The May edition of Intermezzo Collections will feature a new area called Vintage@Intermezzo. The exhibition, which runs May 7-9 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, will highlight an eclectic mix of vintage apparel and accessories ranging from rare Victorian and Asian pieces, luxury vintage designer pieces from Missoni and Versace gowns and furs to sportswear, denim and T-shirts.
Intermezzo has partnered with Bridgette Morphew, founder and creative director of Morphew Concept to curate the initiative.
“We were so excited with the positive reaction we received from brands like Norma Kamali when we approached them about being involved with the idea of a ‘fair within a fair.’ Vintage can be overlooked, but we think it’s so important — if you understand the past, you can predict future trends and style movements,” said Morphew.
In addition to Morphew, a luxurious bohemian sportswear line, exhibitors include Quality Street, vintage urban streetwear and activewear; Dusty Rose, vintage denim; And Archive, vintage Japanese minimalism; Paradox, vintage printed sportswear and dresses, and Normal Kamali, a hand-chosen selection of one-of-a-kind pieces from the designer’s personal archive.
Specific pieces will be available for wholesale and cash and carry.
“Vintage@Intermezzo is a highly curated section within Intermezzo Collections where six of the most sought-after vintage dealers will be showcasing one-of-a-kind and repurposed heritage fashion pieces,” said Peter Berta, director of Accessorie Circuit/Intermezzo Collections. “From vintage Levi’s to one-of-a-kind Japanese kimonos to couture gowns and furs, Vintage@Intermezzo allows retailers to put their ‘thumbprint’ back on their assortments and move away from the ‘homogenized’ fashion of today’s mass market. Vintage fashion brings history to one’s wardrobe. It represents where we’ve been, how far we’ve come and influences our future,” he said.
Intermezzo will also feature Blue@Intermezzo, dedicated to showcasing premium denim brands. Vendors include Blank NYC, Denim, Eight Dreams, Fake Believe, Hudson Jeans, James Jeans, Level 99, Lucky Brand, Mavi and Parker Smith.
“Retailers rely on Intermezzo Collections to circle back around after the larger shows and regional markets to sharpen their assortments, address of-the-moment trends and fill in their inventory to carry them through the rest of the season. Blue@Intermezzo is the perfect opportunity for denim brands to distribute their replenishment inventory as well as pick up new business,” added Berta.
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