Fashion Event Article Posted April 30, 2008

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The WSA Show and the Materials at WSA Expo & Conference will bring together the industry's finest educational resources once again this summer with the announcement of two sessions presented by color forecasting leader Pantone on July 28 and 29, 2008 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  Tod Schulman, vice president, fashion and home division, will present the sessions which include a preview of color palettes.

  •  Pantone Color Trends for Spring/summer 09 and Beyond, targeted to retailers and their buying needs, will be presented on July 28 at 2:30pm. 
  • Rules of the Industry and beyond will preview Fall 2009 and Winter 2010 color palettes for designers and product developers who are looking for an overview of the color forecasting trends and design rules within the industry. This session will take place on July 29 at 9:00am.

Registration for both seminars can be completed online at or . Space is limited. 

Pantone is always at the forefront of industry forecasting, and we believe our experience and resources will be of paramount value to The WSA Show attendees, giving them incredible firsthand access to findings used by leading corporations around the globe, said Schulman.

With the February 2008 launch of Materials at WSA, we realized the incredible strength of our show attendees and the enormous wealth of knowledge they represent in the marketplace, said Courtney Harold, show director, Materials at WSA. Our goal is to create the top forum for the industry's intellectual capital here in the United States, bringing together brands and suppliers involved in the product development and design process from around the world in one central location.

The Pantone series at Materials at WSA will also feature the debut of the Spring/summer 2009 and Winter 2009/2010 Pantone Color Watch exhibit, presented by WSA Today, linking forecasted colors from the Pantone Textile Color System with actual design and product trends in the footwear and accessories industry. The Pantone Textile Color System is the language used by hundreds of thousands of design professionals around the globe. The exhibit will be presented in the Grand Lobby at the Las Vegas Convention Center, offering all show attendees convenient access to its incredible findings.

By staying one step ahead of what's new and what's next, the WSA marketplace offers its attendees an unparalleled 360-degree view of the footwear and accessories world and the widest assortment of sourcing, development and design resources in the market. The shows firsthand access to international market experts and educational programming that makes it a must-attend event for thousands of international industry influencers.

About Materials at WSA

Materials at WSA,  which launched in February 2008 alongside The WSA Show,  expands the breadth of this industry marketplace to include the supply chain by focusing on materials, design, components, technology and sourcing alongside the finished product, becoming easily accessible to brand and retail leaders.  The show, held concurrently with The WSA Show and The Collections at WSA, attracts product development, design and sourcing executives and their teams, and represents the source of products, services and information for the footwear supply chain in the U.S.  

About Pantone, Inc.

Apparel Search guide to fashion and clothingPantone, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of X-rite, Incorporated, has been the worlds color authority for more than 45 years, providing design professionals with products and services for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity. Always a source for color inspiration, Pantone now offers paint and designer-inspired products and services for consumers.

Learn more about Materials at WSA


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