MAGIC returns to Las Vegas for 2022 fashion industry show

The fashion industry — from wholesalers to retail buyers — will be flocking to the Las Vegas Convention Center on Monday for the start of MAGIC Las Vegas, the biannual trade show.

The convention, operated by Informa Markets, runs through Wednesday and features men’s and women’s brands across sectors such as apparel, footwear, accessories, home, gift and beauty. Meanwhile, the adjacent show for manufacturers and suppliers, SOURCING at MAGIC, starts a day earlier, on Sunday.

While organizers declined to share attendance estimates, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has estimated before the pandemic that about 78,000 people visit MAGIC.

Kelly Helfman, president of Informa Markets Fashion, said it’s exciting to be back for a second time in Las Vegas, adding that the first in-person MAGIC Las Vegas show was in August.

“I couldn’t believe the outcome in August,” Helfman said. “I think the industry was so excited to

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Cross Platform Digital Fashion Shopping Mall for the Complete Metaverse Wearable Industry By BTC Peers


Cross Platform Digital Fashion Shopping Mall for the Complete Metaverse Wearable Industry

The concept of the metaverse, though not new, has taken on a completely new meaning in the past few months, thanks to the merging of virtual living with blockchain. For the first time, people willing to spend their time in virtual and augmented realities can now truly own their assets, the credit going to the swift adoption of NFTs.

Although fashion in the metaverse is a young industry today, there seems to be a gap in converting real-world fashion for the metaverse. This is where the MetaWear | The Fashion Bridge comes in.

Bridging the Whole Fashion Industry with Metaverse

What will you wear in the metaverse is a question that has been asked by MetaWear since its inception, a question that has also been recently asked by The New York Times, Forbes, GQ and other top business

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Fashion Industry May Finally Face Accountability for Its Huge Toxic Footprint

 A model walks the runway at the Prada Resort 2019 Fashion Show on May 4, 2018 in New York City.

A model walks the runway at the Prada Resort 2019 Fashion Show on May 4, 2018 in New York City.
Photo: Mike Coppola (Getty Images)

A bill before the New York State Assembly could finally impose some standards on an incredibly polluting but little-regulated industry: fashion. The proposed law, known as the Fashion Sustainability and Social Accountability Act, would make New York the first state in the U.S. to have any sort of environmental reporting requirements for the fashion industry.

The law would apply to apparel and footwear companies doing business in New York that earn more than $100 million in annual global revenue—a big umbrella that encompasses high fashion brands like Prada and Armani; mall staples like Nike; and fast-fashion companies like Shein and Boohoo. The law itself is essentially an accounting mechanism, designed to force companies to get a handle on their supply

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Fashion industry architect switches careers to open a Pilates studio on Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Although it was always a stressful job, Christine Longcore, 41, loved working as an architect in the retail fashion industry for nearly two decades, until the coronavirus (COVID-19) shuttered the globe in March 2020.

During the world shutdown, Longcore took time to rethink her future career goals. And even after New York City began to reopen, she said she knew she wanted to switch gears.

“Between the stress in that specific niche of architecture, the commute into the city, the travel and the hours, I began to realize that I needed a big lifestyle change … I began suffering various injuries, and was unable to recover from them properly with my very long, and very stressful working and commuting hours,” said the New Springville resident.

Longcore Pilates

Clients of Longcore Pilates in Westerleigh participating in a Bodhi Suspension class. (Courtesy of Sebastian Barbera)

That’s when she started doing

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