Dressing for Project

Looks and thoughts from the annual fashion trade show

Sam Glaser

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.

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      Nick Wooster

      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.

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      Traci McRobbie

      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

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      Andrew Gordon

      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

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      Erin Benjamins

      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

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      Andrew Pollard

      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

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      Chelsea Matthews

      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

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      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.

      Favorite blog: (EF) Studded Hearts; (KG) Cat Party


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