Agenda, Las Vegas
15 Aug. 2014
What to expect at the Las Vegas trade shows
The biannual fashion-industry pilgrimage to Las Vegas will commence this weekend, with the various trade shows kicking off Monday morning for what promises to be a hectic three-day run. Here’s a look, in alphabetical order, at what is happening and where. Stay tuned for our coverage of the Vegas shows, their fashions and special events next week!
Part of the Modern Assembly cooperation of independent trade shows, Agenda returns to Sin City with an impressive lineup of about 250 brands from the skate, surf, streetwear, lifestyle and sneaker segments. Exhibitors will include Native, InCase, 10Deep, Kangol, Levi’s, Neff and Publish, just to name a few. Agenda is located at the Sands Expo’s Hall D and runs from 10am to 6pm on Monday and Tuesday and 10am to 4pm on Wednesday. Pre-registration is required to attend.
Capsule, Las Vegas
Another member of Modern Assembly, Capsule takes place at The Venetian Ballroom from 10am to 6pm on
Monday and Tuesday and 10am to 4pm on Wednesday. Its special areas include Above Tree Line (outdoor brands such as Snowpeak, Tanner Goods, Teva and Vuarnet), Donut Shop (a cash and carry section) and Sundries, which features everything from grooming products to watches. Men’s and women’s brands showing their s/s 2015 apparel collections at Capsule include Althea Harper, Barque, Big John, Naked & Famous, Muttonhead and Mark McNairy New Amsterdam. Soulland will also introduce denim to its line at the show, which will have more than 70 brands that are first-time exhibitors. The show’s after party takes place at The Griffin at 511 Fremont Street from 10pm to 2am on Tuesday.
Showcasing more than 550 spring 2015 women’s contemporary ready-to-wear, accessories and resort collections, ENKVegas returns to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on Monday and Tuesday from 9am to 6pm and Wednesday from 9am to 5pm. Must-see exhibitors will include Groceries Apparel and Buddha to Buddha. Special areas at the show are Oasis, for elevated and up-and-coming brands, and Accessories @ ENKVegas, which will have more than 115 accessories collections from the likes of Cocobelle, Dolce Vita and Sam Edelman Jewelry.
Sam Ben-Avraham’s exhibition of contemporary menswear has 150 new brands to the show this season, including Android Homme, 3x1, Marc Ecko Cut & Sew and Chippewa Boots. Part of Modern Assembly, Liberty will take place at The Sands Expo from 10am to 6pm on Monday and Tuesday and 10am to 4pm on Wednesday. Denim-centric brands there will include 3x1, Brooklyn Denim Co, Crimson Cross, Flying Horse Jeans,!iTEM, Tortoise Jeans and Kasil Workshop. Quest, a new area devoted to outstanding American and European brands, will debut with exhibitors such as Dita Eyewear, M5 Showroom and Denise Williamson Showroom. The Drugstore (grooming) and Freedom Hall (cutting-edge up-and-comers) will return as must-see destinations. There will also be a Network area featuring exhibitors who develop new technology.
This granddaddy of all Vegas events, produced by Advanstar, will again encompass numerous sub-shows and take place at two venues: The Las Vegas Convention Center and Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The former will host FN Platform (footwear), WWDMagic (womenswear), WSA@Magic (shoe sourcing) and Sourcing at Magic. The first three run 9am to 7pm on Monday and 9am to 6pm on Tuesday and Wednesday. Sourcing at Magic runs 12pm to 6pm on Sunday, 9am to 7pm on Monday, 9am to 6pm on Tuesday and 9am to 4pm on Wednesday. The Mandalay Convention Center, meanwhile, will host Project, Men’s, ENKVegas, Pool (emerging brands) and Mvmnt (streetwear). All these shows will run from 9am to 6pm on Monday and Tuesday and 9am to 5pm on Wednesday. Sourcing at Magic is also sponsoring a seminar called “Denim Made in The Americas: Creative + Sustainable + Innovative” on Sunday from 3pm to 4pm. It panelists will include Peter Kim of Hudson and Jeff Schafer of Agave.
MRket, Las Vegas
Business Journals Inc’s showcase of more than 350 mostly traditional menswear brands will again be held at The Sands Expo from 9am to 6:30 pm on Monday, 9am to 6pm on Tuesday and 9am to 4pm on Wednesday. An opening night reception with beer and wine will be held onsite from 5pm to 6:30pm on Monday. The show, which is part of the Modern Assembly union, will serve breakfast and lunch and feature a Made in Italy section, a UK Design area, Vanguards Gallery (emerging brands) and Macko’s Picks, a “best of” area curated by Michael Macko. BJI is also putting on the neighboring events AccessoriesTheShow and Stitch, a showcase of womenswear.
Pool returns to Mandalay Bay and runs Monday to Wednesday. There will again be a cash and carry area. Returning exhibitors include American Apparel, Jeffrey Campbell and Rojas. Pool will have an onsite happy hour on Monday and Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm.
Project, which now encompasses Project, The Tents @ Project, Men’s, MVmnt and Pool, will feature more than 500 brands, 30% of which are new. Chuck’s Vintage will set up a retail shop at the entrance and the TMRW area is curated by new show contributor Monsieur Jerome this season. Michael Stars will launch its men’s line at the show, as will Lacoste Underwear. An onsite happy will be held Monday and Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm and the official Project after party, sponsored by Diesel, takes place at Marquee Nightclub on Tuesday from 10pm to 4am.
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