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Las Vegas Trade Show Taster

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Las Vegas has been a packed week so far, with trade shows in full swing and fuller than ever. Project re-organized their layout and broke down the barriers between Workroom, making it more open and integrated. Their ‘Project 10’ area that showcases ten emerging brands was curated by New York man about town, Ouigi Theodore of the Brooklyn Circus and was presented within the Workroom area, giving the show a real presence this season within the trade show remit.

Levi’s new Amsterdam-based devision,Levi’s XX were also newcomers to the Vegas trade shows with LVC ‘Made In America’ at Workroom and Levi’s Made And Crafted in Project. We were lucky enough to grab some time with Donwan Harrell of PRPS who talked to us about his denim inspirations and his new line ‘PRPS Goods’, a slightly cheaper line with the same PRPS DNA and incredible washes achieved out of China. Check out the video below.

Capsule was as inspirational as ever with brand highlights including Gilded Age’s new venture into a womenswear line and Japanese denim giants, Big John, showing for the first time and celebrating their 70th anniversary. The focus was definitely on high-end, purist denim and casualwear brands.

Key trends from the show included an outdoors worker/utility vest, the unisex carpenter jean, cotton duck canvas and the vintage pleat-front trucker jacket. We’ll be giving you a full and comprehensive trend round-up very soon so watch this space!

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