Reed Exhibitions has acquired Capsule, the global trade fair for contemporary men’s and women’s apparel and accessories.
Terms of the transaction, which was completed in late December, were not disclosed. But the Capsule franchise, which has been independently operated by New York-based fashion consultancy BPMW since its inception, will join Reed’s growing portfolio of fashion and entertainment events, which includes the surf and skate streetwear-focused Agenda trade fair, as well as Comic Con. Reed is reportedly the world’s largest events organizer, and manages more than 500 events in 42 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"