Comexposium USA is returning to the Javits Center to host their Curve New York trade event on Feb 27th-March 1st. This premiere intimate apparel & lingerie event will run concurrently with the contemporary women’s fashion trade event Coterie.
Curve New York will offer 1000+ buyers the ability to connect, shop, and network with 125+ international brands who will be presenting their new Fall 2022-2023 collections.
The previous Curve New York event was held in August 2021 at Spring Studios in Tribeca, New York City. “The smaller venue was chosen as we were very conservative when planning our first in-person event post pandemic. Business is now returning to normalcy & we are feeling cautiously optimistic. The Javits Center was an obvious choice for February 2022 because it provides everything we need for a successful show: more exhibition space, flexibility in booth layouts, & a very safe environment with specific Covid protocols”, says Raphael Camp, President of Curve, the Fashion division of Comexposium USA.
“2021 ended very positively for intimate apparel specialty stores. Many retailers will be coming to the Curve show in February with larger open to buy along with a desire to discover new brands to keep their stores unique. Additionally, we expect ready-to-wear buyers to visit the Curve show after shopping next-door show Coterie. They are recognizing the trend of loungewear & lifestyle dressing is not losing momentum anytime soon.” says Kirsten Griffin, Director of Visitor Promotion.
“2021 was an uplifting year for the intimate apparel industry “, says Todd Mick of the NPD Group. Join him and Kristin Classi-Zummo for a review of the industry performance, emerging trends, and the 2022 outlook. Monday Feb 28 at 9:00 am at the Curve Event Lounge.
New at Curve New York is The Lingerie Briefs Salon, an area specifically dedicated to the rising stars of intimate apparel curated by Ellen Lewis of the Lingerie Briefs & Alison Connolly, formerly of Faire Frou Frou. The Salon will highlight upcoming designers including two winners of the 2021 Underfashion Club design contest, and incredible new brands.
Here is the complete list: Apilat Lingerie, Avery Rose, Beaute Sauvage, Birds of Paradise, Brooke Ullman, Cadolle, Emma Harris, Evgenia, Helen Sanchez, Love & Swans, Ludique, Movelle, NK Imode, Noelle Wolf, Pure Chemistry, Raine & bea, Taryn Winters et The Underargument.
Curve New York will be offering several complimentary educational opportunities for buyers to improve their business including:
- Keynote speaker Lynn Switanowski will open the Curve show on Sunday, February 27th at 9am with a discussion on “The New Retail Realities for 2022”.
- Kimmay Caldwell with FitMatch will host a panel on “Bra Fitting: Past, Present, & Future” on Sunday, February 27th at 4pm.
- Todd Mick & Kristen Classi-Zummo of The NPD Group will present “Intimates: a review of the industry’s performance, emerging trends, and the 2022 outlook to keep the momentum going”’ on Monday February 28th at 9am.
- Frederika Zappe, National Fit Director of Eveden (Elomi, Fantasie, Freya and Goddess) & her team will offer three days of fit schools along with a fitting boot camp.
Buyers will also have plenty of content for their Instagram when visiting the new Boudoir space at Curve New York. This interactive fashion show will feature the burlesque performer Pearls Daily modeling the latest trends in lingerie from Chantal Thomass & Dita Von Teese in a boudoir like setting.
Curve Los Angeles will be the next lingerie event for Comexposium on March 7th-9th at the Cooper Design Space in downtown Los Angeles, CA.
Curve, produced by Comexposium USA, is the leading trade show for intimate apparel and swimwear In North America, with events in New York, Los Angeles, and new in 2022 Montreal. Top brands, buyers and industry influencers come to Curve to start and maintain business relationships, share experiences and learn about the latest fashion trends and industry shifts.
For more information please contact Kirsten.Griffin@comexposium.com