A FEW THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE UPCOMING MAGIC SHOW IN VEGAS

In What's New, Industry News by Lauren Parker

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Heading to Vegas for MAGIC Aug 15 through 17? A few things to mark on your calendar to check out in between shopping the aisles:

‘HOLD ON’ FOR WILSON PHILLIPS
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.

MR. LAS VEGAS WALKS INTO MAGIC
Renowned Vegas entertainer 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.

HOLLYWOOD COSTUME DESIGNERS CELEBRATE FASHION
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 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.

IT’S A 3-D WORLD IN WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY
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!

EMERGING DESIGNER SHOWCASE
Find tomorrow’s hottest brands as emerging designers showcase their latest styles on the concourse at WWDMAGIC. The designers will also be entered into the Crème de la Crème contest, where the winner will receive a round-trip ticket to Paris, accommodations and a meet-and-greet with buyers at Galeries LaFayette.

GET SOCIAL: WWD SOCIAL HOUSE
Influential fashion bloggers will share insight on several social topics. Get to know the ladies (and gents!) that often star in your Instagram feeds. Bloggers will include: SwellMayde, Haus of Color, Styled by Noir, Studs & Sapphires, Parker York Smith and Ty Severe. All this and more happen daily at WWDMAGIC in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

AVANT GARDE SHOES BY LEGENDARY ROCKSTAR SHOE DESIGNER
In addition to showcasing his latest line, shoe designer Chris Francis will be bringing his L.A. workshop onto the show floor and designing and creating shoes on-site. Chris Francis’ avant-garde 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.

PAMPERED TO PERFECTION
Soothe tired feet 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 every day from 11am to 6pm in the ZEN Lounge. GlamSquad is also returning to provide complimentary hair and makeup touchups in the Cosmo Lounge.

BACK2SCHOOL WITH PROJECT SOLE
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.

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
And let’s not forget 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.

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