AGENDA x HYPEBEAST
As many of you know, I am fairly new to the Streetwear world. Most of my fashion industry career has been in the Women's Contemporary/Couture markets, so it was a pleasant surprise to be somewhat sanctioned into the Streetwear world at Agenda Long Beach.
My first experience at the trade show was nothing less than extraordinary. As I walked into the grand entrance, I was surrounded by hundreds of trendy individuals and flashy brand booths. REBEL8's booth was perched near the back of the show by The Hundreds and V/SUAL, both of which I had the pleasure of meeting the creators. Our FALL 2016 line was neatly spread out on display for buyers to thumb through and write some orders. Traffic in and out of the booth was pretty consistent throughout the day (mostly due to our killer sales rep Jason Blake). Now, some people may not think trade shows are THAT beneficial and tend to be costly, but I think from a personal standpoint it really opened up my network to a variety of people.