Every summer and winter, Magic’s marquee event draws the fashion industry’s leading brands and retailers to Mandalay Bay ballrooms. While showroom-esque booths display next season’s looks, the Weekly tapped insiders for their tastes of the moment.
Job: Fashion Consultant, GILT, Park & Bond, Project trade show
Personal Style: A contradiction in terms—a little refined and a little rugged.
Trend you love: Things that are good in the long haul. I love camouflage.
Fashion icon: George Cortina (New York Times contributor, stylist for the likes of Comme Des Garçons and Levi’s).
Favorite brand: That’s like asking a parent which is their favorite child. I have several, but I’m very fond of Visvim.
Job: Sales, Levi’s Made & Crafted
Wearing: Empire jeans by Levi’s Made & Crafted. Levi’s vintage top, Vera Wang shoes.
Personal Style: Edgy and funky, masculine meets feminine. Tough with a feminine edge.
Every woman should own: Block heels and skinny jeans
Trend you hate: Drop-crotch pants
Trend you love: Waxy coated denim
Favorite brand: Elizabeth and James
Favorite blog: Cupcakes and Cashmere
Job: Account Manager, Ideal Showroom, New York
Wearing: Alexander McQueen pants, AllSaints boots, Rick Owens sweater, General Idea top.
Personal Style: Tank tops all year round.
Favorite piece in your closet: Limited edition Raf Simons Astronaut boots in bronze
Trend you hate: Plaid
Trend you love: Boots
Favorite place to shop: Daily Projects in Seoul, South Korea
Listening to: Broken Social Scene
Job: Sales, Creative Recreation
Wearing: Vintage dress, vintage jewelry, Creative Recreation shoes.
Trend you hate: Thick Dr. Martens
Trend you love: Heels with spikes, like Jeffrey Campbell
Favorite brands: Alexander Wang and Obey
Favorite place to shop: American Rag
Best part of the trade shows: The parties!
Favorite blog: Fashion Toast
Job: President, Project trade show
Wearing: Visvim shoes, Acne pants, Maison Martin Margiela jacket and vest, Acne shirt, Thom Browne tie.
Trend you hate: Can’t say—I’d piss off too many brands.
Fashion icon: Tom Ford
Favorite place to shop: Capital in Tokyo
Listening to: The Weeknd
Favorite blog: Marcus Troy
Job: Account Manager, No Subject Marketing Agency
Personal Style: Punky meets preppy.
Favorite piece in your closet: H&M blazer in this amazing green.
Trend you hate: Long skirts
Trend you love: Spikes
Favorite brand G-Star Raw
Favorite place to shop: Fred Segal
Emily Faulstich and Kimberley Gordon
Job: Designers, Wildfox
Wearing: All Wildfox
Every woman should own: (EF) Boyfriends
Trend you hate: (KG) I hate fashion trends. Especially the hippy headband across the forehead.
Favorite place to shop: (EF) Mohawk General Store, LA; (KG) Western Costume, LA.