The Spring/Summer 2015 edition of the Los Angeles International Textile Show (LA TEXTILE) took place March 10-12, 2014 at the California Market Center (CMC) with an increase in traffic from shows in 2013. Returning this Show were the Lenzing Innovation Pavilion, the European Collections Pavilion, as well as the Trend Forum in the Main Lobby, co-curated by trend partner Design Options. A noticeable increase in business was reported by many exhibitors, as new accounts were opened across the Show floor.
“We have been coming to the LA Textile Show for a long time, about 20 years, and this is the first time that we have ever had 60,000 dollars in orders placed on the first day alone,” said Nanda Parekh of K & I / Kosha Collections, an Indian fabric company. “We are extremely happy, especially with all of the new accounts we opened.”
The impressive list of designers and companies that were in attendance at the Show included Disneyland Resort and Costume Department, Joe’s Jeans, Johnny Was, Patagonia, Splendid / Ella Moss, XCVI, Vitamin A, Michael Stars, BCBG MAXAZRIA, J Brand, Pac Sun, Converse, 7 For All Mankind, American Apparel, Juicy Couture, Dillards, Urban Outfitters, Rory Beca, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, Gap Inc, UGG Australia, Modcloth, Joie, Monique Lhuillier, Michael Levine Inc and many more.
“I estimate that we saw double the amount of people from the last Show,” said Ivy Moya, an independent textile sales representative. “This is why I tell all my clients that they have to go to the LA Textile Show.” Moya, who works with Robert Kaufman Co, noticed that in addition to the increasing traffic at the Show, there was also a surge in requests for outdoor technical and performance fabrics.
Other resources present at the Show included faux fur, knits, buttons, beads, sequins, zippers, buckles, color wovens, linen blends, denim, suede, leather, lace, fabrics with embroideries and embellishments, cotton blends, as well as eco-friendly fabrics and many more.
Additionally, returning exhibitor Sam Schecter of Sommers Plastic Products, reported having an incredibly successful Show. “We were so busy with both new and old customers. We had so many orders and sample requests, especially from our stretch faux leather and faux fur qualities.”
Designers also sought inspiration from the Trend Forum in the main lobby, co-curated by Design Options and LA TEXTILE. Five unique trends for Spring/Summer 2015 were featured including: Mosaic Expression, Still Life, Mixed Metals, Tropicali, and Rebel Rousers. The Trend Forum showcased dynamic color walls, presenting the industry's most original resource for producing creativity and design.
“We received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from our exhibitors,” said Oscar Ben Rodriguez, Senior Tradeshow Manager at the CMC. “We are particularly pleased with the foot traffic we saw at this Show.
About the California Market Center (CMC) – California Market Center (CMC) is the hub of Los Angeles' fashion and lifestyle product industries. The 2-million square foot complex is home to showrooms open year-round, and host to weekly trade events. Renowned as L.A.'s premier fashion industry marketplace since the 1960s, the CMC has also become the West Coast's fastest growing resource for gift, home decor, design, seasonal & novelty products. For more information, please visit www.californiamarketcenter.com