The international trade show for lifestyle and alternative fashion, LondonEdge, has announced that it will be cancelling both its London and Las Vegas editions for Autumn 2020 in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. However, the ever upbeat TeamEdge are looking forward to a positive and re-energised series in 2021.
Although tentatively watching and waiting before moving forward with any formal plans for the Autumn shows on both sides of the Atlantic, LondonEdge felt that it was neither practical, nor advisable to go ahead with the upcoming exhibitions in the short term.
Despite the world being in various phases in the re-emerging from the global lockdown, the team have decided that they are not willing to host the remaining shows in 2020, given the current safety and travel restrictions. However, the team will be moving ahead in preparation of the Spring and Autumn shows in 2021. The dates for these will be confirmed by the team in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, the team behind the iconic tradeshow spanning over two decades encourage brands and buyers to do business via their multi-brand digital wholesale sourcing platform LondonedgeNOW. The team have reworked their online incarnate to provide a multi-brand facility to buyers and sellers within the lifestyle, retro and alternative streetwear marketplaces. An invaluable tool in this challenging time.
Happy to provide an alternative option to keep the alternative and lifestyle fashion sector thriving during the pandemic, Managing Director, Carole Hunter had the following to say:
“Four months into this strange new reality and the world is beginning to move forward positively. Excitement and the same positive perspective applies to all at LondonEdge as we move towards 2021 with the determination to approach things anew and deliver fresh ideas at our next shows at a time when we can celebrate meeting again. However, in the meantime, LondonedgeNOW offers our marketplace a virtual platform to meet, buy, sell and source in the absence of live events and it’s now ready and waiting for you to register and get involved.”
Further information and dates on the LondonEdge February, August and September shows in both London and Las Vegas will be available shortly. To sign up to LondonEdgeNOW please visit www.londonedgenow.com.