Sourcing at Magic; Share Your Fashion Experience

Sourcing at MagicWhile I absolutely love living in New York it’s sometimes quite a bummer to know that it’s not always possible to just pick up and go to the various exciting, inspiring, and resourceful textile and fashion related shows that happen in other parts of the country.  Yes, I get the basic gist of things through WWD and the endless list of fashion sites making their mark in the blogosphere but that’s not quite the same, is it?

So what am I crying about this time? Sourcing at Magic in Las Vegas.  I have yet to attend this event and have honestly heard quite a few great things about it. I mean, it’s a four day event  held twice a year with hundreds of vendors covering every aspect of the fashion production process.  The networking alone is worth the trip.

I am writing this little blurb, not simply to tell you about Magic (as I am sure you are already well aware) but to beg you to share your experience. That’s right, let me live vicariously through you. Comment and let us (yep, I’m thinking of you my readers) know your thoughts on the event.  Did you meet a lot of fantastic industry pros?  Were you exposed to amazing new designers?  Did you source a fabric or trim  or manufacturer that just happens to be exactly what you needed?  Share links to videos, blog posts, flickr photo albums, whatever you like!

Because I have to ask, don’t you think that I missed something grand?

It would seam so.

Nicole Giordano

Nicole is the founder of StartUp FASHION, an online resource and community supporting for independent designers around the world with building their businesses. A deep love for the craft of fashion paired with an adamant belief that success is defined by the individual, led her to found StartUp FASHION, where she helps independent designers and makers screw the traditional fashion business rules, create their own paths, and build businesses they truly love. More than anything else, she’s in the business of encouragement and works every day to remind makers and designers that they have something special to offer the world and that they can, in fact, do this thing!