UBM Fashion, the world’s largest fashion trade show producer, has announced important changes to the 2018 New York fashion show calendar and market schedule. The changes were made after extensive conversations with the Accessories Council, other industry organizations, retailers and manufacturers, and the shifts reflect changing market demands.
NEW 2018 TRADESHOW CALENDAR
January 7-9: NY Women’s & Children’s
Shows: ACCESSORIE CIRCUIT, INTERMEZZO COLLECTIONS, ACCESSORIES THE SHOW, FAME, MODA, CHILDREN’S CLUB
January 21-23: NY Men’s
Shows: PROJECT, MRKET
February 5-8: Open Showrooms: Fall Handbag & Accessories, Cold Weather, 7/25 start ship
February 12 – 14*: MAGIC Las Vegas
Shows: FN PLATFORM, WWDMAGIC, THE TENTS, PROJECT, PROJECT WOMENS, STITCH @ PROJECT WOMENS, THE COLLECTIVE, POOLTRADESHOW, CURVE LAS VEGAS, CHILDREN’S CLUB MAGIC, SOURCING at MAGIC*, FOOTWEAR SOURCING at MAGIC*
*SOURCING at MAGIC opens February 11
February 26 – 28*: NY Women’s & Children’s – Fashion Week Market
Shows: COTERIE, STITCH @ COTERIE, SOLE COMMERCE, FAME, MODA, CHILDREN’S CLUB*
* CHILDREN’S CLUB opens Sunday, February 25
May 7-11: Open Showrooms: Fall and Holiday Market (start ship dates 10/25). Last-minute summer immediates.
June 10 – 12: NY Women’s – Pre-Collections Market
Shows: COTERIE*, ACCESSORIES THE SHOW, FAME, MODA
*ACCESSORIE CIRCUIT is now a neighborhood within COTERIE.
June 11: Accessories Council ACE Awards / Accessories Hall of Fame
July 22 – 24: NY Men’s & Women’s – Dual-Gender Market
Shows: PROJECT WOMENS*, ACCESSORIES THE SHOW, FAME, MODA, PROJECT, MRKET
*ACCESSORIE CIRCUIT is now a neighborhood within PROJECT WOMENS.
August 5 – 7: NY Children’s Club
Show: CHILDREN’S CLUB
August 5-8: Open Showrooms: Spring Accessories, 1/25 start ship
August 13 – 15*: MAGIC Las Vegas
Shows: FN PLATFORM, WWDMAGIC, THE TENTS, PROJECT, PROJECT WOMENS, STITCH @ PROJECT WOMENS, THE COLLECTIVE, POOLTRADESHOW, CURVE LAS VEGAS, CHILDREN’S CLUB MAGIC, SOURCING at MAGIC*, FOOTWEAR SOURCING at MAGIC
* SOURCING at MAGIC opens August 12
September 15 – 17: NY Women’s – Fashion Week Market
Shows: COTERIE, STITCH @ COTERIE, SOLE COMMERCE, FAME, MODA, SOURCING@COTERIE
November 5-9: Open Showrooms: Spring and Summer Market (start ship dates 3/25-4/25)
The Jacob Javits Center will continue to be UBM Fashion’s New York home base, and MAGIC in Las Vegas will continue to take place at the Mandalay Bay and Las Vegas Convention Centers.
In order to improve efficiencies for the entire industry, these changes focus on two key elements: One, creating dual-gender marketplaces, and two, adding, combining and/or reimagining existing shows, namely a women’s marketplace in June headlined by marquee brand Coterie.
UBM Fashion produces New York shows Coterie, Fame, Moda, AccessoriesTheShow, Accessorie Circuit, Intermezzo, Pool Trade Show, Sole Commerce, Children’s Club, Project and MRket. After the January 2018 show, women’s accessories show Accessorie Circuit and Intermezzo shows will be blended into Coterie and the newly created New York show Project Womens. In February and September, accessories will be situated in neighborhoods in each appropriate show.
Fashion has been seeing firsthand the dramatic changes in the retail landscape,” says Mike Alic, Managing Director, UBM Fashion. “From the growth of e-commerce and fast fashion and changes in consumer buying patterns to the importance of delivering lifestyles and experiences, we at UBM Fashion realized there was an opportunity, in fact a duty, to make real changes for our industry.”
Accessories are a vital part of the entire fashion landscape, and manufacturers and retail buyers of accessories and footwear will reap the rewards of the market reconfigurations.
“The benefit is the unification of accessories and ready-to-wear to create a more dynamic marketplace,” says Tom Nastos, President of UBM Fashion, who notes that the newly created June marketplace headlined by Coterie is the cornerstone of this. “In fact, accessories will be a significant part of the Coterie presentation, adding many brands formerly with Accessorie Circuit.”
To further support and grow the accessories industry, UBM Fashion has also teamed up with the Accessories Council in various industry efforts. Most notably, UBM Fashion will partner with the Council’s ACE Awards, which are being moved to June to coincide with the new June market.
“As the world of retail shifts, it makes perfect sense that our market week and trade show dates would better align to meet the changing needs of our retailers and brands. We know there is not a ‘perfect’ date for everyone, but the logic behind this move makes a lot of sense for most. The power of UBM owning the bulk of the shows has been helpful to our industry and The Accessories Council is excited to support their team and our members with the new dates. We plan to realign some of our event dates for 2018 to reflect this new schedule.”
–Karen Giberson, President, Accessories Council
Editor’s Note: Accessories Magazine and UBM Fashion are owned by UBM plc – the world’s largest pure-play business-to-business events company.