May Shows Bring Defined Trends and Strong Buying to NYC…

BJI Fashion Group would like to thank all retailers and exhibitors who participated in the May editions of AccessoriesTheShow, Moda Manhattan, and Fame. It was apparent from the energetic buyer and designer interactions on the show floor that the industry is moving in a positive direction.

“Judging from our numbers, the economy is definitely improving. Our attendance grew by a robust 17% and showed a very significant increase in our foreign buyer attendance. Overall, we were very pleased to produce such a strong experience for our customers and think the success of our May show bodes well for the second half of 2012,” said Britton Jones, President and CEO of Business Journals, Inc.

Strong trends led the Fall/Winter 2012 season by directing buyers to the great finds each designer had to offer – resulting in steady order writing. Leather, both real and faux, was popular as trim and accent in updating many styles of accessories and apparel throughout the show floors. Another solid fashion for Fall/Winter was animal influence in every category. This flirtatious element was fully embraced by many lines and translated through collections from handbags to jewelry to RTW.

The excitement generated from the May market lives on as retailers and designers reflect on their experiences and review their orders and notes.


Up next…August 5-7, 2012 in NYC!

See you there!