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Monday, August 15, 2016

Top 10 Happenings at MAGIC

Each year, fashion insiders along with influencers and celebrities congregate to see the latest styles and products for next season. Always known for their exciting lineup, this year’s MAGIC is no different. 

If you work in the fashion industry, we assume you are attending this seasons trade show in Vegas.  To assist with your show schedule, we are sharing below the top 10 happenings taking place at MAGIC inside the Las Vegas Convention Center (August 15-17, 2016). 


Shoe designer Chris Francis, will be bringing his L.A. workshop to Sin City! Unlike other brands on-site, he won’t simply showcase next season’s styles (though he will showcase a few already made styles); instead he plans to bring a portion of his L.A. workshop onto the show floor and will be designing and creating shoes on-site! Known for his avant-garde style, Chris Francis’ designs have been seen on the likes of rock stars such as Mötley Crüe’s Mick Mars, Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols, and former Runaways guitarist Lita Ford.


On Monday, August 15th, the beloved vocal group will perform during FN PLATFORM’s opening night party in the FN Café from 6pm to 7pm.


Perhaps one of the best known entertainers in Las Vegas, Wayne Newton will make a guest appearance at FN PLATFORM on Tuesday, August 16th. Located in the Donald J. Pliner booth, Newton will be on-hand from 2pm to 3pm.


Costume designers for some of TV’s hottest shows will host a seminar to tell the story of how they create characters, use trends and integrate your favorite brands onto these shows. Panelists include Emmy-nominated, Rita McGhee of Empire, Diane Crooke of Parenthood and Tiffany Hasbourne of HBO’s Baller’s. Their panel will take place Wednesday, August 17th at 11am in the SOURCING Community Lounge.


The Wearable Technology area of SOURCING will feature everything from 3-D printing to invisible technologies. Check out the latest and greatest in the futuristic market – and be sure to see the first anti-pollution fashion scarf!


Take a peek at the designers of tomorrow! Emerging designers will showcase their latest styles while participating in the Crème de la Crème contest. The winner will receive a round-trip ticket to Paris, accommodating and a meet-and-greet with buyers at Galeries LaFayette.


Influential fashion bloggers will share insight on several social topics. Get to know the ladies (and gents!) that often star your Instagram feeds. Bloggers will include: SwellMayde, Haus of Color, Styled by Noir, Studs & Sapphires, Parker York Smith and Ty Severe. Panels will be hosted by WWD Fashion Editor, Alex Badia.


MAGIC knows just how tiring the 3-day show can be. Soothe your soles and prep for a night out by taking advantage of some amazing pampering opportunities. FN PLATFORM will be offering complimentary foot massages sponsored by Foot Petals all 3-days of the show from 11am to 6pm in the ZEN Lounge. GlamSquad is also returning to provide complimentary hair and makeup touchups in the Cosmo Lounge.


FN PLATFORM is partnering up with Project Sole again to give back to local kids in need. On Monday, August 15th, Project Sole will host an event at the Andre Agassi Boys & Girls Club (800 N MLK Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89106). Over 1,500 kids from all chapters of Boys & Girls Club Las Vegas will be on hand to receive shoes, apparel, hats and backpacks for back to school. Participating brands from FN PLATFORM include: Timberland, Triple T Trading, KEEN, Jansport, Adidas, BBC International and Creative Recreation. 


Never one for a shortage on continued education, MAGIC will host several educational panels and seminars each day across each of its shows. Don’t miss some of the winning speakers this year, including executives from industry leaders such as Levi’s, Eileen Fisher and Under Armor. Panels and seminars are free for show attendees.

Above is only portion of what you will see at this seasons MAGIC trade show event.

For additional info, please visit www.magiconline.com

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