Viva Las Vegas
By Betsy Zanjani, Contributing Writer | March 2, 2023
Two superstars of the fashion world—industry icons Billy Porter and Karl Kani—took to the MAGIC Las Vegas stage for a citywide celebration of Black History Month and the 50th anniversary of hip-hop.
Brand Assembly, Cooper Design Space: Fashion’s resilience
Historically, crisis fosters extraordinary creativity, and Spring ’23 brought an abundance of new ideas at the Cooper Design Space Oct. 10–13, with the season’s new optimism felt throughout.
IMC Takes Home Executive Gold 100 Awards
Autumn is when the leaves turn gold, and it’s also when International Market Centers harvests medals. IMC has received eight Trade Show Executive Gold 100 Awards, recognizing Atlanta Apparel, Atlanta Market and Las Vegas Market among the 100 largest trade shows of 2021.
Atlanta Apparel Delivers With Variety and Vibrance
Attendees from 41 states, three U.S. territories and six international countries traveled to Atlanta Apparel,held Oct. 11–15, at the AmericasMart. More than 27 percent of the buyers were new to the market, and a high percentage of visitors hailed from the Southeast.
L.A Market Welcomes Buyers With a Brand-New Passion for Fashion
The place to be for fashion creatives, L.A. has once again become the “it” city. California cool was on point at Los Angeles Market Week, held Oct. 8–13, bringing the excitement back that everyone was missing.
Evolve and Flourish Marks Positive Change at LA Textile
Over 2,500 attendees experienced the evolution of fabric, design, innovation and sourcing at the LA Textile show, held Sept. 28–30 at the California Market Center. Domestic buyers included Reformation, Revolve, Disney, Skechers, FIGS and Karen Kane.
Refreshed, Renewed and Refocused
Coterie New York returned to the Javits Center in New York Sept. 18–20 with a show expanded both in data numbers as well as vision.
Bold Colors, Vibrant Patterns and Trending Textures
MAGIC New York, which was held Sept. 18–20 at the Javits Center,proved it is still worthy of its name, conjuring up traffic increases of 23 percent over February and 38 percent over last September.
Surf’s Up With Record Attendance at the Latest Edition of Surf Expo
The aisles were filled with excitement at Surf Expo, held Sept. 8–10 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The watersports and coastal-lifestyle trade show had an energetic, fun and upbeat vibe reminiscent of pre-pandemic times.
LAFW Returns With New Owners and a New Agenda
If you’ve been around long enough, you probably recall the early days of Los Angeles Fashion Week with either a fond smile or a roll of the eyes.
CALA Show Bursts With Nostalgia and Luxury
Enthusiastic buyers from California, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Washington shared good vibes at the second CALA Men’s & Women’s Show, held at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif., Aug. 28–29.
Agenda Takes Vegas by Storm
With its continued focus on the newest, hottest trends in the skate- and streetwear community, Agenda once again offered its unique blend of established favorites with new and emerging brands to buyers from around the world.
Las Vegas Fashion Week: Project Las Vegas
Rocking the house
Las Vegas Fashion Week: Womenswear in Nevada
Thoroughly modern twist
Las Vegas Fashion Week: Sourcing at Magic
Where technology meets fashion
Las Vegas Fashion Week: Offprice Show
Word on the street is buy now