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Street style from the ENK trade show in Las Vegas

August 31, 2009 |  2:44 pm

Twice a year, labels from New York and L.A. and buyers from all pockets of globe take over Las Vegas Picture 003for a plethora of trade shows that include Magic, Project, ENK and Pool.  Picture 001

ENK primarily consists of contemporary and denim-driven lines, but the spring 2010 collections that hung in most booths took cues from high-end trends. Lace will certainly continue to be a huge trend going into spring.  Everything from lace T-shirts to lace insets in leggings were incorporated into lines. Lightweight, boxy, menswear-inspired blazers and slouchy trousers are moving forward for next season as well -- so save those blazers you buy for fall and plan to wear them over mini-dresses and lacePicture 002 T’s come spring.

These trends weren’t just hanging from racks. Plenty of buyers, vendors and designers were sporting current pieces that look like they’re becoming perennial staples.

Katy and Gloria Brandes both flung strong blazers over leggings and solid shirts. Katy wore a boxy, black BB Dakota jacket over a poppy colored Marni top and Chloe ballet flats. Gloria went with a white blazer from The Row over a Helmut Lang T-shirt, Lanvin necklace, black BB Dakota leggings and Pierre Hardy cage sandals. 

Roki Prunali donned the lace trend, wearing a navy blue lace top from Beyond Vintage with black Hudson leggings and Chie Mihara heels.

And there has been no shortage of lace-up oxfords and oversized eyeglasses on the guys running around these shows. Jason Shelby’s Dior eyeglasses add style to even the simplest ensemble, in his case, a Cheap Monday T-shirt, Insight jeans and vintage leather oxfords.

-- Melissa Magsaysay

Upper photo: Jason Shelby. Credit: Melissa Magsaysay

Middle photo: Katy and Gloria Brandes. Credit: Melissa Magsaysay

Lower photo: Roki Prunali. Credit: Melissa Magsaysay