Agenda Las Vegas brought a streetwear focus to the men’s market
Photos & captions: Allen Malone
Buzzing with excitement, Agenda Las Vegas hosted brands and retailers for the final stop of the summer trade show circuit. Agenda shared sin city with Liberty and Capsule for the week.
Streetwear was, comparatively, a focus for Agenda Show. Menswear trends seen at the Long Beach and New York shows were also seen at Las Vegas, but the focus remained more on brands expressing their own individual trends – something we reported from the Long Beach show in early July.
Among the overlapping trends was the 90's-retro revival, alive and well at Agenda Las Vegas. Many brands like Ezekiel and Alpinestars offered crossover active/loungewear collections that featured men's lounge shorts and jackets. Many prints took a note from the 90's with designs like the “Wind-Maker” pattern from BLVD.
More subtle hues for the men's board short category was seen at Agenda Las Vegas with brands like Insight and their "Retro" short and Lira with their "Craft" short, available for Spring '16.
Hats and caps never took an exodus in trends, but the category was particularly prominent at Agenda Las Vegas this season. The focus, also taking a 90's revival approach with many brands showcasing bucket hats in canvas and denim, also say a more simple and classic approach to the hat category. Brands like Herschel and Official feature collections with minimal logos and traditional silhouettes.
Some of the newer brands like Edwin Watches showcased a craftsmanship that was a popular stop for show-goers. Mitchell & Ness out of Philadelphia had a custom hat-fitting bar, while ODD SOX creatively showcased their collabs with Kellogg's and Pepsi with a playoff Walmart – "Oddmart."
Overall, Agenda Las Vegas was a hit. Until next year…