MAGIC SWIM: MAGIC Marketplace, a week after announcing a bigger accessories component and partnership with the JCK Show, said it will be a partner with the International Swimwear/Activewear Market. The ISAM Pavilion will bow at the Aug. 29-Sept. 1 show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, showcasing swimwear collections for spring/summer 2006. Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based ISAM has struggled to find the best date and location for its show in the past few years. It had taken place at the California Market Center in downtown Los Angeles for almost two decades, moved to Santa Monica two years ago, and then bowed in Las Vegas in 2003 to coincide with MAGIC.
SALVI TO LA PERLA: Giulio Salvi has been appointed president of La Perla Fashions Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Bologna, Italy-based Gruppo La Perla. Based in New York, Salvi will oversee the upscale lingerie and apparel maker’s wholesale and retail businesses for the American and Caribbean markets. He reports to Alberto Lavia, chief executive officer of Gruppo La Perla. Salvi has been a consultant for Italian and international luxury apparel businesses since 1997. Salvi succeeds Yolanda Marini, who left the company in March.