The following collections will bow at the Dallas Market Center.
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Margo Bryan has revamped her Margo’s Collectibles showroom by giving up the expansive Seasonal Whispers collection and replacing it with eight fashion jewelry lines. Most have been highly publicized but never shown before in Dallas.
“There are so many different trends in jewelry, and I was trying to fill in all the niches,” Bryan said. She will introduce Michelle Roy Designs, T.Ciya, G.S. Lillian, Danielle Stevens, Jill Jacobson, IRIS Designs, Sapir Sensation and Bee Charming.
Susanne Taylor & Associates will be the first wholesale representative in the U.S. to show inPHorm, a stylish yoga and lifestyle line with an eco-conscious pedigree. Made of organic cotton and bamboo, the knitwear is produced in a solar-powered factory in Bangkok and transported in Thailand by trucks that run with recycled vegetable oil.
New in denim is hello! skinnyjeans, a stretchy style designed to streamline the body that will be shown by Harold Wilson. The Block will introduce Turkish fashion denim by LTB for men and women.
In the contemporary arena, Launch will show 52 Weekends, young contemporary tops retailing under $100, and Maxey sleepwear. Leon & Associates signed Kitty junior dresses, while Vickie Kutner will introduce Isabella Rodriguez draped jersey tops and dresses. Alice & Trixie’s colorful printed dresses and tops will be represented at Ritz Group Inc.
The following clothing and accessories brands will make their debuts at FIG this market.
Sales rep Cynthia O’Connor & Co., which last showed at FIG in 2005, will exhibit in the Shop temporary area with eight lines of accessories and clothing.
O’Connor said she decided to return to FIG after she began repping Level Red, a Dallas-based contemporary sportswear line with a regional following.
She’ll also show clothing by Chloe and Reese, Kara Janx and Julie Brown; handbags by Botkier and Rebecca Minkoff; belts and bags from Black and Brown, and T-shirts and scarves by Leigh & Luca.
Also at Shop, Kathy Walker Sales will introduce slinky knit dresses and tops by the new Los Angeles label Prodigal Daughter. Frye Boots are new to Shop.
Diana Warner New York will introduce its fashion jewelry to Dallas in a temporary space in Gallery 168.
Norma and Gene Zuckerman of Company Z have leased Gallery 116 to show Pink Polkadot by Sharise Neil’s flirty dresses and tops and Sledge USA printed T-shirts.
“We had such a phenomenal response over the last four years doing Shop at FIG that we decided we wanted a permanent home there,” Norma Zuckerman said.
Meanwhile, Juicy Couture has moved out of its customary booth in Shop and will test a corporate showroom in Gallery 205, showing women’s, maternity, children’s wear and sleepwear.