Project’s return to New York will have to wait until July. The trade show announced Tuesday that it postponed the men’s event scheduled for Jan. 26-27 at Iron 23 in the Flatiron District until undisclosed dates in July to “better serve” the men’s wear market.
The move allows the trade show to concentrate its efforts on Project Las Vegas, which is scheduled for Feb. 14-16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. By postponing the New York event, “we are able to bring both events to life in a more meaningful way for the menswear community, safeguarding the health and safety of our community while ensuring all brands and buyers receive the highest quality experience,” the organizer said.
In November, organizers announced Project New York would return after a two-year hiatus due to covid. The show was intended to showcase in an “intimate setting” an edited assortment of upcoming and immediate season collections by domestic and international men’s brands. Some brands, however, will show at Project Las Vegas instead, including 34 Heritage, Paraboot, Inc., Serge Blanco, Taft Clothing, Inc., and Tiger of Sweden.
Project will also soon announce dates for its Miami trade show, which it introduced to the calendar last summer.
“As always, health and safety [are] central in our planning of our events,” the trade show stated. “We will adhere to all city and state regulations, as well as implement our industry-leading Informa All Secure protocols including enhanced cleaning, personal hygiene stations, and physical distancing.”
The latest omicron-fueled pandemic wave is taking a toll on trade shows and the fashion industry at large. Texworld New York City and Apparel Sourcing New York City decided to pivot their physical shows scheduled for Jan. 25-27 to digital-only formats. Across the Atlantic, Bluezone in Munich postponed its January in-person event to May.