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by Genevieve Scarano
Google and H&M backed digital fashion house Ivyrevel are jumpstarting the future of fashion.

By Tara Donaldson | Sourcing Journal 

Suppliers could soon be shipping their retailers’ product for them.

With President Trump now firmly in office, SOURCING at MAGIC will take a look at how the Trump administration may impact various free trade agreements and international trade relationships, at this February’s show in Las Vegas (February 20-23, 2017). 

From interior design and the great outdoors, to old-school designs rooted in tradition, footwear designers are pulling inspiration from an endless pool of sources. Here’s a look at four trends to catch for Fall ’17.

By Angela Velasquez

Read all the buzz from the industry on SOURCING at MAGIC's February 2017 focus on Africa.

Africa isn’t just enjoying a moment of attention from the sourcing world—countries in the region have continued to position themselves for a competitive role in the manufacturing sector and more retailers are taking note. (Article written by Sourcing Journal exclusively for SOURCING at MAGIC)

By: Tara Donaldson, Sourcing Journal 

China will shell out more of its cotton stocks in the coming year. Cotton production is down globally and ending stocks fell 14 percent to 19.1 million tons in the 2015/16 season, according to the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC), and they will fall a further 7 percent, reaching 17.8 million tons by the end of the 2016/17 season as China continues to cut down its stocks.

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.

This new space will offer select designers the chance to open a temporary store in one of Manhattan’s trendiest shopping locales under the tutelage of a more established peer...

Perhaps Tommy Hilfiger should have talked to Chris Riegal, founder and CEO of software development firm Stratacache, before he introduced virtual reality (VR) headsets to some of his stores around the world late last year. 

Retail has been turned on its head in recent years, and 2016 will be no different. The new year will bring more melding of channels and greater catering to experience-seeking consumers.

Iced coffee is more than a way to chill out on a hot day. According to the color experts at Pantone, it’s alsoa cool hue for Spring 2016. 

By: Lyndsay McGregor

Picture this: Pantone predicts placid blue will be a color of the year and one designer tints his entire spring collection with that shade—only to discover that retail buyers are shunning it in favor of freesia. But instead of panicking about how much money he’s lost producing potentially unsellable product, he swipes a few times on his smartphone and changes the collection to that blazing yellow hue the buyers are hankering for.

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With 45 countries represented at SOURCING at MAGIC, you may find yourself asking "Where do I start?" Each month, we will spotlight one country on our show floor that is paving ways for product sourcing and breaking boundaries in fashion.