WWDMAGIC | Emerging Designer Showcase August 2016

WWDMAGIC | Emerging Designer Showcase August 2016

Thursday, July 28 2016

Check out six on-the-cusp collections from tomorrow's most talked about apparel and accessories designers as WWDMAGIC, as we once again welcome the Emerging Designer Showcase to Central Hall.

Six emerging designers will be showcasing their lines at WWDMAGIC for the first time.  Returning again this August is The Crème de la Crème contest! WWDMAGIC and Galeries Lafayette join forces for the Crème de la Crème contest in an effort to further launch one designers fashion career. One of our six new emerging desigenrs will receive a round trip ticket to Paris, France; hotel accommodations; and an opportunity to present their line to the Galeries Lafayette women’s buying team for review. *Winner to be announced after the show via social media. 

Now let us introduce you to WWDMAGIC's August 2016 Emerging Designers...




Before, During, and After Sport is Apres. Pieces that perform long after yoga class. Performance shouldn’t stop the minute you leave the studio. It’s something that should leave you feeling positively sexy, confident and effortlessly chic long after your morning sun salutation.  A fusion of function and fashion--our collection is designed with high-end luxury fabrics merged with advanced anti-cellulite technology to ensure you’re getting contouring benefits in and out of the gym. Clothing inspired by the modern woman - Après is more than just an athletic apparel company. With a background in exercise science, Après founder and mother of four, Jessica Gershman, found that athletic apparel was keeping women from feeling confident about their bodies. With the overwhelming pressure for women to look their best at all times, Jessica believes clothing should only work for us, not against us. So, she set out to make the “perfect legging”—a style that not only compliments a woman’s body, but also inspires confidence.  


Catherine Gee is a California-based contemporary womenswear brand exclusively using finest quality silks to elevate a woman's attraction.  Gee's inspired designs combine elegance and excitement in a timeless collection of bold pieces with refined modern lines.  The accent is on individual ready-to-wear pieces that can be easily combined in different ways for a style that is always accessible. 

 @catherinegeedesign |  @catherine__gee |  /catherinegeedesign


Magnificent Seven is a womenswear brand inspired by a lifestyle of wearing a dress everyday of the week for the modern woman. The clothing is produced from men’s shirting fabrics which creates comfortable, durable, and smartly tailored pieces. Every Magnificent Seven piece offers a timeless silhouette that is ideal for all figures and can easily become the new staple in any wardrobe. Ditch the jeans and t-shirt uniform! Magnificent Seven is meant to be worn. Set apart with it’s washable, breathable fabrics, easy step-in style, and made in Los Angeles. The Magnificent Seven collection is available at magnificentsevenclothing.com. Head Up, Chest Out Ladies!

 @magnificent_seven_clothing |  @Mag7Clothing |  /MagnificentSevenClothing


The Monica Mauro jewelry line is a modern collection of Druzy Jewelry which is designed to make a statement. This collection focuses on natural stones with a strong emphasis on the beauty of Natural Druzy Agate. These stones are natural agate with tiny crystals of quartz found inside natural geodes.

Monica’s use of Druzy Agate is in large part due to the strong properties of the agate stone. Agate is known as a stone of strength and enhances and strengthens intellect. Agate is also said to increase energy levels while also removing negative energies from the body. The Agate is a very powerful stone and is the backbone of Monica’s line. These stones also have a beautiful matte finish with windows of spectacular druzy crystals that an a little extra sparkle. Monica also believes strongly in quality and uses Sterling Silver and Gold Filled metals for her pieces.

 @monicamaurodesigns |  @monicagmauro |  /monicamaurojewelry


Oseas Villatoro is a women’s & men’s ready-to-wear designer who combines different fabrics with unique patterns and draping to create young, chic, and edgy designs. Inspired by emotional and Romaric music, he integrates different styles into his designs. Even though he was born in Los Angeles, Villatoro uses his background from El Salvador and Guatemala in his desgins. Besides being a full time designer, Villatoro is a full time father and alumnus of Fashion Careers College. He wants to provide his designs to the public so they can be used for self expression. Showcasing his collections at FWSD in 2013, LAFW in 2014. and NYFW in 2015 were all accomplished dreams along with making it into the semi-finales for project runway Season 14. He also designed one of a kind looks for Her Universe Fashion Show at Comic Con San Diego in 2014 and 2015. Working with big people in the industry, he envisions his clothes on everyone no matter the size - he also has a plus size line for women of all curves.

Yeme ™

Stimulate your senses while pampering your skin with silky soft luxurious loungewear and sleepwear apparel from Yeme™. Originating from a desire to fuse elements of West African fashion with Western street style and comfort, Yeme™ creates vibrant and dynamic apparel for the modern woman, who demands both comfort and style and is searching for exciting and inspiring pieces that will awaken her creative spirit. The Yeme™ aesthetic draws from the abstraction and vibrant color combinations found in Ankara textiles, while placing emphasis on modern design and luxury fabrication. The result is distinctive, edgy apparel that adds dimension to loungewear and sleepwear essentials.


Visit all of this seasons Emerging Designers at WWDMAGIC

Las Vegas Concention Center, Central Hall, The Concourse, Booth 70312