Prominent streetwear players Billionaire Boys Club and NTWRK will produce the Exoplanet pop-up shop. It will run Dec. 13-22 at 8020 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles.
The Week in Review
Patricia Welman, co-founder and president of the juniors brand 3 Girls Clothing, passed away Dec. 1 after a short illness with cancer. Her funeral is being held Dec. 17 at Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Church in Huntington Beach, Calif.
Epson has developed a reputation for making direct-to-garment printers for manufacturers both large and small to print on T-shirts, hoodies and more.
More than 250 Los Angeles kids got holiday gifts from the California Fashion Foundation on Dec. 11 at the penthouse of the Cooper Design Space in downtown Los Angeles.
On Dec. 4, the influential UCLA Anderson School of Management raised its 2020 forecast for the U.S. and California economies from 1 percent real growth to 1.7 percent due to low unemployment and high consumer confidence and spending.
Bankruptcies and store closures spiked in 2019, and some retailers hoped bankruptcy could give them an edge during a year when many thought the chips were down for retail.
Issues in copyright and labor kept lawyers busy in 2019; however, the Los Angeles case that made the most headlines was a streetwear brand that brought its case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sustainable Tact & Stone
Sustainability commands increasing interest from the business world. A novice in the field, Landon Nash vowed that his new apparel line, Tact & Stone, would serve as an engine to innovate in this burgeoning category.
After a four-year hiatus from running a bricks-and-mortar boutique on Los Angeles’ Melrose Avenue, designer Tarina Tarantino has opened a self-named Tarina Tarantino boutique in downtown Los Angeles.
FaZe Clan Activewear
Professional e-sports competition over video games such as Fortnite is hitting the big time. It attracts investments from owners of major-league sports teams; competitions are viewed by millions of people across the globe; and for the Los Angeles–based e-sports team FaZe Clan, fashion is becoming a big deal.
Over the course of 2019, financial uncertainty subsided a bit as consumers set new records on spending and economic forecasters revised initial predictions in favor of increased optimism through the end of the year. Despite a continuing conflict with China and potential tariff issues with other trade partners, the United States economy saw bright spots.
During 2019, a consistent trend within the apparel industry took shape not just on the fashion front but also the business end of garment making.
Falling for Fantasy
A magical fashion season is on the horizon for next year, according to Monique Lhuillier, who recently introduced her whimsical Fall 2020 collection of ethereal garments.
2019 has been a great year for costuming
The 6th Annual CinéFashion Film Awards were presented at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills on Dec. 9.
The Rose Queen and her Court do not assume their official duties of riding on a float for the 131st Rose Parade until New Year’s Day.
Ron Robinson threw a festive holiday season kickoff on Dec. 5. But this party, had a bittersweet note. It marked the last time the Ron Robinson company would run a bricks-and-mortar store.
Closing Lyocell’s Loop
After the September announcement of an upgraded Refibra technology that increased upcycled cotton-scrap pulp composition, Lenzing, Austria–headquartered Lenzing revealed another advancement with the product.
Booming Black Friday
Black Friday shopping broke records, according to the National Retail Federation. In a Dec. 3 conference call, the Washington, D.C., retail trade group said that 189.6 million U.S. consumers shopped during the Black Friday Weekend.