Exhibitors were pleased with the trade show
28 Feb. 2013
Coterie review: womenswear thrives in NYCNew York ended its fall 2013 women’s market Tuesday when the massive Coterie show ended its three-day run. Again featuring literally thousands of brands, and again produced by ENK, which is now the women’s branch of new parent company Advanstar, the show, which also included the footwear area Sole Commerce and the TMRW section for up-and-coming brands and designers, was held in two venues: Pier 94 on the Upper West Side and the Javits Convention Center in midtown.
For the most part, exhibitors said that they were pleased with the turnout even though the final afternoon of the show was admittedly slow.
In the Denim section at Pier 94 big premium players such as Joe’s Jeans, Paige and Hudson showed alongside fellow giant 7 for All Mankind, which cited brushed sateen models, double-knit leggings with lace, tuxedo jeans, a croc-print jean and skinny moto looks as its most popular this season. Also in the Denim section was Saints LA, a new line from Mik and Maria Serfontaine that employs knitted stretch denims and other knit fabrics for its accompanying tops.
Contrasting coatings and leather sleeves give the Los Angeles-based line a real edge and the couple explained that the “LA” in its name actually stands for “Luxury Apparel,” not Los Angeles. The brand’s four jeans styles wholesale for about $75 each.
Material mixes were also popular at Etienne Marcel, which was being shown by Ray Showroom owner Liza Abrahams. She explained that the leather and denim high-waisted models were particularly popular, along with jumpsuits and a colorful camo-print jean. Tuxedo-style jeans were also popular at 1921, which showed a great denim and red model, along with a matador-inspired jean complete with gold embellishments. Jacquard models were also popular at 1921.
However, heavily destroyed denim ruled all at Australian brand One Teaspoon, which did best with its shredded shorts according to its rep. In Contemporary and TMRW sections at Javits, Nicholas K. impressed with rugged-looking fur-lined coats and Dutch brand Ready to Fish made a lovely US debut with often sporty-inspired pieces. Plastic raincoat brand Terra New York was also in TMRW and its reps reported that the show had been a huge success for them and their adorably chic outwear.
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