Strong Showing at the October Atlanta Apparel Market

IMG_9536The October Atlanta Apparel Market kicked off Thursday, Oct. 14 and continued through Monday, Oct. 18. The Market showcased spring 2011 women’s, men’s children’s, apparel and accessories and  introduced dozens of new lines in all categories.

Newly featured this Market was the exciting category for swim and resort called SPLASH. Exclusive to the October Market, the category was located on floor 3 in the Market Temporary booths.

The Daily Strut, a fashion show that took place every day during Market, showcased the latest fashions that buyers could purchase at Market.

As retailers shopped for the latest trends and styles, they looked to fashionista sales reps and designers like Alessandra Chu from Ya Los Angeles for trend advice such as, “A lot of ruffles are still in [as well as] the rompers and maxi dresses” and “spring dresses are still hot” from Judith March.

Friday night’s fashion show brought buyers from the entire Market to the floor 2 atrium for the premier event: The Style Runway Fashion Runway Show featuring Canada’s Montreal Collections. As the headlining sponsor of the show, Montreal Collections showcased 30 looks from the spring 2011 collection of renowned designer, Samuel Dong. The show also included the spring 2011 collections of 20 different Montreal ready-to-wear manufacturers and additional lines from participating AmericasMart exhibitors._MG_3135

The Market brought all the hottest spring 2011 trends together for one exciting weekend of fashion. And, it was all captured on video. Be sure to check out the highlight video, where we spotlighted the Market’s most exciting features, spoke with designers and retailers and explored our campus at its peak brimming with products and buzzing with the anticipation of the upcoming season. To view the video, click here.

Don’t miss the largest apparel market on the East Coast, the nation’s largest special occasion market and the largest resource for apparel, shoes, accessories and fine jewelry. Mark your calendars and start making plans for the next Atlanta Apparel Market, Feb. 3 – Feb. 7, 2011!

For more information, click here.

October Market Off to a Great Start

OctshowThe October Atlanta Apparel Market threw open the doors on Thursday and welcomed retailers from around the nation. This Market retailers are looking for immediate fall and the hottest trends and lines for Spring.

The energy at Market was high on day one with exciting events and the opening day of the new swim and resort category called SPLASH on floor 3.

The Daily Strut, which takes place everyday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., has highlighted the styles retailers can find right now during Market.

Plus, the Friday night hit, the Style Runway fashion show, drew crowds from every floor of the building. Everyoneoctshow gathered in the atrium on floor 2 to watch the show featuring Montreal Collections. And, Montreal Collections featured one of their hottest designers, Samuel Dong. Samuel Dong presented 30 outfits from his Spring 2011 collection, followed by other Montreal lines. For the show’s grand finale, other Atlanta Apparel exhibitors and designers showed their lines and collections after the debut of Montreal Collections.

And, there’s still more to come. It’s only day two of Market! Be sure to experience all at the last Market of the year!

Kick It at the Kick-Off Party!

loewsAmericasMart is hosting a kickin’ kick-off party tomorrow (Thursday) at one of Atlanta’s newest swanky hot spots at the Loews Hotel. Join us at Bar Eleven at the Loews Hotel for complimentary hors d’ oeuvres and specially priced cocktails, wine and beer. Just show up, show your Atlanta Apparel badge and enjoy!

The cocktails start flowing at 6:30 p.m. so be sure to hop over after your day ends at Market.

Market Kick-off Part
6:30 p.m.
Bar Eleven at the Loews Atlanta Hotel
1065 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 745-5000

Skye Showroom Celebrates Grand Opening with a Blowout Party at Market

agaveSkye showroom is opening a new showroom on floor 9—a part of the contemporary permanent showroom collection. It’s new location is 9S335.

To celebrate, the showroom is hosting a grand opening party on Friday at Market this week. The bash will feature live music form Rare Form DJs and a special Herradura Bar. Everyone is invited so be sure to stop by the party on Friday between 5-7 p.m.7diamondjeans

Skye showcases designs and contemporary men’s and women’s styles from Agave Denim and 7 Diamonds.

Stop by Skye to party and discover fabulous contemporary trends!

Experience All of Atlanta While at Market

Atlanta-skylineOctober is less than two weeks away. Are you ready for Atlanta? Do you have plans in between walking the floors and writing orders? Let us help you with the decision making on where to stay, what to do and most importantly where to eat!

We have enterntainment and food recommendations, the Top 50 things to see/do in Atlanta, what’s happening in October in Atlanta and more! Check it out and start making plans before you arrive. Click here and enhance your Atlanta trip!

If you want to wait until you’re at Market, we can still help! Just go to the registration lobby on the second floor and look for the “experience Atlanta” booth. We’ll have brochures and information on all the fabulous things to see, do and eat in Atlanta.

Atlanta is just around the corner for you! Start thinking about what you’re going to do while you’re here.

October Market Turns it Up with New Lines

apparellistingimages-newThe October Atlanta Apparel Market is just around the corner, and it’s packing in the lines! The apparel team has been hard at work securing the best lines and the biggest names that you want to see. It’s all here…contemporary, young contemporary, shoes, accessories, special occasion, swim and much more!  You won’t want to miss it!

Want to know who will be here and who’s new? Find out the featured new lines here.

MONTRÉAL COLLECTIONS HEADLINES OCTOBER STYLE RUNWAY FASHION SHOW

montreaAtlanta Apparel will once again have the honor of featuring Montréal Collections as the headlining sponsor of the October Atlanta Apparel Style Runway Fashion Show. And, to top it off, Montreal Collections will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in Atlanta. To highlight this monumental anniversary, Montréal Collections has a few surprises planned for the show, including spotlighting renowned designer Samuel Dong.

Samuel Dong will present 30 outfits from his spring 2011 collection. This Montréal designer, originally from China, is famous for his creative and artistic designs, whose inspirations come from nature. His magnificent masterpieces featuring elaborate fabrics, embroidery combinations and big ruffles will take center stage at the show.samdong

Montreal Collections Style Runway is set to take place on Friday, October 15 at the October Market. The party begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception, proceeded by the debut of Samuel Dong’s collection, along with 20 other Montreal designers, at 6:30 p.m. It all takes place in the atrium.

Plus, there will be a cocktail reception after the show in Samuel Dong’s showroom: Diane and Alan – 11-N-106.

Be sure to not only make it to the fashion show, but also the pre- and post-parties!

For more information on the fabulous designer, visit. www.samueldong.com.

To read the entire release and get more details on all the designers, click here.