MAGIC International — Men’s Apparel and Accessories
Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC)
WWDMAGIC — Women’s Apparel and Accessories
Sands Expo & Convention Center (Sands)
MAGIC Kids — Children’s Apparel and Accessories
Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC)
The Edge — Progressive Trends & Lifestyle
Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC)
Las Vegas Convention Center
• North Hall, Mezzanine Level
• South Hall, Upper Level, Room S229
Sands Expo & Convention Center
Complimentary Continental Breakfast
Served daily at the LVCC and Sands.
Sands breakfast provided by P.J. Salvage.
Special Lunch Program
New $5 lunch meals will be available to exhibitors and retailers at designated locations at the LVCC and Sands. Menus may vary by location.
Service Between Venues
Take advantage of MAGIC’s complimentary limousine service provided between the LVCC and the Sands. Service times:
• Aug. 26-28: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.• Aug. 29: 8 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Hotel Shuttle Service
Available between MAGIC selected hotels and the LVCC and Sands. Service times:
• Aug. 26-28: 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.*
• Aug. 29: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
*Hotel Shuttle service ceases 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Airport Shuttle Service
Service is available on Aug. 29 only. Transportation is provided from the LVCC to McCarran Airport. Shuttles are located in front of the LVCC and run every hour.
• Service times 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
International Business Center (IBC)
This special center provides our international guests with an opportunity to register, network and speak with representatives from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Translation services are also available to assist with registration.
• LVCC, Room N245
Retail Writing Lounge
A quiet place where retailers can write business.
• LVCC, All Halls
• Sands, Upper Level
The Press Office
MAGIC International offers members of the media a private lounge to register for the show, file stories and gather exhibitor information.
• LVCC, North Hall, Room N253
• LVCC, South Hall, Upper Level (Lounge only, no registration available.)
• Sands, Room 207
The President’s Club Lounge
A private lounge for members only.
• LVCC, Room N250
• Sands, Room 205
LicensingCentral at MAGIC
This special business lounge is brought to you by License! magazine, The Advanstar Global Licensing Group and LIMA (International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association).LicensingCentral is the hub of activity for licensing professionals, offering a place to meet and greet for people in the licensing industry. Meet with the editors of License!, pick up your free copy of the latest issue, catch up on who, what, when and where with the Licensing Show team, and visit with the leadership of LIMA.• LVCC North Hall, Licensing & Active area
THE SOURCE Lounge
From back in the day, to how playaz play — The Source brings a hip-hop fashion retrospective to MAGIC. This exhibit features apparel and trends to illustrate the evolution of hip-hop fashion over the past 30 years. Models will showcase styles of the times within each era, as visitors enjoy the bar, deejays and environment in true The Source style.
Sportswear International Lounge
Take a break off of the show floor and experience interactive stations featuring a collection of Sportswear International’s masterful covers. Have your digital photo taken as a "work of art" while you mingle with the industry, lounge and enjoy cool music and drinks.
• LVCC Central Hall, Designer area
Monday, Aug. 26
7-11 p.m.: MAGIC International presents "A Hot Summer Night at the Ranch." The Opening Night Party returns with special musical guests Counting Crows. All proceeds benefit the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. For tickets, call 218-723-9792. The Whiskey Sky at the Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa.
Tuesday, Aug. 27
Op presents the MAGIC/STANCE Magazine Party
• 7 p.m.-12 a.m.: The Skin Pool Lounge at the Palms Casino Resort. Act Two @ Rain. Live performance by The Roots, deejay Fingaz, Pete Rock and Adam 12.
• 10 p.m.-4 a.m.: Rain at The Palms Casino Resort
• 7-9 p.m.: Op Classic and URB Magazine present The Sunset Soiree
Live performance by Miguel Migs. By invitation only.
Ghostbar at the Palms Casino Resort.
• 9 p.m.-3 a.m.: URB Magazine presents the edge party
Live performance by deejay Spinna, Raymond Roker, Ras B and Miguel Migs. Sponsored by Newbreed Girl, Scion, Naked Music, and Red Bull MAGIC Marketplace badge required for entrance. Ghostbar at the Palms Casino Resort
SHOW FEATURES & EVENTS
WWDMAGIC presents the Spring 2003 Trend ShowsAug. 26-28: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Aug. 29: 11 a.m. only
Sands, Upper Level.
2 p.m.: "How Much Should I Buy?"
Presented by OTB Retail Systems
In this 90-minute workshop, Mort Haaz will detail the need, benefits and workings of the "open-to-buy" process. LVCC, Room N243.
3 p.m.: "Selling Your Product to the Youth Market — Targeting the Demo in a Media Rich World"
Matt Diamond, ceo and chairman of Alloy Inc., will present how to effectively market to the teen sector. Sands, Room 203.
Tuesday, Aug. 27
10 a.m.: "How Much Should I Buy?"
Encore Presentation by OTB Retail Systems. LVCC, Room N243.
10 a.m.: "Advanced Sales Training 101"
Presented by James Kunkle. This in-depth seminar covers sales training topics geared to specialty retailers. Sands, Room 203.
11 a.m.: "Turn Excess Inventory Into Cash on eBay"
Presented by eBay. Find out how thousands of retailers are successfully leveraging eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, to liquidate inventory and acquire new customers. Hosted by Marsha Collier, author "eBay™ for Dummies®." Sands, Room 203.
11:45 a.m.: "Teen People Trendspotter™ Panel Discussion"
The "voice behind Teen People," the Trendspotters™ are six self-appointed ambassadors for the teen market. They will answer teen questions about the teen lifestyle and reveal some of their hot picks selected from the WWDMAGIC show floor. Sands, Fashion Show Stage.
12:30 p.m.: "Connection: Spring-Summer 2003"
Lisa Mainardi, Director of the American Trend and Color Committee, will highlight trends for spring-summer 2003. LVCC, Room N243.
Hosted by David Wolfe, Creative Director of The Doneger Group. Sands, Room 203.
2 p.m.: "Advanced Sales Training 101"Encore Presentationby James Kunkle.LVCC, Room N243.
2 p.m.: "Selling to the Fastest Growing Market: U.S. Hispanics"
Christy Haubegger, Founder, Latina magazine, will share her knowledge and insight on marketing, merchandising and reaching the Hispanic customer. Sands, Room 203.
3:00 p.m.: "Turn Excess Inventory Into Cash on eBay"
Encore Presentation by eBay. Sands, Room 203.
3:30 p.m.: "Youth Spring-Summer 2003 Trend Show."
Presented by The Doneger Group.The next big trends for toddlers to tweens and teens. LVCC, Room N243.
4:30 p.m.: "Connection: Spring-Summer 2003"
Encore Presentation by the American Trend and Color Committee. Sands, Room 203.
Wednesday, Aug. 28
12:30 p.m.: "Fashion Retail Sales, Marketing & Merchandising in the Digital Age"
Jennifer Phillips, president of Stylesmart, will focus on retail sales and marketing while developing an online strategy and leveraging digital efficiencies. Sands, Room 203.
2:00 p.m.: "Style Trends for the Latina Consumer"
This seminar will update retailers on the unique Latina style. Adela Vengelisti, Fashion and Photo Editor at Estylo magazine,will discuss spring-summer 2003 fashion trends with special guest designer Emiliano Moreno. Sands, Room 203.
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast