"For many Canadian retailers, especially those that live in more remote areas, this is their most important show of the season."
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The show was full of focused retailers paying close attention to presentations by reps and, as far as I could tell and from what I was told, writing orders. Sometimes there would be ten or twelve people sitting in a booth as the rep went through the line. They were quiet and attentive.
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Cut and Show was hard at work during the show running mini interviews with reps from across the spectrum of brands. Hit the jump to see what trends are popping from reps in the trenches of the show.
There were some juggernaut companies in attendance who showed off some of their classic wares.
KNOWSHOW is Canada’s top tradeshow for lifestyle, fashion and action sports brands. And as a big fan of street style, I look forward to attending the show to see what the brands bring to the table in terms of style aesthetics, design innovation, and crazy cool shoes.
I had the chance to hit up the bi-annual KNOWSHOW event this past week at the Vancouver Convention Centre. As per usual, all of my favorite brands and distributors turned up to display some of the illest new streetwear and skate/snowboard gear for the upcoming 2013 seasons.
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Though I've only attended the KnowShow for two seasons, I'm completely honest when I say it's been consistent in delivering the latest trends from the nation's top brands. After being wowed (and frankly overwhelmed) over the 200+ brands at the KnowShow last August, I was excited to be invited back for the F/W 2013 season.
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During a period of three days, this bi-annual trade show assembled over 100 international brands who showcased their line to Canada's top buyers, marketers, and designers.
Love & Squalor
We always look forward to the bi-annual KnowShow in Vancouver – amidst the bevy of friendly and handsome men you’ll meet – it’s the place to be to scope out next season’s lifestyle, fashion and sports wear.
The Style Spy
The show itself was a lot bigger than I expected, but overall it was well organized and very well presented. Everywhere I went my eyes kept getting pulled in different directions because there were so many things that caught my attention. I quickly realized how and why the show got its name.
Season after season, KNOWSHOW can be relied upon to deliver a sneak peek of what we'll be wearing next year.
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Beats, Crimes and Life
More great stuff from KNOWSHOW. Going into 2013, we’re seeing a continuance of the handcrafted, artisanal, straight-out-the-haberdashery aesthetic — leathers, suede, wood and wool in natural, earthy tones.
Many exciting brands are added every season, which keep me from coming back. The venue was packed with booths and amazing instalments but there were very little time to go to each and every one of them.
Yesterday’s KNOWSHOW was quite a fun time, especially when you get to recognize familiar faces and sip on complimentary alcoholic beverages. Aside from that, this season’s KnowShow was filled with a more unique blend of skate and street, whereas last was definitely more skate and snow centric.
This bi-annual event all but takes over the Vancouver Convention centre with hundreds of vendors setting up pop-up style stores and demo spaces to showcase their wares for media, fashion bloggers and buyers alike.
It wasn’t just the goodies on display that put smiles on my face. It was the people. The friendly eyes crinkling back at me, the wide smiles, and the camaraderie that shone out of every interaction. It was a family sharing a common love of the sun, concrete and waves.
KNOWSHOW—It's not just about betties, boarders, and surfers anymore. The lifestyle trade show now boasts an eclectic mix of exhibitors that offer way more than just your standard skater fare.
Business Review Canada
Now in its seventh consecutive year of growth, KNOWSHOW, Canada’s premier lifestyle tradeshow, is showing no signs of slowing down. Season after season, Canada’s top retailers and the best international brands are turning to the tradeshow for their sales season needs.