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Leslie’s Picks for Fall Shoe Trends

Leslie Gallin, president of footwear at UBM—the trade show giant that produces MAGIC, Project and FN Platform—offers her take on the footwear trends on the horizon for Fall 2017.

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Naven Steps Out at Svedka No Resolutions Bash

Don’t know if the Naven designers, Kym and Alexis McClay, have any New Year’s Resolutions. But they made an appearance at Svedka Vodka’s second annual Broken Resolutions Bash Jan. 17

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Photo LA : Stills and Style Notes

STYLE WATCH

Photo LA, the photography and art exhibition celebrating its 26th year, featured more than 80 exhibitors from around the world, as well as works from galleries, museums, dealers and local art school students.

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Hong Kong Fashion Week Opens With 1,500 Exhibitors

Fashion

The long-running Hong Kong Fashion Week celebrates its 48th edition.

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The Grove's Caruso Becomes a Knight

You know Rick J. Caruso as the developer of The Grove. But to Pope Francis, he's Knight Commander Rick J. Caruso.

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New Era Closes L.A. Flagship

A five year run for the New Era flagship on Los Angeles’ Melrose Avenue seems to be over.

NRF Reports Holiday Sales Up a Strong Four Percent

Retail

The National Retail Federation says retail sales beat its own holiday prediction.

OC.Mix Retains Intimate Feeling, Draws More Retailers

Trade Shows

The Jan. 10–11 run of the OC.Mix trade show drew a mix of returning exhibitors and newcomers to the small, regional trade show held in the Irvine, Calif., headquarters of Z Supply.

Gildan Activewear Gets Final Approval to Acquire American Apparel With Retail Stores Closing

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge on Jan. 12 gave Gildan Activewear the go-ahead to purchase the American Apparel name, some of the brand’s equipment as well as its wholesale merchandise following the Los Angeles clothing manufacturer’s bankruptcy filing in November.

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Herschel Supply Co. Acquires LA Showroom, Starts Fashion Line

Manufacturing

Vancouver, Canada-based accessories brand Herschel Supply Co. is taking a bigger bet on Los Angeles--just as it launches its first apparel collection.

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Beverly Center's Year of the Rooster

The 2016 Winter Holiday Season is a memory now. Time for another holiday! Chinese New Year is about to start.

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Agenda: Wild at Heart

TREND WATCH

Stylist and designer Estevan Ramos takes in the trends--in the booths and in the aisles--at the Agenda show in Long Beach, Calif.

New Lines: Los Angeles Fashion Market Summer ’17

New Lines

New Lines 2017

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NY Textile Trends

NY Textile Trends

Textile Trends

Hyosung Strikes Deal With Best Pacific Textiles

Textiles

South Korea–based Hyosung, maker of Creora spandex, has partnered with knit mill Best Pacific Textiles to create a series of smart fabrics.

Unifi Expands Repreve Production to Vietnam, Distribution in Asia

Textiles

Vietnam is the next stop for Repreve, according to Greensboro, N.C.–based Unifi Inc., which produces the fiber made from recycled materials including plastic bottles.

Lenzing Opens New Tencel Facility in the U.S.

Textiles

Lenzing is expanding its U.S. operations for production of Tencel fibers in Mobile, Ala. The new facility will have a capacity of 90,000 tons of fiber and represents an investment of nearly $300 million.

Ralph Lauren Issues New Sourcing Policy for Wood-based Fabrics

Textiles

The Ralph Lauren Corp. has a new sustainable sourcing policy for its use of wood-based fabrics such as viscose and rayon.

Michael Stars Merges With Its Lerner et Cie Showroom

Manufacturing

For years, the cofounder of the Michael Stars clothing company in Los Angeles owned a separate showroom business called Lerner et Cie, which represented the Michael Stars collection as well as other brands.

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Raj Swim Expands With New Brand and Top Executives

Raj Swim

Raj Swim, the largest swimwear manufacturer in Orange County, Calif., started out the new year with a bang.

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