Informa Markets has cancelled its September apparel and footwear trade shows in New York City. This includes Coterie, Fame, Moda and Sole Commerce as well as previously rescheduled Project and Children’s Club. The trade shows were to be held under one roof at the Jacob Javits Center Sept. 22-24.
Though New York City is inching toward Phase 3 of its reopening, the former U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic remains a challenging location for large-scale events. The decision to cancel, Informa stated, came down to continued uncertainty around travel and border restrictions as well as health and safety concerns.
Instead, show organizers will focus their efforts on providing an opportunity for “business continuity” through a newly launched digital trade event beginning Sept. 1 that will run through Nov. 1.
The month-long digital event will come together through a partnership with wholesale e-commerce platform NuOrder. The online show will allow buyers to shop brands’ collections via e-catalogs, digital line sheets and virtual showroom technology as well as review creative editorials and content.