NEW YORK — Changes are in store for Capsule, the high-end, contemporary women’s exhibition, which takes place here from Sunday to Tuesday.
The exhibition will relocate to Pier 94 and will include Capsule Accessories, a new accessories show-in-show that will take place in a separate environment within the show floor. There will be more than 200 ready-to-wear and 250 accessories brands showing at Capsule and Capsule Accessories.
“Our move to Pier 94 represents a huge step forward in what we are able to accomplish in the women’s market,” said cofounder Deirdre Maloney. “Our ability to accommodate more brands in a centralized location will allow us to offer better, more personalized service to retailers as we grow into the show we’ve always wanted to be.”
Another new feature will be Beauty Lab, a section focusing on beauty and skin-care brands. There will be a section of emerging beauty and skin-care brands selected by Fashionista beauty editor Cheryl Wischhover. Beauty Lab will also host Rudy’s Barbershop, offering blowouts, bang trims and styling to show attendees.
In response to buyer interest for more sundries, home goods and stationery, Capsule has invited consultancy Sight Unseen to choose products for a section featuring influential brands.
In addition, the show will have Capsule Market, which is a cash-and-carry section with merchandise to purchase on the spot.
To begin the event, Capsule will host a panel discussion, “The Independent Mindset,” on Sunday at 9 a.m., moderated by Fashionista editor at large Lauren Sherman. Guest panelists will include Steven Alan, Jennifer Mankins from Bird in Brooklyn and Jill Wenger, owner of Totokaelo, a design-oriented shop in Seattle.