Las Vegas Market's First Look spotlights trends

Four key themes illuminated

Las Vegas MarketLAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Market announced that its First Look trend presentation and the curated display will showcase four central themes at the summer 2017 Las Vegas Market: modern traditions, casual/outdoor, bedroom and handmade. All Las Vegas Market exhibitors are invited to submit related products by May 25.

“The First Look program, now in its 13th iteration, forecasts not only macro trends but also showcases practical applications of each concept," said Dorothy Belshaw, president of gift leasing and CMO, International Market Centers.

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The four key trends are:

Modern traditions: Family, dining, holiday and seasonal products spotlight modern and transitional dining furniture, tabletop, holiday décor and decorations, including wrapping paper, ornaments and more.
Casual/outdoor: First Look heads to the beach, and pool, for a casual lounge vignette that showcases watery blues and bright whites. Merchandise selections incorporate outdoor furniture, including modern lounge seating and fire pits, beach towels, portable umbrellas, all-weather dinnerware, beachwear, totes, sunglasses and more.
Bedroom: First Look is connecting with the iGeneration. The first-ever ‘tween bedroom vignette includes unisex bedroom furniture, especially designs with tech management and savvy storage solutions, bedding, area rugs, lighting, wall décor, poufs, personal accessories, plush and toys.
Handmade: Craftsmanship and artistry headline First Look's fourth trend vignette with products all showcasing the creativity and handiwork of craftspeople. Virtually all product categories are suitable, with a special emphasis on merchandise produced by global artisans.

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First Look Curator and 20-year magazine editor Julie Smith Vincenti will assemble a selection of styled product vignettes in a showcase display located in the Grand Plaza, highlighting new merchandise from furniture, home and gift categories.

To be considered, exhibitors must submit digital imagery (measuring at least five inches-by-seven inches at 300 dpi) and product descriptions by Thursday, May 25, to Phyllis Hairr, at phairr@imcenters.com

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