While day two started off a bit slower, Agenda NYC picked up lots of traffic mid-morning and finished off strong late into the afternoon on Thursday. We had a chance to check in with many more brands, and snap some shots of what’s to come for next season. Check it out in the gallery above.
“[We saw] Good traffic both days; the organizers do a good job curating the attendees to qualified buyers and relevant industry media, personalities and agents,” says Shawna Olsten, Native Shoes Global Marketing Director. “We were welcomed back with open arms by buyers, and we saw a lot of people excited about the new season and demanding at once!”
We also had a chance to talk with seasoned buyers along the way on day two, like Coastal Edge Owner Dee Nachnani, who said the show was going really well for him as far as writing orders and talking with potential brands.
Some of the trends we’ve seen throughout the last few days include the rise of five paneled hats in color-blocking, navajo themes, and simple minimalistic designs. On the women’s side, cats are carrying over as a popular graphic for everything from hats to tanks and leggings. Florals are trending for both men’s and women’s apparel, hats, bags, and other accessories. A return to vintage letter blocking and fonts on graphic tees and hats also rang true with most brands’ design aesthetic moving into 2014.
Walking the streets of New York is a great place to gauge next season’s trends, and we got a good idea of what to expect just by what we spotted show-goers sporting. Some noted looks included high-waisted skater skirts paired with crop tops, silk rompers, platform sneakers and embellished high tops, rompers, low waisted boyfriend fit overalls in bright poppy colors and light wash denim for women. In men’s, styles weren’t straying too far away from the status quo, with skinny jeans still remaining a staple, high tops, paneled snap backs, and oxford shoes.
Stay tuned for a more in-depth check in with Agenda President and Show Director Aaron Levant, as well as a round up of what retailers and brands had to say about the two-day experience in NYC.