It’s that time of year again folks! The Active Team has entered into full-on tradeshow mode. Summer 2012 is no different and we were able to get our feet wet at AGENDA NYC for a glimpse of Spring/Summer 2013 apparel and footwear. The trade show went down at a loft-life setting in SOHO on Mercer Street allowing for the right downtown environment to showcase next season’s goods – small booths, great light and an intimate vibe prevailed for attendees, buyers and exhibitors.
Along with checking out the new product, we also had the chance to catch up with a slew of industry friends including Jeff Pang from DC Shoes, Ryan Dewitt at Vans, Vanessa Chiu from Insight, The Krochet Kids crew, Tanner Comfort from Analog/Gravis/Burton, Mark Nardelli at 5boro’s and of course (everyone’s favorite writer, shop owner and all around funny guy) Chris Nieratko.
Many brands opted to hold out, waiting of course for the big unveil at AGENDA Long Beach, CA come August 1st and 2nd. (Don’t worry, we’ll be there too!) Though, many of our favorites did let us come in and shoot. Watch out for strong themes of paisley motifs (across all items) apparel and hats reminiscent of everything from 1994 and the continuation of nautical inspiration. Here is a sneak of what’s to come next year. - Jessica Kaplan