An entirely new section for the show, called Vanguards Platinum, will spotlight luxury menswear by designers Anthony Miles, Mark Giusti, Northern Cobbler and Spivey. Visitors can also enjoy a new ‘Made in Italy’ lounge area sponsored by the Italian Trade Commission, highlighting Italian products while serving espresso in the morning and prosecco in the afternoons.
MRket will host two pop-up shops, with items available for purchase on the show floor. Beam, the Williamsburg, Brooklyn-based home goods store, will offer a curated selection of merchandise, and publishing house Glitterati will offer a selection of books on art, design, fashion and more.
The trade show is also tapping into the minds of industry innovators with a video series called “Game Changers,” which focuses on high-powered industry executives and creative innovators. The series, which launches on the first day of the event, was made in partnership with MR Magazine. The MR editorial team will engage with the “Game Changers” live on the show floor throughout the day.