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Women’s and Children’s Apparel & Accessories, Bridal, Special Occasion and Swimwear Market, Oct. 24-28, International Apparel Mart<br><br><br><br>DAILY EVENTS<br><br><br><br>New Buyer Orientation<br><br>9 a.m. Friday-Saturday<br><br>Suite...

Women’s and Children’s Apparel & Accessories, Bridal, Special Occasion and Swimwear Market, Oct. 24-28, International Apparel Mart

DAILY EVENTS

New Buyer Orientation

9 a.m. Friday-Saturday

Suite 4A74, fourth floor.

Buyer’s Lounge

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Apparel Mart 4C56, fourth floor, front lobby balcony.

Breakfast and lunch sponsored by Alfred Angelo, Brad Hughes & Associates, Carol Ferrell, Designer Showcase, Excessorize with Marilyn, Jack Hunton & Co., Kasper, Mindy & Me, Mori Lee, Precious Formals and S. Collier. In addition, Margo’s Collectibles, Sideffects and Lori Veith Sales are breakfast sponsors and Daryl Deutsch and Evelyn Cannon are lunch sponsors. All buyers welcome.

International Hospitality Suite

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fourth floor, back lobby balcony.

DFA DIFFA Collection

Apparel Mart, Great Hall.

Designer jackets created by Dallas Fashion Awards finalists on display in the Great Hall. Proceeds of sales benefit DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS).

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23

Select showrooms open by appointment only.

THURSDAY, OCT. 24

Global Fashion Report

11 a.m.: Fourth floor, front lobby. Presenter: Peclers of Paris.

Dine Around

5-7 p.m.: Samplings from Dallas’ finest restaurants.

Shop Late ’Til 8

6-8 p.m.: Take advantage of extended shopping hours with participating showrooms.

FRIDAY, OCT. 25

Early Bird Hospitality

8:30 a.m.: First floor, front lobby and first floor, West Atrium. Enjoy complimentary breakfast to get your morning started right.

Trend Overview

8:30 a.m.: First floor, West Atrium. Presenter: Leon Hall of E! Entertainment’s “Fashion Emergency.”

Global Fashion Report

11 a.m.: Fourth floor, front lobby. Presenter: Peclers of Paris.

Contemporary Spring 2003 Forecast

12 p.m.: Fourth floor, front lobby. Presented by Gregor Simmons of Gregor Simmons Ltd. Buying Office.

The Look Fashion Show

1 p.m.: Great Hall. Guest Designer: Petis Pois.

“Rethinking Your Business to Stay Competitive”

2 p.m.: Fourth floor, front lobby. Presenter: Rawlins Gilliland.

Bridal, Prom and Special Occasion Happy Hour

5-6 p.m.: Third floor front lobby. Complimentary cocktails served before the fashion show. Bridal buyers and manufacturers are welcome.

Fashion is in Bloom

6 p.m.: Reception, 3B94

6:30 p.m.: Dinner, Fashion Theatre.

7 p.m.: Fashion show.

Sponsored by USCO; children’s wear spring 2003 fashion show.

Leon Hall Trend Show

6:15 p.m.: Great Hall. Presenter: Leon Hall of E! Entertainment “Fashion Emergency.”

SATURDAY, OCT. 26

Occasions Fashion Show

8:15 a.m.: Complimentary continental breakfast.

8:30 a.m.: Fashion Show, Great Hall. Guest Designer: Precious Formals. Preview of prom, special occasion and bridal fashions.

Early Bird Hospitality

8:30 a.m.: First floor, front lobby and first floor West Atrium. Complimentary breakfast.

Bridge/Designer Spring 2003 Forecast

8:30 a.m.: Independence Room, first floor, west atrium. Presented by Gregor Simmons of Gregor Simmons Ltd. Buying Office.

Contemporary Spring 2003 Forecast

12 p.m.: Fourth floor, front lobby. Presented by Gregor Simmons of Gregor Simmons Ltd. Buying Office.

Dallas Fashion Awards Gala

7 p.m.: Cocktails and Silent Auction.

8 p.m.: Dinner.

9 p.m.: Awards Ceremony and Fashion Show, Great Hall. A tribute to the 2002 Dallas Fashion Awards finalists, winners and the 2002 Fashion Excellence Award recipient, In Style Magazine. Tickets are $125/per person or $900/table of eight. Proceeds benefit DIFFA and Fashion Group International. For ticket information, see the concierge booth, first floor, back lobby, G Aisle.

SUNDAY, OCT. 27

Your Bridal Business: More than Pretty Dresses

9 a.m.: Third floor, front lobby. Presenter: Bridal Business Management.

Bridal, Prom and Special Occasion Happy Hour

4 p.m.: Third floor, front lobby. Complimentary wine and cheese served courtesy of the Dallas Market Center.