MAGIC returns to Las Vegas to show the latest fashion trends

Members of the fashion industry looking to buy and sell “professional leisure”, oversized blazers, fuschia-toned accessories and the rest of the latest trends for 2022 returned to the Las Vegas Convention Center for MAGIC Las Vegas .

The bi-annual convention runs Monday through Wednesday and features three tradeshows in each convention hall: the Contemporary Brands Tradeshow PROJECT, Trend Brands MAGIC, and the Manufacturers & Suppliers Tradeshow SOURCING at MAGIC.

Buyers and sellers in attendance include well-known and emerging brands such as BANDITS, Uggs Cold Weather Accessories, ASTR the Label, ASOS, Free People, Marshall Retail Group and Zappos.

Monday started with some high profile names at the event. Elaine Welteroth, a judge on Bravo’s reality show “Project Runway” and former editor of Teen Vogue, and Dapper Dan, a fashion icon known for his ’80s streetwear, addressed attendees for the speech. opening.

A performance by hip-hop group Salt-N-Pepa is scheduled for Monday night. A performance by rapper Tyga and a guest appearance by “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” cast member Melissa Gorga are also scheduled.

Organizers Informa Markets Fashion previously declined to share attendance estimates, but the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority estimated before the pandemic that around 78,000 people visited the show.

The show was in southern Nevada last August. This week’s trade event will be one of the first in Las Vegas since Governor Steve Sisolak lifted the state’s mask mandate on Thursday. Organizers said they did not require masks but would encourage attendees to wear them. Other COVID-19 safety measures include promoting social distancing and regular cleaning.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

McKenna Ross is a corps member of Report for America, a national service program that places reporters in local newsrooms. Contact her at [email protected] To follow @mckenna_ross_ on Twitter.

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