The Fall fashion trade shows in Las Vegas from August 16-18, 2013 bring with them the fashion industries best, along with several new inspirational destinations that illustrate fresh angles on different genres of fashion. Just as Modern Assembly has given rise to a new platform for brands ranging from streetwear, outdoor, action sports, and denim as seen at Agenda, (Capsule), and Liberty, Magic Market week also has a strong location within its Project Las Vegas show format.
This season, Project has launched Threads and Fins–an authentic surf culture destination curated by surf brand influencer and UNIV co-founder, Tim Swart and sport commentator and avid surfer Sal Masekela. The brands in the Threads and Fins exhibit are meant to highlight the intersection of surf culture with men’s contemporary fashion. Small emerging brands live alongside heritage brands to show the many facets within the surfing community. To further intersect surf culture with men’s fashion, elements of the “surfboard-shaping” process will come to life in a 25-foot mobile RV, inspiring adventure and exemplifying the culture of the selected brands. Notable brands include: Hurley, Hang Ten, Katin USA, Mollusk Surf Shop, Paste and UNIV.
PROJECT MVMNT is back as the location often known for streetwear and brands influenced by skate. Following up their art installation last season, brand SSUR will be featured in MVMNT’s new pop-up shop SPACES. The pop-up shop will also house a limited selection of merchandise from brands like Rhude, Stampd LA, Cotton Citizen and Fear of God. Additionally, the highly anticipated brand Diamond Supply will celebrate their 15th anniversary at MVMNT with creator and designer Nick Diamond.
MVMNT is also the location where Street Hearts is located which is made especially for women brands in the streetwear movement. Street Hearts at Project MVMNT include Love + Made, HLZ BLZ, Cupcake Mafia, Finch Clothing, Iron Fist, Melody Ehsani, among others.
Other key locations at Project include the Premium Denim Section featuring the industry’s widest and most innovative source of premium denim in the world with Brand, Hudson, AG Adriano Goldschmied, 7 For All Mankind, Paige, Joe’s, Comune, and DL.
The TENTS @ PROJECT is one of the larger areas of the show, focused on high-end contemporary labels in a beautifully merchandised white landscape. The TENTS present a strong vision of the American fashion marketplace by bringing together influential brands, retailers, and press outlets in the contemporary community. New to The TENTS, Hugo Boss, Jason Scott, Theory and Mother Freedom will join Michael Bastian, Public School, Todd Snyder, and Timo Weiland, amongst others. This is also where The EDIT by Tommy Fazio will showcase his top picks of the August 2013 season, and feature 12 custom-designed surfboards designed by Tommy Fazio, Tim Swart and Sal Masekela. Proceeds from the surfboards will be donated to STOKED, the non-profit organization that connects under-privileged youth with action sports culture, promoting personal development, academic achievement, and healthy living.
Other areas to note include SHOP THE FLOOR launched this August, which gives brands the platform of an online showroom to continually communicate with buyers, and an area called Project Grooming which debuts men’s grooming products and steps-up the growing trend of grooming and the modern gentleman with brands such as Baxter of California, Costume National and Recipe for Men.
Stay tuned for more from Las Vegas and the fashion trade shows posting soon.