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Designers lighten the mood with a range of colors, from neutrals to pastels and jewel tones.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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New Lounge Lavo Opens at the Palazzo

The combination lounge, restaurant and nightclub delivers up a venue reminiscent of a Mediterranean bathhouse with a twist.

clock August 11, 2008Chloe Popescu

There will be four fashion shows during MAGIC.


Magic Marketplace Beefs Up Offerings With Two New Areas

New sections at the trade show to focus on streetwear and eco-friendly design.

clock August 11, 2008Kristen Carr Jandoli

Boom Boom Jeans' cotton polyester dress


Junior Looks Dominated by Sixties Influences

The spring runways were an ode to the Summer of Love era and the trend has made its way to the juniors market, which will be on display at WWDMAGIC in August.

clock August 11, 2008Nola Sarkisian-Miller

Tulle's rayon nylon sweater and cotton spandex skirt. Betmar Hat Company hat; Belgo Lux belt.


Seasons Blend Together in Contemporary Market

Economic downturn, coupled with fast-moving trends, prompts manufacturers to ship smaller, more frequent delivieries instead of traditional seasons.

clock August 11, 2008Elizabeth Thurman

Coias de Alice's cotton polyester jumper. Laura Brandon sandals.

Ready To Wear

Bold Colors and Lots of Detail Attract Customer Interest at MAGIC

Strong hues take on added importance to relay excitement and entice shoppers amid a weakened economy.

clock August 11, 2008Beth Wilson

Ready To Wear

Sizing Up At WWDMagic’s White

The segment’s collection of high-end contemporary and women’s sportswear continues to grow.

clock August 11, 2008Beth Wilson

Moon Splash's nylon spandex bikini.


Swim Vendors Offer Bold Colors and Convertible Styles

In a turbulent economy, the swimwear industry is not poised to make many major style waves.

clock August 11, 2008WWD Staff

Charm and Luck's leather clutch with metal studs.


Spring Accessories Make a Big Impact

Bright colors and bold shapes help the latest offerings make their mark.

clock August 11, 2008Kavita Daswani

Two Lips' suede boot.


Eco-Consciousness and Comfort Are Shoe Buzzwords at WWDMAGIC

Vendors are offering everything from hand-painted shoes made from sustainable bamboo, to featherweight footwear.

clock August 11, 2008Kavita Daswani

BeachRay's cotton dress.

Ready To Wear

Designers Look To Old Hollywood for Inspiration

Casual lifestyle designers at WWDMagic are going for looks that channel the poolside divas of yesteryear.

clock August 11, 2008Rusty Williamson

Honeydew's cotton and polyester jersery teddy.


Lingerie Americas: Night and Day

Innerwear companies offer looks that can be worn in both public and private.

clock August 11, 2008Kristen Carr Jandoli

Ethnic boho looks are populare for girls.

Fashion Features

Children’s Wear Makers Favor Wholesome Messages

Designers showing at WWD Magic focus on positive influences.

clock August 11, 2008Joanna Ramey

3BWest's pigskin suede jacket, Kersh's cami and J Brand jeans.


Traditional Coats With a Twist

The staple gets a tweak with vivid colors and details.

clock August 11, 2008Kavita Daswani


Yellowtail Sushi Restaraunt & Bar Is a Raw Delight

With award-winning chef Akira Back at the helm, the restaurant serves up a menu of traditional and modern Japanese dishes.

clock August 11, 2008WWD Staff


SushiSamba Comes to Las Vegas

The seven-restaurant chain brings its distinctive high-end fare to Sin City.

clock August 11, 2008WWD Staff


Today's Must Read


EXCLUSIVE: Karlie Kloss' Estée Lauder Deal Goes Deep

clock 5hEllen Thomas

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