Active Collective is making its way to New York.The active and ath-leisure trade show started as a subcategory for Swim Collective, which is held in Huntington Beach, Calif., about two years ago. But last June it broke out on its own with 100 brands and will show in New York for the first time on Jan. 26 and 27 at the Metropolitan Pavilion."We really wanted to address the New York market," said Roy Turner, senior vice president of Emerald Expositions, which acquired the show last year. "The trend is still taking hold and a lot of our customers were asking us for a couple of ways to expand."Turner said the New York show will feature around 80 vendors including Reebok, Varley, Koral and Alo Yoga, and unlike competing active-focused trade shows that typically appeal to a broader market, Active Collective is targeting the fashion and fitness market. "The core of our business is pretty much athletic wear," said Turner of Emerald Expositions, which also owns Outdoor Retailer, Surf Expo and Interbike.According to Turner, they've decided to not align the show dates with the women's trade show calendar in an attempt to stand out and reach a specific buyer."We are looking for the right buyers to match our vendors," said Turner, who added that buyers from Nordstrom, Bandier and Physique 57 already have registered to attend the New York show. "We also chose the Metropolitan Pavilion because we wanted to create an intimate space."For now the show is dedicated to women's active and ath-leisure along with footwear and accessories, but Turner said he's seeing more men's brands move into the category so the show might address that segment down the line.
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)
Breaking News: @hedislimane joins @celine as its new artistic, creative and image director. One of fashion’s preeminent image-makers and trendsetters, Slimane is to join the LVMH brand on Feb. 1 and unveil his first fashion proposition for men and women next September during Paris Fashion Week. It marks a major homecoming for Slimane, who cemented his reputation – and influenced men’s tailoring for more than a decade – as the designer of Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007. He went on to reinvent and ignite the house of Yves Saint Laurent, which he rechristened Saint Laurent, between 2012 and 2016 – all the while maintaining a close relationship with the Arnault family, which controls LVMH and Dior. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
“Personally I believe the Eighties have been the richest and more vivacious period for international fashion,” Giorgio Armani said when asked what his favorite decade of fashion is. It was a moment of disruption and experimentation and only thinking back to the first years of that decade is always an emotion for me, for what they have meant to me and my work.” The influence is clear in @giorgioarmani spring 2018 collection, pictured here, which was full of bright colors and unexpected prints. Read more about which decades designers loved most on WWD.com #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
For Lady Gaga’s only Italian show on her “Joanne World Tour,” the singer wore a range of @versace_official outfits. The standout piece: this custom-made bodysuit inspired by the brand’s spring 2018 collection. #wwdfashion (RG: @ladygaga)
@_camillaruth_ is expanding on the wellness-craze concept with @westbourne – a new NYC restaurant that’s both a healthy-minded café as well as a business that gives back to the community. Marcus works with the Robin Hood foundation to give back to The Door, a non-profit providing youth development services, and also hires employees through The Door. Read our full interview with Marcus on giving back through food on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)