Las Vegas Fashion Week: Clothing from Las Vegas

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Spice Rose at Las Vegas Clothing | Photo by Betsy Zanjani

Betsy Zanjani, co-author | Thursday, September 1, 2022

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The 70’s were back Las Vegas clothing, which took place from August 7th to 9th at the Expo in the World Market Center. Young-contemporary brands showed everything that made this era so fruitful. From bell-bottoms to microminis, retro fashion was the focus at every turn.

“The relaxed pace of the show was appreciated; Shoppers had an opportunity to take it all in and appreciate the Southern hospitality that we offer,” said Amanda Merritt, public relations manager for the show organizer International market centers.

Los Angeles brands including day + moon, dam and spice rose All featured the shacket as the must-have piece of the season, shown in cropped, waist-length and long length versions in everything from brushed plaids to corduroy.

Spice Rose’s version of the shacket, which retailed between $30 and $40, was available in sequins, brushed velor, a waffle weave, and sherpa. Kristine Lee, owner and Chief Financial Officer of Spice Rose said, “These jackets are made in Mexico for fast turnover. The delivery time is three to six weeks with very quick reordering options.”

Levee stocked 98 percent of its Retro line for immediate delivery. Designer Tina Kim said that “sequins are always our best sellers, paired with plaids and faux leather.” The line retails for $25 to $35 wholesale.

And why made his version of the shirt jacket in a bouclé sprinkled with sequins wholesale for $22.75. The corduroy denim jacket took us back in time with granny square crochet detailing on the sleeves and back.

The resurgence of leather and patchwork denims met plaid button-downs, bringing with them a vintage vibe Timed coordination. Buyer Cyre Calcagni from B.Kay & Co. said: “I can actually see things and I get real attention on this show. I’m here for the first time. I’m excited about all the leather at Timing. Their leather pants and shorts look great and are affordable.” Timing’s leather pieces range in price from $5 to $20.

Jay Kim and his design team J.NNA showed an autumn/winter collection from the 70s that ranged from cowboy coolness to flower power. Kim described his brand as “fashion first, trendy but PG rated”. The line featured giant daisies, argyle patterns and large smiley faces on everything from oversized cardigans to pop-art printed bells.

Wildly printed bell-bottoms were also popular jade by jane in geo and floral prints combined with appliqué denim jackets.

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