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Fashion Market Northern California Sees Big Business for Immediates

Immediates at FMNC

Exhibitors at Fashion Market Northern California at the San Mateo County Event Center in San Mateo, Calif., said retailers were buying closer to season as Immediates made up a good part of orders placed during the show.

Informa Unveils New LVCC Floorplan for August MAGIC Show on Single Campus

Trade Shows

For its Aug. 12–14 show in Las Vegas, MAGIC has unveiled its new ONE MAGIC floor plan, which houses exhibitors in one location at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Late Tax Returns Affect Retailers Counting on a Shopping Boost

Finance

The U.S. economy is expected to cruise along at a moderate speed this year after whizzing past the speed limit last year.

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Fashionistas Flock to the Desert to Show Off Their Trendy Togs

Desert Dressing

Fashion and parties are an integral part of the Coachella Festival, where the Southern California desert becomes inundated with music fans and partygoers.

CALA Announces Las Vegas Show to Launch During August 2019

Trade Shows

Contemporary-apparel trade-show brand CALA Shows Inc. announced it will add a Las Vegas edition to its schedule, which currently holds events in San Francisco at the Fort Mason Center and in Denver at the Denver Mart.

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Founders of Époque Évolution Bring Classic Style and Ease to Responsible Manufacturing

An Époque Évolution

During a trip to Morocco, Hannah Franco admired her friend Nancy Taylor’s ability to pack necessary clothing items that were stylish yet functional into a single backpack and wear them without the need for pressing or washing.

Black Design Collective Passes the Torch to a New Face in Fashion

Events

The Black Design Collective held its inaugural scholarship celebration at the downtown L.A. campus of the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, where the red carpet at the FIDM Museum was filled with celebrities and public figures,.

Aloha Brand Reyn Spooner Charts New Waters in Los Angeles

Manufacturing

Since the late 1950s, the Reyn Spooner brand aimed to be an Aloha shirt that defied stereotypes.

Obituary: Silvia Kremer, Co-founder of Kremer Group

News

From 1975 to 2008, Silvia Kremer represented a number of denim brands, streetwear styles and preppy looks from her Kremer Group showroom at the California Market Center. She was one of the showroom building’s veteran tenants. On April 10, she died of a heart attack at the age of 71, said her son, Jim Kremer.

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Vegan Scene Unveils Pop-Up Vegan Marketplace

Amy Rebecca Wilde of Vegan Scene wanted her Venice shop to live up to its name. She started a pop-up market for other vegan designers.

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Haley Solar Parties for New Brand Name

Haley Solar makes sustainable fashion at her self-named shop Hayley Solar.

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Coachella Parties, Indie Fashion and Big Brands Make A Splash

The first weekend of the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival made headlines.The festival’s satellite parties made their own waves.

The Imprinted Sportwear Shows Change Name

The Imprinted Sportswear Shows will get a name change.

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The North Face Launches "Explore Mode" to Encourage Engagement With the Outdoors

EVENTS

Ahead of Earth Day on April 22, The North Face today launched "Explore Mode," an initiative that encourages consumers to unplug digitally and connect with the outdoors.

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Johnny Was Store Opens in Montecito

Retail

This makes the 15th store in California for Johnny Was.

Fashion Design Giannulli and Wife Plead Not Guilty in College-Bribery Scandal

Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli and wife, Lori Loughlin, pleaded not guilty on charges stemming from a college-admissions scandal case involving their two daughters.

Michael Levine to Close Space Devoted to Home-Décor Fabrics and Pound Goods

Retail

Michael Levine, the well-known downtown Los Angeles fabric store, is closing its space at 919 Maple Ave. and its loft at 917 Maple Ave., which sell upholstery fabrics and notions.

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FIDM Debut 2019 Showcases the Future of Fashion for New Designers

A Fashionable Future

Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., was the setting for FIDM Debut 2019, the annual showcase produced by the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, headquartered in downtown Los Angeles.

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As Trends Shift, Activewear and Athleisure Remain Relevant to Fashion

Activewear’s Evolution

As utilitarian looks and retro-style streetwear gain momentum, some in the fashion industry are declaring the end of activewear and athleisure.

L.A.Based Omnichain Solutions Puts New Tech in Supply-Chain Game

Technology

Across the street from the hipster hangout The Line Los Angeles in L.A.’s Koreatown area, a group of supply-chain industry veterans are working on a way to mesh their established practices of their business with the new world of blockchain.

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