Bombs Away. It is the name of the first full collection of the Kelly Cole label. Actors Marisa Tomei, Joy Bryant
Christmas is a few weeks away. Valentine’s Day is next year. But Dec. 5 was the right time for Tie the Knot, a pop-up shop devoted to the cause of Marriage Equality, to open at the Beverly Center.
Get ready for a radiant year. Radiant Orchid, that is. That’s the word from Pantone, which announced its 2014 color of the year: Radiant Orchid (18-3224).
After mixed sales results were reported on Black Friday, which is the day after Thanksgiving and the official start of the holiday retail season, sales results for the entire month of November were announced, and prominent trade organization International Council of Shopping Centers said the month’s sales missed forecasts.
Activewear brand Marika is expanding into shoes and hosiery with two new licensing agreements with Hackensack, N.J.–based SG Companies, which will produce and distribute women’s footwear under the Marika brand, and New York–based Wiesner Products Inc., which will produce and distribute Marika women’s hosiery. Both licensing agreements cover the U.S. and Canada, and small collections began shipping this holiday season.
Olah Inc., the textile and apparel-development firm and organizer of the Kingpins denim trade show, announced a shift in the leadership of its textile sales division.
Texworld USA, the biannual fabric show in New York, has struck a partnership with Tradegood, the online B2B sourcing site founded by Intertek.
Boutique chain Kitson opened a 1,500-square-foot boutique in the Tom Bradley International Terminal of Los Angeles International Airport on Nov 26. A Kitson location also opened in LAX’s Terminal 7 last year.
Fashion Meets Function
No matter how flashy your time app is, it doesn’t have the same panache as a beautiful watch.
London-based trend forecaster and retail consultancy WGSN Inc. has acquired New York–based forecaster Stylesight Inc. for an undisclosed amount.
Los Angeles designer Trina Turk is hitting the retail trail again.
Los Angeles–based American Apparel opened a 645-square-foot shop-in-shop in the De Bijenkorf department store in Amsterdam.
Uniqlo’s new chief executive officer for the United States comes directly from Los Angeles.
Greensboro, N.C.–based fiber maker Unifi Inc. purchased the assets of American Drawtech from Dillon Yarn Corp. for an undisclosed amount.
Colombian swimwear brand Ondademar took its West Coast bow last month on Los Angeles’ Robertson Boulevard.
Stone + Cloth
Matthew Clough's hike up Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania inspired the mission for his accessories company.
People vs. West Jeans
Denim veteran Shay Sudry's new line took its inspiration from the jeans of the 19th century and bespoke suits.
After opening stores in Santa Monica and Cabazon, Calif., earlier this year, Sanuk headed to Hawaii.
Jack and Georgia Chang have been producing apparel in Los Angeles since 1989, manufacturing garments for premium brands.