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Mr. A's Uniqlo Moment

How does a Paris-based graffiti artist connect with a Japanese headquartered retailer to make T-shirts? And then globetrot to Los Angeles introduce the capsule collection with Uniqlo’s UT label? The artist André Saraiva explained.

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On the Runway at FWLA

Fashion

Roosevelt Broome IV, founder of Rich Apparels, shows off his T-shirts at FWLA.

Bebe Hires Firm to Chart New Course

Retail

After speculation that Bebe Stores Inc. might shutter all its locations and concentrate on e-commerce, the California retailer announced it hired B. Riley & Co. to help “explore strategic alternatives.”

Chupakabra Found In a T-shirt Line

Manufacturing

There’s the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot and, since the mid-1990s, chupacabra. It sounded like the perfect starting-off point for a T-shirt line for Eric Martin, the founder of The Park Showroom in downtown Los Angeles.

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Profile Industries' L.A. Splash

Weather in the northeast has become more extreme. What do you do when you make warm weather clothes. For Manhattan-headquartered Profile Industries, Inc., the solution was opening a showroom in Los Angeles.

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Please Do Not Enter’s Westside Invasion

In Los Angeles, there is a Westside and an Eastside, and the two rarely meet, except in the pop-up shop produced by Please Do Not Enter

Disabled Worker Wins Discrimination Case Against Citizens of Humanity

Manufacturing

In a court case that took more than three weeks to argue, a 61-year-old employee who felt he was wrongfully dismissed after a shoulder injury limited his ability to work won a major verdict against his employer, Citizens of Humanity.

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Los Angeles Fashion Week: California Point of View

LAFW: CA Point of View

Los Angeles Fashion Week: Fall 2017

Sears Remains ‘Viable Business’ CFO Says

Retail

The worlds of Sears Holdings Corp. investors and shoppers were rocked this week when the parent company to Sears and KMart issued an annual report noting that there was “substantial doubt” on the Chicago-area company’s future.

Riding Out Big Changes in Retail at Marcum Panel

Retail

There are 26 square feet of retail for every man, woman and child in the United States, according to a statistic quoted by Robin Lewis, chief executive and editorial director of The Robin Report, a platform covering retail.

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Future State in 2017

Future State

When the Future State brand started in late 2014, it offered an array of women’s T-shirts and placed the new line in retailers such as Urban Outfitters.

Nordstrom Taps Infor Cloud-based POS System

Technology

Nordstrom is switching to a new cloud-based point-of-sale system run by technology-solutions provider Infor.

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Woodbury University’s Historic Fashion Archive Gets an Organizational Makeover

Woodbury’s Archives

As Woodbury University’s fashion department celebrates its 85th year, it is taking a good, hard look at its archive of 4,000 garments and accessories, which range from frocks from the 1800s to more-contemporary pieces that include designers Yves Saint Laurent and Jean-Paul Gaultier.

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LA Style in the Spotlight at Brand Assembly

To introduce its new creative, co-working space, Brand Assembly hosted a networking event in partnership with The Zoe Report, designer Rachel Zoe’s fashion, beauty, and lifestyle portal. The March 14 event was held at the co-working space, called The Square by Brand Assembly, located on the mezzanine of the Cooper Design Space.

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Here Comes Custom Ketchup

A lot of people say that fashion has gone to the dogs, but in the case of T-shirt line Custom Ketchup, it has gone to the kids.

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Fashion Party in the Hollywood Skyline for LAFW Opening Reception!

The rooftop of the W Hotel, Hollywood was the scene of the March 16 opening reception for L.A. Fashion Week, one of the producers of Los Angeles Fashion Week events.

Buhler Yarns Acquired

Textiles

U.S. yarn spinner Buhler Quality Yarns has been acquired by Samil Spinning Co. Ltd. in an all-cash deal for an undisclosed amount.

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Sewbots, 3D Printing- FGILA On Future of Fashion

Sewbots? 3D printing? Get ready for the new machines of fashion production, according to a Fashion Group International of Los Angeles panel.

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Thomas Wylde’s Luxe Rock 'n' Roll Chic

Los Angeles luxury label Thomas Wylde drew a celebrity-filled crowd at its March 12 runway show at Style Fashion Week at the Pacific Design Center.

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Courtney Allegra’s Fashion Week Party

Los Angeles Fashion Week March 2017 seems to be over, but is it too late to raise a glass to a fashion week party that started the recent shindig? Meet Courtney Allegra.

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