Womenswear in Nevada and Las Vegas Apparel Complete Dynamic, Purpose-Built Premiere

Las Vegas, NV - February 27, 2024 On the heels of another successful edition of Las Vegas Fashion Week, Women's Wear in Nevada (WWIN) and Las Vegas Apparel (LVA) celebrated the seamless culmination of their co-located buying events at The Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas, February 13 – 15, 2024.  

"We are thrilled with the overwhelming success of our first co-location collab at The Expo at World Market Center," remarked Melissa K. Montes, Vice President of WWIN. "By collaborating with LVA, we created a dynamic hub that showcases the best of fashion in an amazing, easily navigable space for our buyers, while fostering collaboration and excitement for our industry." 

This historic collaboration transformed The Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas into a bustling hub of commerce, creativity, and innovation. Over three days, buyers and industry insiders converged upon the shows’ expansive space, immersing themselves in a whirlwind of fashion showcases, networking opportunities and business transactions. Throughout the event, attendees were treated to an unparalleled array of the latest trends, designs and collections from a diverse range of exhibitors. From cutting-edge young contemporary collections to premium women’s contemporary lines, the co-located events offered something for everyone, helping to reaffirm Las Vegas's status as a global fashion capital. 

“The first co-located edition of Las Vegas Apparel and WWIN was electric, with positive feedback and energy throughout all three market days,” said Caron Stover, ANDMORESM SVP, apparel. “From the beginning, our collaboration with WWIN has just made sense, and last week’s combined market destination proved to be the right and best decision for buyers, brands and both show teams.”  

The synergy between WWIN and LVA was palpable throughout the event, with buyers and exhibitors alike raving about the easy-to-shop, experience-driven location for the newly-combined Las Vegas Fashion Week staple markets. 

“I've been coming to WWIN for years, and because of the move to the Expo and collaboration with LVA, I've seen new vendors that I would have never found before,” said Paula Carson of Fussy Hussy Boutique in Boise, ID. “I wrote orders with 15 new companies this trip!” 

Stephanie Parker, owner of Stephanie’s Boutique in Villa Rica, GA, added, “I came to the Expo to source from WWIN and ended up shopping at LVA as well. On my first aisle of LVA, I wrote three orders and I am excited to continue checking off my list with new LVA brands and my staple WWIN brands. I love the ease of having everything I need to source under one roof.” 

WWIN exhibitor Karen Skrasek of Joh commented, “This is the place for WWIN! The buyers love the location, the vibe, and the ease of it all. It's been great to see,” added Skrasek.  WWIN exhibitors and buyers who had never visited the Downtown Arts District were pleasantly surprised with how close the Expo is to other Fashion Week events as well as the quality of the nearby hotels and restaurants they explored. 

Veteran Las Vegas Apparel exhibitor, Grace Um, trade show manager assistant of Entro, added, “I think the new co-location is amazing. At Las Vegas Apparel, we have a large enough space to showcase our entire collection – more than we would at any other show – and having another market in the Expo introduces Entro to new brands we wouldn’t have met otherwise. The potential for the two shows together is great moving forward.” 

As the fashion industry looks ahead to future editions, market organizers Clarion Events and ANDMORE remain committed to building upon the momentum generated by this first-time collaboration. With innovation as their compass and collaboration as their cornerstone, WWIN and LVA are poised to continue redefining the boundaries of fashion excellence, one show at a time. 

The next editions of WWIN and LVA will return to their regular 4-day, Sunday – Wednesday pattern, running August 18 – 21, 2024, at The Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas. For more information and highlights from the co-located events, please visit wwinshow.com and lasvegasapparel.com. 

About Womenswear in Nevada (WWIN): WWIN is THE most comprehensive destination amid Las Vegas Fashion Week for retailers to source women's apparel and accessories. True to its strong reputation, WWIN offers attendees a unique experience through unparalleled hospitality, networking, workshop-style education, and appointment-setting programs, which carefully introduces compatible buyers and exhibitors to drive order writing. Connect with the entire industry in February and August during Las Vegas Fashion Week and discover what our all-inclusive brands have to offer including women’s contemporary apparel, missy-modern, plus, petite, tall, specialty fashion, accessories, footwear, and more. wwinshow.com 

About Clarion Events, Inc.: Clarion's North American Headquarters, Clarion Events, Inc. produces 50 events across 12 sectors including trade and enthusiast events. Clarion Events North America which is the U.S. division of Clarion Events, UK, and backed by The Blackstone Group has become one of the fastest-growing event companies in the United States with aggressive growth through acquisition, launch, and innovation. Clarion Events, Inc. has offices in Shelton, CT; Tulsa, OK; and Rochelle Park, NJ. us.clarionevents.com 

About Las Vegas Apparel: Las Vegas Apparel – Atlanta Apparel’s West Coast fashion sourcing market – adds a curated mix of young contemporary apparel and accessories to Las Vegas Fashion Week offerings each February and August at the Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas. Las Vegas Apparel is owned and operated by ANDMORE, formerly International Market Centers.  LasVegas-Apparel.com   

About ANDMORESM: ANDMORE, formerly International Market Centers, is an Omnichannel Wholesale Marketmaker that fuels opportunities for wholesale buyers and sellers to connect, grow and prosper through physical markets, design centers and digital channels. The company owns and operates more than 20 million square feet of premium event and showroom space, hosting live events in Atlanta, High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and New York City. By pairing face-to-face events with always-on digital tools, ANDMORE provides truly omnichannel business platforms for its global wholesale customer base. ANDMORE.com  


Media Contacts: 

Clarion Events/WWIN: Bryanna Timney, bryanna.timney@clarionevents.com 

ANDMORE/Las Vegas Apparel: Cathy Steel, cathysteel@cathysteelassociates.com 

ANDMORE/Las Vegas Apparel: Amanda Merritt, amerritt@andmore.com

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