August 21, 2011

KNOWSHOW SS12 x LIFESTYLE TRADE SHOW x CONVENTION CENTRE

KnowShow SS12 lifestyle and fashion trade show at Vancouver Convention Centre West from August 17-18, 2011.

Know?Show | Vancouver Convention Centre West

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Know?Show | Vancouver Convention Centre West


I was invited by Dela Cruz PR to browse the KnowShow and really dug the Miami Vice themed displays and some of the custom artwork.

Know?Show | Vancouver Convention Centre West

I don't think I've ever been to a trade show before so I tried to soak in things browsing all the vendors.

Know?Show | Vancouver Convention Centre West

I ran into the lovely Queenie Tang at the Premium Collective Showroom booth, decked out in some trendy gear.

Know?Show | Vancouver Convention Centre West
Know?Show | Vancouver Convention Centre WestKnow?Show | Vancouver Convention Centre West

Many of the brands and distributors personally introduced and showed their upcoming product lines to vendors making orders. I walked past the sessions, observing their serious faces, trying to decide what to order.

Know?Show | Vancouver Convention Centre WestKnow?Show | Vancouver Convention Centre West
Know?Show | Vancouver Convention Centre WestKnow?Show | Vancouver Convention Centre West

There was a random fake pool and beach area where I enjoyed a drink and fell off my chair, chatting with Melania Dela Cruz.

Know?Show | Vancouver Convention Centre West
Know?Show | Vancouver Convention Centre WestKnow?Show | Vancouver Convention Centre West

The show previewed the spring collection of clothing and wear for vendors and shop owners anticipating the new clothing lines.

Know?Show | Vancouver Convention Centre West

I think the shoes were the most eye catching, prominent goods on display. They were easily displayed with minimal set up and effort. I'm a little ignorant about a lot of clothing and consumer brands so I took it easy observing.

Know?Show | Vancouver Convention Centre West

The convention centre, which I love, offered too much of a grey vibe and colour with all the concrete and roof amidst so many creative items on display. The custom made booths really stood out.

Know?Show | Vancouver Convention Centre West

I remarked to others I wished I could have gone shopping at the show with all my favourite brands in one place. Most of the gear is only available at special surf, skate, alternative, and athletics shops. Seeing it all in once convenient location was a change of pace.

Know?Show | Vancouver Convention Centre West

I loved the indie vibe and massive bookshelf of free independent magazines and publications outside in the lobby. Sometimes I forget what a vibrant, passionate, design and consumer goods community there is in the city.

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