Latest Trends on Display at Las Vegas Magic & Project Tradeshows
A couple weeks ago, Ashley and I ventured off to Las Vegas to attend the twice-yearly buyer’s trade show circuit. We got a chance to check out what our current vendors have in store for the upcoming seasons, as well as set up accounts with a handful of new designers. The shows were full of energy and great fashions — a signal that our industry is on the upswing after a tough year in the economy. Here’s a peek at some of the exciting new trends that you have to look forward to in the months ahead.
*Feminine Embellishments: Flirty details on tops and dresses is a major trend for seasons to come. A newly added vendor to our repertoire, Bordeaux stood out with its bejeweled, studded and beaded necklines. These styles can be dressed up with skinny jeans for a night out on the town, or even paired with slacks for a more whimsical work look.
*Draped Silhouettes: We saw A LOT of loose fitting, oversized blouses this year. This trend can go one of two ways: Either it looks way too baggy and offers little to no shape, or it drapes, hugs and swings in all the right places. Sanctuary is an example of a designer that hit the mark when it comes to this “boyfriend tee” look, utilizing rich colors, sheer fabrics and exotic patterns to dress up this potentially frumpy style.
*Military Mania: At nearly every vendor booth we saw something that was reminiscent of a war veteran’s garb. BB Dakota, another fresh addition to the T&P vendor list, offered some tough, yet sweet versions of this standout style. Many of the jackets we viewed had strong shoulders, gold roping and masculine cuts.
At T&P we’re thrilled to be able to offer a diverse medley of brands to our growing community of members. If you’re a T&P member and would like to see a new designer added to our list, please contact your stylist. Happy trend spotting!