So this year, the Quarterly PREMIERE VISION and INDIGO Expo in NY was held at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Ayeshah and I were excited to attend, because we knew that the most important support for our designers, are great contacts in the industry! At the end of the 2 day event, I could fill a Jacuzzi with business cards! Day one was crazy, we even ran outof our own business cards! We had to call staples and have them make more for both of us, because we needed to be prepared for the following day!
We had a blast and we made some very important contacts while doing so! We met with fabric suppliers, clothing manufacturers, Metal and Accessory Manufacturers/Textile companies and P.R firms that will be coming on board with us. To the right is Ayeshah holding a eco-friendly bag that was given to her by one of the exhibitors we met.
Our goal at this expo was to let all these companies and people know who we are, and establish relationships with them, that both they and our designers can benefit from!
All in all we had a great time.
We learned alot about Trend-Setting Companies and Fashion Forecasters, and we also scored some valuable information about Textile Software.
The thing that was most amazing to me, is that everyone was interested in our efforts to help Independent Designers. We have so many contacts who want to come on board with us as a resource for our designers.
We want every Jo7a member to know that you will definitely be able to create your lines with ease. Whether it’s accessories, shoes or clothing, we will definitely have everything you need.
On the first day, we spend the entire time on the first floor, there were so many people to talk to, we didnt have a chance to make it to the 2,4 and 5th floors (The 1st floor was summer spring fabrics). Believe me when I tell you, this is a Clothing Designer’s Paradise! I saw the most amazing fabrics.. oh and the lace… THE LACE from France, From Italy from Switzerland… AMAZING!
On day two, we completed our Expo journey, though I overslept and I knew Ayeshah kinda wanted to shoot me, we met up right infront of the expo. The remaining floors took less time because they were smaller, and were all textilers. We made some great contacts (hence: the picture with Luke above) that we expect to see very soon.
Now what we’re doing is sorting out all our contacts, and preparing them for all of you! This is exciting, but exhausting as well. We will be done soon! Look below, its me kissing the indigo bunny. Isn’t the bunny soo Cute!
I absolutely loved the Indigo bunny! It was soo cute I just wanted to kiss it! I also met this lovely Older lady, she was Armenian and spoke Greek! She was so sweet, and she is a retired designer, who attends the show every year. I don’t remember her name, but she made me smile.
We wanted to take a picture of the Spring/Summer color wall, but apparently it wasn’t allowed. I guess because designers were sitting there sketching and drawing designs according to the colors of the wall, and they didn’t want us to disturb.. or maybe not. Anyway…
This was a very educational experience for us. Look at more pictures below.
To the Left is Ayeshah on day one right after she made a great contact with a Textile Software Agent!
To the right is me, looking a hot mess, right after I exchanged contact info with a Textile Rep.
Well, that was our experience!