Las Vegas, NV – February 14-16, 2011: ENKVegas again brought juried selection of quality merchandise for the discerning buyers. Always intimate experience, ENKVegas is undoubtedly the best Las Vegas has to offer in the luxury fashion shows. This view buyers among alternative brands, such as Botiker, Red Engine and Laila Jayde. Only to turn around and fall in love with ecoSkin sweaters, Rich and skinny jeans and Rory Beca dresses.
embody the sexy-meets-comfortable while fashion is now experiencing, Modal is looking to be a violation of the star material with the use of a multitude of designers for both the spring and fall. Hodges Collection used modal lot of tops and dresses. Tie-Dye Maxi dresses (blue and black) were bestselling line items in this exhibition with a strong show for their slouchy, off-the-shoulder sweaters. Fall brought purchasers to Hodges Collection interested in three-quarter length, three-button overcoats in earthy, forest colors. To complete the contemporary Bohemian look buyers are trying to reproduce in their stores, California-based Jenny B Clothing, received heavy orders for thin, their cotton-blend scarves in colorful animal prints.
San Francisco specialty Knitwear company, Margaret O’Leary, was well prepared for the demand buyers showed for cashmere sweaters and cotton knits. Done in chunky stripes or asymmetric, cowl necklines, these knits wowed in popular colors like red peppers, mustard, chestnut, butterscotch, blue and dark green. Equally sumptuous were simple, everyday knits created with Fresh Laundry; a slouchy / sexy aura design was spot on with details like ribbing with slits along the bottom and cuffed sleeves. Showing slightly different palette, Fresh Laundry indicated they did well with iceberg gray, mocha and charcoal.
MINK PINK, line much loved by the Kardashian sisters, injected a little pizzazz in the showroom with their bestselling maxi skirts in folksy prints and 1970-inspired Florals. Animal prints, especially leopard, did very well and made chunky, cable knit sweaters with a vintage vibe. MINK PINK capitalized hippy, peasant top trend with saffron orange weaving its way around the collection. Most updated their snood sold strongly and without hesitation skirts and dresses outsold shorts and pants as reported by the brand.
Luxury handbag designer Botiker introduced what are bound to be some of the most coveted leather bags in the fall season. Unlike other brands, sold color-blocking style well Botiker, which made ladylike structures, two-tone saddle bags and oversized clutches. While jewel tones dominated the line, jets of cranberry, pewter and orange popped up, as did embossed snakeskin. Sienna Ray & Co., a Vancouver based line, came buyers category with a line of convertible handbags. Not only could most be worn over the shoulder or across the body, but they were also satchels and break the clutches when certain straps were added or deleted. Their signature washed and wrinkled leather arrived in spring colors of teal, turquoise, beige and maple with eggplant, caramel and cocoa for fall.
As unlikely as Austin, TX is a place where one-of-a -kind, vintage-inspired jewelry is created, it is where Ax + Apple Jewelry call home. The museum is built around the gold braid and sterling silver necklace decorated with old coins, pocket knives and glass beading among other works. A distinct Native American vibe winds through their collection, very much in the moment. Other accessories lined with vintage flair, NYC-based Erica Weiner, made heads turn with necklaces adorned with porcupine quills, ginkgo leaves and miniature harmonicas (that actually work!). A charm-based collection, necklaces sold best, Bent feather her bracelets and stud earrings. Buyers take note; consumers are increasingly interested in supporting eco-conscious brands, Erica Weiner being one of the trailblazers of this movement in the accessories.