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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Los Angeles Fashion Market Week June 2014

The Fall / Holiday Los Angeles Fashion Market will take place from Sunday - Wednesday, June, 8-11, 2014, at the California Market Center (CMC) on 9th and Main in Downtown LA. Show hours are from 9a-6p daily. Although showrooms will be open starting Sunday of LA Fashion Market, SELECT Contemporary Tradeshow and TRANSIT Footwear & Accessories Show will run Monday - Wednesday, June 9-11, 2014. Show hours for SELECT will be 9a-5p, Monday and Tuesday, and 9A-4P on Wednesday. Hours for TRANSIT will be 10a-5p, Monday and Tuesday, and 10A-4p on Wednesday.

In addition to the well-established resources already at the CMC, many new lines and showrooms will be debuting this Market. These include: Sandra and Minnie, Red Wagon Baby, La Chic Embroidered Designs, Zigi Soho, London Trash, Ken Abbott, Emperia Handbags, Billy Narvida, YNTJ, Woon Sik Kim, Cooper 9, William Kim, Amethyst, Belford, Hail3y:23, Jana Sweaters, Halladay, Native Shoes, W5 Concepts, Klist, Sweet Rain Apparel, Skylton, Moss/Jang, Proper Brands Showroom, One Ten Sales, RadYo!, The Pothead Diaries, Wild Rose Apparel, Cool-G, Mila Designs and many more.  

"As a former model, I have many memories of coming to the CMC to do showroom fittings and to meet clients," says Dustin Moss of new showroom Sweet Rain Apparel. "This was where I began working in LA, so it was a comfortable fit to want to return here to continue the process for the next generation. I'm looking forward to seeing how the LA Market has progressed over the years and am extremely happy to be part of the CMC."

Sweet Rain Apparel is just one of the several new showrooms opening on 5B. Showrooms featuring some of the best Young Contemporary lines in LA continue to emerge and transform 5B into a destination for this highly sought after category. Skylton, a denim line from France, who took part in last Market's Fre(n)sh Fashion Show, has opened their first showroom at the CMC. Also on 5B, Young Contemporary lines such as W5Concepts and KList represented by Karyn Kim have made the CMC their new home.

Running in conjunction with LA Fashion Market, SELECT Contemporary Tradeshow and TRANSIT Footwear & Accessories Show will introduce a wide variety of exhibiting brands. Monday - Wednesday, June 9-11, SELECT will be held in the Fashion Theater located in the Main Lobby, while TRANSIT will be held on the 13th Floor Penthouse.

Curated contemporary collections showcased at this edition of SELECT will include East Coast prep lifestyle brand L'Etoile Sport, contemporary women's everydaywear brand Elan + Castor, Los Angeles based activewear CCR Brand, emerging made in LA brand Vyda Victoria, NYC jewelry brand av max, Hilary MacMillan from Canada, California based jewelry brand Leslie Francesca, luxe bohemian accessories by Kim & Zozi, leather wrap watches by La Mer Collections, and many more. While at TRANSIT, new exhibitors will include renowned vintage men's footwear brand 1850 by Johnston and Murphy, emerging girls' and women's brand Joyfolie, leather, shoes, and accessories brand based out of Northern India Super Tannery, handcrafted, artisan jewelry by Patti O'Neil Design, renowned leather boot brand Frye Company, blogger favorite Modern Vice, and established American footwear brands, Cole Haan, Vince Camuto, Keds, and many more.

"We are extremely excited for June LA Fashion Market. SELECT has seen a 25% exhibitor increase including emerging contemporary brands such as Australia's Elliott Label and established names like Kenneth Cole," says Brittany Carr, Senior Events Manager at the CMC. "Also, to increase the buyer foot print for all of the CMC contemporary showrooms and exhibitors, we have launched a retail relations program targeting Contemporary, Young Contemporary Apparel and Footwear boutiques."

This Market, there will also be expanded promotions available to buyers, as well as special events and hospitality. To celebrate the kicking off LA Fashion Market, there will be a Cocktail Hour on Sunday, June 8 in the Main Lobby of the CMC. Cocktails begin at 5p, and will feature a DJ set and mingling for all registered buyers and press. Each day, attendees can enter to win a handmade, leather wrap watch by La Mer Collections by visiting the SELECT Lounge, a free pair of shoes by MIA Shoes, Frye Company, Vince Camuto, or Lucky Brand by visiting the TRANSIT Lounge or a free blow dry at celebrity hair salon, Twist by Oliver Ifergan, located at the CMC's 9th Street entrance, by visiting 5C (Better Updated/Contemporary Women's). Additionally, each day in the SELECT Lounge, from 3-5p, there will be a complimentary organic wine bar courtesy of Frey Vineyards.

The Fall/Holiday edition of Los Angeles Fashion Market will run Sunday - Wednesday, June, 8-11, 2014, at the CMC, 9a - 6p daily.
About the LA Fashion Market- Five times a year, buyers from around the globe flock to the CMC to view the season's newest collections presented by thousands of brands at LA Fashion Market. From apparel and accessories to gifts and lifestyle collections, the product array at the CMC is unmatched on the West Coast, catering to every price point and market niche. Collections are presented throughout hundreds of permanent showrooms and tradeshow areas featured throughout the CMC. For more information visit www.californiamarketcenter.com/fashion

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