At one of the world’s largest gatherings of apparel and accessories trade shows, taking place in Las Vegas this week, brands and retailers are confronting some of the industry’s most pressing issues head on.
Whether it’s climate change, increasing globalization, the onslaught of online commerce, the economy’s failure to fully reawaken from its long slumber or the demand for quick, affordable, on-trend merchandise, strategies for success amid intense competition are emerging at the expos. These include Advanstar shows MAGIC, WWDMAGIC, Project, Pool, FN Platform, Sourcing and ENKVegas; the six that have formed the Modern Assembly alliance (Liberty, Stitch, Agenda, Capsule, AccessoriesTheShow and MRket), and various others such as CurveNV, the OffPrice Show and Women’s Wear in Nevada.
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A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"