African designers looking to participate in some of the USA Trade Shows for 2010, Footwear news via WWD previews all the upcoming show season, including the newest additions and highlights at each event.
The Children’s Club
Dates: Jan. 10-12
Show hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Jan. 10-11; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Jan. 12
Location: Jacob Javits Center, New York
Notable new exhibitors: Island Footwear, Dolce Vita, Tretorn/Puma
Highlights: The ENK Vogue Bambini Fashion Show will return this month, featuring categories for children from layette to tween. The show also has a March edition.
Transit/The Los Angeles Shoe Show
Dates: Jan. 16-18
Show hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: California Market Center, Los Angeles
Notable new exhibitors: Donald J Pliner, Kors by Michael Kors, Marc Joseph New York, Velvet Angels
Highlights: Transit has beefed up the number of contemporary footwear brands this time around. The show also is updating its floor layout by segmenting and color-coding different categories, including a dedicated men’s space as well as juniors’, comfort and women’s modern.
Dates: Jan. 17-19
Show hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Jan. 17-18; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Jan. 19
Location: The Tunnel/LaVenue, New York
Notable new exhibitors: Ted Baker, Harvard Yard, Palladium
Highlights: As part of ENK’s newly rebranded ENKNewYork show, which includes Designers’ Collective, Blue, Tomorrow and Clean, the show-within-a-show will feature traditional men’s clothing and accessories.
Catch the complete two page listing at WWD.