Lights, camera…fashion? That’s right, for those who live, and breath the luxe it was time again this February for The MAGIC and POOL Marketplace Tradeshow in Las Vegas! As the hosts to international exhibitors, and buyers—much was brought to the table in women’s, men’s, children’s, apparel, footwear, and accessories. Head honchos like Elizabeth & James, Badgley Micshka, Cole Haan, and Steve Madden donned their fabulous Spring and Fall 2010 collections which displayed white hot RTW pieces, trendy neutrals, and eye catching prints! Men and Women footwear trends included rocker combat boots, classic preppy oxfords, and (for the ladies) embellished wedges.
There was also a stream of environmental, and social consciousness that was prominent in myriad booths at each venue. Brands were spreading awareness, and showing that fashion can also mean compassion! Eco-friendly brand of note, ‘Make Love Not Trash’ were handing out their to die for ‘Market Essential Totes’, which make being green, and saying “Adieu” to plastic bags even more chic!
For the bookish type there was Out of Print clothing, a brand that feature classics books, and out of print book covers on T shirts—From ‘The Catcher In The Rye’ by J.D. Salinger to beatnik cult classics like William Burroughs’ ‘Naked Lunch’, and Jack Kerouac’s ‘On the Road’. Not only will you possess optimum literary chic, but also each shirt purchased donates a book to a town in Africa in need, through their partnership with Books For Africa.
Now that’s something to read about!
BY: EVA HOLZ