Fashion has reached an unfamiliar crossroads. Specialty and department stores are struggling, off-price retailers reign supreme and high-end brands that once previewed runway shows to a select audience six months out are now shifting to consumer-facing shows and a “see now, buy now” business model.

Wednesday, October 19 2016

Stay in the Know: We broke down the trends of the season in our SS17 trend report in June.  Now we're bringing you the confirmation of the trends we spotted on the SOURCING at MAGIC show floor in our interactive trend report.

Tuesday, October 18 2016

For the first time ever, UBM Fashion hosted a New York based sourcing event, SOURCING@Coterie, featuring a curated selection of world-class factories and fabric providers.

Since 2001, has been connecting recruiters and candidates. An individual’s successful journey in the fashion industry hinges on several factors, such as, but not limited to, the right training, forward-thinking style, strong business sense, knowledge of current fashion trends, creativity and good communication skills. 

Sustainability isn’t just en vogue anymore, it’s something brands and retailers increasingly know they must commit to, and many are making multifold efforts to do so.

Home of the industry’s largest complimentary seminar series, MAGIC’s hallmark educational program presents 50+ sessions led by 70+ executive-level speakers.

By Genevieve Scarano, Sourcing Journal

Shoes, as we know them, never stay the same. Footwear’s evolution hails from humanity’s cultural shifts and the creative minds that dominate future wardrobes. For Spring/Summer 2017, don’t plan on disregarding lace up sandals and Stan Smiths just yet. Below is a brief style forecast for next year’s most anticipated footwear season.

Last month, we introduced you to four conceptual trends within our Sourcing Spring/Summer 2017 Trend  Trend Report. Check out the forecasted trends in top collections presented during Fashion Week's around the globe.


Beginning September 2016, the Annual Sourcing Event will take place during Coterie New York
Jun 21, 2016, 07:00 ET from UBM

UBM Fashion Group, the pre-eminent trade event partner to the US fashion industry and organizer of key trade events such as MAGIC, Coterie, Project and Stitch – today announced the launch of SOURCING@Coterie, a juried collection of world-class factories. Coterie is the premier global marketplace that bridges women's apparel and accessories designers to the international 'Who's Who' of retailers. Its new addition, SOURCING@Coterie, will feature a VIP selection of factories with a maximum of 100 booths and will include apparel, accessory and footwear factories, along with fabric mills.

By Lyndsay McGregor, Sourcing Journal

If you were surprised to find an Irish lace wedding dress from the 1870s and hand-embroidered gowns from Dior as part of the Costume Institute’s spring exhibit, “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” there’s a very good chance that fitness-tracking wristbands are all that comes to mind when you think about wearable technology. If that is the case and fiber is your game, for shame. 

Home of the industry’s largest complimentary seminar series, MAGIC’s hallmark educational program presents 50+ sessions led by 70+ executive-level speakers.With topics including trend forecasting, new technology, financial insights, ecommerce solutions and the latest in merchandising, marketing, sourcing, selling and more, interactive talks and panels further business, foster growth and support success.


SOURCING at MAGIC welcomes the addition of HOME trends to keep abreast of the ever-shifting active lifestyle. Through our exploration of surface treatments, textiles, prints and creative motifs, these are the trends that we envision for Spring/Summer 2017.

As part of this season’s focus on sustainable fashion, we’re bringing you Allied Feather & Down, the global leader in responsibly sourced down and current supplier to landmark brands like The North Face, Helly Hansen, Eddie Bauer and more. 

This season, we have created an up-to-the minute trends list to help guide you search for the key conceptual trends for Spring/Summer '17. From the latest eco-environmental developments to the sheer wonder of transparency, free-flowing liquid movement, vibrant excursion south of the equator and mixed graphic patchwork; this season’s trends are sure to ignite that spark of design inspiration.

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