NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Fashion Group, the pre-eminent trade event partner to the US fashion industry and organizer of key trade events such as MAGIC, Coterie, Project and Stitch – today announced the launch of FN PLATFORM in New York City. Since its launch in 2010 in Las Vegas, FN PLATFORM has earned a place as North America's most influential footwear business forum and offers the most comprehensive showcase in branded footwear.
Launching February 2017, FN PLATFORM NYC will run bi-annually and take place during Coterie NYC inside the Javits Convention Center in New York City. The show will premiere alongside Stitch, Moda, Edit and Accessories the Show, to further cater to the women's market and offer a head-to-toe buying experience. FN PLATFORM NYC seeks to offer the same level of professionalism and product excellence to the New York market as its west coast counterpart.
In addition to the launch of FN PLATFORM in New York City, Sole Commerce will further elevate its show through a highly edited selection of brands for entry. A juried event with particular attention to design, quality and price point; Sole Commerce will shift its focus to brands in the luxury market. The show will sit alongside accessories at the center of the Coterie show floor.
"Each year, the show has continued to thrive and these additions will bring continued freshness and opportunity for both sides of the aisle," said UBM Fashion Group, President of Footwear, Leslie Gallin. "Footwear is a critical portion in the fashion landscape. The east coast launch will offer a one-stop shopping experience while creating welcoming interest for new brands and retailers from all over the world."
FN PLATFORM debuted in February 2010 under the direction of UBM Fashion Group, President of Footwear Leslie Gallin. At its inception, FN PLATFORM spanned 40,000 square feet and in just 6 years, has grown to over 500,000 square feet at its Las Vegas showcase.
These exciting changes will welcome new brands and increase attendance from the European market. For additional information or to apply, please visit www.magiconline.com.
About FN PLATFORM
Launched in February 2010 under the direction of UBM Fashion Group, President of Footwear Leslie Gallin, FN PLATFORM is North America's most influential footwear business forum - where the leaders and innovators converge to shape the industry, shop and sell shoes. Connecting the global fashion community at a single gathering, FN PLATFORM showcases the full spectrum of branded footwear — for men, women, juniors and children, across all categories, price points and trends. The carefully curated selections of established and emerging brands segmented into easy-to-navigate lifestyle neighborhoods offer attendees a comprehensive one-stop shop opportunity that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. For more information, please visit www.fnplatform.com.
About Sole Commerce
A luxury trade show dedicated exclusively to footwear and handbags, Sole Commerce sits in the heart of Coterie's show floor and attracts the best domestic and international exhibitors and retailers.
Coterie is the premier global marketplace that bridges apparel and accessory designers to the international 'Who's Who' of Retailers. Coterie builds exclusive shopping experiences from the ground up so that designers and buyers can create a synergy that fuels their businesses. Coterie is a platform for generating revenue and inspiring trends. For more information, please visit: www.magiconline.com.
About UBM Americas
UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc, delivers events and marketing services in the fashion, technology, licensing, advanced manufacturing, automotive and powersports, healthcare, veterinary and pharmaceutical industries, among others. Through a range of aligned interactive environments, both physical and digital, UBM Americas increases business effectiveness for customers and audiences through meaningful experiences, knowledge and connections. The division also includes UBM Brazil's market leading events in construction, cargo transportation, logistics & international trade, and agricultural production; and UBM Mexico's, construction, advanced manufacturing and hospitality services shows. For more information, visit: www.ubmamericas.com.
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