Party With the Beautiful People at These MAGIC Market Week Events

It’s hard work being a fashionista. From Feb. 17 to 19, thousands of buyers, designers and other trendsetters will wear out their stylish kicks dashing back and forth across the Las Vegas Convention Center for MAGIC Market Week, the fashion industry’s largest tradeshow. (A much smaller event showcasing local designers, Fashion Week Las Vegas, will take place simultaneously at Town Square’s Baobab Stage.) But a trip to Las Vegas wouldn’t be complete without a party or five, and the city’s clubs are stepping up with MAGIC-themed events throughout the week. Here’s where the beautiful people will be throwing down. Locals, stop by for people-watching and get a taste of what you’ll be seeing in stores, oh, a year from now.

Fashion Week Kickoff at The Bank, February 15. DJs E-Rock, Karma and Shift provide the tunes at this Sunday night party featuring giveaways by Shoe Palace. In Bellagio, doors 10:30, $30 men, $20 ladies.

Jeremih at Marquee, February 16. The “Birthday Sex” singer makes his second appearance at Marquee for a special Fashion Week party. In the Cosmopolitan, doors 10:00, $30 men, $20 ladies.

Nas at Drai’s, February 17. Rapper Nas has always been a fashion plate, even opening his own sneaker store, 12AM Run in the Linq. So he’s a logical choice to perform at this party on MAGIC’s opening day. In the Cromwell, doors 10:30, $30 men, $20 ladies.

Official Magic Party at Hyde Bellagio, February 17. Streetwear brand Defend Paris takes over Hyde’s Tuesday night Lost Angels industry party with sounds by DJ Spider. In Bellagio, doors 10:30, $30 men, $20 ladies.

On a Tuesday With ILoveMakonnen at LiFE, February 17. Whip it with Makonnen at this party hosted by SSUR, Crooks & Castles and Fila. DJ Franzen also plays. In SLS, doors 10:30, $20.

Hudson & Grand Voyage Party at Hakkasan, February 17. Hudson Jeans has teamed up with megaclub Hakkasan for some of the best parties of MAGIC Weeks past. DJ Irie, DJ Crooked and MK spin. In MGM Grand, doors 10:30, $30 men, $20 ladies.

Glamour and Glow at LAX, February 18. This traveling blacklight show features models and circus performers in glow-in-the-dark outfits and body paint. Guests receive 3-D glasses and are encouraged to come in their own neon attire. In Luxor, doors 10:00 p.m.

Project Afterparty at Light Nightclub, February 18. Project is the most cutting-edge segment at MAGIC Market Week, and expect this party, sponsored by French brand ElevenParis, to reflect that. Light’s trademark Cirque du Soleil aerialists will perform, with sounds by GTA and a surprise guest. Admission is free for anyone with a MAGIC badge. In Mandalay Bay, doors 10:30 p.m.

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