Bring business cards and always follow up with new partners. Take advantage of educational and networking events whenever possible.

SEMINARS, EVENTS, AND SERVICES IN THE LA FASHION DISTRICT

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  • CMC Retail Relations Service: Buyer perks, tours of the CMC building and show areas, suggestions on brands and showrooms, coffee, snacks, and other amenities
  • LA Fashion Market Seminars: Business tips and fashion trend information from recognized industry insiders
  • Market Passport Sweepstakes Promotion: Cash prizes ranging from $500 to $1000 for visiting showrooms and exhibitors
Designers and Agents
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The New Mart

Brand Assembly
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Cooper Design Space

NEW RESTAURANTS NEAR LA MARKET

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

NEW SHOPS NEAR LA MARKET

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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