With the economy in recession and retailers being more selective than ever in what they buy, exhibitors at the upcoming Fashion Coterie are hoping to entice buyers with broadened collections, updated details and colors — and sharp pricing.
Stores will certainly have plenty to choose from as Elyse Kroll, executive director of ENK International, promised the show will be as large as it has always been, showcasing hundreds of brands. The three-day show, which will run Feb. 22 to 24, is so large that the collections will be placed throughout two locations on Manhattan’s West Side — the Show Piers and the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. It will also be merchandised in a fresh way with contemporary labels at the Piers (newcomers will be at Pier 90) and better sportswear vendors mostly at the Javits Center.
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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?"